Hello and happy Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants have been wanting to retire Will Clark’s jersey, but it looks like they’ll wait until 2022 to do so. Giants executive vice president of business operations Mario Alioto was recently on KNBR and told the radio station that, “We talked to Will the other day, and we’re most likely going to wait until 2022. We want to make sure we have a full house with 100 percent capacity.”
It certainly makes sense. A jersey retirement with only a few fans in the stadium seems silly, especially for a player like Clark, who has quite a personality.
The first baseman played eight of his 15 MLB seasons with the Giants, and during that time made the All-Star team five times, won the Silver Slugger Award twice, won a Gold Glove Award, and finished top five in MVP voting four times.
The Giants haven’t made a habit of retiring the jerseys of players not in the Hall of Fame, but perhaps this marks the start of it.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Giants still keeping an eye on Tim Lincecum, who probably isn’t coming back (Jan. 25, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)
- Maria Guardado has notes from Spring Training, including on the rotation and Reyes Moronta’s health (MLB)
- John Shea on Gabe Kapler’s strong praise for top prospect Marco Luciano (SF Chronicle)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Matt Wisler wants to throw his best pitch less often (KNBR)
- Kerry Crowley has 5 notes on day 4 of Spring Training, including on jerseys and jersey numbers (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Curt Casali still plans on being ready for Opening Day (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Gabe Kapler sees Donovan Solano as very mentally tough (KNBR)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 39 days until Opening Day. We’re in the 30s, folks.
Have a spectacular Sunday, one and all.