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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2015

Snarkk’s POTD brilliantly tied together a thought I had while driving home yesterday. Someone on the radio was wondering if Kris Bryant had jumped ahead of Matt Duffy for ROY award. I was having a hard time caring about his point. And I thought, I don’t give a shit if Duffy wins the ROY or not. What has happened to me? In the past that would have been an award that I really would have wanted him to win. But since those 3 beauties have conga-lined their way into my life, I’ve have a hard time getting worked up about individual awards for my Giants. Awards like that are for fans of teams who never win anything. It’s like a consolation prize for not winning the World Series. Again.

The Tomlinson story is something that we have the luxury to sit back and truly enjoy. It is, as was said by a few last night, the reason baseball is our favorite sport. But what if we don’t win it all this year! Are we somehow less entranced by the magic of the Tomlinson moment? No chance. If we don’t win it all, so be it. And I will be able to look back on days like yesterday and truly embrace them in my memories. And I didn’t even see the game! But with posts like this, I FELT like I was at the game, baking away on Summer’s Warning Track. I can put my hand out and almost feel the wall:

zumiee said, on August 27, 2015 at 9:23 pm (Edit)

I did! Great game, great weather.
Great moment when Tomlinson ran onto the field after the Giants were finally retired after his grand slam. The other Giants, unbeknownst to Tomlinson, slowed down and stopped, leaving Tomlinson to run out there by himself. The crowd gave him a huge standing ovation. He stopped and turned around at second base and just marveled that the whole ovation was for him.

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Who didn’t love the Brian Dallimore grand slam moment of 2004? But a guy like Dallimore wasn’t ever a part of taking us to the promised land. Had he been, or had we had some recent trophies in the *fan bank* I might have been able to enjoy his weird, short ride in the major leagues a little more.

And I’m not trying to compare Tomlinson to a flash in the pan like Dallimore. I think Specs has a chance to easily turn into the next Joe Panik, possibly reincarnating himself as one of our starting outfielders next season……

Today’s POTD was also entered into “POTD-best of” which is, without question, the best part of the blog. Years from now I should turn this into a poetry book about baseball……

https://oneflapdown77.com/potw-archives/

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  1. zumiee said, on August 28, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I’m not a big fan of bringing in the extra “infielder.” I’m glad Bochy doesn’t do it. It seems like a “show off” move, and it very rarely ever works. Plus, I don’t get why they had Moss positioned several feet to the right of secondbase. If you’re going to have the extra infielder, why not put him right in front of secondbase? He probably would have caught Tomlinson’s ball. The Cards went with 3 infielders to the right of secondbase, against a righthanded hitter. It didn’t make sense to me.

  2. zumiee said, on August 29, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Tomlinson got way up on his leaping catch. Great double-play.

  3. zumiee said, on August 29, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Adrianza……yikes…..
    He did put down a nice sac bunt late in the game. There was that.


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