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Rosario Hits for Cycle, Leads Fried, Braves Over Giants 3-0
"Eddie Rosario hit for the cycle Max freed worked seven innings as the Braves beat the giants three nothing to end a four game skid rosaria cycle comes a month after Freddie Freeman did it for the Braves Rosario completed the feat with a single in the ninth freed allowed three hits while striking out five in his twelfth win Atlanta is eight and two in his last ten starts neither team scored until Adam duvall's two run Homer in the seventh the outcome cuts the giants lead in the NL west to one game over the Dodgers I'm Dave Ferrie
Kershaw 1st Win Since June, Streaking Dodgers Top Shaky Reds
"Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win since June twenty seventh as the Dodgers knocked off the Reds eight to five Kershaw allowed one run and three hits over five innings striking out eight in the Dodgers eighth win in nine games it was a second start since returning from elbow inflammation Gavin locks and Corey Seager each hit two run homers for Los Angeles which is trying to chase down the giants for the NL west title will Smith also homered for LA the Reds dropped their eighth straight series is Wade Miley was tagged for six runs and nine hits in a season low three innings I'm Dave Ferrie
Curt Casali's 2-Run Single Holds up, Giants Beat Braves 2-0
"The giants have won two straight against the Braves as Alex wood and six relievers combined on a five hitter to shot of Lana to nothing what has recovered from coated and made his first start since August twenty sixth he pitched three perfect innings with four strikeouts I went longer than we were planning to go you know I thought you knew your two is tunings was was the goal I really don't know what to expect I was gonna feel but I thought my stuff was sharp backup catcher Curt Casali drove in the game's only runs with a two run single in the fourth the Braves have lost four straight well the Phillies won four in a row sheeting and lan is lead in the National League east to one game over Philadelphia Charlie Morton took the loss he pitched five innings gave up four hits and two runs Riley Aung San Francisco
California Wildfires Burn Into Groves of Giant Sequoia Trees
"In california. Wildfires are burning deep into sequoia national park where services and facilities are now closed. Extra steps are being taken to protect the giant forest of grove containing thousands of the gigantic ancient sequoias including the world's largest the general sherman. Fire information officer mark garrett says the trees are typically resistant to flames. But they've also been under other pressures. They're very resilient but with our recent drought tree mortality in the sierra nevada. Maybe two hundred million dead trees. That's putting extra stress on these trees to the k. n. p. complex fire expanded overnight and crews are battling the blazes amid extremely dry
California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees
"Crews are trying to keep wild fires away from groves of giant sequoia trees in national parks and forests in California wildfires have made it to at least four girls of the agents a call yes some two thousand years old and two hundred feet in height colony fire spokesperson Rebecca Patterson says some of the oldest and most well known sequoias are being wrapped in a fire retardant blanket structural rap on which is typically used to protect buildings from the possibility of fire on around the bases of giant sequoia trees she says that includes the best known of the giant trees the general Sherman tree which is the largest living tree in the world the fire is about a mile from the giant forest officials don't know yet the extent of damage caused to the other girls which are in remote hard to reach areas I'm Tim acquire
HBO's 'Hard Knocks' Will Feature Indianapolis Colts in First-Ever in-Season Episodes
"For the first time hard knocks. We'll follow one team during the regular season and the colts are the team that will be featured this year h. b. o. Will be with the team through the end of the season which would include the playoffs. If they qualify they'll be at least nine episodes and the first one will air on november seventeenth. This is all the information we have about the series. We don't know yet what the criteria is for the team being selected and if the colts were able to turn it down it's the nfl films senior executives said thanks. Hbo along with incredible cooperation from the colts we were able to deliver ground. Bake breaking new edition of the series. So that seems to hints at the colts agreed to this. We don't have an answer. A confirmation on that yet. So we're so getting a little information about
1st All-Civilian SpaceX Crew Launches Into Orbit
"There at it. Elon musk space. Company made history wednesday after its first all civilian mission launched from cape canaveral florida. The mission is called inspiration for sent. Four civilians into orbit Got a geo. Scientists a us air force vet a physician's assistant who was also a cancer. Survivor and jared isaac men. He's the billionaire. Who purchased the flight to help raise money for childhood cancer. They'll be flying about one hundred miles higher than the international space station. They'll carry out some experiments you about balance and testing. Their blood will be there for three days. They're expected to splash down in the atlantic on saturday and they're not docking anywhere so they took the like basically the the sun roof off. You usually have that closed because that's dachshunds. So now they have this giant window above them and they're just like us overeating now. Yeah they went up this morning. We sorry yesterday yesterday.
The Days After 9/11: Will Things Ever Be Funny Again?
"On amazon music or with one plus in the days after nine eleven it really did feel like nothing would ever be funny again. Welcome to the late show. This is our first show on the air. Sense of new york and washington were attacked. Even the men on late night had abandoned their post. Then shuffled back. One by one cowed by their lack of words to describe what had happened. Letterman came. I watching all of this. I wasn't sure of that. I should be doing a television show because for for twenty years we've been in in the city making fun of everything making fun of the city making fun of my hair making fun of paul well. Conan came the next night. I will be very honest with you. I have no idea how to do what we've been doing. I know i have no idea how we're going to get back to doing this again. That's how we all feel. And then jon stewart two nights later. I was a producer on the daily show. Then standing just offstage with the rest of the staff feeling like someone had pulled the parking brake at full speed. Our senses of humor had dropped right out of the bottom of the car. So we're we're gonna take a break. And i'm going to stop slobbering on myself in the desk and we're going to get back to this and it's gonna be fun and funny and it's going to be the same as it was and i thank you. We'll be right back. I just assumed well. We can't do humor todd. Hanson was the head writer at the satirical newspaper the onion at the time. Everyone on the staff assumed that and so we cancelled it and we just went dark and of course who cares. It's just comedy right. But here's the problem the onion isn't just a scrappy. College comedy thing anymore. They have financial backers they have payroll. They have add biased fulfil hell. They still have to pay. They might be giants. They can't just stop printing whenever they want. They have to put there next issue. A whole newspaper full of
California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees
"Wildfires in california are now threatening some of the biggest trees on earth two fires in the sierra nevada mountains have already closed down sequoia national park which is home to giant sequoia trees. Some that are as tallest three hundred feet and hundreds of thousands of years. Old two thirds of all giant sequoia groves acres already burned down and wildfires within the last five years historic drought and heat waves caused by man made climate. Change are to blame for the extreme proliferation of fires in the area. Firefighters are working hard to protect the giants by doing things like robbing them in huge fire-resistant blankets that are usually reserved for protecting buildings. Here's hoping that they're able to save the general sherman tree which fun fact is the largest city in the world by volume it will become the biggest and most vengeful tree goats if we kill it via climate change we cannot let that
SpaceX Launches Four Civilians Into Orbit on Historic Inspiration4 Flight
"Interference by american digital giants spacex is first private flight streaked into orbit on wednesday night with to contest winners a healthcare worker and they're rich sponsor the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a space craft circled the earth with an all amateur crew and no professional astronauts. The dragon capsules to men and two women will be spending three days going around the planet from an unusually high orbit a hundred miles higher than the international space station before splashing down the florida coast this weekend. It spacex founder. elon musk's first entry in the competition for space. tourism. Dollars jared isaac. Mun is the third billionaire to launch this summer. Following the
