Later on this month, the Giants will honor for the very first time just one of the teams that delivered San Francisco three Entire world Sequence trophies in a span of five seasons. But four of the most significant and beloved associates of individuals teams will not be in attendance.
Twenty 4 players and coaches from the 2012 Earth Series crew are scheduled to be at Oracle Park on Saturday to rejoice the 10-year anniversary of the championship, but Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Pablo Sandoval and Brian Wilson will not be signing up for the festivities.
“We are truly psyched to welcome again most of the 2012 workforce this weekend and we will definitely miss out on these who could not go to for a selection of different factors, which include prior commitments, function and surprising existence situations,” Shana Daum, the Giants’ Senior Vice President, Community Affairs & Local community Relations, wrote in an e mail on Tuesday.
The Giants introduced the visitor checklist Tuesday early morning:
- Jeremy Affeldt
- Bruce Bochy
- Matt Cain
- Santiago Casilla
- Justin Christian
- Steve Edlefsen
- Bobby Evans
- Tim Flannery
- Mark Gardner
- George Kontos
- Javier Lopez
- Shane Loux
- Guillermo Mota
- Xavier Nady
- Dan Otero
- Angel Pagan
- Hunter Pence
- Dave Righetti
- Dan Runzler
- Hector Sanchez
- Nate Schierholtz
- Marco Scutaro
- Ryan Vogelsong
- Barry Zito
Though the 2012 group won the next of individuals 3 Globe Series titles, it will be the initially to be honored, after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the 2010 team from gathering in 2020.
The ceremony is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Saturday, and the to start with 20,000 followers will receive 1 of three bobbleheads: Pence, Scutaro or Posey.
Although Lincecum has famously disappeared from the general public eye considering the fact that retiring from baseball in 2017, Posey has built numerous appearances at Oracle Park since his retirement at the close of past year.
The Giants hosted Buster Posey Day before this year, and Posey was also in attendance for Will Clark’s selection retirement ceremony very last thirty day period, which Daum wrote was why Posey won’t be at the occasion.
“He was just right here for Will’s retirement two months back and with his household now in Georgia and his young children starting university the timing made it a obstacle and not feasible,” Daum wrote. “He was undoubtedly striving to make it but designs to be listed here for the 2014 reunion and many instances right before that!”
The very last time Linecum was noticed on the shores of McCovey Cove was in 2019 for the retirement of Bruce Bochy, the manager of all those 3 Earth Collection teams. Daum pointed out that Lincecum “had required to be at the park for this and other activities but unfortunately is not capable to be this season.”
Wilson, the colourful and dominating nearer was a previous-minute scratch, according to Daum. “He experienced definitely planned to attend but experienced to cancel before this 7 days,” Daum wrote..
Sandoval, 35, is actively playing for Olmecas de Tabasco in the Mexican League, where he is batting .311. Sandoval played in 69 video games with the Atlanta Braves final time.
Aubrey Huff also is not on the record, whilst that isn’t a major surprise. In 2020 the staff banned Huff from the planned 2010 Globe Series reunion because of ‘unacceptable’ social media posts.