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Perfect homestand

Before I talk about the Giants, how about them Warriors?  Open the playoffs with yet another win against Dallas…BD is the best he’s ever been, he and Stephen Jackson carried the W’s tonight.  All I have to say is thank you Larry Bird and George Shinn.
Right now things are looking good for my teams.  The Niners have had a strong off-season after a season in which they had greatly improved from the previous couple seasons (remember, if you’re in rebuilding mode, all that matters is improvement).  The Warriors just won their first playoff game in 15 years against the best team in the NBA.  The Sharks are advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But most importantly, the Giants are on a roll.
I can’t remember the last time the Giants had a perfect homestand (after looking it up, it was May of 2004 when the Giants swept Arizona and Colorado during a six game homestand, although more impressive was the next homestand when they went 9-1 against Boston, Toronto, and Los Angeles, the latter being a four game sweep).  But it’s nice to see the Giants finally clicking.
And how about Matt Cain?  The guy is simply phenominal.  He will win at least one Cy Young Award within the next few seasons.  And Barry went deep again to become 15 away from the record.
Speaking of Barry, he’s proving he doesn’t need any steroids to dominate.  He played four games this homestand, and hit homers in three of them.  Going back to the two home run game in Pittsburgh last friday, he’s hit five homers in seven games.
Of course, Cain pitching another gem and Barry going deep wasn’t all a surprise.  The biggest shocker is that, Pedro Feliz came through.  The only things that were more surprising on this homestand was Armando Benitez pitching a 1-2-3 inning against St. Louis Wednesday and Pedro drawing a walk in the same game. 
The only downer today was Richie’s hitting streak ending after 14 games.
Now it’s on to LA.  Hopefully we can sweep them like they did to us, but realistically, I’d be happy with 2 out of 3.