Giants’ McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons

Giants' McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons
Giants’ McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons
“We hated the Dodgers then, too,” said Bochy, drawing another roar from the crowd as he recalled his playing days with the Padres.

Giants' McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons
Giants’ McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons
McCutchen, Jackson and third baseman Evan Longoria were acquired to help improve a team that lost 98 games and finished 40 games behind the Dodgers, who won the National League West five straight seasons.
“A pitcher? Who wears 24 as a pitcher?” said McCutchen, who was given 22 instead but figured he’d get 24 once Gorzelanny moved on.
Giants' McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons
Giants’ McCutchen helps stir excitement as season beckons

It was the first sign that McCutchen will wear his 22 jersey well, a number that was worn by celebrated Giants Will Clark and Jack Clark, both of whom have tales to tell about Giants-Dodgers lore.

At Saturday’s FanFest at AT&T Park, a fan asked a panel of Giants where they get most fired up to play on the road, and McCutchen didn’t think twice.

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