The official first pitch in the Giants’ much-anticipated 2011 season comes Saturday as the team hosts FanFest at AT&T Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.But this one is a little different from past years. Read More
Buster Posey on the cover of ESPN The Magazine? A special issue of Sports Illustrated dedicated to the Giants? A decision by Showtime to turn the club into a reality show?
This ain’t Hollywood, baby. If we wanted TV stars, we’d live in Beverly Hills, not the Oakland Hills or on Nob Hill. Read More
He’s so very San Francisco, Bruce Bochy — unpretentious, unaffected and competent to the max. Maybe not a genius, but as far as managing the Giants, he’ll do until someone better comes along.
“He does a great job of getting the right guys in at the right time,” was Matt Cain’s cogent observation of Bochy’s cogent maneuvers. “That’s the reason he has the job.” 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
The Giants’ win over the Atlanta Braves last night mirrored their season: agony followed by despair, but ultimately ending in triumph.
Nothing comes easy for this team, and that was true through this whole series. Every game was decided by one run, and in last night’s game, neither team had more than a one-run lead at any time. Read More
The Atlanta Braves have better hitting, and even if you’re an optimist and figure the Giants can go the next step, there’s no way they beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Unless they do, and then if it’s New York Yankees or Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. It’s a given, top to bottom, American League teams are superior to those from the National League. Read More
By the time the baseball’s postseason arrives, intriguing story lines aren’t hard to find, but the Giants and Atlanta Braves’ National League Division Series matchup seems particularly ripe with juicy plots.
Consider the following: Read More
The Giants saved manager Bruce Bochy from a winter of second-guessing when they finally clinched the NL West title with Sunday’s 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
With an off day last week, Bochy rearranged his pitching schedule to pitch both Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain a day early, with Cain going on Friday night. Read More
In the time since the Giants last enjoyed the sweet taste of champagne success, United States Senate terms have begun and ended, newborn infants have walked into first-grade classrooms and Buster Posey went from Georgia high school Player of the Year to linchpin of the lineup of the new NL West champions. Read More
Tony Soprano couldn’t have done a better job in wiping away the stain of Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo’s tarnished records while playing for the Trojans. USC is scrubbing their images from school murals, removing Bush’s No. 5 jersey from the lobby of Heritage Hall and giving back its copy of Bush’s Heisman Trophy. Read More