I Am Not Crying Over Spilled Melk – by Brad Mangin

Melky Cabrera - Giants

Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at AT&T Park on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin shares photos of Giants baseball player Melky Cabrera, who is suspended for 50 games.

Two days ago I left my house for the long drive to San Francisco in anticipation of a great day of shooting baseball. The exciting Washington Nationals were in town for their only series of the year and I couldn’t wait to shoot their young stars in the sunshine. I was also looking forward to shooting the Giants and their new lineup that had just made it’s debut the night before. There was no batting practice, so I went up to the Sam Skinner Press Room with my friends for a turkey sandwich and everyone’s cell phones started blowing up. At 11:44am @MLB_PR sent out the following tweet: “Giants OF Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for Testosterone.” Holy shit. This was a huge story. My immediate thought: The Giants are done.

Continue reading and see more photos on Brad’s blog.

Melky Cabrera - Giants

Angel Pagan #16, Melky Cabrera #53, and Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the game against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Melky Cabrera - Giants

Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants takes a break on second base against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at AT&T Park on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Melky Cabrera - Giants

Instagram of San Francisco Giants player Melky Cabrera sitting in the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on June 22, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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