Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Meck Report / Hot Links - Nov 2, 2010 - 5:15p



SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE                                        

---


The Meck Report
www.TheMeck.com

Subscribe To The Meck Report/Blog - Rt hand column 
Follow The Meck Report/ Blog on Twitter
Thanks For Forwarding The Meck Report To Your Friends.

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Meck Report / Hot Links - Nov 1, 2010 - 2:54p

Posted by The Meck - Nov 1, 2010 - 2:54p




CORRECTION - The Meck Report:




TheMeck Report
www.The Meck.com

Subscribe To The Meck Report/Blog - Rt hand column 
Follow The Meck Report/ Blog on Twitter

Thanks For Forwarding The Meck Report To Your Friends.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Update/Correction - Dothan Ala. Native, Matt Cain, Dominates in World Series Game 2 - Oct 29, 2010 - 3:39p


















































Posted by The Meck - Nov 1, 2010 - 6:45a
-
Correction: Friday afternoon I posted some updated information [I thought] re Matt Cain
and how long he lived in Dothan, Al. 
The information was incorrect so I removed it. 
The correct info: Matt Cain lived in Dothan Al, his birthplace, 'just for a couple of years'
as he told my friend 
Bob Nightengale from USA TODAY and I posted it on Oct 28, 2010.

Sorry for the confusion. 
-
I'm sure Matt doesn't remember his brief stay in Dothan, but we are proud to claim him as a Dothan native
as he brings national attention to our hometown, every time its written or spoken: 'The RHP on the mound
for the SF Giants is Matt Cain, born in Dothan, Ala.'
-
Matt Cain dominated the Texas Rangers in a 9-0 rout in Game 2.
Cain has pitched 21 and 1/3 innings this 2010 postseason, no Earned Runs, 13K's and only 13 hits.
And a 2-0 record. [ including LCS win over Phillies].
The 26 yr-old Dothan Al. native is throwing a record performance in the 106th World Series.
The only Dothan Al. native, to my knowledge, to be a starting pitcher in the World Series.
-
If the Giants win tonite in Texas, they will be World Series Champions. If the Rangers win, The Series
moves back to San Francisco for Game 6 on Wed. Nov 3rd, and Dothan native, Matt Cain, on the mound.
I'm hoping it goes back to the 'city by the bay' for Game 6.
---
Posted by The Meck - Oct 29, 2010 - 3:39p

Most starting pitchers have very little to say on their day to start.
Per my request .. Bob Nightengale, My longtime friend with USA Today asked 
Matt Cain yesterday afternoon before Game 2 in the World Series ..
How long did he live in Dothan, Al. his birthplace. - 'Just for a couple of years'.. He told Bob.

Matt Cain dominated the 
Texas Rangers in a 9-0 rout in Game 2.

Cain has pitched 21 and 1/3 innings this 2010 postseason, no Earned Runs, 13K's and only 13 hits.
And a 2-0 record. [ including LCS win over Phillies].
The 26 yr-old Dothan, Al native is throwing a record performance in the 106th World Series.

Found some good info in the story below about Matt and his mother, Dolores, a former school teacher.
And his dad, Tom, a custom woodworker. His mom now runs the family tuxedo shop.

excerpt ..
"He keeps it so low-key, and he's so professional," Giants infielder Manny Burriss said. "He's been groomed to be that professional. It's crazy, he's like a veteran, but we're the same age."
When he was 4 years old, Cain's parents felt he was mature enough, so they enrolled him in kindergarten even though he missed the cutoff date because of his Oct. 1 birthday.
"My mom was a teacher, so I think she said, 'Let's just go ahead and start him at 4, and if he's not ready, we'll hold him back,'" Cain said.
That never happened, and by age 17 the Giants were offering him a $1.375 million signing bonus. Anderson knew that once all the scouts started flocking, he'd have no chance at the right-hander.
==
Day added that Cain was raised by good, measured people -- the son of Tom, a custom woodworker, and Dolores, a former teacher who now runs the family's tuxedo shop -- and his thoughtfulness makes an impact. Day said he knew during this postseason that Cain was trying to let him feel he has a small part in the experience when they'd text each other, Day sometimes giving Cain small bits of advice. It rubs off on his teammates.

Matt Cain Won't Be Fazed By World Series - ESPN
The Meck Report
-
Subscribe To The Meck Report/Blog - Rt hand column 
Follow The Meck Report/ Blog on Twitter

--

Posted by The Meck - Oct 28, 2010 - 3:49p

Since I last wrote about Giants' starting pitcher, Matt Cain, Dothan, Al native
starting in the NLCS vs the Phillies .. several friends including Mr. Schmitz and
Brad Sherwood have asked me, How long did Matt Cain live in Dothan?

I contacted my good friend Bob Nightengale, a longtime, excellent baseball writer
for USA Today.
Bob is covering the World Series, as always, and I asked him to ask Matt about Dothan, Al. his birthplace.
Bob just talked with Matt Cain in the Giants clubhouse and reports Matt said he lived in Dothan:
'Just for a couple of years.'

Matt Cain's record in 2010: 13-11 with a 3.14 ERA. A workhorse with 223 innings.
He's 1-0 this postseason [LCS win over Phils] and has pitched 13 and 2/3 scoreless innings.
Cain was a 1st Round pick of the Giants in 2002 and made his ML debut in 2005 at age 20.
He turned 26 on Oct 1st.

This is Matt Cain's 1st World Series and to my knowledge, the 1st time a Dothan Al. native
 is a starting pitcher in the World Series.
World Series Game 2 Tonite - Texas Rangers at San Francisco - 6:57p/ct - 1st pitch - Fox TV.

SI,com - Matt Cain Ready For World Series Game 2 Start

Matt Cain Bio/Stats - SF Giants

The Meck Report
www.TheMeck.com

Subscribe To The Meck Report/Blog - Rt hand column 
Follow The Meck Report/ Blog on Twitter
Thanks For Forwarding The Meck Report To Your Friends.
--

Dothan Al Native, Matt Cain, Starting Pitcher in NLCS

Posted by The Meck - Oct 19, 2010 4:59p/ct.

Matt Cain is the starting RH pitcher for the SF Giants today in the NLCS.
He was born in Dothan, Ala [ The Meck's birthplace and hometown].
Matt Cain is one of the best pitchers in the National League.
He graduated from Houston High School in Germantown Tenn.
Cain was a 1st Round pick of the Giants in 2002. His ML debut was in 2005 at age 20.

I like the Giants mainly because they have one of the best mgrs in the game, Bruce Bochy.
And he's a great guy. Had the privelege of knowing Bochy when he managed the SD Padres.
He's a classy, kind man. Bochy knows how to communicate with people.
And he knows how to treat people and his players with class.
That translates into winning .. no matter what you're doing.
Bruce Bochy reminds me a lot of Bobby Cox.

The Giants have been my NLCS pick for several months.
Their starting and relief pitching makes them very capable of winning it all.
No one believed any team had a chance vs the Phils' pitching.
I'm picking the Giants to win the NLCS and the World Series.
NLCS Game 3 started today at 4/3ct on Fox.

Here's a Wikopedia link plus a SF Giants link on Cain's up-to-date stats.


The Meck Report

Subscribe To The Meck Report/Blog - Rt hand column 
Follow The Meck Report/ Blog on Twitter