The Giants clubhouse is quieter without Pablo Sandoval. His locker, now occupied by Andrew Susac, was smack in the middle of the room. He would sit there and talk and laugh. Mostly he talked in Spanish and the other Spanish-speaking guys laughed with him and took their cues from him. They all had fun. And he had special status.

When asked about his departure, the other Giants are careful in what they say. They generally say they will miss him and he added a lot, but they don’t go into detail. They can’t look back. They do not have him anymore, that’s a fact. Plus, they don’t want to put down Casey McGehee or imply he is not as good as Panda. The team has moved on.