It’s Only One Game

Now that Opening Day has passed and the sweet tang of victory (practically forgotten by SF’s–the Sox rode an 8-game losing streak into the end of the season last year and had a September as bad as their 2011 version, though thankfully without the incredible gutpunch to finish the job…a sigh of despair instead of a cry of anguish…SF’s are well-versed in the flavors of loss, you see) has been tasted again at long last, this SF is glad for the off-day. The afterglow is prolonged a bit–the entire season has been a success. Jackie Bradley, Jr. has a .600 OBP and is clearly the second coming of Ted Williams (so what if Jr. doesn’t have a hit yet?), the bullpen was pretty f*cking great (except for Miller starting the 7th off heart attack style), and all is in general roses.

Those (YF and SF alike) ready to call the Yankees doomed (and yeah, that Opening Day lineup was not particularly inspiring…Cano is the only one who engenders healthy respect…Bailey vs. Youk was a little scary, I’ll admit) might do well to remember we’re doing this 161 more times this year.

If the score had been reversed, SFs would be bemoaning the continuing awfulness that is Red Sox baseball, and YFs would be riding high on the belief that things are somehow going to be okay again this year. Would they be right? Are we right to feel the way we do because things turned out as they did?

One game at a time. The first one WAS pretty awesome, though. Maybe Lester could pitch six next time. Up for it, Buchholz?

10 comments… add one
  • My parentheticals are all over the place in this one, but…f*ck it.

    Devine April 2, 2013, 7:35 pm
  • I’m going out tomorrow night for a friends birthday so I get to see us lose again…in public…cannot wait for random strangers to talk shit to me at the bar. I may end up in jail. Any of you guys lawyers???

    WHERE IS IH??? No IH = failed season for sure.

    We need to put out an APB on our sage, our sensei, our hero…IH. Any ideas ag???

    krueg April 2, 2013, 10:20 pm
  • Yu Darvish loses perfect game on 27th hitter. What a bitch baseball is sometimes.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 1:39 am
  • Krueg –

    Take it from a guy who ended up sitting on a curb, in New Haven, in handcuffs after the whole Zimmer v. Pedey championship bout – it’s not worth it.
    Luckily for me, there was large amounts of alcohol, and even larger amounts of people involved; they couldn’t arrest us all.
    Lesson? Don’t go to bars for playoff Sox/Yankee games. Nothing good can ever come of it.

    Brad April 3, 2013, 10:03 am
  • well, not really handcuffed, but sitting on the curb nonetheless after the entire bar broke out.

    Brad April 3, 2013, 10:03 am
  • Yeah, I haven’t been in a fight since college. I am always the bigger man, both physically and emotionally, and try and ignore/walk away. I think little dudes like talking shit to me because they know I cannot really do anything about it. If I hit someone, they could die.

    I was mostly joking but I think you and I could do some damage if needed brad! ;)

    Here’s to hoping we even it out tonight. Hiroki has been awesome since he came to the Bronx so we will see how he does pitching in 35 degree weather.

    krueg April 3, 2013, 1:38 pm
  • Yah, I hear ya. It’s always the little guys! Something about Napoleon and small dogs?

    Anyhow – it’s SO STUPID to play baseball when it’s freezing.

    Brad April 3, 2013, 2:46 pm
  • Lets get this thing gooooiiinnng.

    Brad April 3, 2013, 5:00 pm
  • I was just sitting here tooling around on the archives, and realized this:

    Holy cow, how time flies!!

    Brad April 3, 2013, 5:05 pm
  • Awesome, Brad.

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 5:33 pm

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