Greek Giant

Yesterday the Giants held a special ceremony to celebrate the life of Willie Mays. The Dignitiaries were many included Barry Bonds and former President Bill Clinton. Barack Obama sent a very special video message. When Willie Mays passed away on June 18 I realized that it was a moment of global impact. His death and career were covered in every serious newspaper and media outlet in the world. The Giants’ ceremony was just what it says: “A Celebration”. It was full of joy, beautiful stories, smiles and tears. It was all done with such grace and class, the way only the Giants can do it.

President Barack Obama’s Video Message

President Bill Clinton’s Speech

Excerpts from Other Speeches

Some Willie Mays Links

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Willie Mays, 1931-2024:

Today’s Game

The Giants host the Blue Jays today at 6:45 PM. The pitching matchup is Yusei Kikuchi (4-8, 4.12) versus Blake Snell (You don’t want to see his stats). He makes his return from his second stint on the Injured List.