Nobody is paying much attention to this, and for good reason I grant you, but the Giants could end the suspense over which bad National League team is the worst National League team this weekend. Plan your snacking regimen accordingly. San Francisco beat Philadelphia last night, 5-4, to widen its stranglehold on 14th place in the National League to four full games. Further success this weekend could widen that to five or even eight games, and that would almost be enough to create an impromptu parade around the ballpark. The Giants’ future is too amorphous to consider quite yet – we know this by the absurd suggestions that they could be the next home for Giancarlo Stanton. And you thought the
When Bryce Harper went down Saturday night during the Nationals' game against the San Francisco Giants, everyone in D.C. stopped breathing for a moment. This was true even for Nats GM Mike Rizzo. "We've all felt it," Rizzo said. "You get that little pit in your stomach and it's the same feeling I had when [Wilson] Ramos went out." The Nats' star right fielder was running out a ground ball to first base when his left leg hit a slippery base, causing his knee to hyperextend. Harper immediately went down and grabbed his knee in agony. He eventually had to be helped off the field. The team has been plagued with injuries this season, from the bullpen to outfielders. After the initial shock of seeing
A signed jockstrap might be one of the more unique pieces of memorabilia in the history of the world, but there's a good story behind it. Jim Salisbury, a Philadelphia Phillies writer for CSNPhilly.com, took a shot to the groin thanks to a bad throw by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford on Thursday. There's actual footage of it, and yeesh, it's unfortunate: So how do you make up for a gaffe like that? Send him a signed jockstrap! "My bad!" is also the best message to send on a jockstrap.