While dangling Christmas lights from the tree on our front lawn this morning, I was reminded of how a few years back my giveaway plastic San Francisco Giants batting helmet saved my head.
I had to trim a branch from a tree in our backyard in New Jersey, and I stuck the batting helmet on my head to save my scalp from the small branches poking out of the tree. But the big branch I sawed off was what clobbered me, splitting the helmet in two. Fortunately, I stayed on the ladder and didn’t even get a scratch.
This past season, you had to be a little touched in the head to stick with the Giants. But there is hope since the team has acquired Edgar Renteria and two good arms for the bullpen.