February 25th, 2012

Doctor, Doctor

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner gets his vision checked with the classic eye chart

It’s another beautiful day in Arizona, and many of our players started their morning by going to the doctor.  For 2 days during spring training they have the opportunity to have their eyes and teeth checked.  To add to the fun, the Players Association was also here to get the 360 photos needed to make the player avatars for the video games we all love to play.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Javier Lopez

Javier Lopez successfully follows the light in his exam

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Matt Cain

While Matt Cain takes his turn with the auto refractor

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Hector Sanchez

Hector Sanchez has fun while taking his eye test

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Eric Surkamp

Eric Surkamp gets to “face the wall” for his avatar

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training,

Even in Spring Training there is a waiting line for the dentist, as Juan Carlos Perez, Joaquin Aris, Jean Machi and Jackson Williams found out

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Spring Training, Jeremy Affeldt

Jeremy Affeldt takes his turn at the dentist

Happy Birthday – Monte Irvin

Monte Irvin, S.F. Giants, New York Giants, NY Giants, San Francisco Giants

Steve Hathaway took this fantastic shot of Monte when we retired his number in 2010

Somehow saying Happy Birthday to Monte Irvin does not seem enough, after all he’s turning 93 years old today.  He quickly charmed all of us when he came out to AT&T Park in 2010, and we are looking forward to seeing him many times in the years to come.  Happy Birthday Monte!

Monte Irvin, S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, NY Giants, New York Giants

By hitting a league leading 121 RBIs in 1951, Monte helped the Giants overtake the Dodgers in the pennant race that year

Monte Irvin, S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, NY Giants, New York Giants

After June 26, 2010 no other Giants player will wear #20 again

Monte Irvin, New York Giants, NY Giants, SF Giants, San Francisco Giants, Newark Eagles

With the Newark Eagles

Monte Irvin, S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, NY Giants, New York Giants

Everyone was thrilled after he threw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the 2010 World Series

Monte Irvin, New York Giants, NY Giants, Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Plaque

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