Favorite fluke performance by a Giant? There's always going to be a special place in my heart for Mike Benjamin getting twelve or thirteen hits in a row, but I'll go with Terrell Lowery's 34 at-bats in 2000, when he hit .441/.548/.647. Come back, Terrell!
In other almost-news:
- From an anonymous internet source who didn't post a link:
"Fox Sports Net Bay Area will televise two Giants exhibition games -- March19 against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz., at 12:05 p..m., and March31 against the A's at SBC Park at 7:15 p.m. KICU Ch.36 will carry the A's-Giants game April 2 at 1:05 p.m. at the Coliseum.It sounds legit. Smells legit. And, really, when has anyone been burned by an anonymous internet source? I just wish there were a link to the quoted article, so if any of you recognize the passage, please post a link in the comments section.
ESPN will televise two Giants games in Arizona, March 8 against the Texas Rangers in Scottsdale and March 16 against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria. Both telecasts begin at 11 a.m."
- This article says Grissom's clubhouse nickname, in addition to "Grip", is going to be "Pops". In other news, Kirk Rueter's new nickname is "Two Arms", and Omar Vizquel's nickname is "Oxygen Needer". I'm assuming Grissom got the nickname because he looks a little creaky, but, man, talk about the clubhouse pot calling the kettle black....