Verlander—minus a regrettable 2006 postseason—could simply do no wrong.The Giants Faithful watched continually as their 6 million-man offered up 61 losses in a five-year span and contributed seemingly nothing to the team’s winning sentiments.It was a path requiring victories in six consecutive elimination games to earn a trip to the World Series.The Giants conquered it, and Zito overcame the greatest obstacle of all—NLCS Game 5 when his team was down 3-1 in enemy territory.So who ya got in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series: Barry Zito or Justin Verlander?
Especially since you know Zito would use huge chunks of it to fund charity projects. During your time in Oakland, the media portrayed you as the reigning flaky lefty—the Bill Lee of your generation.
I prefer to call Derek Jeter the "Buster Posey of imperfect people." But you're probably here for either fashion tips or Barry Zito news. Based on the six pictures of ballplayers in the slideshow, socks are out.
Take all of your socks into the backyard and burn them.
This time, it’s Verlander’s superior skill set and track record compared to the inferior ones of Zito’s.
Detroit’s ace throws a triple-digit fastball that is complemented by an at times unhittable curveball, as well as an above average changeup—one that travels faster than Zito’s fastball.We’re talking about a veritable pariah in San Francisco—a perennial scapegoat for all the city’s ills—taking on the savior of a franchise who receives effusive praise from even the most diehard of enemies.