The Dominican Republic played through a steady rain at AT&T Park on Tuesday night to claim its first World Baseball Classic title by beating Puerto Rico 3-0. Read More
With every crack of the bat at the World Baseball Classic final on Tuesday, one thought reappeared in my head: I can’t wait for real baseball to start.
I could smell the hot dogs, hear the ball hit the mitt, but if Hanley Ramirez wasn’t at the plate getting showered by a chorus of boos, AT&T Park lacked the tension, the drama, the electricity of Giants baseball. Read More
The Dominican Republic’s offense only came to life for one inning, but their four-run fifth was enough to propel them to the World Baseball Classic’s championship game with a 4-1 win over the Netherlands at AT&T Park on Monday.
The victory put the Dominicans one win away from going undefeated during the 2013 tournament, with Puerto Rico waiting and hoping to spoil that streak tonight. Read More
For the first time in the brief history of the World Baseball Classic, Japan will not be crowned champions.
Puerto Rico used pitching, defense and just enough hitting to scratch out a 3-1 win over the two-time defending champs Sunday at AT&T Park. Read More
San Francisco is indisputably a Giants town.
But Sunday night, baseball fans took over the Orange and Black’s territory for a semifinal game in the World Baseball Classic. Though the Giants didn’t take the field, fan favorite Angel Pagan and his Puerto Rico team helped bring fans to AT&T Park weeks before Opening Day.
“I’m a baseball fan,” said Manny Lopez, 48, of San Francisco. “I’ve been late to work for the Little League World Series.” Read More
MIAMI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish.
Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night.
Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" from the crowd of 32,872. Read More
Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown.
Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. Read More
Stewart mocked President Obama's trip to Puerto Rico, noting his "flag draped" speech in an airport hanger complete with affected Hispanic pronunciation.
"Seven hours on a plane to spend four hours in Puerto Rico," a bewildered Stewart noted, before highlighting how the whole trip was a play to win the hearts of Puerto Rico voters in important swing states.
Teresa Mejia is the executive director of The Women’s Building, a center for women and girls to gain the resources needed to be an active member of society. The native of Puerto Rico dealt with the death of her mother, sister and two nieces in 1977. They were killed by her sister’s husband. She came to San Francisco in 1991 and landed her first job, as a counselor, through The Women’s Building.Who has had the biggest influence on you in your life? Read More
If you drink Captain Morgan rum, you probably don't care where it came from. But to the governments of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and to the top-shelf K Street lobbyists they have hired in recent months -- where to distill Captain Morgan is a billion-dollar question. Read More