Dan Haren

Rough week for SF Giants emails

10 man giants ticketA few days ago, within 12 hours of the latest “most painful loss of the Giants season,” I received an email from the San Francisco Giants pumping up the “opportunity” to buy postseason tickets. This morning’s email wasn’t quite as optimistic, but it did contain a little bit of grammar FAIL:

At least now the Giants aren’t delusional. Instead of touting the fact that “We’re in” the playoff hunt, they’re calling the Giants “one of most exciting teams of 2009.” And yes, if you’re talking solely about the Bay Area and the Giants’ propensity to play 1-run games, you’d be correct. They are “one of more exciting teams of 2009.”

By the way, it was nice to see Matt Cain pitch with such emotion yesterday. When he struck out Kosuke Fukudome to end the eighth inning and (somewhat awkwardly) pumped his fists, it was clear the 2009 Willie Mac Award winner wasn’t satisfied with merely being an All-Star and ending the year with a winning record. It also showed he thankfully isn’t suffering from fatigue or malaise.

Hopefully Tim Lincecum can finish the year on a similar note — especially since I’ll be attending his next start, against Dan Haren, with my coworkers on Thursday afternoon. Should be one of most exciting games of year.

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