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SFPD dressing up like Giants fans for Game 1

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SFPD dressing up like Giants fans for Game 1

NBCBayArea.com
Baseball fans clad in Orange and Black will fill the streets of San Francisco before and after Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Detroit Tigers tonight, and police say they are prepared for the crowds. Police Chief Greg Suhr said top police brass met with the heads of several city departments Tuesday so "we know what every other agency is doing." The Police Department has reviewed its approach during the 2002 and 2010 World Series "to look at what we can do better," Suhr said. Crowd control will be a focus, and police will also be keeping an eye out for scalpers and unlicensed sellers of merchandise, he said. Officers got to practice their crowd-control techniques on Monday, when the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. That night, jubilant baseball fans' rowdiness was tempered by heavy rainfall, Suhr said. "We appreciated the divine intervention," he joked.READ MORE AT NBCBayArea.com

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

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Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

[RELATED: Healthy Tyler Beede shows why he's Giants' top pitching prospect]

The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.

Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

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Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

We have some sad news to report.

Skeeter, the lovable four-legged member of Matt Duffy's family, passed away in Long Beach on Saturday night. He was 15 years old.

Duffy made the news public with an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

"Even when it's expected, losing a member of the family is never easy. Sometimes you'd forget this little guy was even a cat. After 15 awesome years, last night we had to say goodbye to Skeeter boy. Thank you for all the love and support that Skeets has gotten over the past couple of years. Our furry little light has gone dark," Duffy wrote.

Skeeter, slightly overweight for his size, stole the hearts of Giants fans after Duffy made his debut with the Giants in August of 2014.

When Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Skeeter remained in California with Duffy's parents.