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  1. #1
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    Player names returning to Giants’ home jerseys

    It was suggested in this column last week that the Giants need a change in their home uniforms, putting the names on jerseys for easier fan recognition. Turns out they didn’t need the reminder. They were already on the case.

    In a Thursday phone conversation with Larry Baer, the Giants’ president and CEO told The Chronicle it was decided “a couple of months ago” to make the change for next season, marking the first time this century the players will be identified by name.

    “This is something we’ve been discussing for a few years now,” Baer said. “We thought it was the right thing to do at the right time. We made our submission to MLB and it’s a done deal.”

    Baer said that in hearing from fans, including season-ticket holders, the response has been overwhelmingly in favor of the change. It would seem especially timely to alter the uniforms right now, with fans relying strictly on televised images, but that wasn’t possible.
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/j...edium=referral

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    Yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Yuck.
    Double yuck.

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    The Giants had names on there before 2000. The Mets, Cubs, and Dodgers also took off the names for some time, but they have since reappeared since it was unpopular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgerdave View Post
    The Giants had names on there before 2000. The Mets, Cubs, and Dodgers also took off the names for some time, but they have since reappeared since it was unpopular.
    We didn't need names when there were only a few changes coming out of spring training and then when someone got called up. Now with 60 plus players cycling through its hard to tell who is who sometimes.
    "He's getting the best job in baseball."

    Bruce Bochy sent a clear message to whoever will be the Giants' next manager
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    https://bit.ly/2ndI9eG

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    I disagree there. We have so much information at our fingertips; names on the back of jerseys is far from a necessity.

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    Monday BP: Home uniforms with names?

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    I hate the idea.

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    It's a reality at this point unfortunately.

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    Hate that they’re doing this.


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