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
After all the torture of 2010, the high-stakes drama of the postseason and San Francisco’s first World Series championship, only one thing was left: the ring.
Shrouded in secrecy until the ceremony before Saturday night’s Giants-St. Louis Cardinals game at AT&T Park, the diamond-encrusted white-gold ring is marked by a large “SF” logo in the middle, with the Golden Gate Bridge depicted on one shank and the recipient’s name and the World Series trophy on the other side. 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.
Click the picture for a photo gallery of the flag-raising. Read More
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
Despite opening 2-4 on the road, the positives outweigh the negatives as the Giants head into their home opener at AT&T Park today.Perhaps the biggest positive: the fans. The Giants have always made a grand production of Opening Day, and this year, they have a world championship to celebrate. Giants fans will be screaming nonstop for their heroes from about three hours before game time. Read More
It was torture.
As the San Francisco Giants worked their way through the World Series against the Texas Rangers there were highlights, and tense periods, for fans.
Click on the photo to the right for the full slideshow.
As the Giants prepare to play their first regular season at home, The San Francisco Examiner put together a slideshow of the World Series. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will honor the fan beaten outside a Los Angeles Dodgers game when the two teams play again at AT&T Park.Brian Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic and Giants fan from Santa Cruz, was beaten and badly injured at Dodger Stadium after the first game of the season. A Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center neurosurgeon said Tuesday that Stow suffered a severe skull fracture and bad bruising to his frontal lobe.Dr. Gabriel Zada said Stow remains in a coma and that he’s showing signs of “brain injury and dysfunction.” Read More