Hello and happy Friday.
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants released another episode of “Chalk Talk @ Home,” a video series they’ve been doing ever since the coronavirus suspended the 2020 MLB season. In it, lovable broadcasters Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Dave Flemming, and Jon Miller talk with each other, and then with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and shortstop Brandon Crawford.
On Thursday I wrote about Belt’s exciting new facial hair situation, which he showed off in the video. And while that’s definitely the highlight of the video, it’s also a really wonderful way to spend an hour if you miss baseball, miss the Giants, or just want some comforting entertainment.
So check it out. Or don’t. But my suggestion is to check it out.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
May 15, 1993: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 6th inning off of Kerry Taylor, scoring Will Clark. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 3-0. Robby Thompson made it back-to-back homers in the next at bat. It was Bonds’ 9th home run of the year.
May 15, 2003: Against the New York Mets, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of Al Leiter. It tied the game 2-2, and the Giants would win 11-3. It was his 11th home run of the year.
- Grant Brisbee continues his countdown of the best home runs in San Francisco history, with 15-11 (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on a teammate who immediately figured out Barry Zito was on The Masked Singer (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt ranks the worst jerseys in the Bay Area (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Brian Sabean shares a story about Bruce Bochy’s farewell speech (Alex Pavlovic, NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Melissa Lockard answers questions on the Giants and A’s and the draft (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Dalton Johnson on how Buster Posey is better than Yadier Molina (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Brian Sabean thinks a universal DH is a necessity this year (Alex Pavlovic, NBC Sports Bay Area)
I hope you all have the best Friday.