Chad and Willie talk to San Francisco Giants first baseman, Brandon Belt at Giants’ “Media Day” about the Olive Garden, his nickname “Sparky,” the sight of all the baby giraffe hats in the stands, staying consistently calm, and the influence of Will Clark and JT Snow in the clubhouse.
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Brandon Belt is a “low-energy” guy, Still Loves Olive Garden
Zito Still Won’t Tweet, but Likes #RallyZito
Willie asks San Francisco Giants’ Pitcher Barry Zito about his awareness of #RallyZito, the fan support during the playoffs (Twitter is still not for Zito), and how the hell he got a hit off of Justin Verlander in the World Series.
Brian Sabean Looks Like he Wants to Kill Willie, But Still Answers his Questions…
Willie leads of questioning about a recent Dodger signing that Ned Coletti had never seen, and then asks Sabean about the possibility of Brian Wilson coming back, as Bruce Bochy mentioned that he thought it was possible. Sabean essentially shut the door on his return, saying that Wilson’s camp is trying to get a large contract, while the Giants are seeking an incentive-based contract, and he doesn’t see it working out. They are in constant touch, as the Giants are still in charge of Wilson’s rehab.
Questions We Didn’t Ask Giants Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong
The TortureCast crew didn’t ask most of the questions this time, but here are several minutes from Ryan Vogelsong, taped at Media Day at AT&T Park.
As a Kid, Brandon Crawford Imagined being a Long-haired Shortstop for the Giants
Chad and Willie talk to San Francisco Giants shortstop, Brandon Crawford at Giants’ “Media Day” about growing up a Giants fan and imagining winning the World Series as their shortstop, how he celebrated the Super Bowl, and more.
Bruce Bochy References “Weekend at Bernie’s;” Points to Sparky
Chad and Willie talk to San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy at Giants’ “Media Day” about the calming effect of Hunter Pence’s speeches, how he wasn’t planning on driving the 49ers down Market Street, the honor of managing for the Giants, and how Brandon Belt reminds him of Bernie from “Weekend at Bernies”
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Buster Posey has a Baby Face; Wants a “Catcher Face” (Interview)
Chad and Willie talk to San Francisco Giants catcher and 2012 NL MVP, Buster Posey at Giants’ “Media Day” about his ankle injury, how the last pitch of the World Series was called, he thinks he needs a “catcher face,” the calming effect of Hunter Pence’s speeches, how he was pulling for the 49ers in the Super Bowl, and how he imagined himself as a pitcher in the major leagues when he was a kid.
Timmy now looks like Harry; Hates In-N-Out now
Chad talks to San Francisco Giants’ 2 time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum about his off-season training regimen, if the Giants have a target on their back, timing differential between his fastball and changeup, his new haircut, and why he’s not eating In-N-Out burgers anymore.
Sergio Romo has a “rubber band” arm…or so he says
Up first is my interview with Sergio Romo, asking him about the 49ers Super Bowl loss, the similarities and differences between football and baseball, Hunter Pence’s speeches and how they helped in the 2012 playoffs, his off-season training regimen, his rubber-band arm, and he likes to crack his knuckles.
SF Giants Media Day
We had unprecedented access (well, at least for us amateurs) to the Giants players today for “Media Day” at AT&T Park. Willie and I were able to make it up to the park for the 2 hour speed-dating session with the players and had more access than we could have imagined.
Currently, I’m editing videos of the players that I interviewed, and they’ll be posted throughout the wee hours of the night, as you sleep, or at least, after you drank yourself to sleep, still bitter of the 49ers Super Bowl loss.
We have video interviews of Sergio Romo, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelson, Bruce Bochy, Buster Posey, Barry Zito, Brian Sabean, and maybe even the custodian.
We hope you enjoy the onslaught, we did.
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