In the wake of a savage beating outside Dodger Stadium last week that left a Giants fan in a coma, interim police Chief Jeff Godown said Monday he may staff more cops at AT&T Park when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town for a three-game series next week.On Monday, Santa Cruz resident Bryan Stow remained in a medically induced coma for brain injuries at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. The 42-year-old paramedic and father of two was beaten unconscious by two men outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day on Thursday. Read More
A reward of $25,000 from three different sources has been issued for information leading to the arrest of the two men wanted for the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in a Dodger Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles last weekend.Bryan Stow, 42, was hospitalized in critical condition after the two suspects kicked him repeatedly in the stadium's F2 parking lot following Thursday's season opener, which the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police said. Read More
San Francisco and Los Angeles can agree on one thing. The mayors, police chiefs and baseball owners of the two cities banded together in a statement Sunday condemning fan violence after Thursday’s Opening Day assault that left a Giants fan in a coma. Read More
The Chicago Cubs did it this spring. So did the New York Mets.
While it’s not advisable for defending world champions to adopt the practices of lesser teams, it’s time for the Giants to consider following the Mets and Cubs down the road of shedding excess salary weight. And the baggage that goes with it.
Earlier this spring, the Mets released Oliver Perez, who’d gone 3-12 the last two seasons, without winning a game last year. The Mets will pay Perez $12 million in salary this year, but jettisoned him anyway. Read More
Veteran second baseman Freddy Sanchez has agreed to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.In his third season with the Giants, the 33-year-old hit .292 with 22 doubles, seven home runs and 47 RBIs in helping San Francisco win the World Series last year, his first full season with the team.Various reports have put the monetary value of the deal at $6 million. Read More
This baseball season, all eyes will be on the Giants. As winners of the 2010 World Series, they’ve reached celebrity status and the eyes of America will be watching more than just their playing style. Who’s fit and who’s fat? Who’s tough and gruff? Who do the ladies love? Has success gone to their heads, or just their hairdos?
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of our favorite Giants before and after winning the World Series. Read More
It was just one game, but the Giants’ 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in the season opener in Los Angeles showed how difficult it will be for them to repeat, just as division champions.
New Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has his team playing up to its considerable ability. Center fielder Matt Kemp, the poster boy for sloth, hustled throughout and scored the run that put the Dodgers ahead in the seventh inning.
James Loney, another mine of unrealized potential, lined a double to right to give the Dodgers what became their winning run. Read More
One wonders if Giants closer Brian Wilson, who’s reportedly started taking hacks at The New York Times crossword puzzle when he was 12 years old, picked up a copy of today’s issue while down in Los Angeles for opening day.If the bearded legend did, he surely would’ve found it “sweet.”“I’d like to be a crossword clue one day,” he told The New York Times last October, just days before striking out Texas slugger Nelson Cruz in game five for the World Series win. “I want my clue to be down, not across. The down ones are usually harder.” Read More
Fans unable to make the 400-mile trek south to watch the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers opening day clash can enjoy the game at AT&T Park via the multiple TV monitors and centerfield Jumbotron.The Guardsman, an all-volunteer Bay Area-based group is throwing the preview party with doors opening at 4 p.m. With opening day action televised via ESPN, partygoers will also get the chance to have their pictures taken with the 2010 World Series Championship trophy in between innings. Read More
As Joan Murphy’s 90-year-old father drifted in and out of sleep on his death bed 11 years ago, he tilted his head and uttered his final words.“Bye-bye, baby,” he said, voicing the late Giants broadcaster Russ Hodges’ famous home run call.“Did he really just say that?” Murphy, 65, thought aloud at the time. Read More