Today the San Francisco Giants took time out of their busy spring training schedule for their annual media day at their Arizona headquarters at Scottsdale Stadium. An array of media personnel were in attendance including the Associated Press, MLB.com, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Topps, and the Giants photography crew amongst others. All of the coaches and training staff had to participate, as well as some minor league coaches and of course, the 62 players involved in the Giants’ spring training.
The media and photo extravaganza kicked off at 7 A.M. this morning, and consisted of 12 stations that took about 25 minutes to complete a piece. Starting with coaches and staff, one by one they went through the media gauntlet, followed by the players themselves; the players with the least amount of time with the club (i.e. minor leaguers) went first and moved up the list until they finished with all the veterans. It’s good to see some of the younger players in the clubhouse get some media attention, at least to get to know them a bit better if nothing else. A few players like Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain did shoots with some of their sponsors (Timmy had a Red Bull Shoot while Cain had one for Mizuno). You can check out some of the photos from media day here or here.