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Just not in the cards for Giants in 2011

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08:14 AM ET 08.18 | The Giants, of course, would not be the first team that failed to repeat as champions. Oh, stop whining. About the Giants, I mean. You'd think they are the only defending World Series champions who have lost key players due to a train-wreck home-plate collision, a fluke shoulder dislocation, a mysterious wrist problem, a bone bruise in the hand, assorted foot injuries, a wrenched abdomen muscle ... Actually, come to think of it, the Giants may be the only defending champs to suffer exactly that combination of bad breaks. But no team goes through a season 100 percent injury free. Bad breaks and bruises are part of every sport. Not every game, though. Unless you're the Giants. Look, sometimes, it is just not a certain team's certain year.

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August 18, 2011  08:18 AM ET

It's hard to repeat!!

August 18, 2011  08:24 AM ET

Why is this in the NBA section?

August 18, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Cause they have new Interns.

August 18, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Its tough to repeat, but every team fights through injuries. Phillies only had their everyday lineup for 12 games last year. The Red Sox always lose people. And its been no different for them this year. Quit crying about injuries and just admit the Giants got hot at the right time last year, but they are overall just not a good team, outside of Lincecum, Cain, Wilson, and Posey

August 18, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Horrible article.

August 18, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Wow, I guess the standards for journalism have dropped.

Giants were a fluke last year and this year reality is setting in.

August 18, 2011  08:49 AM ET

I mean, realistically, right now the Giants wouldn't be within 10 games of 1st place in any other division. This is based on the fact that they play the bulk of their games against the NL West and are under .500 against the rest of baseball.

<lies in weeds and waits.....>

August 18, 2011  09:26 AM ET

<pulls out tiny violin and plays sad tune>

August 18, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

<pulls out tiny violin and plays sad tune>

it seems like the person writing this article was crying as they were typing

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August 18, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Cain?

No sign of him as of yet.

Good morning Cat!

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August 18, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Morning all.

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August 18, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Good morning Moose! I thought maybe it was Cain who wrote the article. He must not be very happy right about now.

He's probably curled up in a fetal position, sucking his thumb while hiding under the covers.

August 18, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Morning Clem!

August 18, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

it seems like the person writing this article was crying as they were typing

And what kind of sentence is this?

Look, sometimes, it is just not a certain team's certain year.

August 18, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Hi again clem! Thanks for the pick-me-up! 8)

That'll jump-start your morning!!

August 18, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Cain?

probably. he's been MIA recently it seems

 
August 18, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

probably. he's been MIA recently it seems

Haven't seen him anywhere.

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