FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA PRESENTS “LEGENDS: 2012 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS” ON SUNDAY, MARCH 17 AT 7:30 P.M. PT
“Six times we were facing elimination and here we are, the World Champs. It’s what you always dream
about but never in my wildest dreams when I came up to San Francisco that we’d have two
World Championships under our belt.” – San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 11, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” presents Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants – premiering Sunday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. – a one-hour documentary reliving one of baseball’s most historic and celebrated seasons. Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants will encompass the Giants’ 2012 world championship journey – from the early clubhouse camaraderie to the resurgence of key players, from the first perfect game in franchise history to a thrilling post-season run in which San Francisco battled back to win six straight elimination playoff games and wrapped up a four-game sweep of the universally favored Detroit Tigers to clinching their second World Series championship in three years.
Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants gives fans an intimate, insider’s look at the reigning World Series champions with unparalleled access to in-depth stories and interviews with Giants players and coaches, including 2012 N.L. MVP Buster Posey, 2012 World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval, N.L. Championship Series MVP Marco Scutaro, staff ace Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy. Additional interviews include Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt, Hunter Pence, Angel Pagan and Mike Krukow.
Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants will feature an exclusive pass to all the sights and sounds of the Giants’ magical season with breath-taking footage, adrenaline-filled play-by-play calls and photographs of the many glorious moments throughout the season, including the epic post-season run and the City of San Francisco’s World Series parade and City Hall celebration honoring the World Champion Giants.
Excerpts from Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants:
On being down 0-2 to the Cincinnati Reds: “We had nothing to lose. We’re down 2-0 and the thought process is that if we’re going to go down, we’re going to go down fighting, so I’m going to give it everything I got.”
On Hunter Pence’s pregame speech in Cincinnati: “I’d never seen anything like it. It was a little scary to be honest with you. His eyes were about to pop out of his head. He was pacing all around and you understood right there what this game means to this guy and he understood the opportunity that he had and that we all had.”
On Hunter Pence’s leadership in the playoffs: “I had never been on a team where someone took it upon themselves to voice their opinion and their passion for the game. He was playing for that next day, just to be with us.”
On the Marco Scutaro, Matt Holliday incident in the NLCS: “The Scutaro, Holliday incident flipped the series because everybody in that Cardinal uniform knew it was wrong. Everybody.”
On his Game 5 performance in the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals: “Game 5 for me was just a career changing start. It’s kind of funny how something so big can hinge on one game but in retrospect, it can.”
On the character of the 2012 Giants: “That was the theme of the 2012 Giants: persevering, overcoming that adversity and really letting our characters shine through because we’re not going to give up for anybody and we’re not going to listen to the naysayers. We’re just going to listen to the voice in our heart that tells us we have strength beyond our own and we’re going to keep going.”
On his preparation for his NLCS start: “I can remember standing in my backyard, throwing the ball up and going ‘Game 7 of the World Series, 3-2, 2 outs, bases loaded’…I just had this feeling that I can’t be nervous, I can’t be scared because this is what I’ve been waiting for, this is why I play this game.”
On the rain in the ninth inning of Game 7: “It’s like the baseball Gods were saying, ‘Hey, we did this for you guys,’ and they were washing us with just a beautiful shower.”
On Barry Zito’s start in Game 1 of the World Series: “He got us off to a great start against a guy who, really, all the baseball experts didn’t give us a chance to beat. With Barry on the mound against [Justin] Verlander, Barry Zito set the tone for that World Series.”
On the team’s resilience throughout the season: “There were times when we were written off early in the season with the Dodgers, when they made that blockbuster trade, when we lost Melky Cabrera. It’s all about pushing forward and the guys did a great job about it. I’m as proud of that as anything, these guys never say die.”
Following the March 17 (7:30 p.m.) debut, Legends: 2012 San Francisco Giants re-airs on March 23 (4:30 p.m.), March 28 (3 p.m.) and March 31 (9 p.m.). Visit CSNBayArea.com for additional air times and dates.
The Legends series features Bay Area sports icons and teams who have not only left their mark on the local sports scene but have transformed the landscape nationally through their incredible and legendary achievements. Past Legends shows have featured MLB Hall-of-Famers Willie Mays and Ricky Henderson; NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice; the 2010 World Champion Giants; and the 1972-74 World Champion Oakland A’s, the “Swingin’ A’s.”
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.