Lost in the hysteria and fisticuffs of Friday night’s win against the Giants was outstanding late-inning filler from Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler (never mind the fact that according to Kevin Cooney, Giants broadcasters jokingly picked Muff as the Phillies broadcaster they would most like to fight- can't find video).
Let’s listen in on the ninth inning conversation between T-Mac and Wheels about Tim Lincecum, AT&T Park’s seagull problem, and then Sarge’s post-game interview with Vance Worley, in which he used a double continued success (!!!).
The Hinderburg had a more graceful implosion than what we just saw from Sarge.
The seagull issue T-Mac was talking about refers to seagulls that hover high above AT&T Park waiting for games to end. Once the final out is recorded, the seagulls descend upon the field in a scene straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock film. The proposed solution? Falcons.
The Giants are considering hiring the same company to deploy trained falcons or hawks at the ballpark during games, Costa said. He said the team is also investigating whether it can attract a pair of peregrine falcons to nest at the ballpark.
Falconry is a hunting sport that normally involves hungry raptors. Commercial falconers, however, use well-fed hawks and falcons to frighten birds away from airports, dumps and farms, not kill them.
Several falconers could be used at Giants home games, and the team plans to decide in the coming months whether it would be worth spending up to the $100,000 — and perhaps even more — needed annually for the effort.
Yeah that’s just great. Who needs annoying seagulls when you can have angry fucking falcons flying above the heads of 50,000 fans. I think I’ll take my chances with the overzealous shore birds. Thanks, though.