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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Barry Zito reveals why he rooted against Giants in 2010 World Series

Imagine rooting against your employer after they paid you $18.5 million.

That’s the story Barry Zito is telling.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Zito revealed in a new memoir that he rooted against the Giants in the 2010 World Series because they left him off the playoff roster.

“It was really hard to admit,” Zito told The Chronicle’s Ann Killion.

“Yes, my regular-season record was below-average, but what’s that got to do with anything?”

 

QLE Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:52 AM | 63 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Barry Zito reveals he nearly retired from Giants before 2012 season

SAN FRANCISCO—The memories have come flooding back for Bruce Bochy this season, and as the Giants’ manager walked into Busch Stadium on Monday, he might have spent a few minutes looking back at one of the most stunning performances of the three-title era.

In Game 5 of the 2012 NLCS, Barry Zito threw 7 2/3 shutout innings to keep the Giants alive. Five days later he would beat Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the World Series, and the Giants would cruise to a second title.

It’s a moment Zito’s teammates, coaches and fans will never forget, but as Zito thinks about those professional highs, he has a different perspective. This month he’s releasing “Curveball,” a book in which the former big league star writes honestly about the struggles he had finding true happiness.

That 2012 run was the peak of Zito’s professional career, but as he looks back on it, he remembers it almost not even happening. Before the season, Zito considered retiring.

For a reminder of just how strong the Giants Magic Pixie Dust was in 2012, check Zito’s W-L record with the rest of his statistical line.

QLE Posted: September 04, 2019 at 01:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
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