Found February 22, 2013 on
The Victory Formation:
I always wanted to be a bat boy of a Major League Baseball team growing up. It just seemed way cool to get to wear a team uniform and rub elbows with some of the most famous people around. Even though I grew up a Yankees fan in Detroit, I would have loved to sit next to Alan Trammel and Lou Whitaker at Michigan and Trumbull. I had a friend that got to do it for a game, and he said it was the greatest night of his life until Senior Prom. But I never looked into what it would take to be a bat boy. I figured the qualifications were pretty simple: 1. Give player bat 2. Pick up player’s bat 3. Put away player’s bat 4. Hold pitcher’s Vaseline. Seems pretty basic, right? I can’t imagine that there was much else to be concerned about. But oh how times have changed. According to the job description for the San Francisco Giants, not only does the bat boy have to fulfill those duties (Vaseline not included), they have to “Assist in obtaining autographs from visiting players that are requested from the Giants Community Fund.” and be “Proficient in Microsoft [...]
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Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first Cactus League game for the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy will likely get the World Baseball Classic guys a lot of game time early on. He wants them to be ready to go when they part ways for the WBC. Once they’re gone a lot of young guys will get plenty of playing time to show off their skills.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says ...
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The reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants held their team photo day on Wednesday. And second basemen Marco Scutaro definitely took the prize for best pose.Well done, Mr. Scutaro. Who says 11-year veterans can't have fun at spring training camp?Via Twitter
Here’s the tentative starting rotation Bruce Bochy said on Friday the Giants would be using this season, per Henry Schulman:
1. Matt Cain (R)
2. Madison Bumgarner (L)
3. Tim Lincecum (R)
4. Barry Zito (L)
5. Ryan Vogelsong (R)
Bochy had previously announced that Cain would be getting the nod on opening day against the Dodgers, a decision long-assumed to be inevitable. Bochy indicated...
The San Francisco Giants held their team photo day, and while most player photos are of the boring variety, 2nd baseman Marco Scutaro decided to spice things up a bit with a rather unique pose, to say the least…
That’s a good look for Marco. Very dandy. Not sure if he’s going for the Marilyn Monroe over a subway grate look or something else altogether. All I know is, that...
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