Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Mota in the Orange and Black

Mlb.com reports that the Giants have signed Guillermo Mota to a minor league deal. The story doesn't mention that Mota was suspended for steroids; and it doesn't mention that he'll be the second Mota on the Giants. Yes, as I said with Eddie Bressoud, you can call yourself a real Giants fan if you know that Manny Mota began his career as a Giant in 1962.

Manny's had two sons make it to the bigs, but I can't evidence that he's related to Guillermo.

Chris Haft's story may not mention Mota's steroid suspension but it does include one of the more glorious games of last year, when Mota gave up a walkoff 2-run homer to Juan Uribe, only his 5th of the year on Aug. 12. Including that game, he hit 12 homers and had 32 RBIs over the last 49 games of the year.

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