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It has come to this: the Giants have a rally thong

Sep 6, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

While the Padres have been a good story, I’ve been rather agnostic on the NL West race this year. The games just end too late for me so I can’t get into it the way I get into the east and central races.  That’s probably going to change now that I know this, courtesy of the Merc’s Andrew Baggarly:

Anyway, like most baseball players, [Aubrey] Huff is superstitious. So he made
a little, ahem, alteration to his uniform to help change his luck.

He’s wearing a red thong. And not the kind that Omar Vizquel used to
wear. I’m pretty sure this one came from the lingerie department, not
men’s furnishings.

“We’re 3-1 with it,” he blared after tonight’s raucous victory. “I might never get a hit the rest of the year, though.”

4-1 after last night’s win over the Dodgers.

In a followup post, Huff made it clear that it should be referred to as the “rally thong.” He held it up to teammates and said “this is 20 wins right here.” All right-thinking people can agree that it, rather than the Padres’ 10-game losing streak, is responsible for the Giants pulling within one game.

I guess the Padres could counter, though. They wear camouflage all the time and are big at tipping their caps to the large military population of San Diego. Next logical step: go commando.

  1. Cantankerous - Sep 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Can we all please file this away for the next time someone asks why a player would use steroids if they didn’t actually provide any benefit?

  2. Ditto65 - Sep 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I was hoping you misspelled “song”.

  3. APBA Guy - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Given the ready availability of other items of an intimate nature in SF, we should be grateful Huff has chosen only a thong for his rally wear. “Good to see you again, Mr. Huff. Something in leather?”

  4. Ick McWang - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    I’m surprised it wasn’t Burrell.

  5. snprime - Sep 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Let us have a moment of thanks that it wasn’t Pablo Sandoval.

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