Such a Sad Day

by Dr Lefty [Note: All photos in this post are courtesy of Mrs. Crawnik, who was on the spot in Scottsdale Stadium.]   OK, let’s get this out of the way. Nobody died. Injuries to star athletes are unfortunate but not tragic. The March for Our Lives event today is…

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Crawnik Spring Training Report!

by Crawnik (posted by Dr Lefty) Greetings from sunny Scottsdale. First, I want to thank Lefty for putting together a Messenger group page so that myself and Rob Deer could chat so we could find each other at the game. Once we did, it was a pleasure to meet The…

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No More Split-Squad Magic, I Guess

  by Dr Lefty Well, shoot. That didn’t go well at all. The Giants lost both ends of a split-squad “doubleheader,” and the even worse news was that the two young(ish) starters slotted in as the fourth and fifth guys in the rotation both had bad days. Let’s start with…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 3

  by Dr Lefty No new celebrity sightings for Day 3. Since the game was later (3:05 p.m.), we had a leisurely lunch at The Mission (Sunday Pork Pig-Out, which is all-you-can-eat carnitas and you build your own street tacos) and then strolled over just in time for the lineups…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 2

by Dr Lefty Well, our game wasn’t rained out–but our dinner was! We were astonished to wake yesterday to overcast skies and humid air. We’d been monitoring the weather for weeks before this trip and expected high 70s and sunshine on Saturday. It turned out we were glad to be…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 1

by Dr Lefty It was a picture-perfect day in Scottsdale–especially from our seats in the shade (veteran move)–and there was a packed house at Scottsdale Stadium. A lot happened, so let’s get to it.   The ball was, um, carrying As you can tell from the line score above, it…

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The Bay Bombers: Nine Home Runs in One Day!

by Dr Lefty Yesterday I noted that the Giants were leading the majors in most offensive categories in spring training games so far. After yesterday’s split-squad onslaughts, they’re now leading the majors in batting average, runs, slugging percentage, OPS, and home runs. Yes, home runs. They’ve now hit 23 home…

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Finally a Happy Ending!

  by Dr Lefty This sure looked like it was going to be another irritating Giants loss. Last night they scored plenty of runs but the bullpen yakked it up. Today they got beautiful, gorgeous pitching for nine innings from Jeff Samardzija and three relievers, yet going to the bottom…

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