Marlon Byrd

Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors just might have stolen Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

What will it be, Dubs — short series or long one?

Thoughts on Game 2 of the NBA Finals while Balls tries to…

 

Former Giant Marlon Byrd did not go out of his way to ingratiate himself to his new fanbase after signing with the Cleveland Indians. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Marlon Byrd resigns to his unfortunate fate: Living in Cleveland

If you were moving to Cleveland, you, too, would sound a lot…

 

In only his second year, Raiders’ linebacker Khalil Mack has been a dominant force in the preseason. (Tony Avelar/ap)

Bowman, Mack are cause for hope

Balls interrupts the dog-breath offenses on both sides of the Bay to…

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after driving in the game winning run on a single against the Giants in the 14th inning just after midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 1. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Nothing good happens past midnight

LOS ANGELES — As the clock slipped into September in Chavez Ravine,…

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after driving in the game winning run on a single against the Giants in the 14th inning just after midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 1. (Chris Carlson/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Byrd has big day in Giants’ 7-5 loss to Cardinals

Marlon Byrd said there was only one way he could have enjoyed…

San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson, second from right, is congratulated after hitting a grand slam that scored, from left, Buster Posey, Marlon Byrd and Brandon Belt against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Tomlinson hits grand slam as Giants beat Cubs

Rookie Kelby Tomlinson wasn’t sure how to react when his grand slam…

Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson, second from right, is congratulated after hitting a grand slam that scored, from left, Buster Posey, Marlon Byrd and Brandon Belt against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Cincinnati Reds' Marlon Byrd breaks his bat as he hits a foul ball during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Byrd joins depleted Giants to play left field

PITTSBURGH - Marlon Byrd is expected to be the Giants' left fielder…

Cincinnati Reds' Marlon Byrd breaks his bat as he hits a foul ball during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka watches a ball hit by the New York Mets' Marlon Byrd for a grand slam home run go into the stands in the eighth inning of their baseball game Tuesday

San Francisco Giants woes continue in 10-6 loss to New York Mets

Barry Zito lost his home-field touch at AT&T Park on Tuesday and…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka watches a ball hit by the New York Mets' Marlon Byrd for a grand slam home run go into the stands in the eighth inning of their baseball game Tuesday