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Oh, they're not dead yet
2006-08-30 11:34
by Bob Timmermann

Despite a 13-8 loss to the Braves last night with ace pitcher Jason Schmidt getting shelled, John Donovan of thinks that the Giants are still in the race.

Manager Alou figured something positive was in store for the Giants when the Dodgers went on their good streak and the Giants weren't immediately buried.

"I wasn't concerned. You're winning all those games and you don't open up a 10-game lead?" Alou says. "Something's going on."

Well, for starters, the Dodgers were in last place before they went on their hot streak. And the Giants were near first place at the time.

2006-08-30 12:42:58
1.   DXMachina
Not even true love could revive the Giants.
2006-08-30 12:48:47
2.   Jeromy
Great Princess Bride reference! I don't think the Giants are quite to the point of being tortured in the Pit of Despair, but they are probably tiptoeing themselves through the Fire Swamp.
2006-08-30 12:52:45
3.   Bob Timmermann
It also doubles as a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" reference for extra geekiness.
2006-08-30 13:06:26
4.   Monterey Chris
I'm a long-time Dodgers fan living in Giants territory with many Giants fans as friends. In my mind, the Giants were out of it on Opening Day.
2006-08-30 13:19:54
5.   gibsonhobbs88
3 - I was thinking Monty Python too! I recently saw Spamalot and they did a lively musical number to that effect, "I'm not dead yet"! Giants are old and brittle and will fade as September unfolds.
2006-08-30 15:17:50
6.   Steve
Jim Tracy must have learned it from somewhere.

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