Let me start by saying Doug Eddings was excellent behind the plate. His strike zone was tight, crisp and fair all night. Despite my concerns, at least the zone was good and the ump behind the plate was fair.
Secondly, I must say I’m not surprised by the outcome. We overperformed this year and it was a blast, but all along I said we’d probably lose the DS, because that’s what happens to moneyball teams – since the Oakland Athletics invented it.
The greatest moneyball team ever is the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, a team that achieved that level of success again in the Irregular Season (2020). And in the end, even they fell short.
Third, congratulations to the Nemesis. Well played. It was a great summer. You pushed us all year and taking the best record and winning the NL West was a blast!
I’ll write up a season ending summary next week, but finally, thanks to all readers who dropped in to Giants Baseball Corner this year. Check back in February for pitchers and catchers!