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Thursday BP, 3/21/19

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San Francisco Giants Photo Day Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

Sometimes, you just can’t manage to watch a game or keep up with it on social media. Last night was one of those times for me. I got home and found the following waiting for me on my timeline. Let’s discuss.

1. The last gasp at selling nostalgia, aka this Giants commercial:

Honestly, I take more exception with the concept than the execution. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, especially of the Giants variety. So I don’t mind being pandered to with a good highlight reel from time to time. But the song choice and performance left a lot to be desired. Not to mention the fact that San Francisco was around for quite a while before the Giants arrived, so “We Built This City” as a sentiment doesn’t really work for me, but it DOES remind me of this excellent tweet:

2. Brandon Belt is in mid-May form with his bat drops:

After seeing this, I hurriedly opened the At-Bat app and briefly forgot how to read a box score and thought he’d hit three home runs! This was, of course, not the case. But he did have one heck of a night, getting within a triple of the cycle before meeting the business end of a curveball. Hank Schulman thinks it was a conspiracy, and I’m just salty enough to go with it:

3. I was feeling pretty hyped about Belt, and then this happened:

When the spotlight is on Brandon Belt, he never ceases to entertain. You have to give him that much.