The Giants took on the Dodgers today in a Cactus League game. On its own, that’s not really worth a story, unless you’re really excited about Yasmani Grandal hitting a solo homer in spring training.
But it was notable for one mostly non-baseball reason: Chris Berman served as honorary manager for the Giants.
The Giants have countered the Russell Wilson-to-the-Yankees move by bring Chris Berman to camp as guest manager. pic.twitter.com/aR4Iw1bnK0
— Mike Oz (@mikeoz) March 4, 2018
Here’s Berman making a pitching change in the 7th:
Perhaps the most touching aspect of Berman’s one-day managerial career: the reason he wore #83.
Chris Berman is wearing No. 83. It’s the year he married his wife, Kathy, who died in May in a car accident. “That’s the right number,” he said. pic.twitter.com/vHZfxYpAkd
— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) March 4, 2018
As far as harmless spring training stories go, this one is actually pretty cool.