Kuip returns to Giants broadcast booth after absence originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Giants fans got great news just before the first pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Duane Kuiper returned to the broadcast booth after more than six weeks away while he underwent chemotherapy for a medical condition that was discovered recently. For the first time since June 6, Kuip and his longtime broadcast partner Mike Krukow were together in the booth to call a Giants game.