Kerry Crowley's Writing Samples
Crowley: Behind the scenes with the 2018 San Francisco Giants
October 4, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — It doesn’t matter if it’s the bottom of the ninth inning of a Giants-Dodgers game or the top of the third in a meaningless spring training matinee.
As long as Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow are broadcasting, they’ll have an audience. Kruk and Kuip have unparalleled chemistry, unlimited range and they love a fresh topic…or target. And this year, that target was me.
This on-air exchange happened three weeks into the season when the Giants were in Anaheim to play the Angels.
Zaidi charts bold new course for Giants: Everything has got to be on the table
November 7, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO–Farhan Zaidi was hired to fix everything.
But the San Francisco Giants’ new president of baseball operations revealed Wednesday that his ultimate goal is to make Bay Area traffic worse.
“Seeing the three Giants parades on the local news and hearing my friends complain about how it was messing up their commutes, I have first-hand experience with those,” Zaidi said. “That’s the goal, I hope we’re messing up people’s commutes with parades very soon.”
Giants, Madison Bumgarner facing uncertain long-term futures
August 9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — At 6-foot-4 and 242 pounds, he’s a forceful, feared creature who has cultivated a reputation as one of the most dominant pitchers of the last decade.
But with each time he emerges in his natural habitat — the mound in the middle of the diamond — Madison Bumgarner is more than just the sturdy left-handed ace tasked with turning an opponent into prey.
He’s an elephant in the room known as AT&T Park.
Since the free agency era began in 1976, only one other left-handed pitcher has compiled a lower ERA in their first decade of starting than Bumgarner’s 3.00 mark.
Hunter Pence authors game-winning hit in emotional walk-off win for Giants
June 24, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO–Bases loaded. Closer on the mound. Game on the line.
It’s the situation every child dreams of seizing, the special moment every player aspires to author.
“It’s like a kid on Christmas morning for me,” Hunter Pence said
As the elder statesman of the Giants club, Pence isn’t a kid anymore.
Instead, the left fielder was Santa Claus for San Francisco, delivering the present of a game-winning double in the bottom of the 11th that compelled his teammates to rush onto the field and embrace Pence in a fit of emotion after a 3-2 win over the Padres Sunday.
Giants can thank Mother Nature for landing closer of the future
June 25, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO–As rain poured down in his hometown of Santiago in the Dominican Republic, Reyes Moronta realized his big chance was ruined.
Moronta, 17, was awaiting a tryout with the Chicago Cubs and desperate to show his talents off in front of professional scouts.
Mother Nature had other plans.
“It was raining so I couldn’t do anything,” Moronta said through Spanish language translator Erwin Higueros. “So Felix Peguero called me and he said the Giants needed a pitcher and asked me if I wanted to go and try out. At that time, I didn’t even know the Giants existed.”
Moronta knew of the San Francisco Giants, but was unaware the Giants operated a team in the Dominican Summer League.
Reforming the NCAA: How the governing body of intercollegiate athletics should handle student-athletes into the future
Kerry Crowley April 2015
In September of 2014, I began a study examining how the NCAA governs student-athletes and member institutions at the Division I level. The goal of the study was to create a blueprint for how the NCAA should navigate issues surrounding student-athletes' health, safety and financial needs into the future.
After conducting research and interviews, I used the background knowledge I gained through the study to write an honors thesis paper that outlines strategy for the future of the NCAA and its members.