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Random NLCS Thoughts (so far)

Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS are in the books, and the Phillies earned a split with the Giants. I’m not going to throw out a lot of stats, or bore you with yet another recap. That’s all available out there in plenty of places. Now, it’s time for my first batch of random thoughts.

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Giants catcher Buster Posey bears an uncanny resemblance to one of my neighbors. I’d post pictures here to prove it, but I don’t have a picture of said neighbor available. In fact, I just checked his Facebook profile, and he appears to have replaced it with a picture of Posey! Then again, it’s hard to tell the difference.

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Cody Ross, otherwise known as my least-favorite Marlin, has hit three (!) home runs so far in this series. Let’s see, Ross is with his fifth major-league team in seven seasons, and the Marlins apparently thought so highly of him that they released him in August, whence the Giants picked him up on a waiver claim. Somehow, he has turned into a post-season hitting machine, hitting .350 so far with 4 home runs and 6 RBI.

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Speaking of Ross (though I’d rather not), it looks like he has jumped on the “Fear the Beard” bandwagon, sprouting some facial hair that was not there when he was with the Marlins. In fact, his clean-shaven self always reminded me of an elf.

codyrosself.jpgProbably a South Pole elf. :-) 

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While we’re on the subject of beards, thanks to the wonderful technology of high-def close ups, I can confirm that it would be physically impossible for Tim Lincecum to grow one, since he appears to have approximately three facial hairs in total.

no facial hair.jpg

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Prior to last night, Jimmy Rollins had not had much success at the plate this postseason, with just one hit in the divisional series against the Reds. His first “hit” of the NLCS came when the Giants infield forgot how to call for a pop-up, and the ball dropped safely in the midst of Mike Fontenot, Jonathan Sanchez, Aubrey Huff, and Buster Posey.

I don't got it.jpgI’m always amused when highly-paid professionals mess up a basic part of the game that even 10-year-olds are expected to execute unless, of course, it is my team that is messing up. ;-)

Later in the game, Jimmy atoned for his lack of production by smacking a bases-loaded, three-run double to bust the game open. :-)

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Ryan Howard caused quite a stir among the Phaithful when he was spotted at Sunday afternoon’s Eagles game. Shouldn’t he have been preparing for that night’s baseball game, perhaps watching film or taking some extra swings in the cage? It’s not like he was ripping the cover off the ball in Game 1, and he would be going up against a tough lefty in Sanchez, against whom he has not had much success in the past.

howard eagles.jpgIf he had looked as pitiful as he had in Game 1, he would have had some explaining to do. On the contrary, Howard had two hits off Sanchez (a single and double), as well as a key walk in the first inning. Maybe Howard should go to a few more football games this postseason. :-)

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Poor Andres Torres! He struck out four times against Roy Oswalt last night, earing the dreaded Golden Sombrero:

golden sombrero.jpgDo I feel bad for him? No, not really.

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No game tonight, as it’s an off day as the series moves west to San Francisco for Game 3.

Let’s go, Phillies!

Ewww!

While trying to keep myself amused during the interminable wait until the start of the NLCS on Saturday, I came across this little tidbit online

Huff’s underwear providing inspiration

SAN FRANCISCO — With the playoffs now in full swing, it’s only fitting the Giants’ most valuable article of clothing gets its just due on the national stage.

Welcome to the big show, Aubrey Huff’s rally thong.

Since Aug. 30, the Giants first baseman has worn a red thong in hopes of rallying San Francisco to its first postseason appearance in seven years. When Huff first graced the clubhouse with his thong’s presence, the Giants were 72-59 and six games behind first-place San Diego in the National League West.

Huff predicted the Giants would go 20-10 with the rally thong and, wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly how they finished the season en route to being crowned division champs.

After a run like that, Huff’s thong isn’t going anywhere.

“It’s just something to kind of loosen the guys up when it started, and it turned out to be kind of a nice run,” Huff said before Friday’s Game 2. “I couldn’t stop and I’m wearing it right now, if you’re interested. Kinda get used to it. You know what I’m saying?”

He’s been wearing a thong?

Well, let’s just file this one under “Things I Wish I Didn’t Know”. I’m still trying to rid my mind of the unpleasant images this has conjured up:

man thong.jpg

I’m now about to veer dangerously close to “Too Much Information” territory, but personally I don’t see how this can possibly be comfortable while playing baseball. In my opinion, thongs aren’t even comfortable while standing still, let alone running or batting. It’s total butt floss! And how could a thong possibly provide enough, uh, “coverage” for a man?

And it’s red! Hey Aubrey, red = Phillies!

Hmm, Aubrey is one of those unisex names; maybe he’s a little confused? Or he wants to make sure he doesn’t have any visible panty/brief lines during the game. :-)

Wonder if he uses Sisqó’s “Thong Song” as his at-bat music?

 

[for the record, I do NOT know the man in the photo - this is a random dude in a pic I found doing a Google search]

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