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The Manti Te’o saga is perhaps the most bizarre, twisted, surreal, sad, hilarious, horrifying story to ever dominate national sports and news headlines. So, naturally it’s being turned into a minor league baseball promotion.
The San Jose Giants, the San Francisco Giants’ Class-A affiliate, on April 12 will be holding “Lennay Kekua Night,” named for Te’o's fake dead girlfriend. Here’s some amazing info on the night from the team’s press release:
Items such as catfish will be featured on the Turkey Mike’s BBQ menu and fans who purchase a game ticket can bring their imaginary or real significant other to the game for free. A meet and greet will also take place prior to the game for all couples to introduce their significant others to their parents, to avoid any confusion about the existence of a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Two free future game tickets will be given to all fans who dress like Manti Te’o and to all Stanford University students because they may know or be Te’o's gir...
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San Francisco Giants' star Pablo Sandoval has been spending time with family and playing winter ball in his native Venezuela. However, as nice as it must be for him to be home, he got a scare yesterday. Sandoval was admitted to a local hospital yesterday with abdominal pain.
Sandoval's brother, Michael, originally tweeted out the news. Alex Pavlovic of the San...
The Giants have avoided arbitration with reigning NL MVP Buster Posey after both sides on Friday agreed to an $8 million deal for next season.
That’s a considerable bump in pay for the catcher, who made $615,000 last season. We cannot confirm whether Posey was blasting this song from his car speakers Friday:
Via Alex Pavlovic of The Merc:
The agreement allows Posey and the Giants...
All at once the San Francisco Giants front office took care of two critical player arbitration signings in preparation for the 2013 season opener.
San Francisco announced today they have avoided arbitration with MVP catcher Buster Posey and right fielder Hunter Pence.
Posey signed a one year $8 million contract for 2013, leaving his status over his three remaining years of...
The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with National League MVP Buster Posey,
outfielders Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco and pitcher Jose Miljares on Friday. All four players reached agreements on one-year contracts. Posey, the NL batting champion and All-Star catcher, will make $8 million in 2012. Pence
will receive $13.8 million, Miljares $1.8 million and Blanco ...
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The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with pitcher Jose Mijares when he agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million deal. Miljares, 28, pitched for Kansas City and the Giants last season, posting a 3-2 record with a 2.56 ERA in 56 innings as a reliever. He also worked 2 2/3 innings in the postseason for San Francisco. The left-hander is expected to pitch in middle relief for the...
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