SF Giants let’s #beatLA

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers

Apr 4, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) is greeted by first baseman Brandon Belt (9) after hitting a 2-run homer in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone knows what time of year it is. Opening Day is sacrosanct and nothing could keep me from watching the game the Giants played on Opening Day. It should be declared a legal holiday so we can all spend the day watching baseball.

The problem is this–it’s also tax season. And I’m up to my eyeballs in tax forms. I worked all day yesterday and I’ll have to put in more time today. Until next Friday, I’ll continue living and breathing, sleeping and eating, maybe watching some baseball–but it will all be done at the mercy of IRS forms.

I wasn’t able to watch yesterday’s game at all–the game was on, but I worked with my back to it, my concentration was so deep in a Schedule A, the sound rarely penetrated. The only thing I heard was Matt Duffy’s home run. That kid can play.  We lost anyway, I heard, so changing his uniform didn’t change Jeff Samardzija’s luck at Miller Park, but somewhere I read that he had a decent outing. We won the war–the first two games to win the series–but lost that battle. The final score was: Giants 3, Brewers 4

I heard Denard Span had a run-in with the flu bug that’s been creeping around the clubhouse. It looks like he may be better, though because he’s in today’s line up.

The game today is against the Dodgers, and I’m going to do my best to watch it. It’s on TV on CSN-BA, or you can hear it on the radio at KNBR 680. Here is the line up:

Span, CF
Panik, 2B
Posey, C
Pence, RF
Belt, 1B
Duffy, 3B
Crawford, SS
Peavy, P
Pagan LF

I heard the other day that Tony LaRussa came up with the idea of the pitcher batting in the eighth spot when he was managing the Cardinals. That could be, but our manager, Bruce Bochy, has been giving the idea a go since Spring Training. Several other managers are now following his lead. Obviously, he is a leader and other managers look up to him. My question is this: how is it that Bruce Bochy keeps getting skipped over for Manager of the Year?

I gotta go now, it’s time to #beatLA

#weareSF             #weareGIANT            #letsgetEVEN

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