Two links for the people interested in the free stuff. My mom usually heads out to the park around 10:00 a.m. for the bobblehead days, and by then, the line is at least out by Red's Java House. When I would ask her, "Why don't you do what I do, and get your bobbleheads from your mom?", she would get all pissy.
Now they're giving away 40,000 bobbleheads instead of 20,000, so it's a non-issue. And of the planned promotions, I really want the Angel Pagan knit beanie. That four-year deal is already paying off.
If you're wondering about the Marco Scutaro rain globe, the tentative plans are to have it as part of a special ticket package, like what the Giants do for the Will Clark bobbleheads on Autism Awareness Night.
Sergio Romo given key to the City of Brawley - YouTube
He can literally enter any house in Brawley with that key. Literally.
Joe Panik Prospect Video, San Jose Giants - YouTube
Game video of Joe Panik from Bullpen Banter, and it's better than the typical YouTube offerings. I didn't know, for example, that he does a weird pre-pitch twist with his front foot. I do the same thing with my golf swing ... which isn't a good sign for Panik. Maybe I should have people throw the golf ball to me. Couldn't hurt. Yeah, that's probably what's wrong with me.
(I'm still a big Panik booster. He'll end up like Chase Utley, but with a higher average. You'll see.)
When your core comprises one of the best pitchers in baseball and the reigning NL MVP and the "oldest" of the two is 28, you've got an A-grade core.
The ride from San Francisco to New York was no ordinary Virgin America aircraft, of course. The flight was operated on the Airbus A320 officially named "Fly Bye Baby," or as it is more commonly known, "The Beard." This particular A320 (N849VA) has a large San Francisco Giants logo on either side, as well as a painted on beard on the nose. Originally inspired by Giants closing pitcher Brian Wilson, who is no longer with the team, "The Beard" definitely stands out from the rest of the Virgin fleet.
Baseball Talk #134 Chili Davis - YouTube
I kind of want to find this entire set on eBay. Seems like something I'd do alone, in my studio apartment, with a bottle of bourbon, after I get divorced. Which is to say ... I should probably get my wife some flowers for no particular reason.
San Francisco Giants New Era Hats (Los Angeles Dodgers Color Way) - 59Fifty Caps - Fitteds
A reminder that this exists, and there isn't anything you can do about it.
San Francisco celebrates after Super Bowl XVI | The Big Event | an SFGate.com blog
I loved this set of pictures, especially the one of the cop chugging from a bottle to appease an angry mob. Here's hoping history repeats itself on Sunday ...
2013 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: Prospects
Crick (#86). Brown (#100). Nothin' else.