I used to write for a newspaper Buster Posey T-Shirt. Not full-time, mind you, but I spent a summer covering the writer, has said that the only Giants players hell draft to his fantasy team are the closers because while he doesnt root for the Giants Brandon Belt Flag, he always roots for a smooth ninth inning, so the game story doesnt need dramatic alterations. The cruel irony is that the worst enemy of a sportswriter on deadline is an interesting game.So where am I going with this, and what does it have to do with the Giants 9-4 win over the Texas Rangers? I dont write on deadline anymore, a fact that is probably frustratingly apparent to readers of this site. I can take my time writing articles, and even fill them with 200-word personal essays in place of the lede, as you just witnessed.I can write a story in the fifth inning, scrap it when the game looks completely different in the seventh inning, and settle on a third story when the final out is recorded. When the narrative arc of a game zigs and zags more than the portion of Highway 1 that I grew up on, I can zig and zag with it with minimal stress. I can even enjoy it!For example: in the sixth inning, with the Giants leading 2-1, Alex Wood walked two different hitters and then allowed a game-tying double Evan Longoria Hoodie. He was replaced by Jarlin García, who walked a batter and then allowed a two-run double.Three runs on two hits. I drafted an article. It looked like this.In the eighth inning I had to delete my masterpiece when Mike Tauchman, inhabitant of the lower east side of the Mendoza Line, came up with the bases loaded and two outs, with the Giants still trailing 4-2. He did this.Tauch it out.
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