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The just announced the calendar for promotions and special events at Willie Mays Field for the 2023 season.

Let’s see:

  • Kentucky Derby Hats on May 6
  • Logan Webb Bobblehead on June 3
  • Joc Pederson Bobblehead on July 9
  • Topps Card Set on August 3

and much more. These are cool gifts and who doesn’t enjoy Fireworks night, on July 3? or Hello Kitty Day on July 8?

True Story: I attended a game in 2016 when the giveaway was a Hello Kitty backpack. I was visiting San Francisco for three days and had decided to go shopping. The problem arose that I did not have enough luggage. So… I used my Hello Kitty Backpack and was the coolest cat in town and at the airport. The chicks were impressed!

In Other News

Andrew Baggarly’s Mail Bag for The Athletic is a very good read. He covers important ground in an honest and blunt way that is, quite frankly, refreshing. His view on the Giants losing Brian Sabean is superb and I will devote a post on it later this week.

Giants Sign Roberto Perez

The Giants signed catcher Roberto Perez who was being courted by the Red Sox. The deal was announced Sunday. Perez won Gold Gloves in 2019 and 2020 for Cleveland. He is 34 and will likely be the back up for Joey Bart. This is the type of deal that helps the Giants defense. It could also help Joey Bart with Perez being a kind of mentor for the young lad.