Big weekend for Schierholtz
PHOENIX — Here’s Nate Schierholtz’s take on this weekend’s Giants-A’s Interleague series at AT&T Park:
“It definitely has a Bay Bridge Series meaning to me,” he said.
Obviously, Schierholtz is pumped, jazzed, stoked or whatever synonym you want to use for “excited.” This will mark the first time that he has opposed the A’s in the regular season, and it’s a series he has been anticipating for years.
Growing up in the East Bay, Schierholtz attended plenty of Giants-A’s games. Though he geographically was closer to the A’s, he left his heart … well, I don’t need to finish the sentence. “I definitely was always a Giants fan,” Schierholtz said.
Let’s hope Schierholtz gets into a game or two. It’d be a shame if he languished on the bench, especially since he might care about these games more than anybody on the field.
— Chris Haft