Tagged: Fred Lewis

John Millers thoughts on the Giants Spring Training..

Jon Miller the Giants announcer and ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball announcer was on the radio talking about the Giants Spring Training. He said the Giants had their first inter-squad game today and it was Randy Johnson against Barry Zito. Johnson faced Buster Posey and had him in an 0-2 hole
johnmiller.pngand then Posey hits a bullet to the left center gap for a double. That was the only hit Johnson gave up in 2 innings. Zito gave up a couple singles and struck out one in 2 innings.
 
Miller thinks Fred Lewis is going to hit well this season. Said Lewis was playing hurt most of last season and still had a decent bat. He said the only way Lewis isn’t going to hit is if the Giants sign Manny.
 
Last year the Giants wanted to mix in as many Giants as possible to see what they got. This year they want to be completive and hope the good players emerge and next season they wanted to try to win the division. Miller said that if the Giants did get Manny then all of a sudden they are the favorite to win the NL West this year. He does think Manny will end up with the Dodgers as well. Manny loves the LA lifestyle. Don’t worry Giants fans there is still hope until his signing with the Dodgers is official.
 
~King of Cali

Giants Fan Fest!

I went to Giants Fan Fest on February 7th. I had a blast and I didn’t even walk all over the stadium to all the different booths and stuff they had set up. I got there about 20 mins before the gates opened at 10am. The lines were crazy long! I couldn’t believe how many people were there before 10am. I
mecenterfieldjump.jpgheard the lady in front of us in line say the lines are shorter on the other side of the stadium. My girlfriend and I told our friends to wait in line and we will walk over and check it out. We ended up walking up to the side gate and there was a really short line that no one was in. Everyone got on the two outside lines, so we called our friends over and we got in AT&T park within a min  after the park opened.
 
I had no idea that I would be able to actually go on the field. I mean the field didn’t look like a baseball field cause they had a motor cross event there the weekend before, but the outfield walls were up. I was like a kid running to where the pitchers mound would be. Then ran to center field and even jumped up against the wall like if I was stealing a home run away. From there I walked over to left so I could walk around the area where Bonds played. Bonds is my favorite Giants player of all time.
 
After that I walked over to the home plate area. The Giants flagship station KNBR had a stage set up. They were going to be interviewing players for the radio right there. When I first walked up Damon Bruce was interviewing Barry Zito and Kevin Frandsen. One cool thing about that was it was still early so most of the fans went to the autograph lines. There wasn’t very many people by the KNBR stage at that time. I wanted to get a picture of Zito looking at the camera. I told my girlfriend to get the camera ready to snap a picture. Then when I seen Zito stop talking. I yelled as loud as I can “Zitooooooooo” and had my hands up in the air so he would see I said it. He looked right at me and smiled. The picture of this is below.
 
 

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We decided to lean on the fence to listen to KNBR and people watch. The stage was still right in front of us, so we could see the different players walking on stage to be interviewed on the radio. Well the spot I leaned up was right next to a walkway to the stands/clubhouse area. I had no idea that I was so lucky when  I decided to lean there. It turns out that all the players that came on the field would come thru there. I had Will Clark walk by and even get pushed into me while he’s trying to sign autographs and walk to the KNBR stage. Other players and Giants staff that went right by me was Bengie Molina, Kevin Frandsen, Brian Wilson, Jeremy Affeldt, Jesse English, Sergio Romo, Keiichi Yabu, John Bowker, Emmanuel Burriss, Fred Lewis, Dave Roberts, Aaron Rowand, Nate Schierholtz, Brian Sabean, Bruce Bochy, Roberto Kelly, Carney Lansford, Larry Baer and Bill Neukom. I’m sure I left a few players out that past by me. Here are a few pictures below.
 
I got Brian Wilson and Jeremy Affeldt to pose for me.
 

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Bengie Molina was talking to my girlfriend in this picture. Should I be mad? lol

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Brian Wilson posing for me.

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Me and Jeremy Affeldt snapping a quick pic.

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Will the Thrill Clark seconds before he was pushed into me.

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Brian Sabean walking by while I was in line for the Giants Clubhouse tour.

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I will add more pics from Giants Fan Fest on future blogs, so read my next blogs to see more pics from Fan Fest at the bottom.

 

~King of Cali

 

Giants Fan Fest

fanfest.gifGiants stars from past and present will be at the San Francisco Giants Fan’s Fest at AT&T Park. There is a list of players that will be there. Will Clark, Tim Lincecum, Bruce Bochy, Jeremy Affeldt, Vida Blue, John Bowker, Emmanuel Burriss, Matt Cain, Orlando Cepeda, Kevin Frandsen, Bob Howry, Randy Johnson, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Fred Lewis, Brian Sabean, Dave Roberts, Jonathan Sanchez, Nate Shierholtz, JT Snow, Brian Wilson, Barry Zito and others.

 

Fans will have the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” with self guided tours of both the Giants and visitors clubhouses, batting cages, dugouts and press box. Interactive games and activities, a Kids Zone and access to the fields warning track also will be offered.

 

Fan Fest will feature the KNBR live (radio) broadcast stage at homeplate, providing fans the opportunity to watch the broadcast from any Lower Box or Club Level seat in the ballpark. Giants players, coaches, broadcasters and alumni will sign autographs and pose for photos throught the event, participate in Q&A sessions, and be interviewed live on KNBR, with the broadcast aired throughout the ballpark on flat screen TV’s.

 

16th Annual KNBR 680 Giants FanFest
Saturday, February 7, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at AT&T Park

 

I will be at this event and will take some pics so you guys can see what’s it’s like.

 

~King of Cali

Manny a Giant???

The word on Manny Ramirez right now is that him and Scott Boras are considering an offer
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Manny make perfect sense for the Giants. They will get their number 4 hitter that they have been looking for. This is a guy that would be able to change the outlook of game by himself. With the good starting pitching that the Giants have. They should pay the money for Manny Ramirez. Like they said on MLB Network. “Manny is a division changer. With the pitching and Manny the Giants will be the favorites in the NL West.

 

The outfield is already set with Aaron Rowand, Randy Winn and Fred Lewis. Fred Lewis will move to the bench and Manny will be in Left Field. Fred Lewis would still be getting a lot of playing time. He can play all 3 outfield positions. He can also come in for defense in the late innings. Now it’s time to play the waiting game and see what Manny decides to do. I’m sure he will want to go back to the Dodgers. AT&T park is not a hitter friendly park.

 

-King of Cali