Hi everyone, and happy Friday.
If you’re a Twitter user and a San Francisco Giants fans, then there’s probably a decent chance you follow some of your favorite players. It can be nice to follow them on Twitter and get a glimpse into their lives.
It can also cause a lot of anxiety because people do stupid things on social media all the time, and you might live in a state of constant fear that your favorite player is going to say something stupid that makes you like them less.
So it’s not that sad when your favorite player isn’t on Twitter, or rarely uses it.
Enter Buster Posey. Posey’s Twitter persona is pretty much exactly what you would expect. It’s safe and calculated and mostly quiet.
Which makes it that much more serious when he uses his platform for other things. On Thursday, Posey took to Twitter to endorse an article about how unfair MLB’s demands are in the latest return to play proposal.
This is worth a read. No player affiliation. No owner affiliation. Senior Wall Street veteran and venture capitalist. https://t.co/R0NWneQCUY— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) May 28, 2020
How notable is it that Posey tweeted that? Here’s a breakdown of every single Tweet of his in the last year:
June 9: Promotes his alma mater’s playoff run.
June 19: Promotes the new Posey28 metal bat.
June 28: Pictures with Junior Giants.
July 11: Pictures with families he hosted from the Valley Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Infusion Center.
July 19: Promoting his pediatric cancer research campaign.
July 24: Announcement that all proceeds from his bat sales will go towards pediatric cancer research.
August 13: Pictures with patients and staff at John Muir Hospital.
August 24: Picture of his catcher’s gear that is signed by children who are fighting cancer.
January 29: Picture with his daughter and the hashtag “#girldad” following the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
April 29: Promotion for relief efforts for healthcare workers.
May 28: Promotes an article about how MLB isn’t treating its players fairly.
Okay, so, first off, what a freaking guy. Second off . . . I’d say he feels strongly about this topic. As he should.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Of course he did. He’s Barry Bonds!
May 29, 1993: Against the Atlanta Braves, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of Pete Smith. It gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, and they would win 6-3. It was his 13th homer of the year.
May 29, 1995: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 9th inning off of Luis Aquino, scoring Steve Scarsone and Darren Lewis. It gave the Giants an 11-6 lead, which was the final score. It was his 7th homer of the year.
May 29, 1998: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Willie Blair, scoring Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 3-1. It was his 14th homer of the year.
- Podcast: The beloved MCC Minor Lines crew (Roger Munter and Kevin J. Cunningham) talks 2020 and the future of the minors (There R Giants)
- Podcast: Grant Brisbee and Andrew Baggarly talk with Dennis Lin about the Padres (The Athletic, free)
- Alex Pavlovic on the Giants return to Oracle Park (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea with 5 key elements to a second spring training (SF Chronicle)
- Kiley McDaniel and David Schoenfield redraft the top ten picks in the last ten drafts (ESPN+, subscription required)
Have a great Friday everyone.