Screw The Stats, Vote For Our Guy!
Today, I received this in my Inbox:
Look, I love me some Panda. Great attitude, a legitimate hitter who has been mired in a season-long slump, and --- wait, that last part is sort of relevant.
Pablo Sandoval needs your vote! May 25, 2010 – Pablo Sandoval is currently sitting in fourth place in the National League All-Star Selection Ballot. Your vote can help get the very deserving Pandoval to his first All-Star Game. Keep voting for Pablo and your other Giants on sfgiants.com.
|The Angry Panda.|
Batting Average: .282
On-Base Percentage: .342
Home Runs: 3
Um, that's bad. Or, more honestly, insanely mediocre.
Also, see that photo up there? That came along with the email. It certainly doesn't look like a happy Panda. In fact, it looks like a guy who just had a very frustrating at-bat (see the helmet).
So, let me get this straight, San Francisco Giants - you pretty much acknowledge that Pablo Sandoval isn't all that this year, but call him "very deserving" for an All-Star bid? He should have gone last year, absolutely. And hopefully by the end of this year we'll be saying the same thing.
But right now? That campaign is as much of a joke as Brian Sabean. Your fans aren't stupid - just preposterously tolerant. Probably not a good idea to test those limits, folks.