Hopkins Converts 2nd Chance, Washington Beats Giants 30-29
"Dustin Hopkins kicked a forty three yard field goal as time ran out to give the Washington football team a thirty to twenty nine win over the giants the game winner came after Hopkins missed a forty eight yarder but the giants were called for an offside penalty giving him another chance Hopkins kicked five in the game his counterpart Graham gonna also had five the last one but the giants in the lead with two minutes to play but Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke led the team on a fifty yard drive to set up the game winner we knew that which anyway to get a field goal and we practice situation what practice so that the guys are ready and for to come to fruition for us to accomplish that goal in a game it's was huge Heinecke threw for three hundred thirty six yards and two touchdowns Greg heist Landover Maryland
Tatis Hits 39th HR, Padres Beat Giants 7-4 to Gain on Cards
"Fernando tatis said his National League leading thirty ninth home run in the Padres improved their playoff position with the seven four win over the giants Tommy famine Manny Machado each drove in two runs manager Jayce tingler team scored sixteen runs in the last two games of the series anytime you have a big group of guys that are maybe in a in a in a cold spell your you're also with the capability of quite a few guys get hot together and end up you know for two days swung the bat very well the outcome puts the Padres a half game behind the cardinals for the second NL wild card the giants lead in the NL west is down to just one game over the Dodgers Evan Longoria homered for San Francisco I'm the ferry
Exercising and Modifying Workout Routines During Pregnancy
"And that seems to be. What's the growing general consensus with doctors. And women who are cross fitting and get pregnant is keeping up but stay comfortable. Do it until you start to feel uncomfortable. And then it's time to but of course modifying the entire time. You're not going. Burt right when when you start to show right now. You're not going out enduring. Giant spreads trying to pr. Your lives through things like that. So it's all stay comfortable and then as you said toward the latter part of your pregnancy. It started just in general starting to get uncomfortable. You're starting tired so that was when you started to cut it back. Yeah and obviously for every every woman it's different man. Every woman feels differently on the different things that they want to modify accidentally pr. And my dad. Lift my early in. My and i was like what's look shouldn't do that so you know i was comfortable. It was weird. Because that's my comfortable place so we've been women go. We actually had a woman once. Did you about our location. I was never really asked. Okay when we were up on the third floor of our original building and she she crossed fitted pretty much up to the point that she was supposed to be do and then quit then like was. I think she was gone for like a week. Part of this probably making up. But i think she was gone for a week then realize maybe he wasn't coming so she came back and then like five days later so she literally like prostrated up to the point of giving
Tatis, Padres End 5-Game Skid, Cut Giants' 9-Game Win Streak
"The giants nine game win streak came to an end as the Padres outs like San Francisco nine to six Adam Frazier and Fernando tatties junior each had four hits apiece Frazier with a two run double and Eric Hosmer added a two run single Joe Musgrove pitched six innings and allowed three runs to get the win it just feels good to be back in the win column and it's been awhile since we've won the game the Padres remained one game behind St Louis for second place in the National League wild card the giants with solo homers from Tyrrel strata Kris Bryant Steven Duggar and Brandon belt despite the loss San Francisco scored at least six runs in each of its last ten games Riley Aung San Francisco
California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias
"In a pair of wildfires. In california's sierra nevada mountains are threatening some of the largest trees on earth. The trees known as giant sequoias grow in sequoia national park within the rugged mountains. Firefighters are aggressively attacking the fires to help suppress them. The trees which can reach heights of three hundred feet have already been hit hard by fires. In recent years the national park service says somewhere between seventy five hundred and just over ten thousand mature giant sequoias were destroyed in the last year alone.
Dodgers Clinch Their Ninth Consecutive Playoff Berth
"Like to welcome in now the greet buster only espn baseball insider host of the baseball tonight. Podcast can follow at buster underscore. Espn buster always great to talk to you. Guys are man so buster. The dodgers clinched their ninth street playoff spot with a win last night. How important is it for them to actually win the division though with these surprising giants well. It's it's absolutely huge. The funny thing was about nine days ago. We had the dodgers and giants sunday night. Baseball and i asked that very question of neighbors. The dodgers manager any kind of blinked looked at me and he goes. You know what it's too out. I haven't even given a thought right. He's still in the moment of the regular season. But you know now down the stretch with less than three weeks ago it's going to become a focal point because we've seen time and again how great players can be derailed. By that wildcard game. There were a couple of years Seven eight years ago when it looked like at the end of the regular season the pittsburgh pirates were the best team in the national league but they had to go through wildcard game and it back to back years they face madison bumgarner to the beginning of the greatest postseason run. We've ever seen any pitcher that was in two thousand fourteen and they lost and then the next year they got jake arrieta at the end of the greatest second half we ever saw from pitcher And they lost again and so the dodgers have a chance to be the first team to win back to back titles since The nineteen ninety. Eight to two thousand yankees. I think that the best team in baseball right now but one game. You just never
Tom Wheaton, Founder of FadedSpade & Above the Felt, Shares What He's Up To
"Tom local back onto. Cpg sir it's been awhile while. Ben what's up brad. Do my thing chasing poker greatness as the title of the show is i guess and it's been a whirlwind few months last man but i appreciate the invite back. So what kind of poker greatness you've been chasing in this world wind of a few months last time you're on you know you talk about your new agency above the and there's more things have been added to your plate since then. Yes it's pretty wild man. So let's see how have i been chasing over greatness. Let's see on the poker side actually started playing live tournaments again We'll talk about that later but Getting into some of these world poker tour main main tour events has been something. I've really aspired to over the last few years Since i started my actual poker training back again and Was fortunate in fortunate enough this year to have a deep run at the w. p. t. seminal hardrock tournament Finishing thirtieth out of like twenty five hundred or something so it was like the great experience to get that deep. You know inexperienced that. Because i've never been that deep you know And it's a different ballgame and So that was great. I'm gonna fire up a few more here in the next couple of months with world poker tour with online Which we'll talk about. And then also you know for the waso p coming up on the business side. Man is trying to faded spade as much as i can. Try to grow the agency. Which is is ahead of where i thought it would be and the team would be. I told you that tom i could've told you that. The demand is going to be much higher. I think when you as soon as you were describing the idea to me. I was like this makes sense and this giant need in the industry. It's a slow and steady. But it's like it's it's password. I thought it would be after six months. And thanks for saying that man And through that work with the agency A couple of really great things have happened. So one offer darren elias. Who was part of above the felt from a talent perspective. We worked out a deal for him where he is becoming the brand ambassador of the party poker. Us network which. I know you asked me what is that. And we'll get into that and then while that was all going on. You know some of the relationships i built with the people during that process They've asked me to come be a poker marketing consultant for them over the next foreseeable future. And you know help them. What is happening here. Marketing team basically. What they're asking me to do is asked me to come in and craft all new strategic marketing plans for the party poker. us network which is forgot poker online plus bet. Mgm poker plus party poker new jersey in new jersey right then in pennsylvania. You've got mgm poker and borgata poker online in pennsylvania and michigan. You've got mgm poker. And all of that together is known as the party. Poker us network. The parent company is bet mgm. So they're asking me to come in and help support their team and develop some new marketing plans in terms of how they expand in those markets. They go to him. Why the dan what what they told me is when they realize like my corporate marketing leadership background in terms of doing this type of like leadership executive work In like the hotel resort industry and technology industry. And then i think they liked the fact that there was a blend of all this entrepreneurial experience and the poker industry over the last four years and i think just how got along during the discussions about bringing darren on as a brand ambassador. I think that all came together. And they were transparent with me and said you know we have this need the company and rethink. You could fill it. And i said you know what i would love to have that experience with you guys and let's talk about making that
