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Giants news, 5/22: Pat Shurmur isn’t a pitcher, Patrick Omameh OK with switch, more

There is a lot to discuss the day after the Giants held their first ORA

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Saquon Barkley carrying the ball on Monday.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s check your headlines the day after the Giants’ first OTA of 2018.

Pat Shurmur chose the right profession

The Giants coach got to throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game over the weekend. It didn’t go well as he tossed an awkward wild pitch. He was in good humor about it on Monday.

“I was wasting a pitch. That’s what I was doing (laughs). Like some good pitchers might,” he said. “Fortunately I have another job. No, what you gain is an appreciation. You warm up and I was warming up in the back and things seemed like they were all right and I remembered back to when I played, but it’s a different perspective when you’re standing on the mound. It gives you a great appreciation. I’ve always had a great appreciation for baseball and the ability to hit a ball and certainly pitch a ball. But it was a fun day.”

Jonathan Stewart still learning

At 31 and in his 11th season, Jonathan Stewart could be looked at as a veteran mentor for Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman and the other young Giants running backs. He says, though, that they can all learn from each other.

“I think at some point, whether you’re a rookie, whether you’re an 11-year guy, there’s always time to learn, there’s always time to share advice and wisdom that’s gained through experience,” Stewart said on Monday. “There’s younger guys that might experience things different than I have, so there’s always room for me to learn, too.”

Patrick Omameh: “Easy” move to right guard

It looks like veteran guard Patrick Omameh will move from left guard, where he was in the voluntary veteran mini-camp, to right guard to accommodate second-round pick Will Hernandez. Omameh played that side in 2014 and 2015, and has no qualms about sliding over to that side now.

“the transition is honestly (easy) because I have some background playing on the right side. It’s not completely starting from scratch,” he said on Monday. “A few things that you need to get back that just comes with repetitions, but yeah, it’s just a situation where the more you can do for the team, whatever I’m able to do, I’ll jump out there and do it.”

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