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Thursday BP: Check out the bullpen construction

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Oracle Park has new dimensions and new bullpens, which you can now see.

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Hello and happy Thursday, everybody.

As you probably know, the San Francisco Giants are altering some of the dimensions at Oracle Park. The alterations serve a dual purpose: Make the park less torturous on hitters, and move the bullpens so that fielders don’t risk their lives on foul popups.

They started construction earlier in the year, and were on pace to have the reconstruction finished just in time for the 2020 MLB season. Then the coronavirus struck, which not only suspended the season, but put many construction projects on hold.

Now, with businesses reopening a little bit — and games at Oracle Park starting to be discussed — the construction has started up again. And KPIX 5 caught some great aerial views of the new center field bullpens, in front of the garden, taking up part of where the warning track used to be.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Yes he did.

May 21, 1994: Against the Chicago Cubs, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Frank Castillo, scoring Matt Williams. It cut the Giants deficit to 8-5, and they lost 12-10. It was his 12th homer of the year.

May 21, 2001: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Curt Schilling. It tied the game 1-1, but the Giants would lose 4-2. It was his 23rd homer of the year, his 5th straight game with a home run, and his 8th dinger in those 5 games.


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Have a great Thursday, everyone!