Barry Zito's album is charting


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.

Will Clark's Hall of Fame case


"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

Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward jaw during Thursday's game


"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

What did Barry Bonds say to Noah Lowry about playing left field that one time?


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 him

Noah Lowry, SF Giants Twitter. (Tweet 2, Tweet 3.)

Matt Duffy in his own words


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.



Berman and Dilfer announcing? Gold help us all

Gaylord Perry has thoughts on Deflategate


"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.

Gaylord Perry thinks Bonds should be in the Hall


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

Hunter Pence hit by wild pitch


From what I'm hearing from a personal source down there- it's not good. Broken forearm was mentioned.

Rohnert Park nixes streets named after Kruk and Kuip


"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.