SAN DIEGO -- When the Giants receive their World Series rings before Saturday night's game against the Cardinals, they plan to dress for the occasion.The Giants will wear gold-embossed caps, courtesy of New Era, and jerseys with gold lettering and numerals, furnished by Majestic, to commemorate the day. Saturday's game time has been changed from 6:05 p.m. PT to to 7:05 p.m., to accommodate the highly anticipated distribution of the championship rings. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Gates at AT&T Park open at 5:05 p.m. The issuing of the rings is part of an event-filled weekend for the Giants. The championship flag will be hoisted on Friday, and catcher Buster Posey will receive his National League Rookie of the Year Award on Sunday.
Bochy, Giants glad to hold on to Ishikawa
SAN DIEGO -- Though Travis Ishikawa might have hoped for an opportunity to play elsewhere, the Giants are glad he's still with the organization.Ishikawa cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno. The first baseman/outfielder was among San Francisco's final roster cuts last Wednesday, when he was designated for assignment. "I see 'Ishi' being with us this year," said manager Bruce Bochy. "Selfishly, I'm glad he's with us." Ishikawa spent the previous two seasons, and parts of two others, with the Giants. Though he lost his starting job to Aubrey Huff last year, Ishikawa batted .319 (15-for-47) as a pinch-hitter and was regarded highly enough to start Game 4 of the World Series. Ishikawa also drew a key walk in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against Atlanta that fueled a ninth-inning rally. "It's nice [to retain him], especially a guy with his experience and the job he did last year," Bochy said.
Romo goes with new look, shaves hair off chin
SAN DIEGO -- The Giants' bearded bullpen brigade lost half of its membership as right-hander Sergio Romo decided to shave his chin.Romo delivered a simple explanation. "It just happened," he said Wednesday, one day after he wielded scissors and razor. Romo, who began growing his beard last year -- before Brian Wilson sprouted his -- left his ample sideburns alone. This prompted broadcaster Jon Miller to declare that Romo suddenly bore a resemblance to Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States. Though Hayes actually sported an extremely full beard in most photos, Miller's point was clear. Romo's new look is decidedly 19th century.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.