In many ways, the A’s offseason makeover is eerily similar to the Giants’ 2010 transformation. San Francisco jump-started a sagging offense last year with the additions of veterans Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross and Pat Burrell. Read More
This spring will be much different from any other in San Francisco and not just because The City is doing its best Seattle imitation these days.
It will take a lot more than steady rain to wash away the memories of the recent baseball season, which should make the upcoming one an unusual if much-anticipated test for Giants fans.
Should we anticipate winning? Sure. Can we expect another playoff run? Maybe. Will it be like the miracle of 2010? Are you crazy? Read More
The season after the season to remember is upon us.
And for Giants fans, the 2011 season should prove to be another ticket to postseason drama.
The formula in 2011 will pretty much be the same one the Giants mastered at the end of 2010, transforming themselves from a last-gasp divisional winner to world champions: outpitch everybody, play error-free defense and get some timely hitting. Read More
The headline over a column in another Bay Area newspaper insisted that baseball, not just Barry Bonds, is on trial in a San Francisco courtroom this week.
More accurately, it should be the sports media, because its writers and broadcasters who have made Bonds and steroids the central figures in the steroids-in-baseball story, while virtually ignoring the much more serious problem in the NFL. Read More
San Francisco Giants fans disappointed about not buying tickets for the 2011 season before they sold out have been given an opportunity to have first dibs on 2012 tickets.Officials announced Thursday the creation of a waiting list for people hoping to grab season tickets for the 2012 season before they sell out, like they did earlier this year for the 2011 season. Read More
It wasn’t an escape. Not according to Tim Lincecum, although some might view it exactly as that. He simply headed north, back to the state of Washington and away from the state of hysteria in which, metaphorically, he had found himself.
“It was like going home for the weekend for most people,” said Lincecum of his ... well, maybe retreat is too strong a word. Let’s say escape from the world of questions, notepads and, yes, baseball. Read More
What a difference a year makes. The Giants opened last season struggling to find enough proven bats and arms to field a competitive team. Now, thanks to a bounty of good hitters and pitchers, they begin their title defense with too much of a good thing, hence some tough roster decisions. Read More
A 12-person jury was selected Monday in the federal perjury trial of Barry Bonds, but attorneys were careful to reject those who seemed to have already made up their mind about the former Giants slugger accused of lying about taking steroids. Read More
Coming off last season’s World Series victory, Giants tickets are going faster than a baseball sailing into McCovey Cove.
Sales of season-ticket packages are up about 6,650 from last year, and team officials expect to be nearly sold out by the end of this month. The team has sold 27,500 packages for the 81 home games so far. The Giants had sold 21,000 this time last year. Read More
Brandon Belt appears ready for the major leagues, but will he be temporarily stalled as Giants general manager Brian Sabean again tries to protect a player on whom he made a mistake? Read More