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On Friday night against the Chicago White Sox, Pablo Sandoval proved that the impossible is in fact possible. While in the midst of a historic 0-39 slump, the longest in the San Francisco Giants history, Sandoval spit directly in the face of both the laws of physics and nature by recording a hit in a professional baseball game. At the crack of the bat I half expected to hear Al Michael’s exclaim “DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES!” as the ball sailed out of the yard.
In all seriousness, Sandoval has somehow managed to become an even bigger waste of space since leaving Boston with his tail between his legs to rejoin his former team the San Francisco Giants. With the Giants, Sandoval is hitting a paltry .180 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI’s in 108 AB’s and if the team did not have a record of 56-89 there is no shot Sandoval would even step foot on the field.
The worst part about Sandoval breaking his hit-less streak is without a doubt the nauseating celebration that comes afterwards. With the disastrous season Sandoval has had, I would suggest holding off on the HR celebrations until you’re at least hitting above the Mendoza line. Based on these photos from the dugout taken after the HR, you would’ve thought that Sandoval had just hit a clutch HR in the World Series or something…..which you know is something Sandoval used to be capable of.
Perhaps my favorite thing, or least favorite thing depending on how you look at it, about Sandoval’s shot heard round the world is this quote he had after the game-
“You have to come in every day and be positive,” Sandoval said. “One of those balls is going to fall one day. You’re not going to go 0-for-100.”
DUDE. You’re batting .180 on the year and literally almost went 0-40, how in the world can you be so confident you’re not going to go 0-100. If I were a betting man I would say that it is far more likely that Pablo Sandoval goes into a 0-100 slump than ever playing at an All Star level caliber ever again. But you know that’s just Pablo for ya, totally delusional and totally useless on the baseball field.
* In case your wondering Pablo is 0-6 since breaking his hit-less streak on Friday, here’s to hoping he doesn’t record a hit for his next 94 AB’s.