To quote from the movie Little Giants, this is the speech the Giants should hear right now.
Ed O'Neill: "It's do or die! Win. Or cry!"
Spike's Dad: "Go baby Go!"
And I'm not just quoting that movie because I appeared as an extra in it (true story... click here after you read the rest of the blog, I'm in the yellow shirt in the beginning during the pickup football game.)
It is seemingly the most poignant, simple movie quote that I can think of off the top of my head.
There's no need for a Billy Bob Thornton Friday Night Lights locker room speech or a Gene Hackman Hoosiers clip. Hell there's no need even to drink a bottle of red wine and listen to the theme from The Natural on repeat with your eyes closed.
It's simple. Exe-goddamn-cution at the plate. They hit one home run in 9 games.
One home run in an entire road trip.
The lines from Little Giants are a simple ultimatum made by the actor who played Al Bundy and the guy who in the movie claimed to massage his son Spike's hamstrings with evaporated milk. But they are relevant. Also, it could be symbolic because the Orange & Black are playing like "little Giants" right now and that needs to change.
Mike Krukow basically said that last night during the post game show. I don't have the quote in front of me, but it was something along the lines of: "Get your sh-- together guys. You are professional hitters. I'm not saying go out and trade the farm system and make a bunch of crazy moves. I am saying that you guys need to sack up and perform the way you're capable-- Randy Winn, Renteria, and Molina, I'm looking at you!"
Well said Kruk.
Notes: The Big Sadowski may be done with the Gyros. It was a great story and he threw a couple of great games... but as we all know... it's "what have you done for me lately?"
Well lately, the Sadmeister has thrown up ugly numbers. Last two starts: 6 1/3 innings, 11 ER, 6 BB vs. 4 K. The one night stand is over... Sorry man...
Pittsburgh series: Let's get some revenge here. Beginning with Timmy Ballgame against Paul Maholm. Tickets are $5 bucks in the bleachers. Go online and use the code GIANTSK.
Oh yeah... and here's the Little Giants clip. Skip to 5:40 in the video. Click here if you're reading this on Facebook or an Email Newsfeed.