First, it's important to remember that the views presented on the McCovey Chroncast do not reflect the views of Grant Brisbee, SB Nation, Vox Media, most of the commenters on this site, or (and especially) the San Francisco Giants...Now that that's out of the way... I'm back. And, it is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I am at it again.
Baseball is the sport that’s responsible for the National Anthem being played before sporting events, and it was always going to be the last sport to get sucked into the controversy. It’s responsible because the tradition started at a World Series game 99 years ago, during World War I, when millions of young men were killed for reasons that most adults don’t remember today. It was going to be the last sport because it’s the stodgiest one. It’s the sport that’s the most resistant to change.
On Sunday, Brandon Crawford debuted his one-man show, titled This Is Every Giants At-Bat Against Clayton Kershaw, which will run for a couple months at the Curran. If you’re into the moving images, they look like this:At first, I thought that Crawford was expecting a curveball before realizing that he was going to get murdered. On closer inspection, it appears that he caught his foot in the dirt and was lucky to get his head out of the way in time.
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