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Thursday BP: RIP Joe Altobelli

The former Giants manager died at the age of 88.

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San Francisco Giants

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.

He managed two other clubs as well, and won a World Series leading the Baltimore Orioles. He also had a brief playing career in the 1960s.

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)

Giants links

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.