Public House As the Giants begin playing at AT&T Park today, if you can’t score tickets then the next best place to watch a game is with the throngs of fans at the Public House in Willie Mays Plaza. The huge, open bar serves 24 kinds of beer, in addition to cocktails, and faces the 24 palm trees surrounding the Say Hey Kid’s statue. Read More
Buster Posey won the National League MVP Award on Thursday and took his place in history alongside the best catchers in the last 50 years and also the biggest Giant of all, Willie Mays.
Like Mays, who was NL Rookie of the Year in 1951 and then the MVP in 1954a nd 1965, Posey was Rookie of the Year in 2010 and now MVP. More importantly, both Mays and Posey played on teams which swept the World Series. Read More
While the Fall Classic between the Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs from two very different cities, the distinctive style and taste of each team’s partisans also pour through the beer taps at their ballparks. 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
Giants legend Willie Mays was at AT&T Park on Sunday to celebrate his 81st birthday.
The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the Say Hey Kid in the middle of the second inning as broadcaster Jon Miller presented him with a cake in the broadcast booth.
Mays spends plenty of time around the team, including a trip to Arizona for spring training every year, something manager Bruce Bochy said has tremendous benefits. Read More
The 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants received a warm reception at the White House on Monday. President Barack Obama took a break from contentious debt ceiling negotations with members of Congress to honor and congratulate the Giants on their historic victory. Read More
The greatest pitcher in San Francisco Giants history never won a Cy Young Award or a World Series. His sure-fire election to the Hall of Fame was delayed for four years because the Baseball Writers Association of America was still incensed over his role in an ugly brawl with the Dodgers. Read More
Say hey! That’s my bobblehead!An 18-year-old Giants fan was robbed at knifepoint of a bobblehead and statue outside AT&T Park on Friday, police said Monday. Read More
Willie Mays, who turns 80 today, was a great natural athlete, but as I learned in an interview 15 years ago, much more thinking went into his play than was generally realized.
When the Giants played in New York, he was a pull hitter because the foul lines were short. When he had 30 homers by the All-Star break in 1954, pitchers started pitching him low and away, so he learned to hit the ball to right field. 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