Throwback Thursday isn’t just a thing we do on Instagram anymore. With the plethora of photos I have saved to my phone (128 GB, baby), I thought it would be a shame not to do this on McCovey Chronicles as well. Maybe you’ll rediscover a moment in Giants history that makes you laugh or maybe it’ll make you remember a time when someone was on the team that you’re like, “wait, who?!” (Xavier Nady, hi.)
This week’s edition will focus Giants second basemen in honor of basically all of them being on the DL right now. Most of this are from recent years because, well, more photos. Enjoy this week’s #TBT!
Remember the guy who made the team who wasn’t supposed to make the team but then he did. Brandon Hicks! While he wasn’t particularly impactful, it did give us a lovely moment in time when there were three Brandons in a row in the infield. That’s pretty special, isn’t it? Here is a Brandon/Brandon/Brandon chest bump, my favorite Brandon Hicks memory.
This is how I will forever remember Marc Scutaro:
Nah, just playin’ guys.
More than the quintessential photo of Scutaro in the rain, I much prefer this dramatic recreation of the moment during the 2012 World Series Championship Parade. If that’s not a man living his best life, I don’t know what is.
I probably overuse this image on Twitter, but I kind of don’t care. Typically stoic Joe Panik doesn’t exactly exude “fun” but this photo provides me hope that behind closed doors he might actually have an extremely dry and sarcastic sense of humor. Feel free to use this photo liberally, like I do.
I really miss this guy. Who could forget this epic slide and Theriot’s reaction was what I would describe as pure bliss. This is a man who knows he’s about to put a ring on it (“it” being “himself”).
I love this almost as much as I enjoyed watching him pee in a urinal behind a Matt Cain interview
I have never been a big believer in the paranormal but it’s without a question in mind that the Ghost of Freddy Sanchez is real. My most recent theory is that he is haunting second base and causing all these injuries but... that’s just my opinion.