Spring training is still two months away, but there was much talk of the playoffs as the A’s held a media day Thursday.
“After four years in Florida and two in Washington, where there was never any serious thought about contending, it’s nice to come to a team that has a chance to win something,” said outfielder Josh Willingham, who signed as a free agent in the offseason. Read More
New Year, new revelation.
I spent much of the holidays revisiting the Giants’ World Series championship. Not a bad way to go, actually.
There are DVDs, year-end recaps, highlight packages — you can pretty much find whatever moment you want to enjoy again. Brian Wilson’s final pitch is available from an endless number of angles, courtesy of YouTube. Read More
It appears that Mayor Gavin Newsom has already enjoyed a sloppy spread of BBQ thanks to Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. The two mayors made a bet over the World Series game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. Read More
Playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark frequently compared to little more than a bandbox, Giants pitchers surrendered nine runs while splitting the first two games of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Now they’ll get a chance to improve that performance in a ballpark notoriously less welcoming to batters. Read More
The Giants began the National League Championship Series by beating one of Philadelphia’s three aces. But the Phillies simply replaced one talented Roy with another in Game 2 on Sunday night. Read More
Giants shortstop Juan Uribe was a late scratch for Game 2 of the NL championship series because of a bruised left wrist.
Edgar Renteria is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. Right fielder Cody Ross moved from eighth to sixth in the lineup.
Uribe wasn't entirely ruled out for Game 2. Read More
A loss by the Atlanta Braves today would have guaranteed the Giants a spot in the playoffs, regardless of the team's outcome against the Padres.
Of course, the Braves won.
In a season where nothing has come easy -- the team's informal slogan this year has been Giants Baseball: Torture -- San Francisco will have to get in to the playoffs the hard way. Read More
I don’t blame Jose Bautista one bit for being tired of the questions. Tired of the whispering. Tired of the suspicions. Tired of the back-handed compliments. I’d be tired of them, too.
Especially if I was innocent.
Yes, with writers, broadcasters and fans around the country all asking about it, I’d be good and sick of it, that’s for sure. Read More
‘They crawl, they baffle, they bite,” was the headline in the New York Times. No, not the Yankees. Bed bugs, although to the A’s, it may be hard to distinguish.
New York has been hit by an infestation. The A’s merely are being eaten up by Yankee hitting.
The tennis U.S. Open is under way at Flushing Meadows in Queens, the last of the year’s Grand Slams, a chance for a competitor to find out exactly how good he or she is against the best. Read More