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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 >>

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    October 31, 2012

    World Series: After Too Damn Much Ado, Giants Crowned Kings

    Today it took the San Francisco Giants two and a half hours to roll from the Embarcadero to City Hall. And you can't blame Muni. The orange-clad fanatics began filing into Civic Center Plaza as early as 5 p.m. last night. They were rained on. They subsisted on snack crackers and Slim Jims. These are ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Prop Bets

    It's been a thrilling playoff run for the Giants. So much so that, by now, many fans may be numb to basic ebbs and flows of a baseball game. For those needing an extra jolt, here are some totally arbitrary prop bets for the 2012 World Series:

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    October 25, 2012

    World Series: For the Giants, It's the Illusion of Magic

    Ah, the old "ball hits the base and bounces away from the defense" trick. It's been a dependable offensive weapon for the Giants this postseason. They pulled it out last night, just like they did in Barry Zito's previous start, in game five against the Cardinals. With two outs, nobody on, and the ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Drinking Game

    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 >>

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    August 11, 2011

    The Franchise Episode Five Recap: The Agony of Defeat

    jkorn//Flickr​The 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 >>

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    July 21, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 2 Recap: Hey Now, You're an All-Star

    ​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 >>

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    July 14, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 1: Promising Rookie Looks a Little Raw

    UCinternationa​When Showtime aired a preview for The Franchise in April, the Giants were only two weeks into the MLB season and still riding high in defense of their World Series title. Back then, the show looked like a window into the lives of baseball players, rather than a rough-and-tumble vie ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Bruce Bochy Is "Surprised" Bryan Stow Attackers Haven't Been Caught

    Talks about the rivalry off the field ​Before kicking off the first game against the Dodgers last night, Giants coach Bruce Bochy talked to reporters about how the brutal beating of one of their fans, Bryan Stow, has cast a pall over the West Coast baseball teams' rivalry. Moreover, Bochy admitted ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    The Franchise Recap: The Boys Are Back

    AuntJuli/Flickr​Last 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 >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Brian Wilson Probably Not Playing Opening Day

    No relief just yet ​Giants superstar Brian Wilson still hasn't recovered from his muscle strain, which means it's unlikely he will be on the field for opening day this Friday. Media outlets are reporting that the eccentric relief pitcher will have to throw a bullpen session in Arizona on Tuesday b ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Giants Reality TV Show, 'The Franchise,' Coming to Showtime

    In its brief existence as a genre, reality television has jumped the shark so many times, and in so many different ways, that they're scarcely worth mentioning. (Okay, okay: Our personal favorite was "The Littlest Groom," which aired only twice before Fox pulled the plug.) But if ever there was a gr ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Giants To Be Honored -- By Congress?

    Sadly, the Congressional bill congratulating the Giants does not make mention of 'The Machine'​Congressional Bill: "Whereas the rest of the country learned to 'fear the beard'" Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- you've heard of her -- yesterday introduced a Congressional bill "Congratulating the San Francisco G ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Only in SF: World Champion Giants Flaunt Crossdressing, BDSM Prowess

    ​This year's World Series-winning San Francisco Giants baseball team was, as manager Bruce Bochy memorably put it, a band of "cast-offs and misfits." A motley crew of otherwise unremarkable clutch batters complementing an extraordinary pitching staff, the Giants were never expected to be the world ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    World Series: The Look-Alikes Edition

    This may explain the misplays in right field...​Everything that could be said about the World Series has pretty much been said. The Giants have done no wrong, they're in a commanding spot, but things can change quickly. So we feel entitled to bring up that, yes, Vlad Guerrero is a dead ringer for ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Tim Lincecum Is Ready for His Close-Up

    ​Television networks enjoy showing off their expensive toys come playoff time. With FOX, that often involves battling robots morphing into various shapes to convey inane statistics. But it also involves high-powered cameras likely developed during the Cold War and now utilized to unnerve home view ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Karma Smiles on San Francisco Giants

    Keep your eye on the ball...​Those who believe that a Supreme Being, The Force, or supernatural entities actually influence the outcomes of sporting contests aren't always the most credible sorts. But you have to admit that the San Francisco Giants are in the midst of an almost karmic series of do ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
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    June 25, 2008

    Taking a Shot for the Team!

    A drinking game to get you through the Giants' dismal season.

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    July 16, 2007
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