July 25th, 2012
Encouraging the Giants players to do their best is something Giants fans do on a daily basis. From holding their signs high to wearing Panda hats on a warm day we know we have the best fans in baseball!
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) will face Padres’ right-hander Jason Marquis (3-5, 3.79).
Here are some Giants Gems for Santiago Casilla’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Santiago!
- Santiago’s first gloves were homemade: thick cardboard into which he cut three holes for his ring, middle and index fingers. He received his first real glove in a community giveaway by late Giants shortstop Jose Uribe.
- He is the seventh of 12 children to subsistence farmers. His younger brother Jose is a right- handed relief pitcher in the Giants farm system.
- Santiago is married and has a 2-year-old daughter and an infant son.
- From the same Dominican town as former Giants’ infielder Juan Uribe, who reached the pros three years before Santiago. Santiago remembers going to Uribe’s house as a child and asking him for baseball socks.