Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has not only established himself as one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball, but he's also -- with an assist from the San Francisco Chronicle -- established his bona fides as a Giants fan since childhood.
Here's this semi-recent gem, via Jaime Maggio's Twitter ...
And the people say: totes adorbs!
Crawford was indeed born in nearby Santa Clara County and then attended high school in the San Francisco suburb of Pleasanton. This isn't breaking news of any sort, but it's worth revisiting, particularly in light of Crawford's central role in the Giants' World Series sweep of Detroit.
Recommended organizational tactic when it comes time to avoid salary arbitration: "Surely, Brandon, after all these years you won't betray us now ... Just sign the papers."