SAN FRANCISCO -- The highlights of FanFest always come at the question and answer stage, but the quotes usually don't escape the room. Brandon Belt was an exception a couple years ago when he said the Dodgers can't buy chemistry, so he was quick to the microphone on Saturday when a fan asked him about Sergio Romo's new team.
"I don't know if you know my history with saying something about the Dodgers," he said, smiling. "I'm going to stay out of this one."
The Dodgers came up often during four Q&A sessions with players and management. Mark Melancon showed he knows how to win over a crowd when he talked about getting drafted by Los Angeles out of high school and choosing not to sign.
As always, it was a light scene at AT&T Park. Here are some highlights from the Q&A sessions ...
--- Belt on the teammate he would want to be stuck on an island with: "I would say Bumgarner but he's probably going to try to fight me at some point."
--- The second question of the day was "Do you think you're going to make the playoffs this year?" Luckily a young man (and future Giants Insider) got it back on course by asking Brandon Crawford, "How long does it take to do your hair in the morning?"
--- Belt, Crawford and Joe Panik were asked about their favorite non-World Series games. Crawford picked the 2014 Wild Card Game, of course, and Panik chose the Ishikawa game. Belt picked Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS. "I like to go as long as you can, maybe 18 innings," he said.
--- Welcome to life as one of the youngest Giants, Derek Law. Hunter Pence made him show off some dance moves in front of a big crowd. (Law will rule FanFest for years to come by the way, nobody had more fun than he did).
--- Belt on his offseason: "I just try to get swole. That's it."
--- Nick Hundley is wearing No. 5, Jose Alguacil has No. 17 and Phil Nevin has No. 16.
--- Bobby Evans said one of his best baseball moments came at the end of his internship with the Red Sox when he was 20 years old. He took an aluminum bat and some balls to Fenway, stood in the third-base box, and tried to hit a homer over the Green Monster. The fourth swing went out and he said he still has the ball as a souvenir.
--- Asked about players who would be good managers, Bruce Bochy said Marco Scutaro could do it. Shoutout #MarcoMonday!
--- Josh Osich came up a lot when coaches were asked about the bullpen in various sessions. He had a rough 2016 but the Giants certainly have not forgotten what he showed as a rookie.
--- Jeff Samardzija said he has long hair as a response to his dad making him rock a flat top until he was in sixth grade.
--- Buster Posey said the pitcher he most hates facing is former Dodger Ronald Belisario. "I would look up and he would have like a five-something ERA but I (had trouble)," he said. He was 2-for-13 against Belisario with eight strikeouts.
--- Cory Gearrin said he thought a lot about if he would have to dive during his one-batter stint in left field last season, but said he realized "If I lay out and it goes poorly, I'm going to have to come in (as a pitcher) and get out of a jam."
--- Evans was asked if he'll check in on Brian Wilson's comeback and he dropped the sly line of the day: "I just want to make sure he gets his ring."