Monday, May 5, 2008

We do not fear Aaron Rowand and his hot streak

So the news came across the wire that our arch nemesis Aaron Rowand hit a couple of bombs last week.

Oooh. We're soo scared.

Sure, this puts the San Francisco centerfielder a few homers closer to forcing us to make good on our promise to eat a pound of raw bacon if he hits 20 for the season. But even with last week's offensive onslaught, the man with the second dumbest contract on the Giants is still on a pace to hit just 15 homers for the season. Plus, his two dingers last week came in Colorado (thin air!) and Philadelphia (Little League dimensions!), and you had to figure that he'd get a couple in those surroundings anyways.

Rowand still has just one homer at Telephone Company Park, and is posting a .684 OPS in the ballpark by the Bay.

We're not sweating this. Yet.


Navin Vaswani said...

who's the man with the dumbest contract on the Giants?

Tao of Stieb said...

Well, we wouldn't want to embarrass anyone. But let's just say his name rhymes with Schmarry Scmito.

Navin Vaswani said...

oh yeah! jeezus, how could i forget that one. he who is now in the bullpen. boy he's fallen hard and fast. poor scmito.

Joanna said...

I was so worried for poor Lexi when there were the rumours in the off season. Thankfully, the Giants thought Rowand was somehow a replacement. I wouldn't wish the Giants on my worst enemy.

Tao of Stieb said...

For a few years, people were blaming the Giants' ineptitude on Barry Bonds' bad attitude.

Now that he's gone, it's pretty obvious that Bonds papered over a lot of flaws on that team.

Lloyd the Barber said...

Imagine how bad they'd be with Rios instead of Lincecom. Sabean would already be fired.