Sorry for the tough love, Giants Nation, but here it goes: Halt your crying. Now.
You’re all true-bleeding Orange & Black fans, yeah?
Then stop your boo-hoo-ing over the guy that just got into trouble, and continue supporting the guys who are still in uniform, still getting paid, and still working their asses off on the diamond.
Yes, this little blonde was plenty pissed off when the news went national Wednesday morning. But you don’t see me hanging up my tutu in shame, do you?
I’m not quitting, because I bleed for this team and I expect the same out of all of you.
And tell your non-Giants-fan friends to read up on their sports history before they relate this incident to Barry Bonds. Because if there’s one thing I hate more than a fair-weather fan, it’s a hater with no brains.
Got it? Good.
There’s still a good month-and-a-half of regular season baseball left, and we’ve got bigger fish to fry than Cabrera’s poor decision-making: Winning. Ballgames.
After our boys’ first day off in forever, we’re spending the weekend down in Southern California, facing the San Diego Padres (52-68), and then that icky-blue-wearing team that I almost can’t bring myself to name.
Pull up that stool, pour yourself a shot of something strong — let’s face it, after this week, we all still need an extra kick in a shot glass — and let’s look at what the weekend has in store:
War Horse: You want a guy to lead our team into battle in the midst of clubhouse drama? Matt Cain is just the man to do it.
He’ll take the mound Friday night in search of his twelfth win of the season; currently at 11-5 with a 2.99 after his last start resulted in a home victory against the Colorado Rockies. And despite not having a wonderful history against the Padres, he’s 1-0 against them this season with no earned runs.
Plus, the Gigantes are 6-3 against San Diego this season. And if it isn’t too much trouble, we’d like to see an increase in that number of wins, s’il vous plait.
The Panda/Busta’ Man Cometh: Pablo Sandoval is back in that three-spot in the lineup, and what better team to start a hitting streak against than SD? This season he has a double, a HR and two RBIs off Padres’ pitchers. (And keep in mind, he’s been hurt nearly half of the season.)
And wouldn’t we all just love to see Buster Posey continue his hot streak into San Diego? Especially considering that he’s batting .323 against SD pitchers this season, going 10-31 with three doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs.
The Brandons: The tail-end of the batting order is hot hot hot right now thanks to my boys BiBBLES the Baby Giraffe and BC eating their Wheaties.
Beatin’ Down The Blue: At the current moment, our boys in orange-and-black are only half a game behind those pesky Los Angeles Dodgers. A team that, I might add, was very quick to post comments online stating that they were going to take the West because the Giants are now — what are all the cool kids calling it now? — Melk-less?
I’m sorry, Dodger-ians, but we don’t subscribe to putting the fate of an entire team on one solitary player. Hence the cheesy phrase: “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM.’”
You guys can hit me up on Facebook at “You Know You Bleed Orange & Black When. . .” if you want to talk about this weekend’s games, share your thoughts on the push to October ball, or if you just want to say hi.
And keep those chins up, Giants Nation. Because if there’s one thing this ball club is good at, it’s proving the critics wrong. (Heck, weren’t we supposed to be the underdogs back in 2010? And look what happened then. . .)
Keep Calm & Carry On (My Wayward Son)