"A World Series ring your first year. It's all down hill from here," -Aubrey Huff to Buster Posey after receiving their 2010 World Series rings.
There will be no Train concert to start this season. No flags will be hung or rings given out, but of course there will still be the pomp of opening day.
This year, however, there will be significantly less self-congratulatory pre-game ceremonies. The 2012 season will give Giants players and fans a chance to focus on new achievements.
Here are five players who will use the clean slate of the 2012 season to break out with career years.
Also in anticipation of this new season, I'd like to personally ask Huff to contain his (Charles) Dickensian foreshadowing. Lest I go all fireplace to his Miss Havisham.