That is utterly, completely, and colossally reckless, stupid, arrogant, and just plain lazy . . . The gain for the Giants having Lincecum throw those extra pitches last night was zilch. Perhaps less. The Giants were 15 games under .500 going into last night. If they win out, they could end up .500. Those pitches could have been thrown by Carol Channing for all the real world value they had . . . If Giants fans wonder why their team is in such dismal shape, last night was a microcosm of it. This organization hasn’t shown any ability to look past a single game, much less past a season and towards, say, potential stability and success. Last night wasn’t even a joke. It was a farce.Can't say I disagree with any of that. Given how meaningless that game was for San Francisco, and given how critical Lincecum is to the Giants' future, it's the kind of thing that should get people fired.
Unfortunately, the guy who does the firing is possessed of bad judgment, short-term thinking, and is perpetually asleep at the switch. Moreover, the guy who could fire the guy who does the firing is the lamest of ducks, and won't have a job with the team in two weeks.
Attention Giants' ownership group: now is your chance to make a positive out of a pointless, abusive negative (not to mention to atone for myriad mistakes of the past several years). Clean house. Totally. Whoever replaces Magowan should fire Sabean, and whoever replaces Sabean can eighty-six Bochy. Start from scratch by putting people with brains in a position to turn this franchise around before it's too late to capitalize on the promise of Lincecum, Cain, and the few decent building blocks currently in place.
(thanks to Jason at IIATMS for the link)