There haven’t been many Giants recaps on BASG lately, because CSN Bay Area asked me to pinch-hit for Andrew Baggarly (one of the best beat writers around and an all-around good guy) during this seven-game road trip. In an upset of massive proportions, they haven’t gotten tired of me yet, as I’ll be on Yahoo SportsTalk Live tonight at 8 pm.
The time could change, as the Giants play the Reds at 4:15 pm PST and thunderstorms are in the forecast throughout the evening in Cincinnati. But at some point I’ll be on with Jim Kozimor and Mark Purdy. I’ve been told that I can’t wear a baseball cap and sunglasses, so my “anonymity” will vanish into the ether.
Since I’m in shameless plug mode, here are a couple things I recently wrote that resulted in my real name getting the byline instead of “Bay Area Sports Guy.”
— Feature after Sunday’s 8-0 win in St. Louis: Blanco, Arias contributing after early struggles (CSN Bay Area)
— General rant about how tough East Bay fans have it: Save me! I’m an Oakland fan! (San Francisco Magazine – screenshot from digital edition)