It’s a whole new world at Oracle Park, I just wish I could tell you why

Media day observations from 3rd and King

Karl Buscheck
February 07, 2020 - 5:24 pm
It's a whole new world at Oracle Park, I just wish I could tell you why

The first hint that Friday would be a weird day in San Francisco Giantsdom came early in the morning when some random dude at the airport in San Diego, quite by accident, scooped the news that Hunter Pence — of champion blood and knee-high socks repute — was on the verge of an orange and black reunion.

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Then came media day.

It was… different.

The sun was shining. It was a perfect afternoon in China Basin. It was a whole new world at Oracle Park.

I wish I could tell you why, but to do so would incite rage, because, without experiencing the scene first hand, there’s just no way to understand the nuance — and the reality. 

On the suite level, with the stunning vistas of the stadium and the bay and the skylines beyond, there was behavior and there were words that begged questions about sincerity, that spoke to a problematic future.

In the bowels of the stadium, there was a chance, and ever-so brief encounter, that signaled sweeping change.

But, for now, I’ll just holster those takes. 

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