It’s usually the Giants or A’s who are left standing with their mouths open and checkbooks closed. Especially when a team from New York is involved.
That’s why re-signing Bengie Molina was of itself a small triumph. The guy can barely hobble down to first base. We know that.
We also know he’s been an integral part of a Giants team with great pitching and infrequent punch. Read More
It’s been a tough economy on all of us the last year or so, and nobody needs to maximize available dollars more than you, me or the Giants.
I got to thinking the other day as I tried to stretch my monthly budget to include an extra extravagance or two. Maybe I’ve been looking at this whole Giants situation all wrong.
Maybe they’re not cheap. Maybe things are simply tight in Giants land because they’re just as bad with their budget as I am with mine. Read More
The good news is that, because of his past extravagance and the looming huge contract for Tim Lincecum, Giants general manager Brian Sabean can no longer sign players to huge contracts. The bad news: He’s no better at evaluating cheaper players. Read More
This is a happy new year? The 49ers reveling because they didn’t lose more games than they won. The Raiders groping because they did lose more games than they won. The Warriors making us wish it were baseball season. The Giants and A’s making us wonder why we should wish it were baseball season.
The Sharks — at least one team does it right. But it’s the team that’s well, not on thin ice, but hardly in everybody’s mind set. Read More
Break out the 2010 calendar for predictions you never saw coming.
JanuaryHis golf game may be on hold, but Tiger Woods comes out swinging with a guest appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” comparing photos of their top 10 girlfriends. Read More
The decade began with a Subway Series in New York, The Greatest Show on Turf in St. Louis, a new Lake Show Dynasty in L.A. and a Tiger Slam in the majors. It will end the very same way for the ring-wielding Yankees and Lakers, but in very different fashion for the formerly high-flying Rams and the world’s greatest golfer. And for the Bay Area’s professional franchises? Well, let’s take a look back at where we were when the 2000s started — and where we are now. Read More
Baseball circumstances and their own lack of fiscal restraint have caused the Giants to take the path they should have taken years ago: going with players and pitchers from their farm system.
Their early success in what was then Pacific Bell Park misled the Giants because it was a team built around Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent. Bonds was such a force that he could have hit the ball out of the Grand Canyon and Kent had developed into a power hitter from the right side. Read More
Twenty-first century technology may be a sports fan’s best friend, but high-definition, super slow-mo replays using 360-degree cameras are an NFL referee’s worst nightmare. Throw in those massive video screens at new stadiums around the league playing back all the key plays and you can see why the men in stripes feel like they are under siege. Read More
Giants ace Tim Lincecum has won the NL Cy Young Award, becoming the first repeat winner in the major leagues since Randy Johnson was voted the prize four straight times from 1999-2002.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts.
Only 10 points separated the top three in one of the closest ballots in the award's history. Read More
So sports fans, with money tighter than Angelina Jolie’s nightie, who gets you to fight the traffic, pay $30 to park, dish out $70 for a ticket and $9 bucks a beer to cheer for the home team? Read More