Buster Posey's 18th Homer Helps Giants to Ninth Straight Win
"The red hot giants continue to roll winning their ninth straight game as they beat the Padres six to one coinciding with the win streak San Francisco scored six or more runs in each of its last nine games this is giants catcher buster Posey sense of side of things and being able to play two different positions throughout the game it's definitely a collective effort when you're able to to route a lost nine in a row Posey homered while Darren Roth and Brandon belt each with RBI doubles Anthony DeSclafani had not won a game since August thirteenth and he pitched six and two thirds strong innings allowed one run on three hits to earn the victory the Padres are struggling having lost five in a row and game behind St Louis for the second wild card spot Ryan Lee Aung San Francisco
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"I'm john shea national baseball writer of the san francisco chronicle and it's a perfect time to welcome the giant scouting director michael holmes to break down the players. He selected in the three years. He ran the giants drafts. Who's looking good. What's up with the top guys taken in this year's draft. And how does the giants versatility at the big league level. Translate undrafted so michael scouting director of the giants after a long time. Stints with the oakland as you've been with farhan zaidi. The past three years leading the drafts. And there've been some intriguing draft draft. So far i mean you had the full forty in two thousand nineteen and then because a code you only had five picks in the twenty twenty draft and then this year twenty six and the draft was wrecked during the all star break held in denver so every year is a little bit different for you in a wondering. How how you adjust from year to year and Because the game has changed and everyone has to change with the game. But how how did that. Make your job different. Well i think this year was an insecure navigate just because One coup the challenge of cova players over the last calendar year. Not having played as much Not as many reps at bats innings on the mound Us not maybe being able to build some of the history. We've we've been able to in the past with some of the players But i i thought it was a whole art. Staff overcame those obstacles. You know really well and we were able to able to get a lot of looks on on the players that we had interest in. I also think it a challenge of the draft being pushed back from date standpoint You know having the introduction of mlb combine was a new a new twist to the draft. Which i thought went really well. And they'll be a really nice job putting that on putting together Thought we got a lot of benefits from being there intending
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"How how would that factor into the trade deadline because the giants entire infield the projected infield is on the injured list.
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"A lotta these guys born the order wall. Start at the top of the islamic latitude because they haven't changed their looks like marquez. Going to go into the season as sort of primary leadoff hitter at least start off. And that's the change for him because he's been mostly in middle of the order guy. Obviously they had marked simeon intrinsic leadoff spot last couple of years but now with him gone they needed to find a replacement and with on base percentage in on disability being the primary Thing that they're looking for their marquette has led the team in on base percentage last season so looks like it's going to be him It doesn't he has not had the greatest hitting spring so far but he does work account a lot. She's a lot of inches. And so is similar to tommy stella gonna hopefully from the perspective passed down some Some intel to the hitters. Were following him and i think they could be a little bit more flexible from the to spot down. You could see lowery hitting second as switzer. You can see raimondo. You're hitting second. He's got really. I contact rate. Might maybe the elvis andrus up there a little bit But i think looking up and down the lineup. They're looking for bounce back from a lot of guys in. I don't know specifically how many are going to be majorly effected by this but cana is one guy who was very outspoken. About the fact that there was no Video last year. How that was a big challenge for him to To sort of adjust you because he adjusted to having endgame video and have being able to run back into the video room. During games watches. I battery to megan adjustment. Go out and hit having made that adjustment already in game in solid success doing that In later at bats that wasn't an option last year but it looks like it's going to be again option. This season where players teams are going to have ipads in the dugout catcher standing out. So there's no incentive to to to watch that kind of stuff but at least gonna be able to queue up the bats that they've already had in a game and see if they can make little tweaks so we'll see that contributes to set up technology for the as it across league because there were quite a few hitters who who sort of voice their frustration about that last year. Let's finish off by going through a few items here rapid fire. Who's going to hit. The most home runs brandon. Belt or matt chapman. I say neither metals okay. We'll see okay. This is go. Well who will hit the most doubles posey or jed lowering backs. I mean anybody that says it's not jed lowrie to mr doubles as crazy does is mr levels a watch this spring game the other day where lower came up in his first two at bats hit the same double against the same pitcher identical double opposite field left-handed so i'm gonna go jet lower to every time i saw him. He was on second base. So it's unanimous. Most wins antiquated stat. Nonetheless guzman bassett to opening day. Guys will a pickup trippy. Alco kazman but When he either one having a big wet season but necessarily surprise me is because i think he figured out something last year where he's gonna be able to kind of keep this consistency going over over this full year where he wasn't able to do it before he settled into a role is allow more comfortable incompetent. Now and that offense. Fix up behind that i. He's gonna be in position to win a lot of games. We'll go guzman as well. I think he's going to have another big year and over the full season and get rewarded handsomely in free agency not a wonder deal but long-term most saves mcgee or rosenthal rosenthal. That's an easy one. Because my he'll probably wind up probably wind up. Sure at itself. What tyler rogers's guess. And they'll do they'll do it a little magic at yet. Think i'll say rosenfeld is. Because i think they are going to exceed their koda. Eighty two point. Six two okay. Then i'll i'll. I'll go sergio romo for the heck of let last thing The next team to win a world series giants are as what year and really. Wow i mean the the ace for twenty years. They did manage to do it so i would be really nice to see them do it. But i will have been gone. So i'm going say the giants again. Just outta sheer a petty. But that'll be another four years. I'll defer to this day echo. We were we had. Our pre story was is that if if it doesn't happen for they as potentially this season maybe leading in the next season a little bit than than they might be headed for another reach period. John what are you sick although two thousand twenty nine bay bridge series giants as north quake seven games as well love. Well hey this is fascinating stuff. Thank you so much both of you and susan. You're traveling as we speak. Then you're gonna fly to seattle matt. You're traveling all night. I think we should rename this. Podcast on the road with susan and matt. Eject kerouac note. Susan and math susan but anyway enjoyed it of have a great season. We'll see you in the press box. It's thanks john. Thanks thanks john. Thank thank you for listening to this. Joint giant splash as plus podcast. And please continue to tune into our baseball podcast. All throughout the twenty twenty one baseball season in the nineteen seventies in the gay bars of san francisco killer hidden in plain sight. Alert his victims by drawing their portrait. And when you had them alone he'd unleashes fatal rage. they call them the tuba. I'm kevin fagan. I've been at the san francisco chronicle for twenty eight years. I've covered ciro killers from coast to coast. And this do case. Really bothers me. The most prolific killer of gay men and modern history is still walking free here the untold story of the dealer. Wherever you get your podcast..
