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I am sitting in the press box an hour before Game 2 of this Division Series starts. I see the shadows covering the field except for a sliver of sunlight in left field and center field near the outfield fence. The sliver will disappear soon. The Reds are taking batting practice in their red jackets and Dusty Baker is leaning against the batting cage observing. He looks much thinner than the last time I saw him and I expect that’s good. I need to lose at least ten pounds but have no willpower. They are piping some cool blues into the ballpark and the stands are filling up with people in orange and you know something special is about to happen. I love the baseball postseason, even insignificant things like routine grounders take on huge significance. I like the feeling of life enhanced and experience rendered intense. I like that this game will take place in San Francisco. I love San Francisco.

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  1. D Urrutia

    The Giants are just pretenders: 9-0? They are done, and they need to make major changes if this team is ever are to win another championship. Panda must lose weight–lots of it–and the team needs at least another everyday All-Star. All of you who thought Melky was better on the scrap heap–well, how do you like Gregor Blanco now? Pence? Nady?

    Pretenders. Brutal to watch, much less pay to watch….

    October 7th, 2012 10:38 pm

  2. D Urrutia

    The Giants are just pretenders: 9-0? They are done, and they need to make major changes if this team is ever to win another championship. Panda must lose weight–lots of it–and the team needs at least another everyday All-Star. All of you who thought Melky was better on the scrap heap–well, how do you like Gregor Blanco now? Pence? Nady?

    Pretenders. Brutal to watch, much less pay to watch….

    October 7th, 2012 10:39 pm

  3. Johnc

    Before this series started I predicted that pitching would be roughed up on both sides and it would turn into a slugfest. I thought the Reds pitching was good but not outstanding and I felt the Giants pitching was overrated. I was at the game when Washingtong scored something like 14 runs and knocked Vogelson for a loop. Sure eveybody has a bad day but is the Giant pithing staff as good as 2010 ? Dream on.
    Well Giant hitting has certainly improved this year, but they are not carrying it into the playoffs . Sadly, the domination by bats has only materialized for the Reds .

    October 8th, 2012 1:07 am

  4. lameduck

    I saw the Lot A parking lot, Blue Angel’s in the air, my beautiful wife, and a nice Healdsburg Ranch chardonnay which went quite well with Ruffles.

    October 8th, 2012 10:04 am

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