Interview with San Jose Giants infielder Bobby Haney – From Kings Park to Omaha

A bit overdue (it was taken in May), but here’s my interview with San Jose Giants middle infielder Bobby Haney about his book, From Kings Park to Omaha.

After winning the College World Series with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks in 2010 and getting drafted that same year by the San Francisco Giants, Bobby Haney wrote an inspirational book about his baseball journey: From Kings Park to Omaha. He is currently a middle infielder with the class high-A San Jose Giants, and took some time before a game to talk with me about his book and what it has been like since he wrote it.

For more information on Bobby’s book, From Kings Park to Omaha, please visit: http://kp2omaha.com

I’m Back! (Again)

This space has served so many purposes for me over the past 4 years… When I first started it up in April 2009, it was just a good way for me to share my thoughts on the Giants. I soon started using Twitter for that purpose, and I relegated this blog to helping me set up Twitter meet-ups and share things that wouldn’t fit in 140 characters. For a brief time in 2010, I used this blog to share podcasts I created to tell my random stories about the Giants. It also ended up being a great place to compile recaps of Giants-affiliated players in fall/winter leagues from 2009-2011. I don’t think very many people actually ever looked at those recaps, but it definitely helped me in my own following of those players when not many others were. And now, its new purpose for the time being will be a place to consolidate all my little Giants tidbits that are currently scattered over the Internet. I have interviews and video footage of players on YouTube, photos on Facebook, documents and spreadsheets on Google Drive, etc. and I’ll try to keep them all easily accessible here. I don’t much enjoy the actual writing part of blogging anymore, so don’t expect to see much of that on here unless I’m providing an explanation for one of the other items I’m posting. Anyway, let’s see how long I can keep this going! :)

Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/6/2011 Recap

LIDOM:
Juan Pérez (CF): 3-6, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K, 2 LOB, BA .371
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Águilas Cibaeñas website (in Spanish)
Game story from LIDOM website (in Spanish)
Brandon Belt (DH): 2-4, RBI, K, 2 SB, 1 LOB, BA .302
Osiris Matos (RHP): 1.0 IP, H, 2B, R, ER, K, ERA 3.60
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Leones del Escogido website (in Spanish)
Game story from LIDOM website (in Spanish)
David Quinowski (LHP): 0.2 IP, HBP, ERA 3.68
- stranded 1 of 1 inherited runners
Gameday
Box score

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 2-4, R, BB, SB, 3 LOB, BA .276
Justin Christian (CF): 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, BA .231
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Cañeros de Los Mochis website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)

PRBL:
Johnny Monell (DH): 3-3, R, 2B, 2-run HR, 2 RBI, BB, BA 1.000
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Criollos Caguas website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Ehire Adrianza (SS): 1-3, R, SAC, BA .423
Héctor Sánchez (DH): 1-4, 3 LOB, BA .395
José Flores (3B): 0-4, GIDP, K, 3 LOB, BA .313
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tiburones de La Guaira website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Max Ramírez (1B): 2-4, 2 K, 1 LOB, BA .261
Gameday
Box score
Edwin Escobar (LHP): 2.2 IP, 6 H, 2B, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, K, ERA 5.59
- starting pitcher
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Cardenales de Lara website (in Spanish)
Game story from Tigres de Aragua website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Jean Machí (RHP): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 2B, 2-run HR, 2 R, 2 ER, K, ERA 2.79 – BS, 2; W (1-1)
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Caribes de Anzoátegui website featuring … (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)

MLB.com game recaps

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/5/2011 Recap

AFL: (AFL Rising Stars Game)
Joe Panik (2B): 0-2, K, BA .000
- came in as a defensive replacement in the 6th inning
Gameday
Box score

ABL:
Alex Burg (C): 0-1, BA .200 – game was suspended in the 3rd inning due to rain
Gameday
Box score

ABL: (11/6 in Australia)
Alex Burg (3B): 1-3, R, solo HR, 2 RBI, HBP, 2 LOB, BA .286
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Adelaide Bite website
Alex Burg (C): 2-3, R, solo HR, RBI, K, BA .400
- top of the 5th: picked off a runner at 1st base, and 2 pitches later allowed the batter to reach base on a strikeout with a passed ball, but subsequently caught that runner stealing
- bottom of the 5th: homered to lead off the bottom half of the inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Adelaide Bite website
Game story from Perth Heat website (in Spanish), with a picture of Alex Burg congratulating a teammate

