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Mission statement.
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Mission statement.

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Miller Park
August 10, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Miller Park

August 10, 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Buster, Ray, Eddie, ca. 1910
Montana, USA
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Buster, Ray, Eddie, ca. 1910

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Valdespin
August 14, 2014
Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
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Valdespin

August 14, 2014

Marlins Park

Miami, Florida

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It’s a long season and physically, mentally, I’m sure some of these guys are getting tired, but I hope they can finish strong, finish feeling good about their seasons.”

- Omar Lopez, Quad-Cities River Bandits manager

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"It’s a long season, definitely. You can’t feel good 100 percent of the time."

- Khris Davis

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Baseball is not a sport for the restless or the impatient. It’s a long season. A loss is just a loss. A slump is just a slump. In baseball, a week is nothing, a month barely registers. The all-star Tommy Helms when he was a minor-league manager, used to do his postgame interviews in front of the mirror, while shaving. “Turn the page,” he would always say without looking away because one baseball game in the summertime, win or lose, is never worth cutting yourself shaving.

- Joe Posnanski

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“I am seeing the ball really well right now. I am trying to keep my head straight and things will go your way. That is what you have to do. It’s a long season and it’s a mental game.”

- Austin Meadows, West Virginia Power center fielder

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Puig
August 14, 2014
Turner Field
Atlanta, Georgia
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August 14, 2014

Turner Field

Atlanta, Georgia

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Kauffman Stadium
August 13, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kauffman Stadium

August 13, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri

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Brett on the board
Kauffman Stadium
August 10, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri
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Brett on the board

Kauffman Stadium

August 10, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri

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August 13, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Trylon Microcinema

August 13, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Royals vs. Giants
August 10th 2014
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
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Royals vs. Giants

August 10th 2014

Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City, Missouri

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Our most elaborate sports experience, though, was with the SF Giants baseball team. It was 1993, and the Giants had come within a day or two of being sold and moved to Tampa Bay. One of our production guys, Eric Colby, was a maniacal Giants fan, and he passed on to the band an invitation to sing the national anthem on opening day. …
Weir says yes. Like I say, Jerry’s not a serious baseball fan, but this is after all kind of a big moment in SF sports history. “OK, man, I’m in.” Vince Welnick draws up an arrangement – he described it as “Straight Sons of the Pioneers” – and off we go. Somehow, I’ve been elected road manager for the day. …
The complication was that the game was at 1pm, and sound check was at 10am – and traffic being what it was, they couldn’t leave the stadium. So for nearly three hours, I had to try, mightily, to entertain them. …
At some point I turned and saw three legends of SF baseball passing by – Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, and Willie Mays. Well, I turn into the introductions king, which works out fine – for a while. It turns out that Perry was Bob Weir’s favorite player, and they get to talking. And Willie McCovey is one of the planet’s gentlemen, and although I strongly doubt he has more than a very vague idea who Jerry is, he’s more than happy to socialize, so that’s cool.
Finally, I go up to Willie Mays, who’s sitting in a golf cart and, it turns out, is impatient to get to the team alumni gathering. “Mr. Mays, could I introduce you to Jerry Garcia, who’s going to sing the national anthem today?” “No,” he barked, and then yelled at Willie and Gaylord, “Come on, I want to get out of here.”
- Dennis McNally for Relix
Read the rest: "My Jerry (Dennis McNally Remembers Jerry Garcia"
Image: SFGiants via @tim_sprouls

Our most elaborate sports experience, though, was with the SF Giants baseball team. It was 1993, and the Giants had come within a day or two of being sold and moved to Tampa Bay. One of our production guys, Eric Colby, was a maniacal Giants fan, and he passed on to the band an invitation to sing the national anthem on opening day. …

Weir says yes. Like I say, Jerry’s not a serious baseball fan, but this is after all kind of a big moment in SF sports history. “OK, man, I’m in.” Vince Welnick draws up an arrangement – he described it as “Straight Sons of the Pioneers” – and off we go. Somehow, I’ve been elected road manager for the day. …

The complication was that the game was at 1pm, and sound check was at 10am – and traffic being what it was, they couldn’t leave the stadium. So for nearly three hours, I had to try, mightily, to entertain them. …

At some point I turned and saw three legends of SF baseball passing by – Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, and Willie Mays. Well, I turn into the introductions king, which works out fine – for a while. It turns out that Perry was Bob Weir’s favorite player, and they get to talking. And Willie McCovey is one of the planet’s gentlemen, and although I strongly doubt he has more than a very vague idea who Jerry is, he’s more than happy to socialize, so that’s cool.

Finally, I go up to Willie Mays, who’s sitting in a golf cart and, it turns out, is impatient to get to the team alumni gathering. “Mr. Mays, could I introduce you to Jerry Garcia, who’s going to sing the national anthem today?” “No,” he barked, and then yelled at Willie and Gaylord, “Come on, I want to get out of here.”

- Dennis McNally for Relix

Read the rest: "My Jerry (Dennis McNally Remembers Jerry Garcia"

Image: SFGiants via @tim_sprouls

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