Well, that didn’t go so well.
The Giants were blindsided by the Mets in the third inning of today’s game. 12 runs in the bottom-half of the inning. Giants pitchers Jake Peavy and Mike Broadway faced a total of 15 Mets and allowed 7 hits, 12 runs, 4 walks with one strike out. Don’t despair though—it could have been worse.
On April 18, 2009, the Yankees gave up 14 runs to the Cleveland Indians in the second inning of the game. That’s two more runs. See? Worse. It gets even worse than that…Cleveland won that game 22-4. Oh, and by the way—the team that won the World Series that year? It was 2009! The Yankees, of course.
Look on the bright side: it’s only April, there is plenty of baseball left. I think the Yankees proved that in 2009. It’s the Giants year, it’s an even year. It’s our turn.
The final score was: Giants 1, Mets 13
Speaking of turns, let’s turn the page on this one shall we? We need never speak of it again.
One thing I would like to mention because I think everyone needs to know this is happening: there is a video about mean tweets that have been sent to women sportscasters. These aren’t just mean tweets, they’re cruel, awful, and very disturbing. The following link will take you to the video:
You know I’m a big fan of baseball. I’m also a big fan of Amy G, Jenny Cavnar—who works for the Rockies and Root Sports, and Alanna Rizzo. I know, I know—Alanna’s with the Dodgers—somebody had to give that place some class, and Vin Scully was doing all the heavy lifting until Alanna arrived. I became a big fan when she was on the MLB Network.
When I watched the mean tweets video, I thought about these women. They put themselves out there, they work hard, they care about their jobs, and they always seem to have a smile and a kind word for fans. I think they care about us too. They deserve better.
Can you imagine sitting down at your desk or work station and having someone drop off a note that says they hope your dog dies? Or calls you a name that I won’t repeat (it starts with a C and rhymes with the word for the smallest pup in the litter)? Or wishes you would be raped? That is not about work, that is personal. That is stalking.
Let’s pass the word along to other fans. Cyber-stalking, Cyber-bullying and Cyber-harassment should not and will not be tolerated. Remind everyone that these women are performing jobs that serve only to entertain us. Not only that—they are someone’s daughter, sister, wife, mother. They could be ours. Let’s put a stop to it.