An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed on the Caltrain right-of-way in Burlingame on Wednesday morning.It was the 12th such fatality this year, and third in roughly two months to delay train service to a Giants game. Giants fans poured out of the San Francisco station arriving late to Wednesday’s 12:45 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates seemingly unaware of the reason for the delay. Read More
Bruce Bochy was as low as I’ve ever seen him when we talked before Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“The way we’re playing, I don’t think we could beat anybody,” he said — and the Giants then lost another, 2-1 to the Phillies. Read More
Just two weeks after telling the story of New Mexico basketball coach Steve Alford banning his players from using Twitter, in what will likely be a futile attempt to prevent them from embarrassing themselves and their program, here we go again with another case of the little blue bird that destroys careers. Read More
A 9-year-old Philadelphia Phillies fans who had just watched his team beat the Giants at AT&T Park Thursday night was seriously injured in a hit-run car rampage, according to police and news reports.
An allegedly drunken 21-year-old man in a 2004 Toyota Tundra plowed into the boy at Mission and New Montgomery streets around 10:30 p.m. He then sped off, striking "numerous" parked and moving vehicles while fleeing to the freeway, police said. Read More
He walked toward the dugout with his head down, but there was nothing symbolic about his posture.
That’s the way pitchers are supposed to appear as they leave the mound to a standing ovation, which on this very significant Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants deserved entirely. Read More
Honorable Giants fans, after reading professor emeritus Glenn Dickey’s scathing indictment of Barry Zito in Tuesday’s San Francisco Examiner, I offer a rebuttal to my esteemed colleague who has mightily tipped the scales of justice against baseball’s highest-paid, under-achieving pitcher. Read More
There is a simple solution to the Barry Zito problem: When he recovers from the mysterious foot ailment that landed him on the DL on Monday night, the Giants should put him on the “designated for assignment” list and send him to Triple-A Fresno. If he refuses to go, just release him. Read More
A key witness in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has died of an apparent food allergy.The Los Angeles Times reports Matthew Lee died Sunday after eating a salad that apparently contained nuts, which caused the allergic reaction. The coroner however has not determined a cause of death. Read More
Get a shot, meet a Giant.
That’s the deal for kids who still need their whooping cough booster shot before the required deadline of Sept. 15.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo will be at the Department of Public Health Tuesday morning to greet children getting their shots.
The San Francisco Unified School District and public health officials are pushing to get all kids to comply by the deadline and stay in school. Read More
The Giants’ trade for Carlos Beltran, which is apparently done but can’t be announced until Beltran agrees to waive his no-trade clause, is a bold move that gives the team a chance to repeat as World Series champions.Beltran is exactly the kind of middle-of-the-lineup hitter the Giants sorely need, with 15 homers, 30 doubles and 66 RBIs in 98 games. The Giants don’t have anybody close to those numbers. Read More