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Giants correct the author’s 10-year project on immaterial, chemistry.

Standing on the field, addressing the crowd after the Giants’ defeat to NL West, manager Gabby Kepler tried to convey that a team had estimated winning 72-75 games with 107 wins.

He certainly referred to his players and his coaching staff. And then the man who was put in the analysis for his fluency praised him for the invaluable value of clubhouse chemistry.

“At the start of the season,” he said, “meeting the spring training and what the expectations were and what the industry thought of us as a club, I think there are some things that make these estimates and point. Fail to take a look.

Young Ryan was in the audience last Sunday. Ryan wrote the book on immateriality and then saw the giants prove their point.

“Intangibles-Science and Opening the Soul Team Chemistry” was published in April, a 10-year project that went into print as the giants were starting the season that will amaze the baseball world.

“There’s a lot of culture that Gabe Kepler and his coaches have created, a culture of trust,” Ryan later said. “Gabe can do whatever he wants and the team will trust him one hundred percent even if they don’t understand him. They are convinced that he is making the best decision for the team.

Ryan, a former Bay Area sports columnist and author of four previous books, has been the Giants’ media consultant for 14 years. She has long been fascinated by the notion of chemistry and relationships and how it affects team success or failure in sports.

Joan Ryan – Staff photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo Jose Carlos Fajardo / Bay Area News Group.

Doubts remain, not just in baseball, which has rapidly changed its thinking based on data. In his book, Ryan explores unbelievers as well as believers. He had his own doubts, but like the giants, he finally came to terms with it.

Ryan said, “As simple as it sounds, it’s really hard to get 25, 26 guys on the same page and really committed and that says a lot about Kepler and his crew – they’re totally into each one. But how did you buy it? ”

Mike Crooko, a giant analyst and former pitcher, was the initial sound board. The book was dedicated to him, although at one point he was unaware that the project was ongoing because Ryan sought sources of information for greater clarity. The bibliography lists 63 separate sources, excluding their own interviews with athletes, coaches, and professionals in the fields of neuroscience, sociology, and psychology.

“When she first told me she was doing it, I thought she would spit it out in a year,” Kroko said. “When she came to me and said, ‘I’m really nearing completion,’ I forgot all about it. When she finally unveiled this thing, I was like, ‘No wonder.’ That took so long. ‘ ‘

The chemistry and willingness of the players to sacrifice for the good of the team spanned a year, cultivated by Farhan Zaidi, president of operations, his front office, and Kepler in terms of acquiring players.

“We take our clubhouse mix very seriously,” Kepler said.

Gabe Kepler (Photo by Anda Cho)

An environment has been created in which players who divide time on the basis of right-wing matchups draw for each other, and support pitchers whose roles are not always clearly defined Let’s adapt to a mindset with a mindset.

“Oh, it’s definitely unique,” said right-hander Tyler Rogers. “How does everyone get along with everyone, a close group, you don’t often get that. It talks about empathy. We don’t care which innings we throw and we get each one. But we have the confidence to do everything and we honestly connect for each other.

Ryan claims that none of this happens without Kepler not getting a full purchase from veterans like Booster Posey, Brendan Crawford, Brendan Belt, Avon Longoria and Johnny Kyoto. (The ballot, in fact, was suggested as “immaterial” as the title of the book.)

“If you don’t find them,” Ryan said, referring to key veterans.

“The other reason is they’re all in it? Because it’s fun to be all sorts of and start winning. There’s nothing better than being part of a winning, determined team. Most of us haven’t had that since we were kids.” Surround yourself with people who are completely behind you. It’s like the only happiness I don’t think we have to experience anywhere else.

When Zaidi and Kepler unveiled their 14-member coaching staff, including many who had no experience at the big league level, Croco had his doubts.

“There’s been a big prejudice for a long time about big league players listening to coaches who don’t have big league time,” Croco said. “It’s been a relationship with boundaries of rudeness. Many of these men and women didn’t have the experience of the big leagues. I wondered how it would all end.

What compelled the giants’ ex-soldiers to sign? Kroko believes the answer is simple: the new staff assured him that he could become a better player at a higher age (in terms of baseball).

“They all saw the work regiment, thought and felt, ‘You know what? I can get better at my age,'” Croco said. “And it’s rare for a boy, let alone five boys. Remarkable. Remarkable.”

Mike Croco (left) and broadcast partner Dwayne Cooper before Game 1 of the NLDS. (Carl Munden photo)

Although journalists have not been allowed into the clubhouse since the outbreak, Ryan has been told that players are spending more time talking baseball over cold drinks than usual.

“Some players told me that after the games, it’s almost like the 1980s,” Ryan said. “Players of all positions and positions are sitting, holding beers and talking balls. He didn’t make chemistry, it’s just proof of chemistry.

Seven archeological sites.

Whether it’s baseball, football, basketball or hockey, Ryan observed the patterns of behavior that he developed to create the seven archeological sites in locker rooms and clubhouses, and team building and success. I contribute.

They are: The Spark Plug, The Sage, The Kid, The Enforcer, The Buddy, The Warrior, and The Jester.

A player can surround more than one archetype. For example, Ryan believes that Stephen Curry of the Warriors qualifies in all seven categories (he could be a “kid” because of the innocence of his youth and the joy of playing).

Take a look at the archetypes of giants:

Spark plug– Your classic Hunter Pence Type doesn’t have a spark plug, but the belt is capable of moving things. Wearing the Captain’s C on his uniform in electric tape is an important example.

Dad –Posey, Belt, Crawford and Longoria qualify as wise veterans who have seen it all and can provide timely advice to young athletes who need comfort and advice.

childThe obvious choice is Game 1 starter Logan Webb, a 24-year-old right-handed dog-dog who provides a bulldog-minded approach to the hill.

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