A San Francisco deputy public defender was handcuffed and arrested at the Hall of Justice after she objected to city police officers questioning her client outside a courtroom, an incident that her office called outrageous and police officials defended as appropriate.

The Tuesday afternoon arrest of attorney Jami Tillotson as she denied police officers’ attempts to take photos of her client without explanation raised questions about police intimidation and harassment, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said at a Wednesday news conference.

But police said the five officers, led by a plainclothes sergeant, were investigating a burglary case in which Tillotson’s client and his co-defendant were considered persons of interest. Tillotson was cited for misdemeanor resisting or delaying arrest because she obstructed a police investigation, officials said.

“I was arrested for what we do as public defenders every day,” Tillotson said of the encounter, which was captured in a video that the public defender’s office posted on YouTube. “I asked questions. I talked to my client and explained to him his rights. At that point, I was told I was interfering and taken into custody.”

- S.F. public defender detained outside court; office outraged,” SFGate.

So just how much will the Giants regress in 2015?

Baseball Prospectus’ annual PECOTA projections came out yesterday, and the baseball nerd world is all shook up about it. The Dodgers are projected to win the West again, to the surprise of exactly nobody, while the Giants finish a humble second, 13 games back. They do host the wild card game in this wacky alternate universe though. They host the Padres, and boy that would be terrible. 

The scary thing is that the Dodgers are projected to win 97 games. The 2011 Phillies were only projected to win 95 games, so the Dodgers are probably going to bully everybody (including the Giants) and waltz into the playoffs again. Remember when they did that last time?

That was fun. I had fun. There was chips and dip and everybody had lots of fun. I’d like to have that kind of fun again. 

The Giants are projected at 84-78. Projection systems are generally conservative, but I can easily see the Giants finishing around that mark. The last two times they finished a season within four games of that record were 2011 and 2014. Say, both of those seasons were wall-punchingly awful/fun. This time a top prospect is going to get traded and the Giants are going to fuck with everybody and sweep the playoffs. And during the regular season, when they’re leaving dozens of runners on base and giving up several home runs to the Alexi Amaristas of the world, we’ll hate-watch every game because no one rational or sane picks baseball as their favorite sport. 

The Giants are going to be ehhhhhhhh this year, everyone. Drink it in. Prepare for it. I can’t wait. But while you wait for that tire fire to start, watch this:

Oh yeah, that’s the stuff.