2008 was a rough year to be a Giants fan. All seemed lost.
The Giants completed their fourth-straight losing season and their fifth-straight season missing the playoffs. Barry Bonds was replaced in left field by the overpaid, feckless Dave Roberts, and after Roberts was injured, the disappointing Fred Lewis took over.
The drop-off from Bonds to Roberts-Lewis in left field was an apt metaphor for the fall that had taken place in the Giants organization since they lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Angels in 2002.
In 2009, the Giants began to turn it around, posting a winning season for the first time since 2004. That was the beginning of an ongoing run that includes three straight winning seasons, a World Series crown and a magnificent display at this year's All-Star Game.
Melky Cabrera, aka, the Melkman, delivered at the midsummer classic, winning the MVP Award. The Melkman delivered arguably the greatest performance in San Francisco Giants All-Star history that night. Let's take a look at his performance and some other great performances at the All-Star game in the Giants storied history.