It was certainly tempting, in light of Bartolo Colon’s positive drug test revelation, to call my editor at The Examiner and do what Colon did: take the easy way out.
“Hey boss, can you just reprint my column from last week, subbing in Colon’s name for Melky Cabrera’s and subbing the A’s in for the Giants?” Read More
Earlier this week, Buster Posey became the first baseball player to have his own mobile game when “Buster Bash” was released.
The timing and title of that game couldn’t be any more appropriate because since the All-Star break, Buster’s been bashing anything and everything thrown his direction.
He extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals and his three-run homer in the first inning gave him five homers in his past six games. Read More
The last time the Los Angeles Angels rolled into the Oakland Coliseum (May 21), they were eight games out of first with an 18-24 record and their pricey offseason acquisition, Albert Pujols, was struggling through the worst slump of his career, batting .211. The A’s, on the other hand, were in second place with a 21-21 record, despite injuries to Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon McCarthy and Coco Crisp. But few thought the anomaly would last. Read More
The most vexing question facing the Giants at the trade deadline this year: What to expect out of Aubrey Huff down the stretch?
Just nine days ago, the Giants seemed content to let the deadline pass without a major shake-up. They’d opened the second half with a 7-1 record and were leading the Los Angeles Dodgers by 2½ games in the NL West standings. Read More
As the A’s swept the Yankees last weekend with their MLB-leading 11th walk-off win, I was convinced the best move Billy Beane can make at the trade deadline next week is staying put and rolling with the players he already has on the roster. Read More
Games are never played on paper, but a good team is expected to beat up on a bad team, and that’s exactly what the Giants did to the Houston Astros.
After a disappointing 1-5 road trip, the Giants got back on track by sweeping the lowly Astros to start the second half of the season.
Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Giants edged the Astros 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game series. Read More
Having proven they’re better than the American League All-Stars, the Giants need to prove that they can beat the best teams in the National League. Read More
With the Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants separated by only a half-game in the National League West standings heading into the second half, I find myself hearing Russ Hodges’ unforgettable call of Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World” crackling through a radio somewhere in the recesses of my mind. Read More
If the San Francisco Giants win the World Series this year, their fans can say they made an impact.
A pair of Giants wearing fluorescent orange spikes delivered big blows -- Pablo Sandoval with a bases-loaded triple and Melky Cabrera with a two-run home run -- to lead the National League to an 8-0 rout of the American League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Read More
In a baseball season packed with surprises, National League manager Tony La Russa delivered another one Monday by naming Giants right-hander Matt Cain the starter in tonight’s All-Star Game.Cain received the call over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, whose emergence as an All-Star at the age of 37 was one of the season’s feel-good stories. Read More