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    March 26, 2014

    5 Things You Can Expect From the Giants This Season

    While spring hopes eternal for 30 clubs until a pitch is thrown in earnest, only five in each league will make it to October. Look for the San Francisco Giants to be one of those teams. Here's a few things to consider when Bruce Bochy's men open the 2014 season Monday night in Arizona, Madison B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Baseball 2014: Jeter, A-Rod, Oprah, and a Giants-Dodgers Dogfight

    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:

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    49ers v. Falcons: Do It For Garrison Hearst

    Most of us remember the last time the 49ers played a playoff game in Atlanta. It was the game after "The Catch II," when Terrell Owens -- after dropping several passes all game -- held on to a Jeff Garcia laser that vaulted the Niners over the hated Green Bay Packers in January 1999. But that's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Jeffrey Leonard, Former Giant, Aims to Dance With the Stars

    He's a dancing man...​Can HacMan become a dancing man? Jeffrey Leonard, a gent whose name induces palpable waves of San Francisco Giants nostalgia among the put-upon faithful, is looking to put a new spin on his legacy. And a swing. And a dip. The former outfielder, best remembered for his MVP per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Local Soccer Stars Crack Elite FIFA List

    We can find no fault with Marta​FC Gold Pride, certainly the first professional sporting team based out of Hayward, set another mark last month. It hosted the first professional sporting championship ever set in Hayward -- and won it, 4-0. Now  a trio of Gold Pride starters have cracked the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Kevin Mitchell, Giants Legend, To Stand Trial for Alleged Golf Course Beating

    ​Kevin Mitchell, the home run-hitting savant who powered the San Francisco Giants' 1980s-era teams and occupies a place in every fan's heart, is less revered by a concussed San Diego-area golfer. A man named Leonard Lerma claims the 1989 National League Most Valuable Player leaped out of a golf ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The Case For Barry Zito

    Barry Zito is a lot better than you think. Of course, that statement is relative. ​My old pal Randy Shaw at BeyondChron and your humble narrator will never be confused for blood brothers -- but we are both U.C. Berkeley alums and longtime San Francisco Giants supporters who have suffered mightily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    United Football League Wants YOU to Vote For League MVP. If You Haven't Heard -- UFL Exists.

    Jim HerdIt's not too late for locals to catch the UFL action...okay it is. But you can still vote on what you likely didn't see. ​Readers may remember when we dropped by the United Football League home opener for the California Redwoods at a 90-percent empty AT&T Park. Overall, the football wa ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007

    My Tunes: Orlando Cepeda

    Musical Hall of Famer

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    May 11, 2005
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    May 14, 2003

    Best General Manager

    Billy Beane, Oakland A's

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