Hello and happy Saturday.
Not long ago, the esteemed Henry Schulman — who covered the San Francisco Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle — decided to put away his pen and call it a career. And now his colleague Chris Haft is doing the same, though it’s unclear if it’s a full-time thing.
I'm part of the ranks of https://t.co/MJX63QDA2O writers taking early retirement. I also am part of all that I have met (Tennyson's "Ulysses"). Thus I will keep writing baseball somehow. The game's my north star, ushering me to the present and illuminating my path to the future.— Chris Haft/MLB.com (@goodforball) December 23, 2020
Haft covered the Giants for MLB.com, and also authored the book “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the San Francisco Giants Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box.” He also co-authored Mike Murphy’s book “From the Stick to the Cove: My Six Decades with the San Francisco Giants.”
I’ve never met Haft, but like most people here, I’ve read a lot of his work. And judging by the reaction from those who have met him, it sure seems like the Giants beat is losing a good one.
Congratulations, Chris, on a classy and respected career. You did the impossible: performed this job well without making a single enemy. (Well, except that one taxi driver who stiffed us in Philly.) Between you and Hank, the Giants beat is shedding a ton of expertise this month. https://t.co/9GSUULGWsZ— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) December 23, 2020
The kindest person I've ever met in a press box. And as everyone on the #SFGiants beat knows, no one picks their spots with a well-timed joke better than Chris.— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) December 23, 2020
Congratulations on an incredible run. I owe you a few Manhattans. https://t.co/3WQJOfkujM
Old, random MCC article for you to read
They should remake “The Fan” (Aug. 18, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 96 days until Opening Day. Whoopee!
Have a great Saturday and weekend, folks.