Meet Timmy. Timmy is a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. I got this Tim Lincecum bobble head at the August 27th, 2011 fan appreciation day. Timmy sits on my desk at home.
Meet Carl. Carl is a zombie. My kids adopted Carl for me for Christmas in 2011.
The Giants won the World Series in 2010, but their 2011 season wasn't so great. They didn't even make the playoffs. So when I got Carl for Christmas, it seemed only natural to have him ride Timmy to do better in 2012.
Well, that didn't work out so well for Timmy - his ERA for the 2012 season was 5.18 (his career highest) and his only post-season start in NLCS Game 4 earned him an ERA of 5.40. During that game I took Carl off Timmy's back and stood him in front of the TV, staring him down. Obviously, it did not work.
So I figured that maybe Carl was too intimidating for Timmy. I put Carl in a drawer. The Giants then took the NLCS and, at the time of this writing, are poised to sweep the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series.
Carl is still in the drawer. GO GIANTS!!!