Hello and happy Wednesday.
A few days ago I linked you to a San Francisco Giants YouTube video with Farhan Zaidi. In addition to the exciting baseball news contained in the video, Zaidi mentioned something important on the business side of things: The Giants will be paying their coaches, development staff, and scouts through Dec. 31 at the very least.
“We’ve retained all of our scouts for the full season,” Zaidi said, as transcribed by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. “That was a decision made by ownership, which obviously we feel really good about and I know (scouting director Michael Holmes) is excited to potentially get his guys back out to do summer work as some of these events start. We’re hoping it’s an active summer for our scouts and that they’re able to put in the work that they want to do.”
It goes without saying that this is a good thing, both because it’s the right thing to do, and because it puts the team in the best position to succeed moving forward.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Of course he did.
June 24, 1993: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning off of Willie Blair, scoring John Burkett, Robby Thompson, and Will Clark. It gave the Giants a 7-1 lead, and they would win 17-2. It was his 21st homer of the year.
June 24, 1997: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of Danny Jackson. It gave the Giants a 4-1 lead, which was the final score. It was his 17th homer of the year.
June 24, 1998: Against the Oakland A’s, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Blake Stein. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 7-6. It was his 17th homer of the year.
June 24, 2002: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit 2 home runs. A 3-run shot in the 7th inning off Jeremy Fikac scored Marvin Benard and Reggie Sanders, and tied the game 6-6. A 9th inning solo dinger off Trevor Hoffman gave the Giants a 7-6 lead, which was they final score. They were his 23rd and 24th homers of the year.
June 24, 2006: Against the Oakland A’s, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Dan Haren, scoring Mark Sweeney. It gave the Giants a 2-1 lead, and they would win 8-7. It was his 11th homer of the year.
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!