LIDOM:
Brandon Belt (RF-LF): 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 1 LOB, BA .288
- made a defensive switch from RF to LF in the 7th inning
- recorded an outfield assist in the 6th inning
Juan Pérez (CF): 0-4, GIDP, K, 3 LOB, BA .359
- recorded an outfield assist in the 7th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Águilas Cibaeñas website (in Spanish)
Game story from LIDOM website (in Spanish)

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 0-4, GIDP, BB, 5 LOB, BA .266
Justin Christian (CF): 2-4, 2 R, 3-run HR, 3 RBI, HBP, 1 LOB, BA .190
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tomateros de Culiacán website (in Spanish)
Game story from Cañeros de Los Mochis website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Max Ramírez (1B): 0-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 LOB, BA .246
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Leones de Caracas website (in Spanish)
Ehire Adrianza (SS): 1-3, 3B, BA .435
Héctor Sánchez (C): 1-3, K, BA .410
- committed a throwing error in the 4th inning trying to throw out a base stealer
- threw out 2 of 3 base stealers
José Flores (3B): 1-2, BB, 2 LOB, BA .417
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tiburones de La Guaira website (in Spanish)
Game story from Águilas del Zulia website (in Spanish)

MLB.com game recaps

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/4/2011 Recap

AFL:
Brandon Crawford (SS): 2-5, R, solo HR, RBI, K, 2 LOB, BA .317
Joe Panik (2B): 2-4, RBI, HBP, 3 LOB, BA .308
- committed a throwing error in the 5th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story

ABL:
Alex Burg (3B-C): 1-4, RBI, BB, 3 LOB, BA .250
- made a defensive switch from 3B to C in the 3rd inning
- threw out 1 of 4 base stealers
Cameron Lamb (RHP): 2.0 IP, BB, 2 K, WP, ERA 0.00 – W (1-0)
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Adelaide Bite website
Game story from Perth Heat website, with video of Alex Burg behind the plate (at bottom of the page)

LIDOM:
Brandon Belt (1B): 1-3, 2 BB, K, 4 LOB, BA .286
Francisco Peguero (CF): 0-0, BA .269
- removed for a defensive replacement in the 2nd inning
Gameday
Box score
Osiris Matos (RHP): 0.2 IP, K, ERA 2.25
Gameday
Box score

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 1-4, 2 R, 3B, 2 K, BA .278
Justin Christian (CF): 0-4, 2 K, BA .118
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tomateros de Culiacán website (in Spanish), with a picture of Tyler Graham high-fiving a teammate
Game story from Cañeros de Los Mochís website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Ehire Adrianza (SS): 2-3, R, 2B, BB, BA .450
Héctor Sánchez (DH): 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 LOB, BA .417
José Flores (3B): 2-3, BB, K, BA .400
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tiburones de La Guaira website (in Spanish)
Game story from Águilas del Zulia website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Max Ramírez (1B): 1-4, K, 2 LOB, BA .262
- removed for a pinch-runner in the 9th inning
Gameday
Box score

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/3/2011 Recap

AFL:
Brandon Crawford (SS): 1-5, R, 2B, GIDP, K, 2 LOB, BA .310
Joe Panik (2B): 4-5, 2B, 2 LOB, BA .295
Austin Fleet (RHP): 2.0 IP, H, BB, K, ERA 3.00
Stephen Harrold (RHP): 2.0 IP, H, K, ERA 2.19
- pitched a perfect 8th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 1-5, K, 1 LOB, BA .279
Gameday
Box score
Justin Christian (CF): 1-4, R, 2 K, 1 LOB, BA .154
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Cañeros de Los Mochis website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Héctor Sánchez (C): 1-4, GIDP, K, 2 LOB, BA .424
- threw out 0 of 2 base stealers
- removed for a pinch-runner in the 9th inning
Gameday
Box score
Max Ramírez (DH): 2-4, R, 2-run HR, 2 RBI, K, 1 LOB, BA .263
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Bravos de Margarita website (in Spanish), with a picture of Max Ramírez

MLB.com game recaps

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/2/2011 Recap

AFL:
Brandon Crawford (SS): 1-5, RBI, 2 K, 2 LOB, BA .321
- committed a fielding error in the 9th inning
Seth Rosin (RHP): 1.0 IP, BB, K, ERA 1.29
- it was his 23rd birthday!
Gameday
Box score

