Inside the Clubhouse: Will the Thrill Part 1 (SFG Productions) Description: Part one of the three-part series explores Will's insatiable hunger for success which started way before he broke into the big leagues
Lost in the Sandoval/Wright kerfuffle is the idea that Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong got totally hosed. But there are a ton of pitchers who didn't make the team even though they had a good argument. Literally a ton! Though I listed just under a half-ton.
Ken Rosenthal's weekly baseball notes has a piece on Nate being traded possibly since he is coveted and how mets catcher gets hit in head and misses half of Dickey's pitches. Scary
I love Brandon Belt blog posts! Don't you?
Giants catcher Buster Posey, the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, has bounced back from a devastating ankle injury that wiped out last season to earn the starting nod behind the plate in his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic. Joining Posey in the NL's starting lineup are teammates Pablo Sandoval, who was named to last year's team by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, at third base and fellow first-time All-Star Melky Cabrera in the outfield.Rosters unveiled for 83rd All-Star Game | MLB.com: News
They saw a "Got Melk?" sign in the stands (a remnant from Cabrera’s days as a Yankee when he was dubbed "The Melkman") and it sparked an idea. They started talking, and soon they’d decided to dress up like "Melkmen" and go to a Giants game. "It snowballed all the way into an outfit," says Huffman. "It was really organic between all of us." ... They came up with an outfit idea, ordering the bow ties online and making their hats. Their shirts and pants (except for being white) don’t actually match. "Really, it was like an arts-and-crafts project," says Huffman, a journalism major at San Jose State. ... When Cabrera gets a hit, the crew does "the Melkshake" -- a dance patterned after "The Bernie." "It has a shaking movement, so naturally the Melkshake just became the name of it," Tyler says.
Wait for the twist ending!