If you can’t make it to Scottsdale this year, set your DVR to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. (See other times and dates below.)
You’ll get an hour of spring ball like you have never seen it.
“Inside the Clubhouse: Spring Training 2010 Part 1” takes you into the clubhouse in Scottsdale, where the cameras first follow longtime clubhouse manager Mike Murphy (and his dog, Bella) as he dotes on the players like a favorite uncle.
“Everybody’s here early,” he says on the first day of camp. “First time I’ve seen that in a long time.”
You’ll hear from Bengie Molina about how much it means to him to be back with the Giants after an uncertain off-season. New players Mark DeRosa and Aubrey Huff weigh in on their expectations for the 2010 club. You’ll see Manny Burriss and top prospects Thomas Neal and Darren Ford hold hands in prayer before digging into breakfast at their favorite spot, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles.
The cameras also followed Tim Lincecum on the day in November he found out he had won a second consecutive Cy Young, and they follow him to New York for the awards ceremony in January.
And you also get to see Pablo Sandoval’s famous hike to the top of Camelback Mountain during Operation Panda.
Tune in. It’s an insider’s experience of the sights and sounds of Giants baseball in the desert (plus Tim and his Cy Young).
Air dates on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:
Sunday March 21 @ 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday March 23 @ 6:30 p.m.; Friday March 26 @ 1:30 a.m..
Then look for the debut of “Spring Training 2010: Part II” on Tuesday March 30 at 6:30 p.m.