Having Cal play its 2011 football season at AT&T Park will be good for the Giants’ bottom line, but it is a bad move for both teams.
Here are some of the obvious problems:
- The Cal football season will start in late August or early September, while the Giants are playing in the regular season. The Giants may very well be in the postseason, too, in October. Read More
It was another of those should have, could have days for the Bay Area, the ones overloaded with bad memories and worse possibilities.
There was Manny Ramirez standing at the plate for the Dodgers, two outs in the eighth and you knew what was going to happen. Read More
And now the Dodgers, the hailed Dodgers, the despised Dodgers, the “Beat L.A.” Dodgers. And now we find out if these 2010 Giants, who have started so well, who have begun so encouragingly, are able to do what Giants teams of late have been unable to do, beat the Dodgers. Read More
You’d better get to AT&T Park early tonight. Before the Giants-A’s Bay Bridge Series opener, Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco will be taking part in a home run hitting contest taking hacks against Roger Clemens. Yes, the old outlaws of baseball’s wild, wild west will lock and load for one last time in an event being billed as the “Sock it to the Rocket” show. Proceeds go to their legal defense funds. Read More
It is a baseball axiom not to get worked up about what happens individually in March, or if a team is out of a pennant race in September. So we exhale after reviewing Tim Lincecum’s spring.
But then how do we react about Jonathan Sanchez?
On Monday, Sanchez struck out 11 in six innings of the exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers. What does that tell you? More, the Giants hope, than Lincecum’s rather perplexing statistics. Read More
In signing Matt Cain, Brian Wilson and Jeremy Affeldt to contract extensions, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said the Giants have another “window of opportunity,” as they had in the Barry Bonds era.
Let’s hope he does a better job of filling in around the edges than he did with Bonds. Read More
So how different do the 49ers feel now?Regardless of its yet-to-be-determined true impact, the news last week that general manager Scot McCloughan was leaving the team hit the 49er Faithful with a depressing thud. Anywhere else in the NFL? Blip on the radar. Here in the Bay Area, we have a development that opens a gaping wound. Read More
Starting pitchers get their work in. Hitters hone their batting eye, sweating through the rust built up over an offseason. All the while wins and losses get tallied up, with hyperventilating fans counting them like poker chips. Read More
Nobody stops at a fast-food joint before dining at a four-star restaurant. You would never go on a blind date hours before taking your girlfriend to the prom. Then why does college basketball insist on serving up conference tournaments just days before its crown jewel event, the NCAA Tournament? Read More
If the Giants score more runs this year, they’ll win the NL West.
I heard this somewhere deep down there on the television remote earlier this week. It made me wonder what line the sports prognosticators expect us to draw in the sand of delusion, one that would set some standard for sports predictions.
If Alex Smith could throw more touchdown passes next year. ...
If the Warriors could play defense (or had a coach better at evaluating talent). ... Read More