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"On that road trip. So yeah, I think this'll be a better barometer for this team. What type of team is after this road trip for sure, but John when you're only using one hit and no runs and you have nine runs in a series and win three out of four. Isn't that? Great maximization of your rare runs. Right. I mean, that's not bad. Yeah. Of your rare runs just looked at something the other day, and it kind of puts it in perspective through seventeen games. They got a one ninety nineteen batting average under the Mendoza line as a team that's tough to do. They're the last team to do. That was the Chicago Cubs back in nineteen Ninety-seven. They had to think a buck ninety seven a team. So it's been a long time. So the team's been this bad offense. I with that being said, they still kind of hanging in there in the west because they've done they pitched and they play defense, and that can take only so far they you do have to put some runs up on the board every now and again to have that happen, and it's easier. What starting pitching that they're going to face in Washington. And Pittsburgh next time, you're on NBC sports bay area. Just do the they have an historic offense say that. I mean, it you just never know which way it'd be going that. How how you're rating the lineups read the lineup before I came on the phone. I just was thinking gosh pretty intimidating lineup right there. If you're. Yeah. I just I'm like can. I mean, I'm not discrediting these guys. Obviously, we we've seen what they can do. It's just what it's what have you done for me? Lately. I've I saw you guys. I mean, I assume so I think the fans are starting to lose a little bit of that faith, the offense will come around. But they can't all have they can't all hit under two hundred for a year. Can they that's not possible is it? So I think that eventually the offense will start to click a little bit better, Sean, tell him we're talking to Sean S this'll be do each week on the Fitz and Brooks show, Bob FitzGerald, rod Brooks with you on kmby. Are we saw last night in the warrior game momentum is a real thing an NBA game. So the game tilts it can get ugly. How how much how much momentum is there in baseball? Where you have the whole teams hitting so everybody feels good and nobody's grinding the Batum sawdust. Conversely guys are struggling so guys are trying to hit eight Ron. Homers when they come to the plate. Same thing with pitching. I think there is a nice little tag team going on in the bullpen where their bullpen as fantastic that everybody coming out of the pen seems to be doing the job. But you've been in those clubhouses you travel you've been on these teams like how much do you feel it in baseball as opposed to other sports in terms of momentum? Or or the vibe with the collective is is going in a certain direction. Good or bad. Well, I think you feel it probably more. So in in baseball, do the fact that you're playing it every day. So you can actually build some momentum and build some team chemistry. Even when you may lose a game here there momentum can mean winning series. You know, I mean, that's that's basically what you're trying to do every time. You take you go into a series, you try to take two out of three or three out of four. That's momentum unit. You lose a game at the same in the same breath. You can have momentum in the other direction to where you're, you know, you're starting to lose a lot of games, you're finding new ways to lose. And then you go to the ballpark every day. And you're like instead of saying, oh, we're gonna win this game. We're gonna find a way to win this game. Someone different may do it. It may come from a different facet of the team. But we're gonna find a way to win. Whereas when things aren't going, well, gosh, how are we gonna lose today? And it gets the negative energy that the cumulative parts of team have and it it's it's real and you feel it when you get to the. A clubhouse that day. So yes. Well, Adam is big in baseball. And I think the fact that he just win games helps create momentum. But I think that those guys it'll tell you that you know, you can't lie to yourself. You did the product you see it kind of is what it is. And right now, I think everybody realizes to man that that the offense has to get better. So you're only going to create momentum. If is if you have most the pitching and defense is obviously doing well. But you have to have some you have to have two three four guys in your lineup that are swinging the bat. Well, that's how you start to create really good momentum to where you're not relying on one guy or two guys lineup to to to carry the load like we could with Barry Bonds back in the day. There's just not built that way you need three or four guys to be swinging about. Well, so I I don't I'm not considering the three out of four against Colorado's momentum yet. Now, they can go into Washington and offense can pick up and they can put some. Mhm runs on the board and take two out of three there and do the same in Pittsburgh. Now, you've got some serious momentum. Now guys are starting to fill. All right. This is what we are a team that can go out and and we can win we can win series. And we gotta shot and then you start to feel good about yourself. But you know, when you lose the first four series of the year, and then you beat up on a bad team. I don't think it's quite there yet, and you almost get no hit. So that kinda that that that's a bad way to end a series to fact that you get one seeing I ground ball to the left side of Enfield. You're only hit. And then you gotta hop on a plane and spent an off day in Washington to think about it a little bit. So I I'm really interested