Buster Posey works with kids at camp, knows Giants must ‘pick it up’ 

click to enlarge In between games against the Cardinals, Giants catcher Buster Posey hosted a baseball camp at St. Ignatius. - ERIC RISBERG/AP FILE PHOTO
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  • In between games against the Cardinals, Giants catcher Buster Posey hosted a baseball camp at St. Ignatius.

After a much-needed win Tuesday night to start the month for the Giants, All-Star catcher Buster Posey spent Wednesday morning at St. Ignatius High School helping hundreds of kids refine their baseball skills in the Citi Buster Posey Baseball ProCamp.

Posey was certainly active during his second annual ProCamp, teaching fundamentals such as playing catch and hitting. He also gave instructional lectures that highlighted the finer points of baseball. Kids anywhere from third grade to seventh grade gathered for more than three hours on the chilly, overcast morning.

"I remember going to camps when I was a kid," Posey said. "If you can take positive stuff away from these things, they can be beneficial in the long run."

The former MVP will need to quickly turn his focus back to the big-league diamond to help the Giants regain their early-season magic. June couldn't end soon enough for the Giants, who went 10-16 and were swept at home by the Cincinnati Reds in a four-game series for the first time at AT&T Park. The Giants also saw their comfortable division lead in the NL West disappear to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The club's great start to the season is a big reason why it holds a slight division lead.

"We got off to such a hot start, that we gave ourselves a little breathing room for a slump like this, but we definitely need to pick it up," Posey said.

However, with a pitching gem by Tim Lincecum, the Giants defeated the reigning NL champion St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday to start the month..

"It was good to finally get the first game of a series," Posey said. "We haven't done that in a few weeks."

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