4:19 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016

All-Star Eavesdrops: Belt says thanks, buys pizza for Giants’ entire front office

Belt says thanks, buys pizza for Giants’ entire front office * So appreciative the Giants supported him in his bid to be an All-Star, Brandon Belt -- along with his wife, Haley -- bought pizza for the entire front office, 34 boxes in all from Tony’s. “I get to call myself an All-Star the rest of my life because of them,” said Belt, who won the final-vote runoff after an aggressive marketing campaign. * Belt’s old teammate, Tim Lincecum, missed the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium with flu-like symptoms and dehydration and was taken to the emergency room at New York...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 11, 2016

McCovey Chronicles #32 - Simply the Best

After a 5-1 week, the Giants have the best record in baseball at the All-Star Break at 57-33. Brandon Belt is finally an All-Star. Is there room to improve? And what else can be said about Brandon Crawford *not* making the All-Star Game? We'll try to find the words. The Giants have the best record in baseball at the All-Star break and we're all very happy about that. Brandon Belt won vote for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster and we're all even happier about that. RIGHT? You had better be, because why not? Brandon Belt has come a long way. So, that just leaves the only...
Arizona Republic Jul 9, 2016
Mishaps plague D-Backs in loss to Giants

Mishaps plague D-Backs in loss to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Belt had an RBI triple, Grant Green homered for the first time this season and the San Francisco Giants got a big lift from the bullpen in a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.         

Belt voted onto NL All-Star team

Belt voted onto NL All-Star team The moment Brandon Belt learned he made the Giants in 2011, he cried. On Friday, his wife, Haylee, brought the tears when they got a text from Ali Bumgarner saying Belt won the final-five fan vote and was a National League All-Star for the first time. “I can’t believe that I’m an All-Star this year,” Belt said. Belt got 10.4 million votes over three days to edge Pirates left fielder Starling Marte in a seesaw election with several lead changes. “He owes me,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Belt tried not to follow the voting play-by-play but...

Giants notes: Belt grateful to fans for being an All-Star

SAN FRANCISCO _ Brandon Belt gratefully accepted his place on the National League All-Star team Friday, having won a fan balloting over Pittsburgh's Starling Marte with 10.4 million votes. Belt and Marte were included in an on-line ballot for a… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Belt grateful to fans for being an All-Star appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 8, 2016

Brandon Belt wins Final Vote, makes National League All-Star team

Belt picked up 10.4 million votes, and he's going to San Diego. Please stop tweeting #VoteBelt at me. All-Star first baseman Brandon Belt. It has a musical quality to it, and you should mumble it under your breath, unless you’re on public transportation, in which case you should yell it. Belt, with 10.4 million votes, is going to his first All-Star Game. Good work, internet. Belt is certainly a deserving All-Star by any metric, but he played a tough position with three other qualified candidates, so it was understandable that he was left off the roster the first time, even if we reserved...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 8, 2016

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt an All-Star

Belt edges Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in special fan vote and will be an All-Star for the first time.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 8, 2016

Brandon Belt leads NL Final Vote race

Giants first baseman has the No. 1 spot with hours to go before 1 p.m. deadline.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 7, 2016

Johnny Cueto pitches another complete game, Giants take series

Cueto leads the league in complete games and wins, and the Giants have the best record in the baseball. Other than that ... There’s something about raw counting stats right at the All-Star break. They sing to me, a perfect measure of where the player and/or team has been, and where they could keep going. It’s why I’ll overuse them, possibly in this very recap, when I mention how many doubles Brandon Belt has on July 6, as if that could possibly mean something more important than the sentence "Brandon Belt is hitting the ball well this year." But here’s a raw counting stat that...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 6, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #31 - For Whom the Belt Tolls

The All-Star Game rosters have been announced, and right away there are a couple of notable snubs. Unfortunately, they're both Giants. But is the omission of The Brandons the biggest news of the week or does that distinction go to the smoking crater that was once the Giants' bullpen? It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to complain about the All-Star Game selections, but after three world championships and an All-Giants 2012 All-Star Game, we could be forgiven for scrutinizing the glaring omissions of Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt from the festivities in San Diego. What gives with...

Final Vote candidate Brandon Belt hopes to join Bumgarner, Cueto and Posey as NL All-Stars

SAN FRANCISCO – Brandon Belt is confident that Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Buster Posey will represent the Giants well as National League All-Stars.   Belt is just as confident that Giants fans will do their best to get him to… Continue Reading → The post Final Vote candidate Brandon Belt hopes to join Bumgarner, Cueto and Posey as NL All-Stars appeared first on Giants Extra.

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