Hello and happy Thursday.
Wednesday was a sad day for baseball, and for the San Francisco Giants, as Dick Tidrow died at the age of 74.
Tidrow, who died unexpectedly, was many things.
He was a 13-year MLB pitcher who won two World Series championships.
He was the owner of a mustache that rivaled Burt Reynolds’.
He was a San Francisco native who attended high school and junior college in Hayward.
And, for the last 27 years, he was a member of the Giants organization. Tidrow joined the Giants in 1994 as a scout, and quickly became special assistant to the general manager, and then director of player personnel. He’s credited with being a key part of the Giants spectacular run of drafting and development that featured Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and so many others.
At the time of his death, he was senior advisor to the president of baseball operations.
Sending love and condolences to his family.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
How’d the new guy do? (Aug. 18, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)
- Grant Brisbee shares his thoughts on the Giants draft (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Susan Slusser on how the Giants are eyeing more pitchers, but don’t want to disrupt a successful team dynamic (SF Chronicle)
- Kerry Crowley lists five under the radar Giants that could fuel a postseason run (Mercury News)
- Tim Kawakami on why the Giants could win the World Series this year (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein put a bow on the 2021 MLB Draft, with thoughts about the Giants slot money (Fangraphs)
- Alex Pavlovic lists 5 stats that define the first half of the season for the Giants (NBC Sports Bay Area)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants have one more off day before the second half of the season begins.
Have a wonderful Thursday, all.