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SF Giants: Halloween Candy-Player Association Game

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 03: Woncandy Shop, Willy Wonka Candy shop opens in Barcelona in Galerias Malda on July 03, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 03: Woncandy Shop, Willy Wonka Candy shop opens in Barcelona in Galerias Malda on July 03, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Getty Images)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 03: Woncandy Shop, Willy Wonka Candy shop opens in Barcelona in Galerias Malda on July 03, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Getty Images) – SF Giants

Today is Halloween and while trick-or-treating may not have the same flare that it had before the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still have some fun with it by associating candy to our favorite SF Giants players.

Before we proceed, let’s take a moment to reflect on Halloween in 2010 for SF Giants fans. The Giants were in the midst of their first World Series appearance since 2002.

With a 2-1 series lead, they tabbed Madison Bumgarner to take the hill against a Texas Rangers lineup that had Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, and future Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero.

The young lefty would rise up to the challenge while completing eight scoreless innings. That was all the Giants needed as they scratched four runs across the plate to nab the victory and take a commanding 3-1 series. Of course, the Giants would take home the trophy in the very next game with a clutch home run by Edgar Renteria.

Let’s change gears back to delicious candy. I love candy and baseball. So do you. Yes, you. And, I always get asked the question, “how can we make candy and baseball intersect?” Well, I am going to (unsuccessfully) try to associate candy with some of our favorite SF Giants players with a brief description explaining why. Without further adieu, let’s get started:

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