Westwood Blues

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Congratulations to the World Champion Chicago White Sox

If the Red Sox and White Sox can win the World Series, then anyone can win the World Series. Maybe even the San Francisco Giants.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Triple Play AJ?

Dear Mrs. Pierzynski,

It's midnight. Do you know where your husband is?

(via Deadspin and the gossip queens of On the DL)


Some other highlights ( if you want to call them that) from the On the DL site:

* An obviously plastered Kevin Youkillis, trying to remain vertical.

* I am shocked, shocked, shocked that Keith Foulke is recently divorced.

* This girl doesn't know how to spell Al Reyes' name. This is despite the fact that Reyes autographed her right boob.


Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ode to JT

Writing a tribute to JT Snow is kinda like giving a lifetime achievement award to Green Day. You have to sift through album after album of absolute crap, but once you hold your nose and look past their shortcomings, there are some real gems amongst the crap.

JT Snow has been criticized as being nothing more than an all-glove slap hitting first baseman. This is mostly true. But he's our all-glove slap hitting first baseman, damnit. And he's been our all-glove, slap hitting first baseman for nine years. Some of my favorite JT Snow moments from his tenure with the Giants:

1) Game 2 of the 2000 NLDS

To this day, I think the moment that JT's blast hit the fair pole was the single loudest moment in Mays Field history. Snow's improbable three run shot was one of the most dramatic moments in recent Giants history.

2) Game 4 of the 2002 NLCS

This game will forever be remembered as the Benito Santiago Homerun game, so its easy to forget that JT Snow hit a clutch two-out, two run double to tie the score in the bottom of the sixth.

In fact, Snow was pretty much on fire for much of the 2002 post season. His two-run double off Tom Glavine in the second inning of Game 1 of the NLDS set the tone for the rest of the post season. And Snow's line in the 2002 World Series: .407/.448/.556.

3) Every JT Snow clutch hit ever

JT Snow was the Clutch God before Mike Matheny was the Clutch God. Insert your favorite JT Clutch hit here. Hell, from this year alone you could chose Snow's homer in Phoenix or his go ahead single last Monday against the Pod People. But instead of choosing just one, I'm going to choose all of JT's clutch hits as my favorite.

And so it goes. Since there is a pretty good chance that JT Snow won't be back with SF next year, today may very well be the last day that JT Snow wears the Giants uniform. JT gets a tip of the cap and a standing ovation from this Giants fan.