Baseball teams that hold the lead after 8 innings win 95% of the time.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Giants!
The SF Giants' Brian Wilson sees his second surgery as an opportunity for upgrade:
This is an opportunity for me to get a better arm. Why is that disappointing? I get to throw harder. I like it. I like my odds. I get to become more involved in the community, and Kruk and Kuip better watch out because I’ll be upstairs in the booth. I’ll be announcing games, maybe win an Emmy.
Fwiw, Bleacher Report says Brian Wilson's injury doesn't change the Giants' fate this year:
"As I pointed out in an article during the offseason, teams that hold the lead after eight innings win 95 percent of the time. This is true throughout baseball history and the "Age of Closers" has not changed that even remotely."
Still, as a fan, I'm going to miss Brian Wilson.
He seems hopeful about his second Tommy John surgery:
"The first time I got (Tommy John surgery), I looked at it as an opportunity to throw harder," Wilson said on Sunday. "You know, 21-year-old kid, I get to throw harder? That’s pretty awesome."
Wilson is resigned to surgery, and I for one hope he does "win an Emmy." :)
Brian Wilson, I wear your jersey proudly as a fanboy!