It was a surprisingly easy answer for Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti to give.
When asked which career accomplishment ranked higher, pitching a no-hitter on the Fourth of July against the Boston Red Sox in Yankee Stadium in 1983 or coaching a pitching staff to a world championship, Righetti didn’t hesitate. Read More
If Saturday was any indication of where Giants fever stands three months after the team won the World Series for the first time since moving to The City in 1958, doctors better be on standby.
More than 40,000 fans clad in orange and black blanketed AT&T Park for the 18th annual FanFest, with thousands more denied the chance to get shoulder to shoulder with their favorite players and snap photos and get autographs. Read More
The official first pitch in the Giants’ much-anticipated 2011 season comes Saturday as the team hosts FanFest at AT&T Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.But this one is a little different from past years. Read More
Buster Posey on the cover of ESPN The Magazine? A special issue of Sports Illustrated dedicated to the Giants? A decision by Showtime to turn the club into a reality show?
This ain’t Hollywood, baby. If we wanted TV stars, we’d live in Beverly Hills, not the Oakland Hills or on Nob Hill. Read More
The Giants’ win over the Atlanta Braves last night mirrored their season: agony followed by despair, but ultimately ending in triumph.
Nothing comes easy for this team, and that was true through this whole series. Every game was decided by one run, and in last night’s game, neither team had more than a one-run lead at any time. Read More
It was a game that had the Atlanta Braves reaching for pitches, and the media reaching for comparisons. If it wasn’t the finest game Tim Linececum ever has pitched for the Giants, it no question was the most important he ever pitched.
This was what the Giants needed in their first postseason game in seven years: A sellout crowd of 43,936 at AT&T dressed in orange and black and unbelievably raucous, and Lincecum throwing fastballs and change-ups to near perfection. Read More
The Atlanta Braves have better hitting, and even if you’re an optimist and figure the Giants can go the next step, there’s no way they beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Unless they do, and then if it’s New York Yankees or Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. It’s a given, top to bottom, American League teams are superior to those from the National League. Read More
By the time the baseball’s postseason arrives, intriguing story lines aren’t hard to find, but the Giants and Atlanta Braves’ National League Division Series matchup seems particularly ripe with juicy plots.
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It’s been an unpredictable season for the Giants, but of this I’m certain: They won’t make the playoffs unless Tim Lincecum returns to his 2008-09 form.
It’s easy enough to see what’s wrong with Lincecum, but not so easy to correct. He has a complicated pitching motion and right now, it’s out of whack. Everything bad that’s happening to him flows from that. Read More
It’s his feet. Or his arm. Or his head. Or all of them together. Tim Lincecum is a mess — figuratively, that is.
Thus, the Giants are a mess: A team without a leader, without an anchor — dare we say, if any sort of championship is to be discussed, a team without a chance.
Tim is permitted to fail. He has been fantastic. Had been fantastic.
But when Tim fails, the Giants fail. Read More