The Giants accomplished exactly what they hoped to: beating the hapless Diamondbacks three out of four to open the 2014 season in Phoenix. San Francisco scored 23 runs versus Arizona "pitching" in the series, with Brandon Belt (three home runs and five RBIs) and Angel Pagan (.421 with 6 RBIs) lead ... More >>
Last night's epic duel between San Francisco's Matt Cain and Philadelphia's Cliff Lee was that rarest of things: It felt like a throwback to another time and a videogame. The Giants' right-hander tossed nine innings of two-hit, shutout ball. He threw a minuscule 91 pitches and was removed only becau ... More >>
The fact that Buster Posey is off the disabled list gives Giants fans even more reason to flock to Arizona for spring training this weekend. Simply put: Everyone is eager to see their favorite Giants catcher back in action after his painful knee injury derailed him last May.Let's face i ... More >>
jkorn//FlickrThe Franchise has been on a nice run lately, alternating Cliff's Notes of the team season with human-interest stories in the right balance. However, for all its successes, the producers have had a relatively easy time drumming up content. The Giants have been an absolutely stellar te ... More >>
Aug. 2 is tentatively walk to work dayThough their City Hall protest last week successfully rustled some feathers (even Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was riled up), cab drivers are already talking about staging an even bigger strike next month.This time, they want to join forces with Muni drivers to ... More >>
Happy endings are few and far between for the GiantsRamon Ramirez' 1-2-3 ninth inning moments ago sealed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks -- and vaulted the Giants to the precipice of a divisional championship. The question is -- when can we be happy? With only a collapse for the ag ... More >>
Buster Posey has done a lot of damage with his bat this year. Usually, he feels better about it.The San Francisco Giants have been relentless on the field of late. The reeling San Diego Padres can attest to that. So can a pair of Arizona children. In a bizarre course of events, two youthful spect ... More >>
Will this play in Taiwan? If the San Francisco Giants play a two-game set against Arizona in Taiwan -- well, which one is the home team? Major League Baseball has a while to work out who would wear gray and who dons the home whites if Giants and Diamondbacks players approve a league plan to open ... More >>
Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos slated to appear at 'informational pickets' Opponents of the Arizona "papers, please" law SB1070 will be boycotting the Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight and tomorrow by ... showing up at the game. Of course, you could make the case that ... More >>
Now batting for the Dutch Goose softball squad...You could say Eric Byrnes was demoted -- but that's a very un-dude way of looking at things. The former Oakland Athletic-turned journeyman left his pro baseball career with both a bang and a whimper this week. After, for lack of better words, fucki ... More >>
Tough luck, kid. But you've got company...Jonathan Sanchez' mother told him there'd be days like this. For the first time in the 52-year history of the San Francisco Giants, the team allowed one, stinkin' hit -- and lost the game. The team dropped a 1-0 contest last night at San Diego. Sanchez st ... More >>
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