Photo of the winning team for calf roping at a rodeo in December. Yes, the man on the right is Madison Bumgarner. The story broke earlier this week, exposing MadBum, who competed under the alias “Mason Saunders.” This is so Madison Bumgarner. 🙂 (Photo from Rancho Rio’s Facebook page).
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The crack of the bat, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the warm rays beating down on the fans. Baseball is officially back as spring training and the cactus league is a week into the 2020 season. Eric and I chat about our impressions of the first week of Giants’ baseball, and to be honest, although this team may not be that good, what if they surprise us. No, not playoff surprise, but maybe a 75 win season? Time will tell.
We also dive into “who is Mason Saunders?”, revisit the Houston Astros cheating scandal, Aubrey Huff, possible playoff expansion, and we even have our first music break, with a song sent in by a listener. Enjoy “Baseball always brings you home” by Shel Krakofsky and Dave Dresser.
While Ben is on a dream trip on the east coast, there’s still baseball going on here. So Chad and Willie discuss the first 22 games of the year and what some of the notable happenings have been so far. 12-10
Chad and Ben reunite with Erin to discuss a difficult week in Giants fandom, discussing the revelation of Wilson’s injury, what is happening to Lincecum, the team’s defense versus its offence, our Bizarro World Giants, and Matt Cain is very good. Also, Aubrey Huff. A lot of Aubrey Huff.
Willie Dills is back this week, and he brings with him some questions about our Spring Giants – should we worry about Timmy? How good is Bumgarner? How do we see Huff doing this year? How did Gregor Blanco get over there so fast, I swear he was right here? What the hell is that thing in the Miami outfield?
And what about Tommy?
Willie, Chad, and Ben cover all this and more in a TortureCast record-setting forty-seven minutes! Grab some pine, and settle in (but not for long), because we’re talking some Spring!
The boys are back! Willie Dills and Ben Lee get together after a two-month hiatus to celebrate the 49ers’ win over the Saints and the continued dominance of Alex Smith.
More importantly, we take a long, hard look at the trades for Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan, look at the signings and departures of the Giants’ offseason, talk about Huff’s Pilates regimen, and look ahead to the 2012 San Francisco Giants.