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SF Giants, Brandon Crawford one more time, but is this last?

SAN FRANCISCO — All the way back in 2000, when Lynn and Mike Crawford transferred their season tickets from Candlestick to the Giants’ brand new waterfront ballpark, there was no way they were securing front row seats to watch their son fulfill his wildest dreams.

Brandon Crawford was 13.

On Friday, his parents will take a front row seat at the third baseline, and they will watch him reclaim his position as shortstop for the 1,531st time in his career, for the 12th consecutive year in the Giants’ home opener, more alive than ever wondering how many are left.

Crawford, 36, has started more games at shortstop than anyone in Giants history and has logged more games exclusively at that position than all but two players in MLB history (Luis Aparicio and Ozzie Smith). It’s what he planned to do since he was 5 years old. But time comes for everyone, and it almost came for Crawford last season. His contract expires after this season and he says he is not sure what his future holds beyond 2023.

“I feel like more than a decade has passed so quickly,” says Lynn. “I’m not ready for it to end. I don’t want to believe it’s the last one.”



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