Monday, August 10, 2009


Looking for an alternative to tonight's Mets-Diamondbacks game -- a playing-out-the-string contest between two non-playoff bound teams?
The prospect of the Mets' Daniel Murphy hitting in the cleanup spot doesn't excite you?
Then tune in tonight at 10 p.m. on MLB Extra Innings or for the first game of a HUGE three-game series in San Francisco as the resurgent Giants do battle with their hated rivals, the National League Western Division-leading Dodgers.
While tonight's pitching match up of the Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda against the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez may not be the marquee confrontation of, say, Chad Billingsley vs. Matt Cain, or Clayton Kershaw battling All Star starter, Tim Lincecum, it still promises to be quite the showdown.
San Francisco enters the series 5.5 games behind the Dodgers -- and more importantly, tied with the Colorado Rockies atop the NL Wild Card leader board. So far, the Giants have taken three of four games from the Dodgers and you can bet the San Francisco faithful, always an edgy bunch, will be in full voice. Just hearing the reception for the Dodgers' Manny Ramirez when he steps to the plate for the first time is enough reason to tune in.
And who knows? With all the tension involved in this rivalry, a health care town hall meeting may erupt between the lines!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, It's great to hear from you guys. I was beginning to think many of you had dug your own graves and were preparing to lie down in them, just like the Mets are doing. I know I had my shovel out.

    But I have resigned myself to watching the standings to see how the Angels are doing since our "team" is clearly on a southern trajectory for the rest of the season. It's painful to see Santana try to hold this thing together by himself. Maybe they'll turn it around before his contract comes up for renewal.

    Sorry guys. No one around here understands my pain like the Mets faithful so I have to vent to you. Gil, were you in San Diego over the weekend?