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Thursday BP: Classic Giants games to air on NBC Bay Area

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This should help with baseball withdrawal.

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NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC California will be showing classic San Francisco Giants games as part of their replacement programming schedule due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

The network announced which Giants contests they will be airing through Friday, April 17. There is a kicker as well: Fans will get to voice opinion their for which classic game they want to see when the Giants are scheduled to be on the network’s “Authentic Fan Friday” 8:00 PM time slot.

For these games, you make your choice on the NBC Giants Twitter page. Voting will open on Thursday at 10:00 AM and run through Friday at noon.

Here is the schedule for Giants games:

Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. Padres (From July 10, 2009 – 8-0 Giants win; Jonathan Sánchez pitches no-hitter.)

Sunday, March 29 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM: 2012 Giants-Tigers World Series: Games 1-4

Monday, March 30 at 8:00 PM Giants at Padres (From July 13, 2013 – 9-0 Giants win; Tim Lincecum pitches first career no-hitter.)

Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. Dodgers (From May 21, 2015 – 4-0 Giants win; Madison Bumgarner hits a home run off reigning N.L. MVP and Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.)

Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. Dodgers (From April 17, 2018 – 7-5 Giants win; Andrew McCutchen hits a three-run homer in the 14th inning.)

Sunday, April 5 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM: 2014 Giants-Royals World Series: Games 1, 4, 5 & 7

Monday, April 6 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. Padres (From June 25, 2014 – 4-0 Giants win; Tim Lincecum pitches second career no-hitter.)

Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. A’s (Aug. 13, 2019 – 3-2 Giants win; Madison Bumgarner defeats the A’s in Bay Bridge Series matchup.)

Friday, April 10 at 8:00 PM: Fans to vote @NBCSGiants for “Authentic Fan Friday” game:

Giants at Reds (From Oct. 11, 2012 – 6-4 Giants win; Giants head to NLCS after Buster Posey’s grand slam secures comeback.)

OR

Giants vs. Cardinals (From Oct. 22, 2012 – 9-0 Giants win; Giants win NLCS and advance to World Series.)

Saturday, April 11 at 4:00 PM: Giants at Diamondbacks (From June 21, 2019 – 11-5 Giants win; Alex Dickerson hits a grand slam and six RBIs in his Giants debut.)

Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 PM: Giants at Diamondbacks (From May 19, 19 – 3-2 Giants win; Pablo Sandoval hits a pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning.)

Sunday, April 12 at 4:00 PM: Giants vs. Dodgers (From April 7, 2018 – 7-5 Giants win; Andrew McCutchen hits a three-run homer in the 14th inning.)

Sunday, April 12 at 6:00 PM: Giants at Dodgers (March 1, 2018 – 1-0 Giants win; Joe Panik homers in the 9th inning.)

Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 PM: Giants vs. Dodgers (From May 21, 2015 – 4-0 Giants win; Madison Bumgarner hits a home run off reigning N.L. MVP and Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.)

Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM: Fans to vote @NBCSGiants for “Authentic Fan Friday” game:

Giants vs. Tigers (From Oct. 24, 2012 – 8-3 Giants win; Pablo Sandoval goes four-for-four and drives in four runs on three home runs. Giants take Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.)

OR

Giants vs. Tigers (From Oct. 25, 2012– 2-0 Giants win; Madison Bumgarner pitches seven shutout innings, gives up only two hits and strikes out eight. Giants take Game 2 of the 2012 World Series.)

Which game are you most looking forward to rewatching?


Here are some more links:

Giants Splash: History suggests fans will give team a break, for 5 minutes (SF Chronicle subscription required)

Why the Giants are changing Andrew Suarez’ pitch mix (Forbes)

Former MLB stars who pulled a Tom Brady and finished career with different team (Bleacher Report)