Greek Giant

Hunter Pence recently published a very moving tribute to the Giants and the City of San Francisco on the Player’s Tribune. In it he highlights certain key moments during his career at Willie Mays Field. They include the time fans welcomed him to a restaurant by chanting “Let’s Go Giants!” in the middle of the restaurant as he was walking in with his party on his first day on the team.

There are remembrances of the Ishikawalkoff, The 2012 World Series and pennants won.

This is my favorite Hunter Pence moment:

It’s a great read and it should bring a little tear to your eye and a lot of warmth to your cold, winter, baseball-less heart.

Speaking of Baseball, Spring Training has officially begun and Joey Bart caught Madison Bumgarner in a bullpen session yesterday. It’s a pretty cool thing to contemplate.

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I would be remiss if I did not mention the passing of Frank Robinson, former Giant Manager and all-around Hall of Famer extraordinaire. I remember him being a very good Manager for the Expos and thinking about his dignity as well as his respect by other players. The Giants had a very nice tribute to Mr. Robinson. Bruce Jenkins of the Chronicle wrote a great piece about him.