I'll admit that at my core, I'm a San Francisco Giants fan. So why haven't I watched them play for several years? I can't stand the way the team is run. They hit a real performance peak in 2002, losing in the World Series, and since then, GM Brian Sabean has shown a complete inability to understand what the team needs in order to win. We've been treated to annual free agent spending sprees that usually net aging veteran "leaders" whose actual skills don't benefit the team on the scoreboard.
This week, I had the misfortune of accidentally reading Giants water-carrier and beat writer Henry Schulman's screed entitled:
"Memo to people who keep saying Fred Lewis should start in left field because of his high OBP: ENOUGH!!!!"