A bevy of Bay Area college baseball players were selected during the second day of the baseball draft. Cal led the way with six players going Tuesday, while USF had two picked. Stanford had two players taken Tuesday, bringing its total for the draft to three. Read More
I’ve read the Giants’ obituaries born of the crash of Buster Posey, and I believe the news of their death is greatly exaggerated.
Oh, they’re going to sputter and have their tough stretches — they’re never going to be an offensive juggernaut — but they were built on pitching and defense, and that is what will carry them the rest of the way in 2011.
Nobody gave them much of a chance last year, and they wound up winning a world championship. Read More
With every Little Leaguers dream being to land a spot on a professional baseball roster, Kenny Diekroeger two years ago made an unfathomable decision to some, but undoubtedly the right choice to himself.
“I had a really tough decision,” said Diekroeger, recalling the choice of accepting the Tampa Bay Rays’ offer to play professional baseball or attending Stanford, just 2½ miles from where he played his high school ball — Menlo School. Read More
This baseball season, all eyes will be on the Giants. As winners of the 2010 World Series, they’ve reached celebrity status and the eyes of America will be watching more than just their playing style. Who’s fit and who’s fat? Who’s tough and gruff? Who do the ladies love? Has success gone to their heads, or just their hairdos?
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of our favorite Giants before and after winning the World Series. Read More
It was just one game, but the Giants’ 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in the season opener in Los Angeles showed how difficult it will be for them to repeat, just as division champions.
New Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has his team playing up to its considerable ability. Center fielder Matt Kemp, the poster boy for sloth, hustled throughout and scored the run that put the Dodgers ahead in the seventh inning. 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
He is back in jail again, for being loyal. Or being a bit crazy. Or because, as some believe, we are a world of skeptics and some day he will be paid for his silence.
Greg Anderson is the man no one can understand.
Except he’s remarkably disciplined, perhaps principled. He’s also the individual Barry Bonds is fortunate to have by his side, if not literally, since Barry is in a court room and Anderson is behind bars. Read More
Ever since word came out that the San Francisco Giants would have their own reality show, one burning question has been left unanswered: will it provide viewers footage of a gorgeous shirtless Andres Torres throwing cinder blocks in the air?
The answer to that question has finally been provided: Yes, yes it will. Read More
Oh, sweet memories.
A new commercial has been released that re-enacts the epic downtown victory parade for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Last month, the team spent time in Mint Plaza filming the commercial. Read More
The San Francisco Giants have their roster ready for the start of spring training next month.
Center fielder Andres Torres and the World Series champions agreed to terms Saturday on a $2.2 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.
Torres was the last of San Francisco's six arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement and the club announced the deal Saturday. The speedy leadoff man also can earn an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses. Read More