“Mark it down, repeat.” Those are the confident, if not unabashedly cocky, words of Giants closer Brian Wilson in the opening moments of the preview for “The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants,” which aired in April on Showtime.
The Giants are back on the small screen today at 10 p.m. with the premiere episode. Read More
The Giants should trade Barry Zito now. They’ll never have a better opportunity.
Zito has pitched very well since coming off the disabled list. That might fool a contending team that is desperate for pitching help, but we’ve seen similar streaks by Zito that haven’t lasted.
Remember April 2010? He had an ERA under 2.00. And do you remember the rest of the season? Not so good. He reverted to form, with his ERA rising to 4.15 and his win-loss record declining to 9-14, and was left off the postseason roster. Read More
At some point this Giants season, somebody’s got to notice.
So far, the story of the 2011 Giants is not pretty.
Ace Tim Lincecum, owner of two NL Cy Young Awards and a World Series ring, is struggling to post a .500 record.Buster Posey is lost for the season after playing just 45 games.
Pablo Sandoval has been out of the lineup as often as he’s been in it.
Andres Torres is coming up as invisible in 2011 as he was inspiring in 2010. Read More
San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson treated a group of 1,000 Junior Giants to free baseball mitts and tickets to Thursday night’s game.The Giants brought the young baseball players into AT&T Park on Thursday afternoon for a question-and-answer session with Wilson and to receive a glove.“I never thought I was going to meet him,” said 10-year-old Paris Mankin-Wallace, an outfielder for the SF Sluggers. Read More
The Giants go on the road and score 13 runs in one game, 15 in another. Then, they return home and it’s the same agony of low-scoring, one-run wins or losses. They scored six runs Wednesday night — but it took them 14 innings.What’s going on here?
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More than 1,000 young San Francisco sports fans will have all their baseball questions answered today by a true expert — Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. Read More
Four of the San Francisco Giants powerhouse pitchers will showcase their talent as part of the 2011 All Star Game in Phoenix.
Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Brian Wilson will return to the all-star mound and this year will be joined by Ryan Vogelsong.
Vogelsong joined the Giants rotation when starting pitcher Barry Zito was put on the disabled list for a sprained ankle earlier this year. He was originally drafted by the Giants in 1998. Read More
Giants fans, step back, take a deep breath and regain your senses about the state of this baseball franchise.
Just because the Bay Area remains aglow with the wonderful feeling that all Giants dreams can come true — thanks to that magically unexpected World Series championship — don’t go getting desperate to repeat.
Desperate is never good in the world of baseball. It makes teams do silly, silly things. And the Giants are not a team that needs to do anything silly. Read More
The best-run sports organization in the Bay Area is clearly the Giants, the only team to build its own stadium and the first to win a world championship since the 49ers won their fifth Super Bowl in 1995.
But those are not the only reasons to crown the Giants as the area’s best. In every area, from marketing to taking care of their fans to looking to the history of the club as well as the present, the Giants are the best. Read More
Goodbye, June. Hello, Barry. The idea (blush) the Giants, figuratively had gone south when in actuality they went east across the Bay Bridge? Sorry.
Journalists, like infielders, botch easy ones. Make that E-C, as in error, columnist.Oh ye of little faith. Oh me of little faith.
“It’s going to have to pick up,” was the concession from Giants manager Bruce Bochy after they lost three in row to the A’s in Oakland. “We know it.” Read More