I'm not gonna say that I have amazing predictive powers, but do I have amazing predictive powers or what?
(CAVEAT 1: Only if you consider 7-1 a "blowout." 7-1 could be a blowout!)
(CAVEAT 2: Please ignore the Readers Digest Large Print Edition font size but I'm so old I wear contacts AND use reading glasses sometimes and setting my iPhone font size to "Elderly Man" is the only way I can read/write texts without putting on glasses. I'm at an age where every male in my peer group has to lift up their glasses to look at something you're showing them on your phone. Don't laugh, you're going to get old and die someday too.)
OKAY THEN. Here's the Giants plan: (1) Lay low for a whole season and don't make anyone think they're a contender; (2) Sneak into the playoffs via a one-game play-in system that didn't exist a few years ago; (3) Rough up the other side's ace in the first inning of Game 1, just like the last Series they went to.
First inning: Fucking GREGOR BLANCO gets a leadoff hit. That should be the sign that something is very wrong. I'm sure Gregor Blanco is a very nice man but he is not a major league leadoff hitter except oh maybe he is. There's some silliness with Buster Posey getting thrown out at home AGAIN and then boom, Hunter Pence home run. 3-0.
“It was really loud in my head,” Pence said.
I bet it's always really loud in your head, Hunter. Anyway, thanks to some early runs and then the coolly efficient killing machine known as Madison Bumgarner, a human lawnmower who is expressionless as he destroys and thinks mercy is for suckers, this game was boring. Admit it, you were bored.
It gave us time to reflect on other things. LIKE IS KEN ROSENTHAL REALLY THAT TINY??!!?
|Not Photoshopped, I swear to fucking God|
I don't want to bore you with the calculations, but my scientists inform me that Ken Rosenthal is about three and a half feet tall. He is a tiny Reporter Pixie, plucked from the Magic Forest to annoy the fuck out of us on Fox.
That's about it. Nothing much happened. One Royals guy hit a home run, and Billy Butler, whose head is as spherical and featureless as an orange, came close to one but missed and he looked so sad and little leaguer that The Wife actually felt bad for him.
Let's don't kid ourselves. It's not over. The Royals are an actual baseball team with real players and Madison Bumgarner can't pitch every night. Actually, he probably could but that wouldn't be fair. Anyway, more games coming. It's going to be really loud in our heads.