Hello, and happy Monday. I miss baseball. There are 185 days until Opening Day.
There will be time to reflect on what happened to end the San Francisco Giants season. Time to reflect on the three-game losing skid, the lost opportunities, the disappointing failures. And time to reflect on the surprising seasons, the breakouts and bouncebacks, and all the happy moments.
But right now I’m just grateful that there were so many happy moments — and there genuinely were. There haven’t been many of them this year in life, but the Giants provided a lot.
So what was your favorite moment of the season?
I also asked it on Twitter, if you’d like to see the replies.
We'll get over the disappointing end to the season, and remember the season as utterly weird, some joyous baseball in a horrific time, and a year when the Giants overperformed.— McCovey Chronicles (@McCoveyChron) September 28, 2020
What was your favorite moment?
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 28, 1995: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 1st inning off of Bryan Rekar, scoring Marvin Benard and Steve Scarsone. It gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, and they would win 12-4. It was his 33rd homer of the year.
September 28, 2000: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning off of Terry Adams, scoring Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 4-3 lead, and they would win 5-3 (beat LA). It was his 49th homer of the year.
September 28, 2001: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning off of Jason Middlebrook. It was back-to-back for the Giants, as it followed a Rich Aurilia dinger, and gave the Giants a 4-0 lead. They would win 10-5. It was his 68th homer of the year.
September 28, 2002: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Jeriome Robertson. It gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, and they would win 5-2. It was his 46th homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Mike Krukow signs contract extension (Sept. 30, 2019 — Bryan Murphy)
- Andrew Baggarly on how the Giants couldn’t seize their chance in a weird season (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on how the Giants were disappointed with the bad calls on Sunday (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Henry Schulman on why the season was a successful failure (SF Chronicle)
- Chris Haft on how the Giants won’t forget Hunter Pence (MLB)
- Henry Schulman on why Evan Longoria thinks Joey Bart needed Buster Posey (SF Chronicle)
- Ali Thanawalla on the Twitter reaction to the strike zone (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Enjoy your Monday, everyone. I hope it’s great.