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Friday, March 06, 2020

Longtime Giant Pablo Sandoval still feeling fans’ love

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval endeared himself to San Francisco fans while helping the Giants win World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

He continues to give to the team.

Sandoval, who at 33 is heading into his 13th major league season, still seems very much like the 22-year-old kid who debuted with the Giants in 2008. His smile is omnipresent, he pops in on interviews teammates are doing in the clubhouse and, out of nowhere during Thursday’s pregame workout, embraced manager Gabe Kapler. Just because.

But energy and experience isn’t all the man lovingly called the Kung Fu Panda since his rookie year provides the Giants. He has embraced the role of mentor to the many young Giants who are part of the team’s rebuilding process.

A sign of the natural aging process at work: baseball players younger than you being described as mentors and elder statesmen.

 

QLE Posted: March 06, 2020 at 01:14 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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