Hello and happy Wednesday.
It was recently revealed that the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, who had been the San Francisco Giants class-A affiliate since 1997, would no longer be a part of Minor League Baseball, due to the massive Minor League restructuring that gutted dozens of teams.
But thankfully there will still be baseball in Salem-Keizer, as the Volcanoes announced that they are joining Mavericks League, which will be a four-team independent baseball league.
More baseball is good. Baseball in Salem-Keizer is very good, as it’s a historic spot with a great fanbase and a gorgeous stadium.
It’s not the Giants anymore, but it’s still baseball. So road trip there in 2027 when the world is open up again.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
It’s the 20th anniversary of Brian Johnson’s home run (Sept. 18, 2017 — Grant Brisbee)
- Marc Delucchi on why the Giants should have made the Adam Ottavino trade that the Boston Red Sox did (Around the Foghorn)
- Susan Slusser on the request from the Cactus League, and cities in Arizona to delay Spring Training (SF Chronicle)
- Jay Jaffe on the Fangraphs’ crowdsourced Hall of Fame ballot (Fangraphs)
- Monte Poole reveals his Hall of Fame ballot, and explains his decision to select Barry Bonds (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Jeff Young on C.J. Hinojosa signing with the Houston Astros (Around the Foghorn)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 64 days until Opening Day. Or so they tell me.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all of you.