Giants fans polled outside of AT&T Park had two words for Wednesday’s verdict in the Barry Bonds trial: Over it.
For many Giants fans, the conclusion of the trial didn’t justify the time and expense of the case, in which jurors convicted the 46-year-old former home run slugger on just one of four charges he was facing.
“I’ve been a huge Bonds fan ever since he came in ’93, but it’s all in the past now,” said Bill Mullen, 32, of Elk Grove. “It was a huge waste of taxpayer money.” Read More
The former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice Wednesday. A mistrial was declared in the three other charges the slugger faced in connection with testimony he gave to a grand jury in 2003 about a BALCO investigation.Here are some video highlights of coverage from the case.Defense attorney discuses the case: Read More
If the Giants aren’t careful, Showtime’s “The Franchise” series — which airs a 30-minute preview episode tonight at 9:30 p.m. before running regularly in the summer and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the world champs —may come off more like a sequel to “The Hangover.” Read More
When Logan Jackson first heard about the brutal attack that left a San Francisco Giants fan in a medically induced coma he couldn’t eat, sleep or even go to the gym.The 23-year-old paramedic from San Jose used to work with Bryan Stow, the attacked fan. He said he had attended a Rob Zombie rock concert with Stow a few weeks before the attack and was supposed to go to another next month. “All we can do is pray for him now,” he said. Read More
For the next three nights, as the San Francisco Giants face off with the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park, traffic near the ballpark will be rerouted during and after the games.Each of the three games begins at 7:15 p.m., and beginning in the top of the seventh inning, traffic on several streets near Third and King streets will be affected, police said.King Street will be shut down to traffic in both directions between Fourth Street and the intersection of King and Townsend streets near The Embarcadero. Read More
Security will be heightened both inside and outside AT&T Park tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town to open a three-game series — and the game will be dedicated to a Giants fan who was critically injured during an Opening Day attack in L.A.
Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two, was hospitalized with a fractured skull following the March 31 assault outside Dodger Stadium. The two men believed to be responsible have not been arrested, and there have been fears of retaliation. Read More
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