Hello and happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate it, but especially to my mother.
Programming note: there will not be a recap today.
By now you likely all know the story of Drew Robinson. The outfielder in the San Francisco Giants farm system attempted to take his own life last year, but ended up surviving. He’s now on a mission to help eliminate the stigma of talking about mental health, and doing wonderful things for the world.
Despite only having one eye — the result of a self-inflicted gun wound — Robinson is still playing baseball, and the Giants assigned him to AAA Sacramento to start the year.
On Saturday — the third game of the season for the River Cats — Robinson recorded his first hit of the year, and made a gorgeous diving grab.
Drew Robinson's (@Drewrobbb) inspirational story continues as he collects his first hit since returning to baseball.— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) May 9, 2021
The @SFGiants outfielder went the other way for @rivercats. pic.twitter.com/jERNGdHBEN
Might be the best baseball highlights I see all year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
San Francisco Giants draft history: Reviewing 2010 (May 13, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how the Giants are sending the message that they’re here to stay (KNBR)
- Andrew Baggarly on how the Giants veterans aren’t ready to be dismissed yet (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on Buster Posey, Albert Pujols, and massive baseball contracts (SF Chronicle)
- Jerry McDonald on the Giants relievers having strong bounce-back games (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on how long-time Giants are fueling their hot start (NBC Sports Bay Area)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Padres today at 1:05 p.m.
Hope you all have a great Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day.