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Right now. He's gonna throw in a sim game tomorrow. Wednesday and go from there. We'll be back with more of susan and matt right after this quick break support for this. Podcast comes from progressive. What would you do with an extra eight hundred dollars. Buy a plane ticket paid on your student. Loan treat yourself to those shoes. You benign with progressive. You could find out drivers who switch and save save an average of seven hundred ninety six dollars on car insurance get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you could be saving national average annual car insurance savings by new customer survey who save with progressive and twenty nineteen. Let's hit the bullpen real quick. Before we break down the offense and jake mcgee and trevor rosenthal the closers though in the giants case susan. It's really not a closer quite yet. It's a high leverage reliever because that's the way the giants described the relievers but explain to me why this eight person bullpen has five lefties. I don't think i've ever seen something like that. Yeah that's a little unusual. Got gotta i gotta say. I've talked a lot of scouts this spring. Because wow i mean okay yes. When you have a closer who's a left-hander you're gonna automatically one extra lefty That's why it used to be kind of unusual to have left closers because if had a good lefty you're gonna use it. Had the you know the left. He left kind of situations probably a lot earlier. The gave five. You sound like the lex luxury of even with the three battered minimum role of really mixing and matching when you can't you know especially the two outs situation. You know you might be less likely to face that three to battered minima fits the opposing team's part of the heart of the order. You could bring them in real early if it need to. So the giants might be kind of doing one of those unexpected success. Kinda thanks finding value where out other teams are kind of thinking stockpiling. A lot of dae-sub lefties for sure. So that's unusual. It got a little depth ear to nick. Bianco is interesting to be. And i still think it's we might see much sooner rather than later. I think he's even potentially got a shot at the opening night roster as long man if they wanna lock man Which being white being. One of their younger relievers options left might be a short end of the stick here because trump jato really has looked good and in fact i think might be a candidate for one of the starter spots if there's performance so i would throw him into the mix in which case it might just be a little bit slightly more normal fewer lefties in a bit of course at some point castaway might white guy then he could have five or six. Just do the bullpen all lefties especially. If they're good talkers. I would be in favor for days when you look at the moves that they made obviously they lost liam hendriks But they kind of have just plugging guys to to what they lost they brought in rosenthal to replace hendrix abroad. An adam cleric alone to replace mcfarland and designed sergio remote basically to potentially be a setup guy in the same vein as walking story was last year so bullpen last season as lead the majors. In relief your a I think just watching rosenthal's outings. This year are the spring It wasn't necessarily the sort of the dominant overpowering fastball. You would expect it. I think it is early outings. He was working a little bit on the offbeat stuff so he threw a lot of sliders and not as much of these high nineties fastball. Bit you were. Maybe used to seeing last year when he had such a great year A bounceback us dow that up to ninety eight. I think once or twice in the spring but for the most part within that sort of ninety four ninety seven range so i think they are confident. That did that still plates. But i think that's something that does bear watching a little bit going forward. Jake diekman has looked great. This ring and i don't think i. He made six appearances. I think didn't give up run. Obviously he gave it one run all last season if there's any faltering or questions about a meeting closer up a quote unquote high leverage reliever. I think is kind of establishing himself there where he was going to be potentially closer coming in before they ended up signing rosenthal. I think he could very well. If there is any sort of question about that at any point in the season we could probably step in do that rule otherwise the bullpen roles aren't necessarily to set a when you look at some of the guys that they have who were more Mid six seven inning guys last. Jv delicate luchino is a great set of guy. Three years ago. Struggled a couple of seasons. But i looked a little bit better last year than when belkin was great last seat in sort of unsung Unroll but he came in a lot with runners on base and he defused a lot of those situations. Obviously they have used merrill petite backs to do so that firemen stuff too so they don't have quite the number of left-handers as the giants but But they they feel good about the about cleric he's kinda funky drops down from from the site a little bit and offers a different look. I think they were deemed early spring. That they're trying to compile different arm angles kind of thing where you can just bring in guys run from the side withdrawn. Three quarters right left in this kind of mix it up on on opposing hitters in the way Playoff teams do last year. So so that is a group that bears watching. But i think they feel confident. Going in both offenses have intriguing storylines mattie you've written about this now or never dynamic with chapman and olsen and not only that some of these guys. I mean the billy. Bean bob melvin. How long will they remain in the organization but on the as susan you mentioned. It'll the big three guys who won rings the to brandon's and in posey but specifically with with the lineup sally's newcomer but the biggest newcomer was less. You covered him with the as last year. What dynamic does he bring to an offense because he's a man of many positions and that's what the giants love versatility and he's he's also got quite an approach at the plate. Yeah he went. Thomas those in the lineup which largely it looks like initially will be against right handers. He will be in a leadoff spot. It looks like and one of the things this does is. It really helps. Mike yastrzemski second behind temple. Most of the time at this. This is the assumption anyway and he'll be getting a lot more information by the time he gets to the plate for his first at bat in almost every game because stole a guy who's going to or account He's great he's great contact energy almost ever strikes out. He struck out actually a fair amount. Spring and i was flabbergasted. So he's got it all out of his system but yet he links he you know he makes them better this lineup up better throughout the forest last season. He's gonna make it better. Evan longoria looks better buster. Posey's back austin. Slater looks very good and healthy by the way And bill finally healthy again and might be a better player now with those verse out so a lot of really good side spec. Yes tommy la stella might be were all starts at the top and setting the table for.
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"Again, it's in seventy, nine, but But yeah and it just hitting I. It's just that's a fun thing to watch and the giants the right handed hitting in particular. You know we you know to me floors in Solano are definitely for real as as solid right handed hitters they're not going to be hitting four thirty or whatever but. But you what's the way they approach things in it's it's no accident in arts right handed. Longoria. Certainly still do things and you know dishonest later doing things and maybe jalen Davidson becomes a factor in all of which made the you know the release of underpants a little more palatable because they're. So they're so strong from the right side and it is it's It's I. I don't think it's accidental, and then you get yeahs Dickerson from the left side and It's it's just a it's a you're right a team that hints consistently has always GonNa be fun to watch. Yeah. That's you know that's been the problem. I. Mean the giants in there. Even in their good years, they would win games four to three and. Five five before and you know the fans were happy because they won. But now all of a sudden you start losing games four to three and three to two, and it's just it's just such a big honor and you you wrote another column that was interesting. It was part of your three DOT lounge three dot launches a big big competitor, the boom boom room. One of us is going to put the other. Out Our head to head I, tell you had to had here but you wrote you wrote a column about how you thought there were two aspects of tradition that should be eliminated. Now, one of them being the you know have names on the back of the uniforms at home which giants have not had that was a Peter McGowan thing and also keeping those poor polls boarded up they boarded them up in right field. To keep the keep fans from congregating because that was not healthy in the Cova crisis but it's had the added effect or the unexpected effect of keeping some of that wind at bay and making Oracle more of a hitters. Park. You still feel that way or did did people screaming at you change your mind completely reverse field on both of them? Very sensitive to criticism. No. Not at all I mean, you know with the with the the names on the backs that's me just in general. It is something that that you need to have. Now admittedly sharp fans remember rising the numbers and they're they're getting all over. If you're city, they should all be identified but there's a lot of fans. and. Know their casual fans that they may not know slater. From Dogar, they just don't you know and shots at the dugout especially telling when somebody somebody hits a home run and he gets back to the Dugout you've got these guys the acting all crazy and it's number twenty two and under twenty nine who are they? Really I mean if they just came up on Tuesday it just doesn't make sense to me and it's going. To be a lot of transition with US club as it goes on, we'd mentioned all those names. Some of those guys are gonNA be big leaguers they're gonNa ever numbers and guys are GonNa come in from other places. It just seems me just pretty obvious that is just put the names on the back of the damn uniform. It's not that yeah, and it seems to be across the board feeling talking to Larry Baer the giants you know all the way across the executive board and really everybody is in agreement there..
