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Monday BP: Pablo Sandoval speaks about his baseball journey

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This is very enjoyable.

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Hello and happy Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend, and that you’re staying healthy and safe. Welcome to a new week. It’s week #8,756,109 of 2020. Enjoy it.

Last week, the San Francisco Giants put out a tremendous video of third baseman (and first baseman, and emergency catcher, and emergency second baseman, and emergency pitcher...) Pablo Sandoval.

In it, Sandoval reminisces about his start in baseball, and his journey with the Giants. The lovable All-Star is speaking with Erwin Higueros, the Giants Spanish broadcaster (as wall as a member of their media relations and Hispanic marketing departments).

The video is in Spanish (perfect practice for those native English speakers who have been spending their quarantine on Duolingo), but has subtitles. We’re used to seeing Sandoval express himself on the field, but it’s fun to see a more extended look at the person he is.

Baseball is just a few weeks away, everyone.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

He absolutely did hit a home run today.

July 6, 1995: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 9th inning off of Jeff Brantley, scoring Darren Lewis and Steve Scarsone. It gave the Giants a 7-5 lead, which was the final score. It was his 15th homer of the year.

July 6, 2002: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Randy Johnson. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 3-2. It was his 26th homer of the year.

Have a great Monday everybody.