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…. Same old, same old

Another laughable contract, for another laughable retread of a mediocrity. I would say that it’s unbelievable, but it’s not. It’s predictable, it’s embarrassing, it’s what make us a laughingstock of a baseball team, run by one of the worst organizations in all of sports.

…. For several years, Mark DeRosa daydreamed of eventually playing in San Francisco. He enjoys the city’s vibe and atmosphere, from walking to the ballpark to trying out top restaurants.

“I felt like it would be a cool place to play and an interesting place to bring my family,” he said.

For several years, the Giants pictured DeRosa’s powerful bat contributing in the middle of their lineup.

Of course he’s wanted to play in San Francisco forever. It’s one of the few places in all of baseball where your value isn’t measured by productivity, or winning, or being one of the best in the world at what you do. It’s measured by how old you are. And DeRosa sure is old.

So, once again Giants fans are treated to a mediocre, flawed, old player that Sabean has spent years –years– trying to acquire. Once again, Giants fans are treated to a player that no other team –in all of baseball– thought was worthy of a starters salary. Once again, Giants fans are reminded that Brian Sabean is the worst general manager in baseball today.

Brian Sabean works in the Bay Area, a place filled with some of the highest level technologically advanced corporations, organizations and companies; and he runs his team like he is living in the 1950′s. Brian Sabean is a fool, a rube, and so is Bill Neukom. They are made for each other.

Here is the message Brian Sabean has for Giants fans like me and you:

FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON. I KNOW THINGS YOU DON’T, AND, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER, EVER BUILT A TEAM THAT HAS WON A CHAMPIONSHIP, I AM NOT THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN CHANGING ONE SINGLE THING I DO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN LEARNING, OR BEING BETTER THIS YEAR THAN I WAS LAST.

AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I COULD CARE LESS THAT THERE IS A COORDINATED, THOUGHTFUL CRITICISM OF ME AND MY APPROACH; ORGANIZED BY THOUGHTFUL, CARING FANS THAT HAVE NEVER, EVER, EVEN ONE TIME, SEEN A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAY IN THEIR CITY.

This is a “Fuck you” to you and me, so here’s my response:

Dear Brian Sabean,

Fuck you, too. You are a joke, a laughingstock, an anachronism; a man living in the past, woefully under-prepared for the demands of the modern baseball world. You should be ashamed of yourself for foisting another piece of horseshit player on the people who pay your salary.

Another injured, 35-year old, has-been of a player? Are you out of your fucking mind?

My greatest sadness is that there are enough people who still believe in you, who still fill PacBell, who still show up to support this retirement home, Island of the Misfits team you trot out there year after year; that the owners of the Giants fail to recognize your worthlessness; because, you should be fired, today, right now.

After over 45 years of watching other teams celebrate championships (including teams that didn’t even exist when the Giants moved to San Francisco), other teams draft, develop and support championship-level players while you throw away draft choices and go out of your way to acquire one bum after another…. you should be ashamed of yourself. You and the San Francisco Giants ownership group, –every single one of you– should hang your heads in shame, as you go through the motions, pretending to be interested in ending a drought that has lasted the entire time the team has been in this city.

Your team is a disgrace, and your efforts are a disgrace, and your excuses are a disgrace.

To the Giants fans who come here, I say to you that these are your San Francisco Giants:

An ownership group betraying a legion of loyal fans with year after year of half-assed efforts to field a competitive baseball team. A general manager who thumbs his nose at objective analysis, state of the art statistical knowledge, and thoughtful attempts to properly and efficiently allocate precious resources. And a baseball team managed by a man who thinks effort and professionalism can be brought to bear only by players who are the same age as me.

Support this team at your own risk.


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