Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 SF Road and Alternate Jerseys Revealed

Late last year, it was announced that the SF Giants would have an alternate road jersey. In the announcement, it was noted that the alternate jersey would resemble and take some fashion cues from the road jersey worn by the club in the late 80's, with the classic interlocking SF in block letters.

Well, we now know what that jersey will look like (see below). MLB has posted that jersey for sale on their website, and if you browse around the website, you'll also notice that they made a slight change to the existing road jersey. That slight change include black piping down the center of the jersey and around the collar. Recent road jerseys had San Francisco spelled out sans the black piping - again, a nod to the 80s which also had the piping.

So, what do you think? Do you like or dislike?

SF Giants 2012 Alternate Road Jersey

2012 SF Giants Road Jersey

Pat Burrell Retires ... His Top 5 Moments as a San Francisco Giants

As reported earlier today by, Pat Burrell, announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after 12 seasons as a Big Leaguer. The Bay Area native, was the first overall pick in the 1998 Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, where he would end up playing nine years. Pat the Bat, earned most of his career success while playing for the Fightin's, and helped the Phils win a World Championship in 2008. In 2009, he signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, but his tenure there was short lived and was eventually released in early 2010. On May 29, 2010, the Giants were desperate for some offense and signed Burrell. On June 5 vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, Burrell made his first start as a Giant after completing a successful stint with AAA Fresno.

Burrell would go on to mash 18 home runs, 51 RBI, and a .266 batting average, and would help lead the Giants to their first World Championship in San Francisco. Later in that offseason, Burrell would sign a one-year deal with San Francisco to return in 2011, but a chronic foot injury limited his play on the field, and after the first few months, his availability was limited.

Even though his career with San Francisco was brief, his impact to the club will never be forgotten. He helped bring what so many players previous to his time could not ... a World Championship to San Francisco.

And with that, we proudly list Pat's 5 Greatest Moments as a member of the San Francisco Giants.

#5 April 18, 2010: Hits game winning 3-run HR vs. Colorado
#4 Oct. 16, 2010: Hits 3-run HR in Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series vs. Atlanta
#3 Aug. 13, 2010: Hits a grand slam vs Chicago
#2 Aug. 17, 2010: In his first return trip as an opponent to Philadelphia, he hits a home run in first at-bat
#1 July 31, 2010: With the Giants trailing 0-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning against arch-rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Burrell hits a 2-run HR to help lead the Giants to a 2-1 win.

Post Game interview after July 31, 2010 game

Grand Slam Hit vs. Cubs on Aug. 11, 2010

Friday, January 27, 2012

Most Sought After Home Game Tickets

So yesterday the SF Giants conducted their presale for opening day (and week) game tickets for season ticket holders. As usual, they implemented a two ticket maximum purchase or combination there of. However, an interesting twist to the presale was the inclusion of the May 20 game versus the Oakland A's. Apparently, the Brian Wilson gnome giveaway has created a lot of demand for tickets. So much so, that the Giants included that game to the presale. Now keep in mind that only the first 20,000 fans will receive the gnome, so buying a ticket will not guarantee you a giveaway.

Brian Wilson gnome