While pitchers and catchers have yet to report to spring training, many giant athletes were on deck last week at the Ritz-Carlton, where the Guardsmen hosted the 26th Sports Auction.
Among this team: Big-wave surfer Jeff Clark, former NFL players Gary Weaver and Jamie Williams, NBA player Alvin Attles Jr., a roster of World Series Champion Giants including manager Bruce Bochy, and GM Brian Sabean, and current and former players Javier Lopez, Jeremy Affeldt, Ryan Vogelsong, Tito Fuentes and Rich Aurilia. And just for good measure, another guest invited Barry Bonds along, too.
Guests bid madly on cool sports packages that were corralled by Guardsmen event chairs Adam Buttery, Dan Annan, Josh Myerberg and Victor Thomas (with an assist from Guardsmen President Marcus Colabianchi). The whole shebang was expertly emceed by Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon.