The Giants have to buck some strong historical trends as they attempt to repeat as World Series champions.Only three National League teams have ever won back-to-back world championships, the last being the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine” of 1975-76. Earlier, it was the New York Giants in 1921-22. The other team? Surprise: It was the Chicago Cubs, who won in 1907 and 1908 — and haven’t won since. Read More
It’s difficult to tell if Aubrey Huff is serious or serial. He comes across as two-thirds sarcasm, one-third smart-aleck, exactly the sort of ballplayer needed in any clubhouse and by any journalist.You want comfort, stay on the other side of the clubhouse. With Huff nearby, complacency doesn’t have a chance. Neither does any form of self-satisfaction. He’s as abrasive as he has to be and as embraceable as he chooses to be. Read More
He’s not quite a national monument. That label belongs to the other entity from Carlsbad, N.M.: the caverns. “It’s a pretty neat experience,” Cody Ross said of visiting his hometown attraction. “Especially as you get older.
“As a kid, I didn’t appreciate it as much.”
This from a ballplayer who in his career was not appreciated at all — until early last autumn. 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
So ... does time really heal all wounds? Or, specifically if you’re a Giants fan: Does the passing of a few seasons, the emergence of new heroes and the revelry of a current world championship erase the memories of misdeeds committed by heroes of the past? We’re about to find out, as the long-awaited perjury trial of Barry Bonds begins today in federal court. Read More
Brandon Belt appears ready for the major leagues, but will he be temporarily stalled as Giants general manager Brian Sabean again tries to protect a player on whom he made a mistake? Read More
A San Francisco Japanese bilingual bicultural program raised $22,000 in a last-minute fundraiser to help the victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami last week.According to the San Francisco Unified School District officials when parents heard of the quake -- which struck off the coast of Japan, March 10 and registered at a 9.0 magnitude -- they sprung in to action to organize a fundraiser to help with relief. Read More
A YouTube video has been making its rounds on Facebook walls and into chat windows everywhere, featuring a man with an uncanny resemblence to our very own ace, Tim Lincecum. Read More