Hello and happy Thursday.
Hunter Pence’s second stint with the San Francisco Giants may not gave gone well on the field, but it went well off the field, as it always seems to. Even though Pence has been designated for assignment, he’s still the Giants nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which honors philanthropists and humanitarians in baseball.
And yes, I know this news is a week old, but I forgot to talk about it a week ago, so here we are.
Roberto Clemente Award nominees for 2020. Honor is for the game’s most philanthropic and humanitarian players. pic.twitter.com/y2oVY2n9bn— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 3, 2020
A forever Giant, to be sure.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 10, 1997: Against the St. Louis Cardinals, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Rigo Beltran, scoring Darryl Hamilton. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 7-6. It was his 33rd homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article/comments for you to read
Open Draft Day II (June 5, 2008 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter checks in on the progress of some Giants prospects (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on why the Giants signed Justin Smoak, and why that might be bad for Pablo Sandoval (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on Mauricio Dubon making a dream come true for a child in his home country of Honduras (SF Chronicle)
- Elliott Almond on how former Giants owner Horace Stoneham opened the door for Black and Latin baseball players (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on Eddie Garcia and Roberto Clemente (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on the eerie sky at Oracle Park on Wednesday (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Henry Schulman on why MLB deserves credit for navigating a pandemic (SF Chronicle)
- Steve Berman on the Giants confidence, and why Gabe Kapler deserves credit (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Gabe Kapler is pressing the right buttons (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a wonderful Thursday, one and all.