Burns also took care of some business while visiting AT&T Park. He stopped by the Giants clubhouse to check in with the legendary Willie Mays, who attends most home games. Burns plans to interview Mays for a documentary on baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. The two-part series will be released next year or early in 2016, Burns said.
Burns, 60, said that though he was born in Brooklyn and thus "had affection for" the Dodgers, Mays remains his favorite ballplayer.
"It doesn't matter where you're from. There's nobody better," Burns said, citing Mays' combination of "power, speed, intelligence [and] instinct."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.