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Larry Brown Sports:
Yes, the Giants are following the lead of the Hagerstown Suns and plan to give away 20,000 of these Brian Wilson garden gnomes May 20th. Garden gnomes are nothing new in terms of baseball giveaways, but not too many are fully bearded with sunglasses like this one. Our friend Mona shared a picture of the gnome on Facebook and she plans on getting one as long as she can. I imagine tickets for that game will be in demand.
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“I’m gonna get that Weezy gnome and take a picture with it at every NL baseball park. Step 1…get that gnome.”
Those are the words I tweeted this evening upon seeing the highly-anticipated and much-ballyhooed Brian Wilson Garden Gnome, which was unveiled by the San Francisco Giants twitter team today (pictured below).
You’ve seen those pictures on the Internet of gnomes...
Remember back in November when the San Francisco Giants announced plans to have a Brian Wilson Gnome night?Well, on Thursday, the team showed it off via Twitter.My guess is that the team is praying their colorful closer doesn't decide to shave anytime soon.So, yeah, on May 20, be one of the first 20,000 fans to see the Giants take on the Oakland A's and get your gnome. Or...
Catching up on the Giants’ transactions: a little late to these, but the Giants have made a couple more minor-league signings…
According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Giants signed right-hander Adam Thomas. He didn’t pitch at all from 2008 to 2010, but he posted a 1.73 ERA (4.08 K/BB) in 57 innings of relief in the Atlantic League this year. He’s 32 years old.
It’s been a month or so since the Giants acquired Angel Pagan. At the time, I wasn’t excited or anything…I guess I had become an Andres Torres apologist, and I was a bit worried about what the trade meant for Brandon Belt; but I liked the deal nonetheless. The idea of Melky Cabrera as a starting centerfielder was never the appealing, so it was nice to see the Giants go out...
There are some things that one just should not have to suffer for a job. Wearing the color of your rivals, every day?
In the meantime, the San Francisco Giants released a promo picture of the Brian Wilson garden gnome, and it looks…
I suppose it could be worse. It is a free giveaway. But it just looks so…cheap. Which Brian Wilson will not...
Freddy Sanchez starting to hit. Buster Posey back in training mode. Matt Cain a Yankee? Here's the latest offseason news about your San Francisco Giants.
Happy birthday to former Giants infielder (1950-’56) and manager (1961-’64) Alvin Dark, who turns 90 years old today. Dark led the Giants to the World Series in 1962. It’s also Jim Lefebvre‘s birthday. The Giants’ former hitting coach (1980-’82) turns 70 today.
1913: Future Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize is born in Demorest, GA. Known as “The Big Cat...
Sergio Romo 54 – P
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5’10″, Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: March 4, 1983
Place: Brawley, California
High School: Brawley Union High School
College: University of North Alabama and Mesa State College
Resides: Mesa, Arizona
Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (28th round, 852nd pick) in the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed: June 9, 2005...
What's to lose?Miguel Tejada is training in Miami as he looks to make a comeback, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The 37-year-old was designated for assignment by the Giants in August after hitting .239/.270/.326 in 343 plate appearances. I'd be surprised if there was no gas left in Miggy's tank.Alert readers have probably already noticed the other...
Ryan Vogelsong 32 – P
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6’4″, Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: July 22, 1977
Place: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Octorara Area High in Atglen, Pennsylvania
College: Kutztown University
Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (5th round) in the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed: June 7, 1998
Major League Debut: September 2, 2000...
Photo: APThe box score doesn’t tell the whole story. Statisticians point to numbers to evaluate players, but it’s impossible to get a sense of the game just by looking at newspaper clippings. August 5, 2011 was a perfect example: the Phillies demolished the San Francisco Giants 9-2, but the story line was much greater.Being on opposite coasts, the Phillies and Giants aren’t...
Happy birthday to former Giants catcher Brian Johnson, who turns 44 today. The Oakland native and Stanford alumnus, who hit just 49 big league dongs during his eight-year career, smacked two game-winning home runs in the final 11 days of the 1997 season to help the Giants clinch the NL West division.
On this date in Giants history…
1918: Veteran infielder Buck Herzog is traded...
Chris Haft fields questions from Giants fans on topics ranging from Pablo Sandoval's development to the departure of Carlos Beltran in this week's edition of the Inbox.