Monday, April 7, 2008

This Can't Be Right

The Giants current injury inventory:
Reliever Keiichi Yabu was hit across the eyes by an elastic band, right fielder Randy Winn bruised his right ankle when he hit himself with a bat . . .
On the bright side, it can no longer be said that they Giants aren't hitting anything.

OK, I have officially hit Giants-bashing overload, and for that I apologize. It's just that the fruit . . . it hangs so low!

Anyway, following up on my jersey thing from a few minutes ago, I think the real solution, seeing as though the Tigers will eventually turn it around, is to get a Giants jersey as penance for picking on them so much. After all, I've always liked the classic look of their home duds, and even if their team does suck, I do love the city of San Francisco, so there's something there worth honoring.

Please write any suggestions for which faceless Giants player's jersey I should get in the comments with some reasoning as to why they are worthy of the honor.

12 comments:

64cardinals said...

Tito Fuentes, because isn't it time he got the recognition he so richly deserves?

64cardinals said...

I know he's not a current player, but isn't he more worthy of the honor than any current player on the roster?

Alex said...

Actually, it might be a good idea to get on with Lincecum or Cain at the ground floor. Lincecum's back will probably explode one day, but before that it's a blast to watch him pitch, and he could be a future star. And we already know Cain's a great pitcher. Plus, if you get their Giant's jersey now you'll look like a real, legit fan after they get traded for, let's say...Jermaine Dye and Adam Kennedy.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Holy moly! Fuentes actually got MVP votes in 1973. He's not a bad choice.

I think if I had to do a Giants jersey I'd go with Will Clark. Or maybe McCovey. Problem you run into is whether you do throwbacks for guys who haven't worn the current jersey. Not a problem for McCovey, but Clark's tenure coincided with that none-too-cool late 80s-early 90s "Giants" font.

This is worth thinking about.

Kelly said...

Brian Bocock, #29.

He has a .364 OBP and a .125 slugging.

Shush on your "small sample size" stuff.....

Statistics Born said...

Duh. Brad Hennessey. It takes quite a bit of Hennessey to get through a Giants game these days.

Anonymous said...

APBA Guy-

I love the Hennessey idea, but I'd go with Brian Wilson. He's the Giants closer (and he's actually pretty good). But as their closer he'll get the least exposure of any of their 25 man roster.

Having his jersey insures that you'll have selected the most obscure choice possible.

Cobweb said...

Definitely Neifi Perez. What Giant hasn't contributed more to this team and franchise? But seriously, maybe Rod Beck or Robb Nen. Those are just good baseball names for a couple cool baseball personalities.

Anonymous said...

Jeffrey Leonard and make sure you run the bases with one arm stuck at your side.

Or that guy who hit lots of homeruns but can't get a job.

Mr Lomez said...

Kirk Rueter.

What was ostensibly the heyday of the Barry Bonds era from the mid 90's through circa 2003, was actually to a good handfull of Giants fans like me the Kirk "Woody" Rueter era. He had 7 consecutive winning seasons from 97-03, pitched great in their 2002 World Series run, was a constant source of entertainment commentating from the dugout on off-days, was an all-around good guy, and according to teammates once drained 100 straight freethrows on a hoop in the Expos locker room. What else is there to say?

Anonymous said...

Barry Bonds?
No seriously, get a vintage one, like Mays or Marichal or McCovey.

Anonymous said...

Gotta be BengieMo. By far the best player on that AAAA outfit.