Ted Lilly (11-14, 4.12) vs. Joe Saunders (12-12, 3.58).
Dear Dodgers Fan,
The best part of every road trip is the moment I sink into my seat on the team plane and say to myself, "I need a drink." I know what's waiting for us at AT&T Park: a bunch of angry fans who saw the defending World Series champs fail even to make the playoffs.
I look up at that sea of orange-and-black — at the Chardonnay-swilling dot-com babies, the smelly hippies, the people who aren't embarrassed to wear a panda hat in public. And I think, it could be worse. We could be the Dodgers.
Then I remember we increased our payroll by $22 million this year — on the likes of Miguel Tejada, Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross, Mark DeRosa and Jeff Keppinger. And what did it buy us? Five or six more wins than the Dodgers, and a ticket to watch the playoffs from our living rooms. Just like the Dodgers.
On behalf of everyone at the Giants, I'm sorry.
Beat L.A., or Be L.A.?
San Francisco Giants Manager