A YouTube video has been making its rounds on Facebook walls and into chat windows everywhere, featuring a man with an uncanny resemblence to our very own ace, Tim Lincecum. Read More
It is soooooo tempting to think Brandon Belt is going to simply keep doing what he’s been doing.
Even this spring, Belt has been swinging a sweet bat, hitting the kind of tape-measure rockets that leave those around him wide-eyed in wonder.
His home run last week against the Brewers had San Francisco-saavy fans whispering “McCovey Cove.” Read More
Brian Sabean, the man who helped build the Giants into champions, said San Francisco has become a baseball city. Unquestionably. Yet, it is no less a football city, as we were reminded the other evening.The 49ers came first, a Bay Area original in 1946. The 49ers won first, at least in San Francisco, as their Super Bowl victory in 1982 came after titles by the A’s and Raiders. Read More
It was a preview of summer in the heat of spring, baseball that didn’t mean a great deal, such as who won or lost, but to players seeking perfection and capacity crowd of 8,330 seeking a day in the sun it meant a great deal. Read More
He is the last one, not so much standing but sitting, at his own table, with his autograph in silver ink on the top. It is there Willie Mays holds court in the Giants’ spring training clubhouse, reflecting upon a past inextricably linked to the present.
Part of a trio, connected by greatness and proximity in the days when New York had three teams and baseball was all flannel uniforms and grace. Read More
An open letter to Barry Bonds ...
Tough times bro. It seems like just yesterday you were San Francisco’s favorite son and baseball’s greatest star. Now the Feds are swarming over you like an al-Qaida operative.
Maybe you should avoid the waterboarding-style treatment you are sure to get in court and cut a deal. Read More
Nothing brings a “Ho-hum, what’s new?” response more often from a Giants fan than using Brian Wilson and the word “interesting” in the same sentence.
Wilson has taken interesting to the limits ever since he first put on Orange and Black — even before the beard — not only as a personality, but as a closer. Read More
The Giants’ World Series triumph last fall was especially satisfying because it bucked the trend in professional sports of exalting individual play over the team.
The Giants certainly had star players. Tim Lincecum is a two-time Cy Young Award winner. Buster Posey was NL Rookie of the Year. But this was a team victory with some unlikely stars — Cody Ross, Andres Torres, Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria — who came alive in the postseason. Read More
Lingering fatigue? A postseason hangover?
Suddenly, the Giants’ 2010 World Series championship, so revered last fall, sounds like a party that lasted too long.
All across baseball the warnings are being sounded regarding the toll last year’s World Series run could take on the Giants’ young pitchers one season later. Where did all this pessimism come from? Read More
The 7½-year itch. The government’s unrelenting attempt to convict Barry Bonds begins once again next month, yet another form of March Madness.
According to the best reports, the feds are now into taxpayers for $6 million in trying to prove Barry is guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. And they’ll be spending a great deal more. Read More