Anyway, I took screenshots (behind the cut), and I have the video clip, but I'm afraid to upload because there's baseball in it, and I don't want the baseball nazis to come after me again. I'm thinking of just blacking out the Giants images and then uploading that, but then NBC nazis (I've heard they exist) might come after me anyway.
Will mull that for a while. :P
Hockey players can hit: Sharks right wing Jonathan Cheechoo, the NHL's leading goal scorer last season, showed he knows how to hit off the ice as well as on when he took batting practice with the Giants before Sunday's game. Cheechoo, who said he's only played softball, not baseball, smashed several impressive-looking line drives into the green.
"It's faster than you'd think, especially when it's coming from a human arm," Cheechoo said of his first Major League batting practice. "I think the pitchers hit better than me."
Cheechoo's swing was not too shabby, and he even got a piece of a few curveballs. But don't expect to see any Giants down in San Jose taking slap shots any time soon.
"You just can't reciprocate this because you don't want your players on the ice," Bochy said.
Pitching coach and hockey fan Dave Righetti was responsible for Cheechoo's presence, along with San Jose teammates Patrick Rissmiller, Matt Carle, Scott Hannan, Mark Smith, Ryane Clowe, Mark Bell, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. The players presented Righetti with his own Sharks jersey.