Hello and happy Sunday.
On Friday it was revealed that Scott Kazmir, a left-handed pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, would be temporarily leaving his post with the AAA Sacramento River Cats to join Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.
The team that will bring home Olympic gold #ForGlory— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) July 2, 2021
See you in #Tokyo2020: https://t.co/L9ApiIgXxK pic.twitter.com/51LEnyte85
Team USA’s roster is absent MLB stars for a few reasons: the Olympics appear in season (unlike in the NBA); MLB doesn’t take a break for the Olympics (unlike in the WNBA); and international baseball simply isn’t as big of a deal in America as other sports.
Still, there are some notable names on the roster, like former All-Star pitchers Edwin Jackson and David Robertson, and Minor League pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson, a 2018 second-round pick and widely considered a top 100 prospect in baseball.
Best of luck to Kazmir, a three-time All-Star, who has made three appearances with the Giants this season.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Gregor Blanco is all about family (Aug. 16, 2018 — Doug Bruzzone)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks today at 6:40 p.m. PT.
Have a great Sunday, friends. Please be very safe today and don’t drive drunk.