This is just too easy. Can of corn. It's like, some of this stuff, I can just pluck right out of last year's column. As baseball season kicks off tonight, here are my predictions for 2014:
Seeing-eye singles, elimination games, Madison Bumgarner. In Giants baseball, before the joy comes the anguish and anxiety. If San Francisco wins the World Series, you already know it'll be a teeth-grinding, knee-shaking, hair-pulling operation. If the Giants lose, it'll just suck. See also: 10 Way ... More >>
The alleged revaluation, first reported by the New York Daily News over the weekend, that Melky Cabrera's associates attempted to create a fake website for a fake supplement to help him maneuver around a 50-game steroid suspension has jolted San Francisco's sports media into anger. The Chronicle's ... More >>
I've written before that "The Franchise" is not really a show for Giants fans. In theory, it's a way for Major League Baseball to introduce some of the game's personalities to a broader audience at a time when they're finding it difficult to market most of their players. In its basic conception, ... More >>
AuntJuli/FlickrLast night, Showtime aired the first installment of The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, a look inside the lives and clubhouse of our defending World Series champions. The 30-minute premiere acted as preview for the series, which doesn't technically start until Ju ... More >>
Yesterday, Oakland Athletics starter Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game -- retiring every opposing batter and allowing nary a one to reach first base. For the non-sports fans out there this, to borrow Vice President Joe Biden's lexicon, is a big fu**ing deal. In many ways, Braden's perfect game ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Rumor maven: In her Scoop column for the Yummy Letter, GraceAnn Walden writes about Nate Appleman like he's a superplayer in a class with A-Rod and Mark Sanford. Last week the Chron broke the story that the inked, stocky chef was booking from A16 ... More >>
Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy
MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes.
Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.
The new docudrama What the #$*! Do We Know!? is a real mind-bender