Barry Zito, the gift that just keeps giving, imploded in the sixth inning Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Giants 6-1 in the concluding game of the weekend series.
Zito held the Cardinals to one run in the first five innings, helped by two double plays, one of them a terrific third-second-first effort started by Pablo Sandoval, who is much more nimble after his weight loss in the offseason. Sandoval also made a nice running catch later in foul territory. He wouldn’t have made either of those plays last season. Read More
After two days of celebrating last seasons World Series triumph, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey received his 2010 season Rookie of the Year award before an adoring sold out crowd moments before facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the final match of a three-game series.
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The 24-year-old slugger out of Leesburg, Georgia is the sixth Giant to garner the National League honor. Last season, the San Francisco catcher belted 18 homers last year, knocked in 67 RBI’s while posting a batting average of .305. Read More
So many thoughts, so early in a Giants season ...
Miguel Tejada has looked better as the Giants’ starting shortstop than I ever thought he would.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Giants’ defense has looked worse than I could have imagined.
Aubrey Huff as an outfielder has proven to be a much greater liability than previously advertised.
I’m no longer convinced Pablo Sandoval will be in a Giants uniform two years from now.
Brandon Belt finds a way to have an impact on every game he plays. That is a rare trait. Read More
As the Giants prepare to get their World Series rings at a ceremony before tonight’s game at AT&T Park, here’s a little something to chew on: It might be some new jewelry to San Francisco, but the first World Series ring in 1922 was minted for the New York Giants.
Jeff Idelson, president of the Baseball Hall of Fame, brought that to the ballpark to show before game time, plus the other four World Series mementos won by the East Coast Giants of old, including rings from 1933 and 1954, plus a 1921 pre-ring medal and 1905 player pin given to Giants player Mike Donlin. Read More
Giants closer Brian Wilson did the honors at Friday’s home opener by raising San Francisco’s first World Series championship flag over right field at AT&T Park.
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Nearly $300,000 has been raised from people stirred by a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after the team’s season opener last week.Bryan Stow, 42, remains comatose from injuries suffered when two suspects kicked him repeatedly in the stadium parking lot following a March 31 game that the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police Officer Christopher No said. Read More
Fans filed in early and steadily to watch their World Series champions Friday at AT&T Park, where the Giants are beginning the year’s first home stand against the St. Louis Cardinals.By noon, more than an hour before game time, the park was nearly half full. The festivities Friday will include the raising of San Francisco’s first championship flag, rumored to be placed atop the outfield stadium light scaffolding by closer Brian Wilson himself.Emerging superstar Brandon Belt came out into the dugout to sign autographs for waiting children and adults alike. Read More
The beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow after a Los Angeles Dodgers game has raised condemnation from just about everyone, including lifelong fans of the LA team, who have spoken out about witnessing the attack. In an interview with a Los Angeles TV station, Dodger fans Joe Lagano and Dolores Donnelly speak about seeing Stow attacked. Read More
With the image of baseballs crashing into McCovey Cove now practically a thing of the past since Barry Bonds hung up his jersey, one group of Giants fanatics hopes to inject some excitement into the waters just beyond right field. Read More
Hayward woman, a season ticket-holder for nearly three decades, has been going to Giants games since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958 — and she has the buttons on her hat to prove it.Annie Lewis is a Giants fan. A big one. She’s not just any fan, though. At any of the 83 home games — including exhibition games — the 89-year-old Hayward woman can be found at the top row of the bleacher seats at the end of the third-base line, marking down each strike, hit and error.She does this, she says, to be more involved. Read More