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"Agree I mean I, think You're the D. H. There's a chance that it could get one more season to the National League next year without it, but there's a lot of momentum now to are just you know going going with its universally for the rest of the time weird stuff like starting with the rudder second that's not going to be in play in the postseason. I'm not sure to be honest with you. That's one I know is not supposed to play next year, but if they could. They could always talk that over. Yeah. That's been. That's been weird. You know I mean in twenty five years ago or thirty years ago you would have had thirty managers who had abundant that guy over two third and now that's considered a you know a sign of weakness Really. You know it's like your life sort of less than human. If you try to bunt the guy over 'cause not mainly to win the game in that fashion, it's not manly now just keep swinging away. Yeah I don't I mean do you like it? I mean you have you found yourself watching a game that went into extra innings and go hey, you know what the sexually brings excitement to. Well, I'll tell you what it brings. A lot of conversation into it What might had to make is I do almost everything on tape, taped the giants in the. In the Astros and the dodgers and the NBA, and so when it gets to step down fast investing through commercial here and I, get back to play and I got what she's. I just missed a double the hill. I gotta go back and see that. Oh yeah you know. It's it's it's complete completely nuts. Yeah. I do have A. About Fifteen Betamax is that I bought as an investment. If you want one for like eight dollars, you know all even ship it to you over there at the beach. But to do with my nine thousand vhs tapes. Exactly well I don I think he can take him to Costco and they can put on one CD. So I I don't I have. Still lying around I got kind of a soft spot for him as they take up all this space. We'll just watch out I. think they're flammable. A where were we? Oh, yeah. The extra inning things in the seventy doubleheaders and the designated hitter. Yeah. So I kind of think that. You know even people who sort of like are giving this regular season a little bit of side. I am not paying attention to it. I mean I think you know you get to the playoffs and the playoffs are still the playoffs and you know for for baseball MLB it's all about money because that's the only time they're gonNA make money this year. But I think for the fans I think that even those who don't really care right now we're gonNA care. And I, mean adding that any of that best a three I mean, don't you think there's going to be four higher season four lower seeds you gotta think one of those higher seeds is just GonNa you know cough up a hairball just going to have like a bad day John I'm going to be out. Dodgers. I mean that. And that's going to create conversation right? Well on the one hand..
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"The teams did not play an even number of games, but you could have a situation this year where. You know the the the mets. Phillies phillies are a better example the. Phillies could end up playing. Fifty four games. For instance, the giants could end up playing sixty and affiliates could have a better winning percentage and they could knock the giants out of the playoffs and I, mean I think that would be kind of I don't think people around here would be happy about that. Yeah it's. There's so much craziness in Snore I mean. The cardinals get in there and they haven't finished their run of eighteenth straight triple headers or whatever it is. It's just GONNA be mad at my attitude on on that as you're just GonNa have to ride with with anything anything that comes down. You just have to go you know what? This is what we have. You know in eighty one. The cardinals and the reds had had arguments with a score as best record the best record in the second half and they both didn't even get into the playoffs and you just by the time the dodgers the Yankees in the world series, it was very kind of a cool season and We can have that again this year. So it's GonNa be weird and the the the one percent is gonNA is gonNA screw some teams but you know to me Henry you you have to win the whole thing this year to make really something that is truly meaningful and lasts and becomes part of your lower. I think just make the playoffs. Yeah. Be Awesome for the giants real side for any team making the playoffs or not making the playoffs you know. It's not it's not like a normal season where at some kind of landmark. Wilno the fun. The funny thing to me and I think giants fans would get somewhat a kick out of this. If the dodgers finally won their first world series in thirty two years and everybody said, well, it doesn't mean as much. because. They only played at sixty games season on the other hand I've heard people say that in some ways they would be more meaningful because of everything teams had to get through because. Mitt. Just to get to the position where you could be the number one seat in the play offs and and get to the play offs you know you'd have to have have to have health. In a year where a bunch of guys were getting hurt pitchers especially because of the Short Ram and you have to get through another round of the playoffs force, you can look at it the other way this could be you know just one more round of the playoffs for the for the dodgers to You know the something you know gag on something and not win. I mean I mean. The I mean you think that the whoever wins the world series can really say, Hey, you know we deserve this championship we looked at like every other championship. It's not gonNA be viewed that way a among the general public. I. Don't think. I think there's a degree of legitimacy too. But just the fact that if they actually finish but you know what I don't think he's talked about it not. Whoever wins this thing? That group of guys is going to sit back and start talking about what they went through mentally to get through this? I mean, there's so much anxiety you know it's it started with a giant buster posey you know just weighing his life options..
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"What will life in the bay area be like in the wake of pandemic and maybe the biggest protest movement in American history were exploring that question in the through line it's a print section every Sunday in the San Francisco Chronicle and online anytime from limited access to go to SF chronicle dot com slash pod. Won't end welcome to the giants Flash I'm Henry. Shulman, giants beat reporter for the Chronicle. My guest is my longtime colleague and Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins, and we're going to discuss the state of the giants and Major League Baseball at the midway point of this truncated twenty twenty season everything from. Joey. Bart's arrival to the giants playoff chances and Fernando tastes swinging at three Oh pitches with a big lead. We'll also talk about the playoff picture as well. Well hello there, Bruce. Thank you for joining the giants splash studios here in the boom room high atop the Myrna Loy hotel why you doing good. You know I I feel trombone solo coming on. Yeah.
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"If indeed, that's a reason the ball travels a little better but we would that be a consideration I know that not hill gang is is quite popular out there but do you think it affects? The wind patterns and therefore the flight of the ball or in could that be on the table for for leaving? Yeah. I. Mean I. Don't really want to speak out of turn Ballpark Kinda decisions or a lot of people would be involved in those but dancer the question. It certainly, a plausible theory for me but I think about you know we we made a number of changes to the ballpark obviously putting the bullpens out in Centerfield You know I think anytime you chain structurally the configuration of the Ballpark you know wind patterns are so complicated. It's really hard to know how things are going to effected. So if if if some wind pattern expert came in and said, putting the bullpens in in Centerfield has increased, the carry out to right field would believe it I'm none of us really know any better so I think. Between the you know changes made in center field. You know not having fans at the park who knows how that affects affects things in the aerodynamics So I think that could be due to a number of actors I. Think we're open to anything I mean certainly I know our players have been very happy to see some that carry out to right field, and hopefully we can take advantage of it at these tapes we have coming up. We'll forearm. Thank you so much for this and thanks for your honesty and willingness to address all these topics much absolutely. I wanted to again. Thank far Hans Eighty for joining us on the giant Splash podcasts, Henry Shulman, and I will continue bringing new podcast as we ventured deeper into twenty twenty season. The giants splash is a production of the San Francisco, chronicle podcast producers. King Kaufman and Allen Johnson, the theme song. Batter up was written.
