Hello and happy Thursday one and all.
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?
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:
- Roger Munter takes a deep dive into breakout candidate Jaylin Davis (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on why Tyler Anderson might be the perfect 2020 free agent signing (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley talks with Hunter Pence about the uncertainty of the season (Mercury News)
- John Shea on Buster Posey’s comments regarding the inherent risk of not socially distancing (SF Chronicle)
- John Shea on preparing for a season that may not happen (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on how the Giants will handle the trade deadline (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Maria Guardado on the Giants signing fourth-round pick R.J. Dabovich (MLB)
Have a great Thursday everybody.