Hello and happy Thursday.
One of the fun traditions of San Francisco Giants home games is Metallica Night. Every year there’s a Metallica theme night, where the Giants-loving band performs the national anthem and throws out the first pitch, and the in-game festivities are centered around the group.
There obviously wasn’t a normal Metallica Night this year, since there wasn’t a normal season with fans to entertain.
But that didn’t stop the famous band from showing up at Oracle Park to perform their rendition of the anthem, and throw out the first pitch.
Tonight's National Anthem: @Metallica— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 24, 2020
Thank you, James Hetfield & @KirkHammett #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/5ImaghsZcE
Robert Trujillo swapped out his bass for a baseball, virtually throwing out tonight's ceremonial first pitch for the @SFGiants/@Rockies game. #SFGiants #MetallicaNight pic.twitter.com/YmnDRw17R1— Metallica (@Metallica) September 24, 2020
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 24, 1993: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 4th inning off of Scott Sanders, scoring Matt Williams. It gave the Giants a 2-1 lead, and they would win 4-3. It was his 41st homer of the year.
September 24, 1995: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Armando Reynoso. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 3-1. It was his 31st homer of the year.
September 24, 1998: Against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Elmer Dessens. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 6-2. It was his 37th homer of the year.
September 24, 2001: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of James Baldwin. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 2-1 (beat LA). It was his 67th homer of the year.
September 24, 2002: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning off of Mike Bynum, scoring Rich Aurilia. It gave the Giants a 12-3 lead, which was the final score. It was his 45th homer of the year.
September 24, 2004: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning off of Odalis Perez. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 3-2. It was his 44th homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article to read
Giants acquire OF Alex Dickerson from Padres (June 10, 2019 — Bryan Murphy)
- Roger Munter on how hitting the ball hard is the most important part of hitting (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee ranks the Giants bunts (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on Gabe Kapler’s anger following the lack of justice in the Breonna Taylor case (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on Alex Dickerson giving the Rockies a taste of their own medicine (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on Alex Dickerson’s month, and why the Giants bypassed Jaylin Davis (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the Giants entering the bubble (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on why the Giants used Caleb Baragar as an opener (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone.