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Tony DeMarco

  1. The Big Five with … Giants official Felipe Alou

    Nov 1, 2010, 8:29 PM EST

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    ARLINGTON, Texas — Felipe Alou lost a World Series as a Giants player in 1962, and it still haunts him. These days, the 75-year-old Alou remains active, scouting and working with Latin players in his role as a special advisor to Giants general manager Brian Sabean. He takes on The Big Five here: It’s been…

  2. The Big Five with … Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee

    Oct 31, 2010, 8:21 PM EST

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    ARLINGTON, Texas — Before Cliff Lee signs a mega-free-agent deal this off-season, he’s got another showdown with Tim Lincecum coming in Game 5. And this time, he’ll have to bounce back after one of his worst starts of the year — and certainly the worst in his otherwise brilliant postseason career. Not to mention, facing…

  3. The Big Five with … Rangers president/owner Nolan Ryan

    Oct 30, 2010, 7:22 PM EST

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     ARLINGTON, Texas — In the place where they do everything bigger, there is nobody bigger than Nolan Ryan. So for the first World Series home game in Texas Rangers history, who better to take on The Big Five? Is there anybody you played either with or against who you think compares to Josh Hamilton? “Not…

  4. The Big Five with … Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens

    Oct 29, 2010, 4:13 PM EST

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Hensley ‘Bam Bam’ Meulens was supposed to be the first big thing from Curacao — Andruw Jones before Andruw Jones, if you will. He had power and the nickname of a ‘Flintstones’ character, but the best part of Meulens’ playing career turned out to be three years as a gaijin slugger in…

  5. The Big Five with … Giants 1B Aubrey Huff

    Oct 28, 2010, 7:01 PM EST

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Parade around the clubhouse in a victory thong, and the fact that you led the National League champions in homers, RBI, runs, slugging percentage and OPS can get lost in the shuffle. That’s Aubrey Huff’s fate these days, and he couldn’t be happier. He answers The Big 5 here: So if Giants…

  6. The Big Five with … Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels

    Oct 27, 2010, 8:59 PM EST

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    Editor’s note: Tony DeMarco is a contributor to NBCSports.com who has been covering the big leagues since 1987. He’ll interview a guest during each day of the World Series for HardballTalk.com. Here is the first installment: SAN FRANCISCO — Jon Daniels has been on the job since October of 2005, and remains one of the…

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