When I woke up this morning and headed on over to the San Francisco Giant's official team website, I read the box score from last night's game and then went back to the main page to look at the standings for the season. It was then on the ticker at the top of the page something flashed and caught my eye.
It read "Snow to Take Field for Retirement Honor". I had no idea what it meant so I went to the article and lo and behold, I read that Giants' fan favorite third baseman J.T Snow was going to come out of retirement (since 2006) to play one final game so he could retire as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
The only thing about this honor that the Giants are giving him is that Snow isn't actual going to play today. According to the team website, Snow will take the field with the rest of the team and before Matt Cain, today's starter, throws his first pitch, snow will be taken out.
Although I would like to see him get an at-bat or two, the gesture alone by the Giants was extremely classy and the move on Snow's part to request it shows just how important this team was to him. But whether he plays or not, Snow is guaranteed a thunderous ovation from fans as he leaves the field for the last time.
Snow, a first baseman for the Giants from 1997-2005 was known for his flawless and multi-Gold Glove glove winning defense played in 1715 major league games while recording 1509 hits, 189 home runs, and 877 runs batted in. His career fielding percentage is .995 due to making only 63 errors in 1656 games at the position.