‘Dog Days’ (Latin: diēs caniculāmrēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.
The ongoing earthly evolution around the sun is finally bringing to an end the dreaded dog days of summer; what this year has been a fantastically long endless bummer for the San Francisco Giants and all their frenetic followers.
The situation was perceived so dismally by Mike Krukow (eternal optimist), that in his August 17th postgame wrap he said that while watching the game he “almost puked.”
“I know there are other fans out there that just wanted to puke too.”
–Mike Krukow, disappointed by Giants baseball
Listen to Kruk, Kuip and Flemming discuss the flu, food poisoning, and giants baseball via the audio link below. The clip is properly cued for you’re auditory pleasure.
Certainly it hasn’t been easy
for the defending 2010 World Series Champion San Fransisco Giants. Especially not during these dog days. Today’s injury update
reads like a laundry list of disastrous accidents and crushing truths.
Shock and disappointment predominated earlier in the season when SF Giants players initiated an insane magnetic attraction to the disabled list
(I wrote about it back in June). After Posey, Zito, Casilla, Torres, Ross, DeRosa, Sandoval, Belt, Ford and Fontenot all took their respective time on “the list,” nobody imagined it would get worse. And if someone did think about that, they didn’t most certainly didn’t mention it.
And then things got worse. A lot worse.
Just look at today’s depth chart.
But there must be SOMETHING positive that comes from this (I, like Kruk, am an eternal optimist).
And you know what?
– Mahatma Gandhi
I’VE HEARD ENOUGH of this I’m giving up-it’s too late-we’ve already lost crap. I’m sick of the disappointment. I’m pissed that I feel like I’m going to puke.
I’ve been hoarding these fun awesome inspiring interesting clips for a time of dire need. That time is now.
I’m doing my part to be that change.
Let the awesomeness ensue. Quick, before you vomit.
|Click here for further instructions on “bearding” yourself.
|Kelley James improvises a killer freestyle for living legend Brian Wilson at the
W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ.
“IT’S ALRIGHT, I DON’T MEAN TO BE MEAN.
BUT BITCH IF YOU DON’T FEAR HIM, FEAR THE MACHINE”
A few of our most favorite teammates “interacting” with hockey fans in DC.
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Yes, that is Aubrey Huff protecting his cocktail from thirsty poachers.