Join Sam as he covers the SF Giants Summer Camp Training LIVE from Oracle Park. Each day’s post updates live in real-time and is meant to be something between a tweet and an article – the brevity and timeliness of a tweet combined with the analysis and organization of a blog post.
- Arriving at Oracle Park today, the weather is perfect for some baseball! Nice and sunny with a light breeze coming in from center field – it even made me want to head down there and turn two.
- That’s one thing I think baseball needs to remind people (especially young people considering whether to play and follow the sport) of when trying to compete for attention – baseball has a certain outdoor atmosphere that other sports don’t have. NBA is indoors and NFL is generally cold in the Fall.
Brandon’s > Jimmy G
- The Brandon’s (Belt and Crawford) were spotted playing football catch before beginning their workouts.
Oracle Park Soundtrack
- Every day Oracle has a certain soundtrack for the players to listen to while they play. Today was very country-oriented:
- Best Shot, Jimmie Allen
- Tequila, Dan + Shay
- Cruise (Remix), Florida Georgia Line Feat. Nelly
- Drunk Me, Mitchell Tenpenny
- Take Your Time, Sam Hunt
2020 Training Camp Roster Pronunciations
What’s Tier 1?
- Due to COVID restrictions, individuals at every ballpark across Major League Baseball is organized into a different categories:
Tier 1 – Players, Coaches, Medical Staff.
Tier 2 – Non-playing personnel who are required to be in close contact with Tier
1 individuals or require access to Restricted Areas when Tier 1 individuals are present.
Tier 3 – Media and individuals who perform essential event services but do not
require close contact with Tier 1 individuals.
Media members will not be permitted in Restricted Areas or in close proximity to
Tier 1 or Tier 2 individuals, with the exception of the team PR representatives designated
as Tier 2. Restricted Areas include areas of the ballpark frequented by on-field
personnel, including but not limited to clubhouses, training rooms, weight rooms, playing
fields, warning tracks, dugouts and dugout camera wells, players parking lot, TV
compound, secondary player seating areas and broadcast booths.
Brandon Belt – Zoom
Rep the National League
- MLB The Show tweeted out a picture of the video game version of Oracle Park and asked fans who they think will represent the National League in the 2020 World Series.
- In the image, there’s no DH and most of the trademarked sponsors (Safeway, Adobe, Dignity Health) are replaced with MLB brand banners
- The Giants are tied at 4, with Pence (0-2, K & 4-3) at the dish
- Starting lineup:
- 1. Crawford, SS 2. Longoria, 3B 3. Belt, 1B 4. Posey, C 5. Yastrzemski, RF 6. Pence, LF 7. Dubon, 2B 8. Hamilton, CF 9. Cueto, P