Hello and happy Tuesday.
Hopefully it’s a happy Tuesday, because yesterday was a sad Monday for San Francisco Giants fans. Finnerty’s — likely the most renowned Giants bar in the world, and a staple of Bay Area sports in New York City — announced that it is closing its doors.
We wanted to update all of our friends and fans on the status of Finnerty's.— Finnerty's (@Finnertys) December 21, 2020
With heavy hearts we have to announce today that we will not be reopening our doors. There's too much to say in one tweet, so check out our full farewell here: https://t.co/pqsaFSek3Q
Catching a game at Finnerty’s was on every Giants fan’s bucket list (though it’s sadly one I never got to check off). It was a beloved and legendary spot, and if you don’t believe me, head on over to their Twitter page to see the tributes that they’ve retweeted from fans, media members, and celebrities.
The Giants stopped to pay tribute, and so did their biggest fan, Hunter Pence.
Thanks for bringing the energy every year to our games in NYC and giving our East Coast fans a home base. We loved seeing you guys out there. Keep me posted if you ever do another bus trip. https://t.co/n0qSEqvXyi— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) December 22, 2020
Thanks for everything, Finnerty’s. Even for those of us who never made it to your hallowed halls, you left an impact.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
MadBum at first sight (Sept. 24, 2019 — Roger Munter)
- Roger Munter has a way too early season preview for the Sacramento River Cats (There R Giants)
- Jay Jaffe on Jeff Kent’s Hall of Fame case (Fangraphs)
- Henry Schulman revisits the 2010 season with Buster Posey (SF Chronicle)
- Maria Guardado on how the Giants got their name (MLB)
- Daniel Brown on a Bay Area vegan who is followed by Hall of Fame hopefuls (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic lists five areas where the Giants offense can improve next year (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Jason Vosler caught the eye of the Padres manager (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on Finnerty’s (NBC Sports Bay Area)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 100 days until Opening Day. Heck yeah.
Have a great Tuesday. Enjoy the Warriors, if that floats your boat.