I know I’ve made jokes about Mark DeRosa, often wondering why he was still on the roster, but truthfully, I can’t help but pull for the guy, especially after he turned out to be such a fantastic team cheerleader last year.  (And I don’t mean that in a snarky way either.)  He could have easily packed up and spent the rest of the season last year (and even this year) back at home, but instead chose to stick it out with the team.  How many times did you hear about him giving pointers to one of his teammates?  Or see him back in the dugout cheering everyone on?  While Mark DeRosa’s time as a Giant hasn’t really gone the way he or anyone else has planned, I can still honestly say that I think he’s been a good Giant during his time here. And nothing makes me happier than seeing him succeed in moments like he did tonight.
Just in case you needed proof that I got kind of wrapped up in the moment tonight, I was watching the game as I often do, while sitting in front of my laptop, because I like to pretend that I’m actually going to get work done while I watch the Giants, you see.  When the ball managed to slip right over Orlando Hudson’s glove for a hit, I raised my arm in a celebratory manner, as any sane and normal person would do while sitting in front of the TV, and in the process I hit my elbow hard — really hard — on the table. So Mark DeRosa, I have a bruise to show just how excited I was that you were the walk-off hero tonight. So happy for you. Sincerely.
How good did that walk-off feel, by the way?  It was by all accounts a frustrating game, because it’s never fun to see Matt Cain get Cain’d, but in that one moment with the team running out on the field to celebrate like that, it felt like the early part of the season again, back when the Giants were able to win three games in a row on a regular basis (tonight was the first time they’d won three games in a row since July 17th-19th, by the way), back before all of the injuries, back before the dismal month and a half that’s been August and the first part of September, back when they seemed to have just enough luck to go on a run to defend their title.
I’ve come to accept the fact that this just isn’t the Giants’ year, and you know, I’m okay with that.  Let them have a restful offseason, let them heal.  But even if they don’t get to play October baseball this year, even if these wins ultimately don’t mean anything in the standings, you have to admit that these wins sure feel good.  And walk-offs like tonight, with Mark DeRosa as the hero, remind me just how much I love this game, and how much I’m really, really going to miss it when the regular season ends in a couple of weeks.
Even when it’s completely frustrating, there’s always something to remind me that baseball is pretty great.
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

I know I’ve made jokes about Mark DeRosa, often wondering why he was still on the roster, but truthfully, I can’t help but pull for the guy, especially after he turned out to be such a fantastic team cheerleader last year.  (And I don’t mean that in a snarky way either.)  He could have easily packed up and spent the rest of the season last year (and even this year) back at home, but instead chose to stick it out with the team.  How many times did you hear about him giving pointers to one of his teammates?  Or see him back in the dugout cheering everyone on?  While Mark DeRosa’s time as a Giant hasn’t really gone the way he or anyone else has planned, I can still honestly say that I think he’s been a good Giant during his time here. And nothing makes me happier than seeing him succeed in moments like he did tonight.

Just in case you needed proof that I got kind of wrapped up in the moment tonight, I was watching the game as I often do, while sitting in front of my laptop, because I like to pretend that I’m actually going to get work done while I watch the Giants, you see.  When the ball managed to slip right over Orlando Hudson’s glove for a hit, I raised my arm in a celebratory manner, as any sane and normal person would do while sitting in front of the TV, and in the process I hit my elbow hard — really hard — on the table. So Mark DeRosa, I have a bruise to show just how excited I was that you were the walk-off hero tonight. So happy for you. Sincerely.

How good did that walk-off feel, by the way?  It was by all accounts a frustrating game, because it’s never fun to see Matt Cain get Cain’d, but in that one moment with the team running out on the field to celebrate like that, it felt like the early part of the season again, back when the Giants were able to win three games in a row on a regular basis (tonight was the first time they’d won three games in a row since July 17th-19th, by the way), back before all of the injuries, back before the dismal month and a half that’s been August and the first part of September, back when they seemed to have just enough luck to go on a run to defend their title.

I’ve come to accept the fact that this just isn’t the Giants’ year, and you know, I’m okay with that.  Let them have a restful offseason, let them heal.  But even if they don’t get to play October baseball this year, even if these wins ultimately don’t mean anything in the standings, you have to admit that these wins sure feel good.  And walk-offs like tonight, with Mark DeRosa as the hero, remind me just how much I love this game, and how much I’m really, really going to miss it when the regular season ends in a couple of weeks.

Even when it’s completely frustrating, there’s always something to remind me that baseball is pretty great.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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    This makes me happy— I’m glad more and more people are giving DeRo the love he deserves. I’ve always had a soft spot for...
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    Everything that has been said above my post is so valid to me.
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    I was at the game. It’s no joke that every time DeRo came up to bat tonight I cheered a bit more enthusiastically....
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