Friday, June 26, 2009

I blame Bud Selig

Let me start by saying I detest the Brewers franchise because of its association with Bud Selig. Bob Uecker is exempted from my disdain, however.

I'm blaming tonight's loss on Selig -- the corrupt and incompetent MLB commissioner who still has a raging HATE on for the Giants because of you know who (Hint -- both his names start with B). I don't think it's any accident that the Giants seem to be at their worst when they get to Milwaukee, as Henry Shulman observes in his game story for the SF Chronicle.

"What's corrupt about Selig?," you may ask. How about leading the owners in collusion in the 1980s and again in 2008 against Bonds, maintaining an ownership of the Brewers while commisisoner and not selling until after the new stadium had been built, canceling the 1994 Series in order to break the players union and allowing the 29 owners to own the Expos for several years -- thus ensuring that the franchise would not be competitive? Is that corrupt enough for you?

Selig obviously doesn't care what people like me think and it appears we are stuck with him until 2012. Baseball remains successful financially despite Selig -- not because of him.

As for the game itself, it was a repeat of Yovani Gallardo's dominance in the second game of the season and Matt Cain's worst game of the year, which was also a 5-1 loss on May 2. Strangely enough, the Giants also scored their only run in that game on a Pablo Sandoval homer.

Cain still managed to strike out 9, matching his high of the year, but he obviously didn't have his best stuff tonight -- not when you walk Gallardo and the extremely annoying Craig Counsell back to back.

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