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"To be critical of any player organization that that that had the sprout up because let's face it. It's just ubiquitous in society right now and you know there's It it doesn't. You don't have to be a situation where someone necessarily did something wrong I mean that said I think we are all really proud of our players, our staff how careful they've been how seriously they're taking this you know the leadership of the Teen Austin's later are player Rep You know I think they have the right perspective about this, which is. Look we know that some of this is out of our hands but everything that's in our hands. We're GONNA do the right way. And that's really carried throughout our organization. We've you know instituted family testing You know employees testing even beyond what's required by Major League Baseball and You know just feel like a lot of those measures you know it's it's a, it's a credit to our ownership who? Encouraged us to invest in in testing and make sure R- environment as safe as possible. He sure Farhan you you've been very vocal supporting the black lives movement. We've seen and read your statements. We see and hear your words on the scoreboard before every game along with Kappler's and. Jalen Davis's Yastrzhembsky's Renewals Why do you feel the need to be expressive? You know there's a there's obviously some. Broad things on in society that you know I'm happy to comment on but you know as much as anything. You know I I, guess hearken back to the bill parcells quote. You are what your record says you are I mean you can say this in the realm of diversity as well. You look at the number of African American players that we have at the major league level of the amount of African American managers coaches, Front Office people weaken trot out every excuse in the book about why that is but you are what your record says you are in an industry you know we have to do better and so that's Where you know some of these stick to sports stuff doesn't resonate with me because you know where big industry and you know we have a really important place in society and I think we have to get our own house in order and that's why I'm proud to be a member of the giants organization that to your point is making our support for the black lives. Matter Movement very visible you know, and then from a broader societal perspective I would say the same thing that You know there is a clear need for change in society for a greater sense of racial justice and You know I've learned that you know when you're in a position of leadership in and you have a voice, you have a responsibility to speak up and you know some of the comments that I've made over the last couple of months I've been surprised by you know some of the feedback I've gotten you know recognizing how important it's been people to hear me speak out people in the giants organization other friends that have were acquaintances from around the game and it just..
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"Hi Everyone I'm John Shea of the San Francisco, Chronicle and thanks for joining us on the podcast. Our guest is far Han Zaidi. The giants President of baseball operations and he shares in our wide ranging discussion his thoughts on manager Gabe Kaplan will touch on the dodgers series the fast starts by Mike Disrupt Ski and Donovan Solano the slow starts by one hundred pence and Pablo Sandoval and what's up with Joey. Bar. Enjoy. Well, thanks for joining me for Honda. Days. They didn't well, thank you wanted to ask first of all your impression so far I, mean the offense has been impressive in in many ways including the ability to come back from early deficits never a good thing but the rotation wasn't all that efficient early on you know, and then lately with Cueto in Guzman in La, very promising the defense has has been down obviously leading the majors, Nares and There are some fundamental issues but you know there's been good in bad and as we sit here, the giants are seven and tents just wanted to ask early impressions or we're at the quarter or at the quarter-point. So it's not that early I guess. But so yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head. It's it's been a mixed bag. There's been things we've been really encouraged by certainly like you mentioned the offense, the offense overall but also the resiliency of the offense to come back in in certain scenarios obviously Solano has. Done an amazing job Put Up. Use numbers and gun lot of big. It's for us You know defensively look, we're not a team that has a ton of teams speed. We're not GONNA have a ton of range in the field but I think. An aspect of defense that's been. A little disappointing and has shown up in some Big Times in certain games is you know some of the fundamentals you look up on Donna Roster we've got a lot of really sound veteran defenders who you know will make plays consistency consistently in the field and You know unfortunately, you know in a couple of spots the defense has been noth- a little bit and you know to your point on the pitching staff the rotation is really coming together Guzman's starting in L. A. Like. Invention was phenomenal and Johnny really battled in and did a great job keeping that offense off downs, and again you know those would be impressed start against any team but you know lineup like added particularly impressive in obviously, Logan webs done a really nice job for us, and as those guys Kinda get stretched out more and you know we're able to build up their pitch counts I, see them taking on more a load which I think will. Help alleviate a little bit of what the bullpens. Done and had to do so far. This year we've got a younger bullpen and I think we need to get a position where we can protect them a little bit and so we're we're clearly moving in that direction and there's a lot of positive sides on the pitching staff as well..
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"They were very grateful to get a ride down third street to the chronicle which was a heroin trip in the darkness and there are some pretty menacing characters out there. Look like they were bent on mayhem and when we got to the city I remember Tom. Boswell saying where are we. We were in downtown downtown San Francisco with no lights and that was an experience in itself so we met her way into the chronicle building For some reason that we had complete power outage here The third floor was not accessible. assessable were on the second floor with emergency power in extremely dim light trying to hammer out stories on laptops from the war of eighteen twelve and and it was really really primitive creative and as it turned out we printed just an eight page edition for the following morning. There was only one sport story kind of a staff conglomeration and the work that we did Ernest cornices it was didn't appear then the following day we were still dealing with a power outage and a bunch of US managed to get some pieces into a sixteen page chronicle that appeared the following day and that was It was it was definitely an adventure trying to to pull off something like guess with basically no assets but no. We were all rewarded that we're able to do something and you know basically felt lucky to be all in one piece As opposed to some of the horrors does that were unfolding in in the bay area. Yes in a darkened city That's where all the reporters that's where the teams all came to try and find out what what was going to happen to the world series and and we know obviously that It was sort of secondary to the all the the damage and the death and injuries in the city Baseball was relatively attuned to that. And you and I both had a very bizarre experience. Probably the most bizarre press conference that that both you and I had been into five incident had just become commissioner of baseball upon the death of Bart Giamatti the sudden death of Bart Giamatti and he held a press conference inside a ballroom. Home at the Saint Francis. Hotel with no microphones. No lights no anything. It was actually a candlelight press conference you remember that absolutely will after right you know done my duty and San Mateo on Peninsula. You know I slept at my friend's parents house on the couch. Daly city got a few hours. Sleep came to that press conference difference on as it turns out as I learned in doing this oral history preceding. The press conference was a candlelight meeting with Vincent and Bob Murray and the Haas's they were talking about what they were going to say the president's what they were going to do and Mayor and the police chief apparently kind of burst into this meeting and said I'm not going to be able to send anyone to candlestick to inspect it for a while right. And and the and the well. Not only inspecting the ballpark but also The police required for a world series. As I think that ultimately was why they made the decision to postpone the world series You know at first there was talk about canceling all together which had had that had never her that it never happened and they were talking about canceling moving it out of the year? We're moving it out of the area right finding