I sing the song of Matt Downs
, who doubled in his last AB for Los Gigantes de San Francisco before being DFA'd in August, ostensibly to make room for Mike Fontenot on the 40-man roster. I should know. I was there. A beautiful Sunday in June. The Giants beat the A's behind three jacks, two from Aubrey Huff. Downs doubled with one out and got to third on a sac fly before Andres Torres stranded him with a whiff. Par for the course for this 36th-round draft pick out of Alabama. He filled in admirably through a rocky May, plugging holes in a leaky middle infield that featured more hammy pulls than a rodeo — I don't even know what that means, but go with it — and he always had a winning smile for his teammates. Now, when he's walking down the street, Giants fans will smile back.
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