LIDOM:
Juan Pérez (CF): 2-4, R, 3B, GIDP, 2 RBI, BB (IBB), 2 LOB, BA .383
Brandon Belt (LF): 0-4, K, 3 LOB, BA .283
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Águilas Cibaeñas website (in Spanish)
Game story from Leones del Escogido website (in Spanish)
Game story from LigaDom.com (in Spanish), with a picture of Juan Pérez (#2) high-fiving teammates

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 0-4, SAC, 3 LOB, BA .284
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tomateros de Culiacán website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)
Justin Christian (CF): 0-4, 2 K, 1 LOB, BA .111
Gameday
Box score

LVBP:
José Flores (3B): 0-3, R, BB, K, 3 LOB, BA .286
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tigres de Aragua website (in Spanish)
Game story from Águilas del Zulia website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Jean Machí (RHP): 1.0 IP, H, 2 K, ERA 1.04 – S, 4
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Navegantes del Magallanes website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Héctor Sánchez (DH): 2-4, R, K, BA .448
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Leones de Caracas website (in Spanish)
Max Ramírez (DH): 1-4, R, BB, K, 2 LOB, BA .245
Gameday
Box score
MLB.com game recaps

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 11/1/2011 Recap

AFL:
Joe Panik (2B): 2-4, R, 2-run HR, GIDP, 2 RBI, K, 1 LOB, BA .250
Gameday
Box score
Game story

LIDOM:
Juan Pérez (CF): 0-4, SB, 2 LOB, BA .375
- committed a fielding error in the 5th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Águilas Cibaeñas website (in Spanish), with a picture of Juan Pérez batting (11th pic along bottom)
Brandon Belt (RF-1B): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BA .306
- made a defensive switch from RF to 1B in the 8th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Leones del Escogido website (in Spanish)

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, BB, HBP, K, BA .299
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Venados de Mazatlán website (in Spanish)
Game story from Tomateros de Culiacán website (in Spanish), with a picture of Tyler Graham high-fiving a teammate
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)
Justin Christian (CF): 1-5, R, K, 2 LOB, BA .200
- first game of the season
Gameday
Box score
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)
Story from Cañeros de Los Mochis website announcing the addition of Justin Christian (in Spanish), with a picture of Justin Christian batting from last year

LVBP:
José Flores (3B): 2-4, R, RBI, K, BA .500
- first game of the season
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tigres de Aragua website (in Spanish)
Game story from Àguilas del Zulia website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Héctor Sánchez (C): 3-4, R, RBI, 2 LOB, BA .440
- committed a catcher’s interference in the 1st inning with the bases loaded, allowing a runner to score
- allowed a passed ball in the 6th inning, allowing a runner to score
- removed for a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tiburones de La Guaira website (in Spanish)
Game story from Leones de Caracas website (in Spanish)
Edwin Escobar (LHP): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, ERA 3.86
- starting pitcher
- committed 2 throwing errors in the 2nd inning, including 1 on a pickoff attempt which allowed a runner to score
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Cardenales de Lara website (in Spanish)
Game story from LVBP website (in Spanish)
Max Ramírez (DH): 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 1 LOB, BA .245
Gameday
Box score

MLB.com game recaps

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 10/31/2011 Recap

AFL:
Brandon Crawford (SS): 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 1 LOB, BA .333
Joe Panik (2B): 1-4, K, BA .231
Austin Fleet (RHP): 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2-run HR, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K, ERA 3.60 – BS, 1; L (2-1)
Stephen Harrold (RHP): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2B, R, ER, K, ERA 2.61
Gameday
Box score

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Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 10/30/2011 Recap

LIDOM:
Francisco Peguero (CF): 2-3, RBI, K, 1 LOB, BA .269
- removed for a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning
Juan Pérez (CF): 1-5, 2B, K, 1 LOB, BA .404
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Águilas Cibaeñas website (in Spanish) with pictures along the bottom of Francisco Peguero sliding into 2nd (3rd pic) and Juan Pérez (#2, 9th pic)
Brandon Belt (1B): 1-4, 3 LOB, BA .289
Gameday
Box score

LMP:
Tyler Graham (CF): 3-3, R, 2 2B, 2 HBP, PO/CS, BA .274
Gameday
Box score
Game story from Tomateros de Culiacán website (in Spanish)
Game story from Yaquis de Obregón website (in Spanish)
Game story from LMP website (in Spanish)

LVBP:
Ehire Adrianza (SS): 0-2, BB, 3 LOB, BA .412
- removed for a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning
Gameday
Box score

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