Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Big Unit is now the Giant Unit!

I woke up this morning to the news that Randy Johnson, AKA "the Big Unit," is now a member of the San Francisco Giants.

Randy Johnson is a 6'10" southpaw who whips the ball in from way high in the sky and rushes it by you. Even at 45 he's still a dangerous pitcher -- though perhaps not as dangerous as when at that all star game years ago he put one behind the head of John Kruk, moving the big first baseman to move to the other side of the plate. It was one of the more entertaining moments in all star history.

I don't know that Randy will bring a division championship to my beloved Giants, but hey he will strengthen an already strong starting rotation. I mean, you have Tim Lincecum, reigning Cy Young, together with two former Cy Young winners in Barry Zito and Johnson. Add them to Matt Cain, a wonderful pitcher victimized by virtually no run support, and an emerging Jonathan Sanchez.

Might be a fun year, as Randy Johnson goes for win number 300, if only we get those bats going!!!

Yes, Giants in 2009!!

1 comment:

Gene said...

I do believe they're fixin' to make a run for the playoffs this year. It should be entertaining. Since I have no allegiance with any major league baseball team, I'm more than happy to say that I hope they win it all for you this year.