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This morning the team meet with Manager Bruce Bochy in the clubhouse and then were able to chat with members of the media about the upcoming 2013 season. Meanwhile, the players participating the World Baseball Classic got to try on their new jerseys for the first time.
Now that the season has come to its conclusion, here’s a look at the 40 man roster that comprised the 2012 San Francisco Giants.
Here are some Giants Gems for Eric Surkamp’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Eric (and his great-grandfather)!
- As a kid, Eric starred in three sports: he was a pitcher, a quarterback and a forward. But his dream was to play Major League baseball. His favorite player was Roger Clemens.
- Nickname has always been E or Big E.
- Called up to the Majors from the Richmond Flying Squirrels August 27, 2011. Eric’s parents and sister flew to San Francisco for his Major-League debut – and almost missed the first pitch. Their hotel was just a 10-minute walk, so they timed it so they’d arrive at AT&T Park 20 minutes before game time. But the lines were around the block with people waiting for their Tim Lincecum Bobbleheads. Desperate to get in, John approached an usher outside. “Look, I’ve never ever done this before, but my kid is going to pitch in 15 minutes and if I don’t get in there, I’m never going to forgive myself.’’ The usher said, “You’re Eric Surkamp’s father? Come with me.’’ He took them to the front of the line and got them right in. “I couldn’t thank him enough,’’ John said. “He told me, ‘Just remember to say something nice about the ushers.’’’
- The only other lefty in the Surkamp family is Eric’s great-grandfather – and they were both born on July 16.
Seattle 5, San Francisco 7
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants beat the Mariners 7-5 and have now won 6 of their last 7 contests. LHP Eric Surkamp earned his 1st win of the spring as he allowed just 1 run on 3 hits with 3 strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched. RHP Brian Wilson made his Cactus League debut, allowing 1 hit with 1 strikeout as he tossed just 9 pitches in his 1.0 inning of work. Four Giants registered multi-hit games as LF Melky Cabrera hit safely in his 7th-straight game, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. 2B Emmanuel Burris (2-for-3) and RF Gregor Blanco (2-for-3, SB) also had multi-hit games. However, DH Hector Sanchez proved to have the biggest day of any Giant as he went 2-for-2 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI.
Tomorrow San Francisco travels to Kansas City as RHP Tim Lincecum is scheduled to face Royals’ LHP Luke Hochevar.
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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.