Joc Pederson

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

 

San Jose Sharks fans love their team in the postseason. In Pittsburgh, hockey is religion. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Guins, Fins make odd Stanley Cup-ple

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the…

 

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are the 49ers' quarterbacks, which means they have an unsettled position battle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Camp Kelly sounds like more of the same ol’ same old

Are you ready for some football? Ready for some 49ers football? Yeah,…

 

Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) takes the ball from starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, right, to pull him during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Maeda, Dodgers beat Giants 3-1 with Pederson’s 2-run HR

LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson got off to an extremely hot start…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) takes the ball from starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, right, to pull him during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Time for 49ers to stop the madness

So where does the madness end for the Phony-Niners, anyway? Certainly not…

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Palo Alto's own Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers could for many years to come punish the Giants for passing him for more than 10 rounds in the 2010 draft. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Pederson could be one that got away

The Giants and everyone else passed on Palo Alto’s Joc Pederson for…

Palo Alto's own Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers could for many years to come punish the Giants for passing him for more than 10 rounds in the 2010 draft. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)