our good friend alyssa milano stands behind her giants in game 1 of the world series tonight.
this will probably be as good as a pitching matchup that we’ll see in our lifetimes with timmy the freak taking on cliff lee at 5pm PT tonight. when tim lincecum and his 5-11, 170lb body tried to enter the giants clubhouse at ATT park the first time, they thought he was the bat boy.
we’ll need contributions from everyone to beat the rangers. the shaky offensive performance in the NLCS will not be enough to win. buster posey, pat burrell and aubrey huff need to be more productive for sure.
i went with marcos and isaac to the city today to watch the blue angels performing for fleet week. i had forgotten he saw them before, but i figure he would enjoy it more now that he is older and also is starting to like the car/plane/train type of entertainment.
isaac and marcos are waiting for the show to start. marcos has some ear protection so the thunderous afterburners of the F/A-18 Super Hornet don’t blow his eardrums out. i suppose i am getting old and going deaf because the planes don’t seem as loud as they used to be when i watched them fly at moffett field back in the day.
the blue angels came and did their usual array of precision flying and acrobatics. will they move to the F-35 at some point after flying the F/A-18’s for 20 years already?
when the planes left the immediate vicinity of marina green to circle back for another flyby, marcos took the opportunity to jump in the sand and play. i guess he’s still at that age where playing with tiny, ground-up rocks is more exciting than seeing a supersonic fighter jet doing barrel rolls at 400 feet above the bay.
tim lincecum fanned 14 braves last night in game 1 of the NLDS. it’s impressive because i was only 90% of his skill when i was 170lbs (playing with a tennis ball)(against sub-par competition)(in milpitas).
then, i saw a picture of his hand at the high point in his release. look at his thumb!
WTF is that? it’s like some mechanical bionic triple-jointed appendage.
where would the giants be without their stars tim lincecum and buster posey this year? at home hanging out with the DODGERS!
the wife has been out on a business trip all week so it’s been a little light on the posting since the two boys are a handful at times. here’s what little i could come up with over the past week:
-> while i may have the technicals of photography down, i lack the creativity that others have, like this guy. pictures like this of your kids will come in handy to blackmail them later on as teens when they are pissing you off [my modern met]
-> when you are buying some fancy cheese and get ribbed by your friends, then make them a grilled cheese sandwich with something other than their usual grocery store cheddar (or velveeta) to shut them up [grilled cheese social]
-> when your woman is doubting your sales job about the scientific benefits of fellatio, then show them this authoritative (looking) article [cnn.com]
-> how will my sister liz get her weed if all of mexico is dead from their drug war? local organic stuff from scotts valley is prob 2x as much [onion]
-> any man has to respect a girl who can rise to the challenge of eating 4 brownies, 4 pieces of cheesecake, 4 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and 4 cherries in 45 minutes [cardboardshell]
it would be nicer if it was 90 degrees today so that it would be good jack johnson weather at the greek theatre tonight. i’m going to try and record the show with moderate quality to add to my collection of live music. we’ll see how it goes.
the giants are on the verge of winning their first NL West title in almost 10 years. they did their part and swept the diamondbacks at home and the chicago cubs took 2 of 3 from the padres to push san diego to near elimination. this weekend’s series should be exciting, at least the first game when the giants win. after that, they can play all their subs and rest their regulars for the playoffs.
where would the giants be without buster posey? compare bengie molina with buster posey? it’s not even close. buster knows how to hit with that L “power stance” when batting – i have no doubt in my mind that it’s the key to his hitting success. i used this technique to pound out homer after homer in our silver stadium leagues in high school.
again, a big thanks to the cubs for taking 2 of 3 from the padres this week. the padres were probably distracted by cubs fans like this one: