Watching Your Team Go Down The Drain (Pipe)
I want you to imagine something with me. What if the Giants had a mediocre year and the owner fired the manager. Except he didn’t fire him, he told everyone that “there was a mutual parting of the ways.” Baer replaces Bochy with Darrell Evans. He tells everyone not to worry about Howdy Doody not having managerial experience because Steve Kerr didn’t have any and he won an NBA championship in his first year.
EVERYONE is skeptical of this move—the fans, the media, the internet. EVERYONE. Baer tells us all to R-E-L-A-X because his standard is World Series or bust and that the history of the Giants franchise says to trust in the process.
The following year, the team is awful. Close to the worst team in the league. An hour after the final game of the season, because he’s too much of a pussy to *be accountable* in person, the owner sends out a press release saying that Howdy Doody has been fired. Neither Jed nor Baalke were at the game yesterday, by the way……
Bochy, watching all of this from an ivory tower somewhere, sends out this cryptic tweet: