Hello and happy Thursday.
He’s asked you to pick the best Giants. He’s asked you to pick the best candies. He’s asked you to pick the best rappers.
And now, with the 2020 MLB season officially signed off on, he’s asking you to pick a walkout song.
Crawford released a bracket of 32 songs — mostly hip-hop, with a bit of pop and R&B mixed in — followed by polls to choose the winner. And the winner will be his walkout song.
That’s assuming there are walkout songs. There won’t be fans in the stadiums for the season, but it seems likely that teams may still have walkout music to help pump up the players and make the experience more normal for fans watching on TV.
Here’s Crawford’s bracket if you want to help him choose a song:
Now that baseball is back, I have my final(?) #BCrawBracket‼️ And it’s v. important...the winner of this bracket will be one of my walkouts this season— Brandon Crawford (@bcraw35) June 24, 2020
If you haven’t heard the songs before, please do some homework and give them a listen (I suggest the edited versions ) pic.twitter.com/obBo4AW0s0
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Yes, but just one.
June 25, 2002: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Kevin Pickford, scoring David Bell and Ramon Martinez. It cut the Giants deficit to 5-3, and they would lose 10-7. It was his 25th homer of the year.
- Roger Munter talks with De La Salle coach David Jeans about Kyle Harrison (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on how baseball is coming back, but it’s hard to focus on (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Henry Schulman on how Giants players feel about starting baseball in such an unsafe time (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Billy Hamilton’s a huge weapon with the new extra innings rule (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Maria Guardado ranks the top three general managers in franchise history (MLB)
- Mark W. Sanchez looks at the catcher situation (KNBR)
- Dieter Kurtenbach on why the Giants should sign Yasiel Puig (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on Gabe Kapler’s plans to manage a short season like the postseason (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Andrew Baggarly on how the Giants will prioritize depth and versatility in a short season (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Dalton Johnson on if Buster Posey can be a top-ten catcher this year (NBC Sports Bay Area)
I hope you all have a great Thursday.