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Thursday BP: Two weeks until Opening Day, maybe

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The Giants face the Dodgers in 14 days, unless they don’t.

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San Francisco Giants Summer Workouts
Hopefully in the next two weeks Evan Longoria figures out what ball the sport uses.
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Hello and happy Thursday one and all.

Opening Day is creeping nearer. The San Francisco Giants are scheduled to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second half of an ESPN doubleheader in just 14 days.

Giants vs. Dodgers. Johnny Cueto vs. Clayton Kershaw. Cueto vs. Cody Bellinger. Kershaw vs. Buster Posey. All is right in the world.

All, of course, is not right in the world. Not even close.

And all is not right with baseball, either. There are still coronavirus testing issues that need to be fixed before there can be MLB games. And there’s still the sinking sense that MLB can’t make this work, accompanied by the guilt that they probably shouldn’t try to make this work.

All of that has me feeling like maybe there won’t be a Giants baseball game on my television in 14 days.

But we can’t predict the future — I sure can’t, at least. Let me know if you can. I’ll pay well for certain information.

Until we hear otherwise, the Giants will, indeed, be playing a baseball game on our televisions in 14 days. And if you want to get hyped, the Giants released a highlight video of the “dynamic combo of Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater,” which...okay. That’s one way to describe it.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Yep.

July 9, 2003: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 7th inning off of Nelson Cruz (no, not that Nelson Cruz), scoring J.T. Snow and Marquis Grissom. It cut the Giants deficit to 9-7, and they would lose 11-7. It was his 27th homer of the year.

He also had an All-Star Game home run:

And another very memorable All-Star moment:


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Have a great Thursday everybody.