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Giants third base coach Ron Wotus is pictured with pitcher Logan Webb at Oracle Park on Oct. 3; Webb starts in Game 5 of the matchup between the Giants and Dodgers. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How to watch the Giants and Dodgers in Game 5

Postseason matchup between longtime rivals has lived up to expectations

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

Percussion great Jorge Bermudez is pictured with his congas, wearing his 2012 World Series good luck Giants cap. (Courtesy photo)

Jorge Bermudez: When Giants roamed the Mission

Percussionist’s extraordinary career hasn’t taken him far from home

 

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

 

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 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)
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)
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>
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>
LaMonte Wade Jr., right, celebrated with Kevin Gausman at home plate after hitting a homer against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on Aug. 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Why LaMonte Wade Jr. should play every day … next year

The Giants should see how much ability they can coax from this season’s surprise

  • Sep 24, 2021
LaMonte Wade Jr., right, celebrated with Kevin Gausman at home plate after hitting a homer against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on Aug. 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski is pictured at bat on July 29 against the Dodgers at Oracle Park; the teams are in the top spots in their league as the season closes. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner

With playoff positions on the line, old rivalries get new life

Giants cruised through season, Dodgers not far behind

  • Sep 23, 2021
Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski is pictured at bat on July 29 against the Dodgers at Oracle Park; the teams are in the top spots in their league as the season closes. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt played a big role in the Giants taking two of three from the Dodgers this weekend at Oracle Park. Can he keep it up for the stretch run?  (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants beat LA to take huge series: But can they beat SD?

Pitching woes and upcoming schedule loom large during playoff push

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt played a big role in the Giants taking two of three from the Dodgers this weekend at Oracle Park. Can he keep it up for the stretch run?  (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants’ longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy, left, visits with Steve Vucinich, equipment manager of the Oakland Athletics, in Vucinich’s office at the Coliseum in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/New York Times)

Steve Vucinich: ‘He knows it all because he’s seen it all’

A’s beloved equipment manager has been with the franchise for 54 years

  • Aug 26, 2021
The San Francisco Giants’ longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy, left, visits with Steve Vucinich, equipment manager of the Oakland Athletics, in Vucinich’s office at the Coliseum in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/New York Times)
Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 25, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 18, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 11, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 4, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 27, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 20, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of June 13, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 6, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)