After the Giants got beat yet again on Friday, that philosopher Matt Cain said the Giants need “to act like a bunch of little kids.” He meant the Giants need to have fun, baseball, after all, being a game.

When Frank Robinson managed the Giants — Robinson in the Hall of Fame and all that — he had contempt for the have-fun, be-kids approach to ball. He said, correctly, major league baseball is hard and it’s serious. ┬áHe said the fun in baseball comes from winning, not from acting like kids. He said it’s no fun to lose a bunch of games. He felt the have-fun approach was the sign of a player and a team in trouble. Which pretty much sums up the Giants.