Posted March 26, 2012 on sfgiants.scout.com
Joe Ritzo has been the voice of the San Jose Giants for the last seven years. If anyone knows the Giants' high-A affiliate, it's him. San Jose Correspondent Evan Stitt talked with Ritzo recently -- about last year's stars, Gary Brown's future and the standout prospects Ritzo will be keeping an eye on this year.
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