a neutral site and You know the police the lack the say we need our police elsewhere. We need we need all of our People elsewhere and ultimately the decision was made to restart it Ten days later. And I I got the sense And I don't think this is an original thought that you know that at a p at by that point ten days after I think that people wanted the world series they I needed the world series as a as a diversion to You know sort of sort of get back to baseball now. The giants as had two very different ways of approaching this The giants held these workouts at candlestick everyday they played a couple of simulated games I remember having to take the ferry from the East Bay to get there To to get into the city because of the bridge but the as did something completely different And I did you. Did you travel down to Arizona with the as I did. Not because like I said Susan Foreign Office still the beat writers. I just think she might have But they had talked about doing it. You know within a day or two after the quake sort of realized it was too soon and I think waited awhile. I don't think they went bound for five or six days. Might have been that weekend right because it was. The quake was on a Tuesday. The seventeen th. The series resumed Friday. The twenty seventh which I think we can say given the detachment detachment of thirty years was inappropriate delay. Absolutely my Dad always tells me about the NFL. Starting playing games two days after Kennedy was assassinated. And how horrible no decision. It seemed at the time and it looks even worse now you know given the power of time and detachment so I think baseball made the right decision on many levels the the practicality of not having the police officers but also the respect for the victims and and you're right at some point life needed to go on but not two days later maybe ten days later and the as Were credited for bringing taking their players away to a warm weather place where they were free from the distractions. I'm not minimizing. What happened to the people who passed away and and the damage and the injuries but From baseball since those were distractions and actually in your oral history. You Talk to Sandy Alderson. He told you something interesting from a baseball fan. I I couple of things. First of all he said The Night of game three which I never heard this until recently Steve Kroner actually talked to sandy in contributed contributed to our story That they weren't sure Bob Welch was going to be able to pitch You mentioned you know Stewart and more had had shackled the giants and the first two games and as it turned ironed out Stuart Moore came back and Games three and four given the delay but originally Bob Welch's scheduled pitch game three but apparently he had strained his hamstring. A few days earlier shag ing fly balls and batting practice so the as were not sure at all he could pitch in game three they were going to let them warm up. See how it went and if he could pitch Kurt. Young who more recently has been the giants pitching coach but was on that a staff was gonNA pitch that game So that I had never heard that before that I found that kind of interesting and the other point sandy made about about going Arizona was that he thought at some point. People were going to get past the earthquake. It didn't seem like it immediately. But he's right. Eventually you move on. And he wanted their fans to remember world series victory. You know that thirty years later as we hear we stand in two thousand nineteen that people were GonNa remember the outcome almost as much as the earthquake. Maybe not but certainly people remember that the as role to victory so that was part of their thinking and to their credit. You know Dave was very very involved in the community efforts here and they sold ten. They sold out Phoenix Municipal Stadium and donated all the money earthquake relief so I think they did it in a in in a respectful way and they played a couple of inter squad games in in Arizona. Much like the giants did at candlestick. And kind of got away from the the mayhem or the Uncertainty here in the bay area for a couple of days and then came back and obviously finished off finished sweet. Yeah there's a revisionist history that If they had gotten to play an uninterrupted world series the giants would have no. You're shaking your head. No no giants were a very good team. Diana's team once they acquired Ricky Henderson in June. It's one out of the best teams of all time. And and you and I covered the eighty nine reunion this year for the giants and I talked a lot of the players and they they all said we were GONNA get smoked. One way or another I will tell you the Sir my one of my lasting memories of my life not just of you know that series and the earthquake was when they did resume before game three at candlestick when people were filing in to a ballpark that actually stood up extremely well. The the damage that had occurred to candlestick was it was cosmetic it was like there were some. I mean. People said there were holes that you could look down from the upper deck but that was just the expansion joints doing their jobs and swim and moving back and forth which had the effect of maybe pushing some of the concrete stairs stairs out. But that that's cosmetic that that was not structural. I'll never forget this and and really it. It may be the only time I ever remember crying at a baseball stadium. Liam was when vowel diamond and the members of the beach. Blanket Babylon show They came out onto the field in full costume and Sang Sang. The Song San Francisco which was from an old an old movie and You Know San Francisco Open Your Golden Gate etc.. And that's that's when you you know how it is when you have you know ten. It's like riding a bicycle. You have ten days of this. You're just working working working and you didn't really have a chance to kind of fully appreciate. She ate what happened with this earthquake. And that was the moment I fully appreciate it And I just kind of broke down a little bit in the press box. Now I had mentioned earlier that Terry Steinbach wife in that iconic picture was was crying and he was comforting her but she came back and you actually talked. Talk to her At the You know you actually talked to her for the oral history story What did she say I did? Yeah I mean I know the Terry pretty well from my days covering the as and Mary was always around very sweet person So she had the the the reason behind that was they only have three children three grown kids now but they only had one and child at the time a two year. Old Girl named Jill who usually came to the Games but they decided to keep with the babysitter and Alameda that night Just because it was the world series and want what the distraction of a two year old and so they couldn't reach her you know and they were there for Minnesota and and they were unnerved obviously by the earthquake and ah even though they thought she was probably okay. They couldn't get a hold of the babysitter to confirm that. So that's wise. Mary was so upset. She didn't get Terry said she didn't get hit by brick. She didn't she wasn't isn't physically injured at all. She was just unnerved by the uncertainty of it all And that's why that picture became sort of famous and the funny little story. I'll tell on that or she told me two things one. Her three kids as they went through middle school in Minnesota would take earth science class and they would learn about earthquakes and and in each of their three classes they would be shown the video from the world series and they saw their mother crying hysterically. Oh that's amazing so. She actually apologized to her kids because her kids became very self conscious about this middle school right seeing her on the video and the other thing is she did go back to the world series ten days later when it resumed and she walked on the wives bus US and all the other wives gave her an ovation because they weren't sure she was coming back but she realized after ten days. You need to be there. Wanted to be there to see Terry the NBA's play and it was just sort of emotional. Momentary Reaction Yeah you know and I mean obviously the as have not won a world series this since and You know the giants went on to win three. That remains a very iconic moment In as history when I believe the final out was it was a ground ball to first that The ball was thrown to Dennis Eckersley and he caught the ball and celebrated as she would celebrate. One thing. I do recall. You can tell me if this is true or not. True this is was I do know that the giants and as clubhouses houses were They were next to each other They were you know the two doors were about ten feet apart in the same tunnel down the right field line and the one thing that you know. I don't remember hearing was a lot of screaming the whole Champagne Party and what we were told and I think what was written was that The the celebration was a little bit subdued just because of what that world series represented and for the people who lost their lives said it was that all right yeah. I don't recall specifics but I do know it was subdued. I believe there was no champagne..