to see how this road trip goes because you know, you talk about different points in the season there, I think are crucial to team and your identity is a team in really, you know, what you're going to what you're gonna get this long wrist this big road trip. I think it just point a year where you don't have Connor. Joe or read where you guys that you have guys like pull our Tara Doug or in the outfield, and you feel good about now messy what these guys can do is group on the road against some good pitching. And I think it could go either way, you know, they have a great road trip. And and people are thinking really good about this team or it can go south in a hurry. And you could lose you could lose three series in a row, and you come back with your tail between your legs to San Francisco. And and nobody feels good about things we are hanging out with John ESTES. Former giants nineteen game winner and all star. Currently. He's a part of the NBC sports. Vary of pre and post game. Coverage of the giants Sean joining us every week here at this time on the Fitz and Brooks show. I'm curious Sean, do your views on oracle parks dimensions. Specifically triples alley right center. Are they still in line with how you felt about the park back in the? Day when you're on the mound, and using that parks dimensions to your benefit. I love the park. I mean, you're unbiased, obviously, you're talking to a pitcher, you know. I mean, I'm sure if you had you know, if you had richer really on the phone, or if you had a Randy win on the phone right now, they probably say different, you know, 'cause they they may have some home runs taken away from them. Triples alley more probably for the lefties, but I I love the dementia. I love the court of the of the outfield. I just I don't know. I've always been a huge fan of that ballpark yet. Is it takes homers way for sure how many I don't know? I think they've done some overlay things. As far as you know, where balls have ended up and how many home runs more would be hit by the home team. It'd be thirty three. According to Andrew Bagley. Thirty three homers a year by the giants have been left. Three more homers. Okay. So how many more homers would be hit by the opposition? That's what I'd be more concerned about because you're not a team that it needs to. I mean, obviously would like to hit home runs. But you're not a team. That's built they hit a bunch of home. Runs. So if you're making the park less fair for your own team based on you know, how the the the visiting teams do in that part. And that's that. Definitely can't happen. Yeah. The only the only say built though, but here's the the point. And I think this is why it's leading to it. You've had in the last two years Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper bowl say, no, thanks. And I think if you don't make the adjustment, you know, the days of hitters lining up to come here. There just aren't there and the one asset the giants have is money and Soviet the ballpark more fair. Now, you're free agent shopping. You might get Stanton or Bryce Harper to say, yes. And I think those two recent knows have had an impact on them assessing everything. But do you really feel that Stanton and Harper didn't come to San Francisco because of dimensions? I mean, I just don't know how much that had to play in it. I mean, it didn't it Cording to Harper. He said it had nothing to do with it. 'cause he looked at all his he looked at. He looked at all that stuff. I mean Boris is obviously is going to be prepared going. Or someone's free. You can hear demanding that type of money. He's gonna have you gonna look at all that stuff and Harper said came right out and said that the ballpark thing to do these. I actually would make me a better hitter playing in that ballpark. Now, I don't know if that's bogus or not, you know. But does he go to Philly because he's gonna hit home more home run? Maybe you know, as as increases taxes have gone point. They're going to the hall of fame one day by playing they're more than likely. Yes. I just don't know how much that's going to play into it attracting these and what kind of what kind of changes, are you gonna make with the dimensions. Are you going to move the left field wall in you're not gonna be able to do anything with the right field? Because that's there's no room. You're going to bring triples alley and a little bit. You're gonna talk is that what they're talking about. They're talking about because there's only three teams left in baseball that have the bullpens on the field of play and Bryce Harper actually talked about falling and nearly blown his knee out when he was a national playing there. We already had the MAC Williamson concussion. Is that the bullpens would be moved to right center or center field. And so by doing that instead of having four twenty one with a twenty five foot high wall, you know, you might have three ninety and have a true right-center. Power alley and have the bullpens out there and off the field of play. So you know, like those things would be done in conjunction. Right. Definitely. But proponent of getting the bullpens off the field. I always I've always disliked that. I mean, you know, even Wrigley field got rid of that. And I understand it's got its thing. You know, they don't have a lot of history that ballpark. I mean, that's not a bad, right? Right. Exactly played in a World Series there rather than that. And not a lot of history. Right. Well, I mean if you guys remember the bullpens were not provide anyway. There. I couple of days Lee a week before the season opened the two thousand I don't think that we had bullpen. Say yes, I should go and deepen games. We don't even have a pen everything don't have one.."