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Basebrawl: Giants, meet shovel

This whole Basebrawl idea, in which we would trash talk with the San Francisco Giants lovers at our sister publication, the

SF Weekly

, along the road to the playoffs, hasn't turned out to be much of a fight. Moments ago, I cyber-ambled over to

the Weekly's news blog

to see how the paper would spin a 1-3 series against the Chicago Cubs. However, the only Giants blog up so far this morning concerns

relief pitcher Justin Miller, who has a lot of tattoos

. I didn't see any of them that read, "When's my tee time?," but maybe I missed it. Take a look for yourself: Not that the

Weekly

scribes should be whacked around for giving up on their ballers too early. The Giants are

five games back in the wild-card standings

with

six to play

, which doesn't eliminate them mathematically, but close enough.

That means the Rockies main concern right now is the Atlanta Braves, who trail by two-and-a-half and are matched up against the beyond-hapless Washington Nationals for four of their last seven, all of them at home. The good news: The Braves play the Florida Marlins, who ain't bad, for a three-game series beginning tonight. If the Rockies can sweep the Brewers at home -- a tough task, but doable, especially after they took two of three from the Cardinals over the weekend -- and the Marlins can steal one or even two (a guy can dream) from the Braves, the real trash-talking can begin.

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