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"Hello and welcome. Welcome to a special joint episode of the giant Splash and as plus podcast here on the thirtieth anniversary of a night at candlestick park that none of us. who were there will ever forget? I'm Henry Schulman. The giants beat reporter for the Chronicle and I'm in studio with chronicle features writer Ron Croatia on October Seventeenth nineteen eighty nine. We were both Oh candlestick to cover game. Three of the first and so far only bay bridge world series between the giants and the as at five Oh four. PM The bay area was struck by what what is now known as the Loma Prieta earthquake. A six point nine magnitude Shaker that did so much damage in the bay area killed sixty three people injured compounds in postponed the world series for ten days. This podcast is part of the chronicles extensive thirtieth anniversary remembrance of the Loma Prieta quake. Besides besides Ron and I. You'll hear from our colleagues John Shea and Bruce Jenkins who were there as well you can find. Complete coverage of our thirtieth anniversary remembrance at SF SF CHRONICLE DOT com. That includes an oral history of that night from candlestick compiled by Ron krawczyk including interviews with players executives. In the Mike including will Clark and Dennis Eckersley and we also have audio clips from others who Barrett candlestick chronicle non chronicle of the light. Hi I'm Greg Thomas host of the wild West podcast want to know what's going on with the world's top adventures checkout wild west where I recently chatted with photographer. Chris Burkhard who spends his life traveling to the most remote corners of the world. Some ways I always feel like. I'm just pulled the wool over. Everybody's is always told them like. I'm not good photographer by any means. I've just been the person willing to go to these places. You'll find my conversations with Chris and many more ride adventures. Wherever you get your podcasts wild west? I'd like to bring Ron in here. Now Ron how are you doing good. Thanks for having me thirtieth anniversary boy. I think that we're really this. Also be a podcast About the the aging process and how we're both kind of transitioning into senior citizenship young then we were both young and I was in my second year covering the giants. I was working for the Oakland Tribune. They made me a baseball writer. You're at the Sacramento. Beat now which year of that was was it for you. I was actually backing up. That was Susan Four Nas last year on the beat I backed up on the as most of that year and then took over the beat in nineteen ninety because I was determined only to cover you know. World series champions actually had five good years from nine hundred ninety four. Very the as you know very good team very interesting team full of dynamic personalities But I was writing sidebars during the postseason I was in Toronto with the as and the Al Lcs and then obviously at at the stick that Unforgettable nights and I I was I was the beat reporter for the Oakland Tribune and I it was my second year and I'd covered the one thousand nine hundred eight world series at the A.'s. Were in so. It wasn't my first Rodeo in terms of world series but it was a huge deal. The giants were playing the as it was a world series that people talked about as being not interesting to the people outside the bay area you know other than the fact that you had the bash brothers and the Pacific Stock Exchange Exchange. And you know we all talked about how the networks really didn't think it was anything that was going to garner much attention and then at five. Oh four it garnered a heck of a lot of attention and maybe you could just just. We'll just take turns here. Reciting are most vivid memories of that night. How about you were thinking you bring up a good point that I think it's lost in the history books and rightly so because of the earthquake but before the earthquake hit at least here in northern California? That was a big deal. I mean it's literally a once in a lifetime thing for the as and the giants to get in the world series. I mean I grew grew up in Chicago never happened with the cubs and the White Sox didn't happen to New York until what two thousand and of course New Yorkers thought that was a big deal so it was a pretty cool event sporting event in those that context before the earthquake struck and then obviously acquired a whole new dimension. I was actually sitting in a very small room beneath the upper deck. And I'm one of those makeshift media. workrooms eating a box lunch that we're all used to and going over some game notes and getting ready not a good place to be if you think about it. I mean cement ceiling probably eight ten feet high. Thank God candlesticks stood but my vivid memory is looking up and seeing Tony Kornheiser and I believe it was bill conlon of the Philadelphia Paper freaking out to east coast guys who hadn't been through earthquakes. They they did the right thing. They were in a door doorway and held. But I mean to me. It didn't initially feel any worse than any number of earthquakes we had gone through as Californians. I'd moved moved here at age twelve so I've been through a few in southern California and then a couple of my college days in Berkeley So at first it didn't seem that devastating. And then you start hearing the buys and you go outside and you see some cracks in the upper deck and you know we're getting out about the bay bridge and such and it obviously was a whole lot worse than than a normal earthquake. Yeah I mean my first memory was that I had agreed foolishly to speak that afternoon at a luncheon of a Rotary Club in Oakland and I just remember driving to the the Rotary Club. Lunch in the game was supposed to start at about you know just after five and I just remember thinking to myself boy this is GonNa be a long day. I had no idea and You know the earthquake itself. I mean well first of all it was it was a big deal like you said and The the giants had gotten smoke. The smoke them in the first two games stewart and Mike like more pitched jams the giants. I think scored one run total in the two games and there really was a sense that now that those two pitchers were out of the way that the giants at home actually had at a shot to win. This is completely aside of course with a ten day break with the World Series Stewart and more got to pitch again and That's all she wrote. The thing I remember most is is the press box itself at candlestick. It was really just a football. Luxury box That had that is converted to a press box during the off season. It had some tables but had these big you know kind of fluffy chairs that you sat in and you really couldn't move in them and the press box itself at candlestick it was connected to the upper deck. Structurally you didn't worry about it. But it's still kind of hung over the lower deck. If I stood up and looked out my window there was nothing below me other than people in the lower deck and you had the sensation that the thing could just fall apart and would go diving down into the into the first deck back and I had been through the Sylmar earthquake in Los Angeles when I was eleven years old in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. It was a quake that It was over a seven. I believe it was was a seven and actually killed about seventy people in a brand new hospital that collapsed and I just like you I. It just didn't seem like it. was that big an earthquake but I do remember all the East Coast Writers and mid the midwest writers were trying to get out of these big overstuffed chairs to try and get out and they just couldn't move and they kept running. We knew each other. And I remember Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee the late Nick Peters and I remember him yelling as loud as he could. Don't panic don't panic and then of course yes I heard just like you did like everybody cheers from the crowd. You saw that Famous picture of a fan holding up a sign. Saying something like if you think that was something wait till the giants hit And then my first notion that there was not going to be baseball was when I looked up and I saw that the lights standards were out and that the scoreboard org was all jumbled and I think a lot of us We saw really quickly that the action. The news was now all the way onto the field Did you ever have a sense going to be baseball. One senators quake-hit not really know and it was hard to understand it. I what was happening because you know we're so a accustomed to instant information in twitter and cell phones and none of that really existed at the time so you didn't know right away. One of the people I talked to for the oral history you mentioned was George Kosta. WHO's the head of security and operations at the giants And he said they were trying to put together information in the immediate aftermath around around that police car right behind home plate And one of the you know they kind of said okay. We don't have power we don't have a PA system We don't know when the lights are GonNA come back on or if they're gonNA come back gone and that's when they started sort of going through the list and realizing even before they heard the extent of the damage throughout the bay area. He probably wasn't practical to play a game with sixty thousand thousand people In that facility and who knows about aftershocks so they sort of made a very rational Decision after a a conversation about the situation in you know and and ended up Postponing the game fairly quickly after that and of course the people back home really had no idea what was going going on Because the the broadcast which was just starting was the pre-game show It got cut off and you al.. Michaels was one of the He was one of the announcers. He was the announcer was on the air. let's listen to our colleague John Shea here. At the chronicle he was working for the Gannett papers at the time including the Marin Independent Journal He talks about that briefly at the end of this short remembrance so at five Oh four. PM I was visiting my editor in the last row right behind the plate. I add a bird's eye view of the entire stadium so when the quake hit I saw sections the ballpark. Shift away from other sections of the ballpark. Like the thing was about to come down. There was silence from the crowded. I in then there was a sense so hey that was an earthquake. And we're GONNA be okay and then loud applause like let's play ball. Well no I grew up here so I've been through few of these and none like this. I mean I was not applauding arrest down the steps to the press box behind the plate and tried to check in with the office US then I went down to the field. All the news was happening down. There players rushed out of the dugouts and club houses because they felt safer on the grass and their families families.