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Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bedlam at the ballpark: Giants postseason sure feels familiar

‘It was so awesome seeing the orange towels and all that stuff. It was sweet.’

Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants win! Logan Webb dominates against the Dodgers

SF beats LA 4-0 in Game 1 of the NLDS

Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)

Can the 49ers win in Arizona? A look back reveals the future

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner The consecutive home losses prior…

  • Oct 8, 2021
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he thinks the Division Series is too early to play the Dodgers, given they were the two best teams in the National League. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Longoria: It’s too early in the playoffs to face the Dodgers

By Christopher Haft Special to The Examiner Evan Longoria said teams that…

  • Oct 8, 2021
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he thinks the Division Series is too early to play the Dodgers, given they were the two best teams in the National League. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, pictured in 2019, was hired away from the Dodgers. (Ryan Gorcey/Examiner file)

Thrilling wild-card sets up a division series for the ages

Games 1 and 2 between the Giants and Dodgers are Friday and Saturday at Oracle Park

  • Oct 7, 2021
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, pictured in 2019, was hired away from the Dodgers. (Ryan Gorcey/Examiner file)
The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

NFL Week 5 predictions: Our picks against the spread

By Emmanuel Morgan New York Times The NFL’s first international game since…

  • Oct 7, 2021
The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
<strong>Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers grimaces as a team trainer examines his left leg after Robinson wrenched his knee in the second inning against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan on May 26, 1956. The Dodgers beat the Giants 6-0, in spite of Robinson’s injury costing him half a game.<ins> (Carl T. Gossett Jr./New York Times)</ins>

Giants vs. Dodgers: A history of baseball’s best rivalry

‘Real San Franciscans are taught to hate the Dodgers from a very young age’

<strong>Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers grimaces as a team trainer examines his left leg after Robinson wrenched his knee in the second inning against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan on May 26, 1956. The Dodgers beat the Giants 6-0, in spite of Robinson’s injury costing him half a game.<ins> (Carl T. Gossett Jr./New York Times)</ins>
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) grounds out for the 1st out against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

How the Dodgers advanced to the Division Series: A walk-off classic

By Benjamin Hoffman New York Times It took until their final turn…

  • Oct 7, 2021
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) grounds out for the 1st out against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after giving up a home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Cole surrendered three runs and exited with no outs in the third inning as the Boston Red Sox advanced to a division series against Tampa Bay. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)

The Yankees aren’t bad, they are ordinary

By Tyler Kepner New York Times BOSTON — He stood in foul…

  • Oct 6, 2021
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after giving up a home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Cole surrendered three runs and exited with no outs in the third inning as the Boston Red Sox advanced to a division series against Tampa Bay. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)
Former Giants manager Bruce Bochy catches up with his longtime friend and colleague, Tim Flannery, before induction to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (Al Saracevic/The Examiner)

What does Bruce Bochy think about this year’s Giants?

‘It’s just unbelievable the season they’ve had and the job that they’ve done’

Former Giants manager Bruce Bochy catches up with his longtime friend and colleague, Tim Flannery, before induction to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (Al Saracevic/The Examiner)
San Francisco started against Seattle in fine form, but fell apart near the end of Sunday’s Week 4 game. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

Week 4 of the NFL season: A closer look

Seahawks best 49ers, thanks to Russell Wilson

  • Oct 4, 2021
San Francisco started against Seattle in fine form, but fell apart near the end of Sunday’s Week 4 game. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
Niners backup quarterback Trey Lance was pressed into action against the Seahawks Sunday, a game where San Francisco fell short and lost.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>

Niners lose to Seahawks: Here’s what we learned

Do we have a full-blown quarterback controversy on our hands?

  • Oct 3, 2021
Niners backup quarterback Trey Lance was pressed into action against the Seahawks Sunday, a game where San Francisco fell short and lost.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>
Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against the Padres Sunday, leading San Francisco to the 2021 National League West Division title. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants win division title: What’s next?

SF rode Logan Webb to record-setting 107th win of the season. Division Series looms large

  • Oct 3, 2021
Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against the Padres Sunday, leading San Francisco to the 2021 National League West Division title. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The scene at Oracle Park was bucolic Sunday, with fans celebrating a division title earned with the Giants’ record-setting 107th win of the 2021 season.<ins> (Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>

Giants prevail in pennant race: ‘It was exhilarating’

Fans soak in the sun and success on an epic day at the ballpark

The scene at Oracle Park was bucolic Sunday, with fans celebrating a division title earned with the Giants’ record-setting 107th win of the 2021 season.<ins> (Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman turned in a strong start against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants lose to Padres, forcing high-stakes Sunday matchup

If San Francisco can win its 107th game, they’ll clinch the division title

  • Oct 2, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman turned in a strong start against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The 49ers unloaded three first-rounders to draft Trey Lance from North Dakota State, who played one football game in 2020. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

Russell Wilson and Trey Lance: There’s no comparison

But Niners rookie could learn a thing or two from Seattle’s veteran star

  • Oct 1, 2021
The 49ers unloaded three first-rounders to draft Trey Lance from North Dakota State, who played one football game in 2020. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says regulating his playing time has allowed him to recover and bounce back easier in his age 34 season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Buster Posey speaks: An exclusive interview

‘It’s incredible. I feel fortunate to be a part of it’

  • Oct 1, 2021
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says regulating his playing time has allowed him to recover and bounce back easier in his age 34 season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Fans jump for joy after San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single against the A’s back in June. Oracle Park had just returned to full capacity. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Fans jump for joy after San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single as Oracle Park returned to full capacity against the A’s back in June. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How the Giants led San Francisco out of pandemic purgatory

‘Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart, you just gotta poke around’

Fans jump for joy after San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single against the A’s back in June. Oracle Park had just returned to full capacity. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Fans jump for joy after San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single as Oracle Park returned to full capacity against the A’s back in June. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner during a game at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019. Wilson and the Seahawks return to Levi’s Stadium to face the Niners on Sunday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Can the Niners beat the Seahawks? NFL Week 4 predictions

Russell Wilson brings his unique talents to Levi’s Stadium

  • Sep 30, 2021
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner during a game at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019. Wilson and the Seahawks return to Levi’s Stadium to face the Niners on Sunday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Oracle Park concessions workers had voted to strike, but ultimately may not, in the wake of a deal reached by union leaders that includes pay increases. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Leaders of concessions workers’ union call off ballpark strike

‘Deal we won will transform food service jobs’

Oracle Park concessions workers had voted to strike, but ultimately may not, in the wake of a deal reached by union leaders that includes pay increases. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>