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Curious Facts From '87 Topps Cards

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I dig some Mental Floss, you never know what you'll find. One of my favorites of these: Jim Traber (BAL) Jim is an accomplished professional singer. He sang the National Anthem at Memorial Stadium the night he made his MLB Debut, 9/21/84

"Ten Minutes or Less" with Mac Williamson

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San Jose Giants right fielder Mac Williamson.

Matt Kemp, not a complete d*ck.

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Dodgers rivalry aside, this gesture makes me like him as a person.

Sounds of Major League Baseball

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I came across this while reading linked article (which is actually really interesting). "A couple of places, there is great animosity for you: Wrigley Field and San Francisco," Berkman says. "You get the feeling that they genuinely hate you there. They are very uncreative there. You know, they usually just say, 'You suck.' Or they call me fat." Sounds like Giants fans need to up their game. I bet we can make Berkman cry if we set our mind to it.

A statistical comparison of Gary Brown and Francisco Peguero

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Could be just April, but Peguero growing into much better professional ball player than Brown. I'd love your thoughts.

Noah Lowry: Still A Giant at Heart

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Enjoyable read about Noah Lowry; I started becoming a serious Giants/Baseball fan about the time he came up; good memories of him pitching and being a great athlete. It's too bad his health problems hurt him; but I'm glad he and the GIants hold each other in high esteem.

"Ten Minutes Or Less" with San Jose lefty Bryce Bandilla

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San Jose left-handed reliever and Sacramento native Bryce Bandilla has struck out 21 hitters in just 9 innings pitched thus far in 2013. Find out what his favorite pitch is and why he likes his role as a reliever.

Interesting Giants factoids for the day!

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Featuring Mel Ott A memoriam for Russ Hodges Randy Johnson And the most Giantsy- Giants/Padre @ Petco Park game of 2010.

Brandon Crawford in IF defense

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Interesting FanGraphs article. "I’ve had the same pitchers, pretty much, since I’ve been in the big leagues." It makes sense, doesn’t it? Familiarity breeds comfort. If the shortstop knows the pitches that are coming intimately, he knows which way to cheat. He knows which pitches will break bats, and which could be scorched up the middle. To hear Crawford say it: "I know whether or not they are going to hit their spot with their pitches, who likes certain pitches, who will stay away."

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