Hello and happy Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants lost a part of their history on Wednesday, as former manager Joe Altobelli died at the age of 88.
Altobelli managed the Giants for three seasons, from 1977 to 1979. His run at the helm included a memorable 89-win team in 1978 that was led by Vida Blue and Jack Clark, and featured Willie McCovey.
Rest in peace, Joe.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Aaron Hill shouldn’t make the team because he might be the next Steve Finley (March 2, 2017 — Doug Bruzzone)
- Roger Munter on if Sam Long will become the pitching version of Mike Yastrzemski (There R Giants)
- Maria Guardado on how Heliot Ramos feels like he’s ready for the big leagues (MLB)
- Shayna Rubin on Gavin Newsom anticipating fans being in the stands for the Giants home opener (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on Austin Slater looking for a bigger role after his strong 2020 (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on Heliot Rams making a push for the Majors (Mercury News)
- Tim Kawakami has a big name wishlist for the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Jason Vosler is making an early statement at camp (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea on the death of Joe Altobelli (SF Chronicle)
- Jim Bowden hands out offseason grades for every team (The Athletic, subscription required)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 28 days until Opening Day. That’s Buster Posey’s number if I’m not mistaken.
Have a great Thursday, friends.