Opening Day is in less than a week.
The hot dogs have been ordered, Lou Seal's costume dry cleaned. The Coke bottle slide is waxed and McCovey Cove is hungry for kayaks and crazy people. Baseball is upon us.
Like every team, the San Francisco Giants will start their 2012 season with much unsettled, or at least unproven. From returning players in questionable health to newcomers hoping to keep their spring training fires burning, the start of the season brings many pivotal questions into focus.
Many of the most dire issues surrounding the Giants are things fans have read about before. What's changed is how those issues will now effect the club as regular-season play begins. Until Tim Lincecum sends his first fastball down the pipe on Friday night, all we can do is examine the facets of our team's situation.
Here are the 10 most pressing questions facing the San Francisco Giants as they head into Opening Day.