NEW YORK – Most players will tell you that pregame pomp exits their craniums once the game starts. They don’t think about speeches or soaring montages or wet eyes.
NEW YORK – Sometimes you don’t appreciate precision until it’s interrupted. You don’t notice the ointment without the fly.
LOS ANGELES – The Giants have gotten glimpses of a raft of players from Triple-A Fresno. You couldn’t blame manager Bruce Bochy if he hoped a breeze would carry them further out to sea.
MIAMI – The Beard. Smoke on the Water. Shooter. The Moon Man.
Throw in Tim Worrell, who really needed a nickname, didn't he?