One of the reasons i love San Francisco but especially Bernal Heights….

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Stencil of SF Giants pitcher Brian Wilson.

Stencil of SF Giants pitcher Brian Wilson.

Graffiti PURPOSELY PLACED on a home on the west slope of Bernal. I believe that our neighborhood has either 3 or 4 of these stencils up. They are done by an artist from Oakland (aka the old sf!)… Hopefully Wilson will have completely recovered from the Tommy Johns surgery and he is impressing Bocce a LOT… enough for us to offer him a competitive contract. Because at this point, Mr. Wilson is a free agent. How could we lose the beard that we all should fear?? What will i wear on game day??!! Dilemmas! Oh well, i am going to enjoy my bearded misfit champion team with Brian Wilson a part of the mismatched symphony of players and hope for the best!

You must wait another year before you can FEAR THE BEARD again! :(

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Giants pitcher Brian Wilson undergoes Tommy John surgery today on his pitching elbow.  The good news… There is about a 90% success rate with this surgery.  This # may be a little bit lower for 30 year old Wilson, due to the fact that this will be his 2nd time having this surgery.  The first time being in college at LSU which evidently was successful!  Hopefully he will still have success after having it done twice. 

…The bad news, We will have to wait at least a year in order to (hopefully!) be able to watch this superstar pitcher throw that ball with attitude!  

This does not by any way mean that us Giants fans will not be threatening our opponents with Fear the Beard while we wait. …And we are willing to wait because it is not every day that one acquires a pitcher with so much style that falls outside of the norm which in turn gives him ULTIMATE STYLE!  

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It will probably be more painful for him to have to sit on the sidelines the whole season wanting to grab a piece of the action but unable to than it will be for us to wait.  Our hearts goes out to our Dear Beard!  And our wishes of a successful and speedy recovery.  

Although not on field this 2012 season, I would bet my lifesaver on the fact that he influences his teammates to pulling out some of their best work by being such a personality force and team player.  I tell you, me personally,  would not mind having Brian Wilson in my dugout this year! ;)

Regardless of our temporary loss, i still feel really strong about our team this season, especially with our recent addition of dear Milky!  So lets keep up the talent and try and take the world championships again this year!Image

(these are a few of the beard going up in my dear bernalwood neighborhood.  We love having the beard here keeping us company in Bernal Heights. Stencil work thanks to local street artist Get Up!)