President Obama, welcoming the world-champion San Francisco Giants to the White House Monday, noted Brian Wilson’s epic beard, and said, “I do fear it.”The remark came as the president honored the team of “misfits and castoffs” that he deemed baseball’s “characters with character.” Read More
Goodbye, June. Hello, Barry. The idea (blush) the Giants, figuratively had gone south when in actuality they went east across the Bay Bridge? Sorry.
Journalists, like infielders, botch easy ones. Make that E-C, as in error, columnist.Oh ye of little faith. Oh me of little faith.
“It’s going to have to pick up,” was the concession from Giants manager Bruce Bochy after they lost three in row to the A’s in Oakland. “We know it.” Read More
June has arrived with promise and reminders. June rhymes with moon, spoon, loon and, as those who remember the Giants’ bad old days, swoon. A tradition presumably abandoned.
After a May in which San Francisco lost its star catcher and six games during the final eight days, the new month couldn’t be as troublesome as the past when a quick start became a sudden decline. Read More
The San Francisco Giants' long journey to win the World Series will be commemorated by a World Champions Walk, team officials announced Friday.
The walkway will encircle all four plazas of AT&T Park and contain granite markers that will highlight epic moments of the 52-year journey. Read More
In many ways, the A’s offseason makeover is eerily similar to the Giants’ 2010 transformation. San Francisco jump-started a sagging offense last year with the additions of veterans Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross and Pat Burrell. Read More
The season after the season to remember is upon us.
And for Giants fans, the 2011 season should prove to be another ticket to postseason drama.
The formula in 2011 will pretty much be the same one the Giants mastered at the end of 2010, transforming themselves from a last-gasp divisional winner to world champions: outpitch everybody, play error-free defense and get some timely hitting. 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
It is soooooo tempting to think Brandon Belt is going to simply keep doing what he’s been doing.
Even this spring, Belt has been swinging a sweet bat, hitting the kind of tape-measure rockets that leave those around him wide-eyed in wonder.
His home run last week against the Brewers had San Francisco-saavy fans whispering “McCovey Cove.” Read More
Nothing brings a “Ho-hum, what’s new?” response more often from a Giants fan than using Brian Wilson and the word “interesting” in the same sentence.
Wilson has taken interesting to the limits ever since he first put on Orange and Black — even before the beard — not only as a personality, but as a closer. Read More