Hello and happy Friday! I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
The San Francisco Giants, after a super long one-day vacation, are back in action. They’re also back home at Oracle Park, but that doesn’t mean things get easier, as they take on the Oakland A’s, one of the top teams in baseball.
I dunno how all of you feel, and I’m not interested in speculating; but personally, I vote in favor of the Giants winning some games.
Your mileage may vary.
On a less positive note, I had an unexpected death in the family and won’t be around much for the next few days. I’ll try and make sure gamethreads and BPs are getting up every day, even if they’re mostly empty. And hopefully I can still do some recaps, though they might just be a bare-bones AP-style recap where people can get their comments in.
Either way, apologies in advance if there’s not much content, or if a few staple threads are missing. And if someone other than me posts in my place, please play nice — they’re doing me a favor, and it’s not their fault the Giants are useless and miserable.
Also: I wrote this on Wednesday, and all of Thursday’s content was pre-written. So my deepest apologies for not covering the Sam Coonrod for Mike Trout trade. Hope you all found somewhere to talk about it.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
August 14, 2001: Against the Florida Marlins, Bonds hit a grand slam in the 6th inning off of Ricky Bones, scoring J.T. Snow, Calvin Murray, and Rich Aurilia. It gave the Giants a 13-5 lead, and they would win 13-7. It was his 51st homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The Giants win the World Series (Oct. 28, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)
Have a wonderful Friday, everyone