Sung to the tune of “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee.
See it rolling along, See it rolling along. Now watch it roll left, and roll right, and roll right up the middle, I said right up the middle.
We’re waiting for the ball to go foul. Waiting for the ball to go foul. By god it’s changed course, yes, changed course. And isn’t that just dandy? The fans are yelling grandly.
We’re waiting for the ball to go foul. Waiting for the ball to go foul. But the umpire calls it fair and we’re all standing there, while Gregor Blanco’s standing on first!
In the end, there were no Tigers or Pandas or Barry’s. Just a couple of Giants scoring a couple of runs while a couple of pitchers showed us a fine duel right up to the 6th inning. Actually we spent most of the game holding our breath, waiting for something to happen. And it finally did, in the 8th inning. The Giants won a slow and lazy Game 2 by the score of 2-0.
But that crazy foul ball fiasco in the 7th inning was pretty funny. The ball rolled slowly off Gregor Blanco’s bat, up toward the 3rd base line with Detroit’s catcher Laird trotting along behind, and then joined by the pitcher, the 3rd baseman and the shortstop all bent over, waiting for the ball to go foul, watching the little baseball slowly weave it’s way up about 40 feet where it came slowly to rest ~ inside the base line. Fair ball. Blanco’s safe at first and, at least to this Giants fan, it was really pretty comical.
And except for the fact that both Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister pitched outstanding games, it didn’t have the same intensity as Game 1, which is a good thing. I mean, who can keep up that pace? You can read the highlights below. But you’ll have to sing my little song above to really enjoy that foul ball scenario.
Game 3 moves to Detroit on Friday with the Giants leading the Series 2-0.