You know how it feels really odd to see those late-career images of guys like Joe Namath as a Ram, or Willie Mays as a Met? That’s how I felt when perusing the spring training wire today to find this image of Brian Giles in a Dodger uni. The same guy who led those pesky 2006-08 Padres teams that always seemed to beat the Dodgers (you know, when he wasn’t busy beating up his girlfriend) is now wearing the glorious Dodger blue.
I don’t think he’s got much of a shot to make the Opening Day roster, so in all likelihood his official line will never show that he played for the Dodgers, and it’ll be all but forgotten. Yet, this picture will always be out there, haunting us, proving that it almost happened.
Brian Giles. A Dodger. Just can’t wrap my head around it.