San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Guillermo Mota has been suspended 100 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Monday.
The suspension of Mota, who received a 50-game suspension for a doping violation in 2006 while with the New York Mets, is effective immediately. Read More
When it comes to reality TV and game shows, it’s a matter of luck for contestants. But when it came to the MLB Fan Cave, it was a matter of support for Giants fan Ally Williams.The 21-year-old San Jose resident received enough votes from Major League Baseball fans to qualify her for the next round in her bid for a spot in the Fan Cave. Read More
Beloved by some, reviled by others, Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds could be sent to prison today for obstructing a federal investigation into whether he knowingly used steroids. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will play 33 preseason games in Arizona starting March 3.The G-men released their 2012 Cactus League schedule on Friday. Read More
Three dozen 5- and 6-year-olds sat around the pitcher’s mound on a baseball diamond behind Bessie Carmichael School on Thursday as Mayor Ed Lee read them “Curious George at the Baseball Game,” surrounded by cameras and microphones.Some children picked flowers; others stared nervously at the adults visiting their South of Market school. But they listened politely, clapping, cheering and raising their hands when prompted. Read More
Because Bud Selig ignored his professed guidelines, he and the sport he administers are in deep trouble over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2005, when the A’s were for sale, I championed the cause of the group that had Andy Dolich as its front man. Read More
TMZ said it obtained a video showing Giants fan Brian Stow apparently being harassed by a Dodgers fan not long before he was viciously assaulted after the game in Los Angeles on Opening Day. Read More
Most age-discrimination cases involve graybeards and grandmas, but they can also unfairly impact youngsters hoping to jump-start professional sports careers.
Paradoxically, every professional sports organization has a different set of rules. The NFL is the most restrictive, requiring players be 2½ years removed from their high school class’ graduation to enter the draft. Read More
Oh, sweet memories.
A new commercial has been released that re-enacts the epic downtown victory parade for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Last month, the team spent time in Mint Plaza filming the commercial. Read More