Spring Training Notes – February 24, 2012
NEWS AND NOTES FROM DAY 7 – Today was the first full squad workout with all 66 playersparticipating in camp. The day began with a 20 minute meeting in the clubhouse where manager Bruce Bochy addressed the team.
BY THE NUMBERS – The Giants now have a total of 66 players in camp. The roster consists of 33 pitchers, 7 catchers, 16 infielders and 10 outfielders.
QUOTE OF THE DAY – “It’s great to have everyone here. It was a great workout today” – Giants manager Bruce Bochy on today’s first full squad workout.
CAMP VISITORS – Don Carson, the owner of Don and Charlie’s, which is a very well-known restaurant in Scottsdale, dropped by Giants camp today to watch the team practice. Don is very good friends with clubhouse manager Mike Murphy and tends to drop by several times throughout the course of the spring. Don and Charlie’s caters in the press box during home games. The restaurant is a famous spot for coaches, players, front office staff, scouts and all baseball enthusiasts.
GOTCHA! – Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff played a little prank on Giants beat writers Andrew Baggarly (CSN Bay Area) and Chris Haft (MLB.com) by shooting them with silly string today.
DID YOU KNOW? – Fans can watch the Giants practice over these next seven days before the games start. The gates at Scottsdale Stadium open up to the public at 10:00 a.m. every morning. Today there were approximately 250 fans in the stands enjoying the sun and watching the Giants players do drills and take batting practice. This is also a good time to try and get autographs.
LIVE FROM SALTY’S – CSN Bay Area’s “Chronicle Live” show will be broadcasted live tonight from Salty Senorita’s restaurant in downtown Scottsdale from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MST). Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford will be guests on the show.
For more complete coverage of Spring Training go to sfgiants.com