The pitcher-turned-singer-songwriter's first EP, the self-released No Secrets, marks his Billboard chart debut, new on the Americana/Folk Album Sales (No. 15), Heatseekers Albums (No. 18) and Country Album Sales (No. 39) charts dated Feb. 18, with 1,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.From Billboard Music. Good for him.
"I can tell you this right now: If you take some Hall of Fame first basemen and put them in Candlestick Park, I guarantee we'd have about the same stats."From The Sporting News
"No, it’s not (okay). It sure isn’t," he said. "You might want to be a little more discreet about that if you’re going to do that kind of thing."Madison Bumgarner about Jason Heyward tipping pitches from second base, via CSN Bay Area
He told me to watch what he does and how he positions himself pitch to pitch and mirror that. Jokingly, I said "Dude! Have you watched me shag balls in BP? Just try and keep up!" In all seriousness, I loved my time playing with @BarryBonds & the advice he gave the younger generations behind himNoah Lowry, SF Giants Twitter. (Tweet 2, Tweet 3.)
I was 23 and just up from Double-A. Nobody had ever heard of me. But Hunter Pence had just come up to me and said, "We need you" — and the "we" was the San Francisco Giants. That seemed crazy to me.From Duffy's article in The Player's Tribune. It's definitely worth a read.
"But they got away with it during the game and won, so that’s all that matters."Read the full Sporting News interview here. Atta boy, Gaylord.
I think eventually he’ll get in, and if he does, I’ll be there to support him. In fact, Pete Rose. If Pete gets in, I’ll be there to support him. But I think it’s going to be awhile.This, and more from Baseball: Past and Present
"You may have a Dodgers fan who wants to move in," said Callinan, himself a home-builder. "We thought, ‘Who’s not going to be a Giants fan around here?’ It would have been cool to honor them. But if you’re selling $500,000 homes, you don’t want to give people any reason not to buy them."The Press Democrat SMH.