As any baseball fan has already heard by now, S.F. Giants pitcher Barry Zito is making a rehab start for the Fresno Grizzlies tonight. It’s a happy coincidence that this falls on the night of our Great Fresno Tweetup.
Since it’s not often we get a major leaguer as
famous talented well-paid as Zito, we thought we’d offer some suggestions of stuff the quirky pitcher could do while he’s in town.
- Buy those fields at Granite Park — he’s making $18.5 mil this year, he can afford it — and turn them into the home of the Zito League, a new baseball league where all the pitchers only throw curveballs.
- Hit the Fulton Mall with his guitar and spend some time serenading the good people of Fresno.
- Get out his camera (yep, he’s also a photog) and do some street photography with Fresno sharp shooter (and Giants fan) Ryan C. Jones.
- Go hunting for teddy bears. Did you know that another of Zito’s quirks is his teddy-bear collection? True story. Dude can probably find some cool stuff on the Van Ness Ave. strip of thrift stores.
- Decide to stay. The Giants don’t really need him and Fresno would be happy to have him. Heck, someday he could probably become mayor. In the meantime he could get himself a downtown loft, open a wacky boutique and have his own ArtHop show. He’d be a legit downtown Fresno hipster in no time.
PREVIOUSLY ON THE BEEHIVE
- Bring Zito to Fresno