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Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…

Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)

Waiting for a ballpark tragedy

The day was golden: no clouds, toasty sun, timely breezes as if…

Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, right, and second baseman Joe Panik were both named to the 2015 National League All-Star Team for the first time in their careers. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Crawford, Panik were destined for partnership

If it seems Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik — the Giants’ All-Star…

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, right, and second baseman Joe Panik were both named to the 2015 National League All-Star Team for the first time in their careers. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Hunter Pence has brought a fire back to the Giants since his return from the DL, but it will take more from the rest of the team if they hope to defend their World Series title. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Hunter rocks on, but Giants are the hunted

That he describes his latest viral explosion as “kind of a miracle”…

Hunter Pence has brought a fire back to the Giants since his return from the DL, but it will take more from the rest of the team if they hope to defend their World Series title. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
An artist's rendering of the Mission Rock project is shown here. COURTESY SF GIANTS

Giants’ Mission Rock initiative submits signatures for November election

Supporters of an initiative to raise the height limit where the Giants…

An artist's rendering of the Mission Rock project is shown here. COURTESY SF GIANTS
Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison, right, steals second base past the tag of San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 15, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants shut down by Mariners in ninth-straight home loss

The Seattle Mariners pushed it on the bases and produced the timely…

Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison, right, steals second base past the tag of San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 15, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Beck Diefenbach/APGiants catcher Buster Posey celebrates with teammates after completing a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

Giants have kickstarted season by abusing big-money Dodgers

Formulas for baseball success do not include facing a two-time defending division…

Beck Diefenbach/APGiants catcher Buster Posey celebrates with teammates after completing a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
COURTESY  PHOTOTony Gemignani spins dough in front of Tony’s Slice House

Take me out to the ball game for gluten-free flatbread with sausage

During a recent appearance on KNBR, Giants CEO Larry Baer scoffed at…

COURTESY  PHOTOTony Gemignani spins dough in front of Tony’s Slice House
Eric Risberg/AP file photoAttending a game at AT&T Park can be fun

Teams, fans have protections from flying balls, bats at ballpark

As the Giants open the season at AT&T Park with their first…

Eric Risberg/AP file photoAttending a game at AT&T Park can be fun
Alex Gallardo/APJake Peavy made his season debut for the Giants on Sunday

Mariotti: Challenge for wobbly champs: Survival

SAN DIEGO — So now they come home, to a ritual that…

Alex Gallardo/APJake Peavy made his season debut for the Giants on Sunday
Eric Risberg/ap file photoWhile the Giants are one of the model franchises

For openers, emotions swirl

So here we have an Opening Day of hope, sadness, fear, the…

Eric Risberg/ap file photoWhile the Giants are one of the model franchises
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Giants media open house held on Wednesday featured some of the new attractions and food choices available during the upcoming 2015 baseball season at AT&T Park

AT&T Park prepares for record-breaking Giants season

It’s time for the Giants to paint San Francisco orange and black…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Giants media open house held on Wednesday featured some of the new attractions and food choices available during the upcoming 2015 baseball season at AT&T Park
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Yard

Giants prepare to open The Yard near AT&T Park

The newest attraction to the Giants' offerings on game day will not…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Yard
Courtesy of SFPDSan Francisco police are seeking information on this man.

Police seek help in finding suspect who is alleged to have assaulted cop

Police are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending a man who knocked…

Courtesy of SFPDSan Francisco police are seeking information on this man.
Eric Risberg/APThe 110th World Series heads to San Francisco's AT&T Park for Game 3 of the World Series between the Royals and Giants on Friday.

At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail…

Eric Risberg/APThe 110th World Series heads to San Francisco's AT&T Park for Game 3 of the World Series between the Royals and Giants on Friday.

Two fights, incidents of public drunkenness outside AT&T Park after Giants win

While the atmosphere outside AT&T Park may have been euphoric last night…

Claim filed against SF following Native American Heritage Night incident

Two Native Americans removed from AT&T Park during a Native American Heritage…

AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachTwo Sacramento men have reached plea deals in an assault that occurred outside AT&T Park.

Sacramento men reach plea deals in fight that knocked out woman near AT&T Park

Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken…

AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachTwo Sacramento men have reached plea deals in an assault that occurred outside AT&T Park.

Two plead not guilty in fight outside AT&T Park

Two Sacramento men have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with…