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Perfect game.

Matt Cain.

Is awesome.
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... and flying pitchers.

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2010 NL West Champs!

Dramatic music from the postgame show is making me cry!
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Aubrey and Pat are BFFs!


May. 9th, 2010 01:59 pm
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With all of the garbage blowing around the field (all weekend, not just today) it's hard not to just assume that Mets fans are complete slobs.


Apr. 12th, 2010 09:56 pm
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Playing around with the videos I just posted, and the UnFREEz program, and made my first animated gif in a long time:

*gets dizzy*

If they showed Pablo making the catch in one continuous shot, I could have done the whole thing... oh well.

How do I translate this new-found skill to making icons? I'd be afraid that I wouldn't get things lined up right once I cropped the image.
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*impatiently watches the All-Star Game Red Carpet show in search of Timmy and Matt*

I think this is why I don't care for the ASG: I'm a Giants fan first and a baseball fan second. I really don't give a flying **** about anybody else, and I'm easily offended when I feel like my guys are being glossed over. So far the only representative of my team that I've seen is our mascot. Granted, he's the coolest mascot there, but that's not really the point.

(Ugh, I'm so tired of Jeter.)
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I'm so bored I'm watching an American League game. Angels vs Yankees. Eww. I'm not even sure who I want to lose more.

Well, that's a lie. I want the Yankees to lose, on principle. But that doesn't really mean I want the Angels to win. ;)

I'm feeling less grumpy, though, because I was able to buy 2 tickets to meet & get autographs from Andres Torres and... Pablo Sandoval! Yes, the Kung-Fu Panda himself! I'm really jazzed, even though it's definitely an, um, unnecessary expense, because there are only 100 tickets being sold. I'm actually kind of surprised that I got my email in on time. (The gallery where the signing is being held doesn't have a website where you can actually purchase things, you have to do it by email or phone. I don't like giving my credit card info over the phone, so I emailed.) Now I'm trying to get ahold of my mom to see if she wants to go on the other ticket, or if I should ask Shelby. But mom isn't answering the phone or IM. Drat this technology!
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From the Chron:
As long as bats and balls connect on warm summer evenings, baseball never will cease to amaze.

The Giants' 33-year no-hitter drought ended at China Basin on Friday night, and the pitcher who threw the nine innings of brilliance was not a Cy Young Award winner, nor a 300-game winner, nor a pitcher with a nine-figure contract. It was a pitcher so bad this year he was banished to the bullpen last month, a man who had not thrown a complete game in 50 big-league starts.

It was Jonathan Sanchez, a 26-year-old left-hander who until this night was the personification of pitching promise unfulfilled. Now, his name is etched forever on the list of this franchise's great achievements.

In an 8-0 victory, with his father watching him start a major-league game for the first time, Sanchez no-hit the San Diego Padres and nearly had a perfect game. The only baserunner was Chase Headley, who reached on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe with one out in the eighth inning.

It was the first no-hitter by a Giant since John Montefusco's in Atlanta on Sept. 29, 1976, the first ever at China Basin, the 17th in franchise history and the first in the majors since the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano no-hit Houston last season.

And across America today, people will look at a staff that features Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Randy Johnson and say, Jonathan Sanchez?

"If you look at this staff he wouldn't be the one you'd pick," said manager Bruce Bochy, who has been like a ping-pong master bouncing Sanchez between the rotation and bullpen over the last three seasons, hoping his pitcher could find it.

Sanchez had not started a game since June 22 nor won since May 25. He was 2-8 with a 5.30 ERA this season and started Friday only because Johnson, whose turn he took, injured his shoulder Sunday.

"We had a toast in the clubhouse after the game, and Sanchy said, 'I don't want to go to the 'pen after this start,' " Bochy said.

Afterward, Sanchez expressed his greatest satisfaction that he got to share this moment with his father Sigfredo, who flew in from Puerto Rico to watch this game after Jonathan's brother suggested he go.

"I'm so proud that he was here with me," Sanchez said.

The "toast", of course, was the guys carousing in the locker room and drenching him with Bud.

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