The ever-casual skipper, Bruce Bochy, commanded a group of reporters in a suite today at AT&T Park, where he talked about the "euphoria" he experienced when he found out the Giants had traded for Andrew McCutchen, among other great nuggets in this interview.
Chad sat down with Brandon Belt for a one-on-one discussion about his health status, pitch selection, and last year's disappointing season.
Also, be sure to check out Chad's interviews with Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford, and group interviews with Bruce Bochy and Andrew McCutchen.
Chad attended SF Giants' Media Day at AT&T Park where a group of reporters huddled around newly acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen. "Cutch" as he is often called, talks about Roberto Clemente, how he got his number 22, and the similarities and differences between PNC and AT&T Park, among many other subjects.
You can also view this interview on our YouTube channel
Chad sat down for a one on one interview with San Francisco Giants' new third baseman, Evan Longoria. Evan answers questions about his new home, the new ballpark, and the new fans.
Look for additional interviews with Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Bruce Bochy.
It's true, the Giants' pitchers and catchers are reporting in less in a week. A few mere days until we can claim that we smell the fresh cut grass and hear the crack of the bat echo through our collective skulls.
Until then, Eric and Chad talk about Barry Bonds' #25 being retired in August, despite not being the Hall of Fame (a Giant requisite for a retired number), the clash between the MLB players' association and MLB about the lack of free agent signings, Chad will be covering the Giants at Media Day on Friday, and Eric has been writing a metric ton on torturecast.com. Seriously. Go there. Read it. It's good stuff!
What a horrendous day. Just coming off the news from Puerto Rico, then comes the Vegas shooting and now Tom Petty. Let's talk about baseball, shall we?
Chad, Eric and Willie reflect on the end of the 2017 season for the Giants, including what went wrong, how they may address it, Pablo's season-ending walk-off and how that affects the draft, and of course, Matt Cain's last start. Chad talks about covering Cain's last start and Eric shares a poignant moment he had with his father when they watched Matt Cain and Barry Bonds beat the Cubs in Chicago.
We also dwell upon the impending playoffs and offer up our predictions. Chad and Willie both predict Houston and Washington making it to the World Series with Houston winning it all, while Eric thinks the Dodgers will hoist the Tiffany trophy after defeating the Astros. (GOD I hope Eric is wrong)
That means it'll be the Twins vs the Rockies in the World Series, of course.
We'll be back in a week or two to reflect on the playoffs, then again after the World Series before we head into the hot stove season.