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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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    July 24, 2013
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    April 3, 2013

    Beer of the Week: Marin/Moylan's Orange & Black Congrats Ale

    Take me out to the ballgame! To mark the Giants opener this week, our featured brews are a pair of tributes to our 2012 World Series Champions. If you're excited by local craft beer as well as the phrases "fear the beard", "torture", and "Buster Posey signs 9-year contract", then read on. See also: ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    SF Symphony to Start Rocking Out Again, Ending Two-Week Strike

    Nothing soothes the soul like the sound of sweet harmony. It appears that San Francisco's orchestra is headed back on stage, perhaps as early as tomorrow, after musicians and management tentatively reached an agreement that's music to their ears. According to press reports, both sides have agree ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Symphony Timpanist David Herbert Explains Why He's Ditching S.F. for Chicago Orchestra

    As we told you yesterday, roughly 100 of the SF Symphony musicians went on strike in protest of a prolonged wage battle with their management. The musicians, who canceled today's performance, are demanding a raise, citing the astronomical rent in San Francisco and real concerns that the local talent ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    SF Symphony Goes on Strike

    If you had tickets to the local symphony tomorrow night, time to make other plans. Some 100 musicians of the Grammy-winning SF Symphony walked off the stage today (so to speak) to protest their prolonged and unsuccessful wage negotiations with symphony management. David Gaudry, the chair of the mu ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Top 12 Moments of The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance

    With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance. These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Tim Lincecum Freaks Out Gavin Newsom's Kid

    Sergio Romo may look illegal. But, according to Montana Newsom, Tim Lincecum looks terrifying. The above image is making the rounds on the Internet. But it would seem none of the non-local rags have hit upon the possible rationale behind the former mayoral daughter's angst. Two words: Buster Posey.S ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Ecstatic Fans Are Already Lined Up to See the Giants Parade

    It's not even 9 a.m., and Giants fans are gearing up for today's excitement in San Francisco: the Giants parade through downtown. And baseball fans weren't the only ones to show up early -- Buster Posey is reportedly already there and everyone is freaking out. SF Weekly's Kate Conger is down near th ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    World Series: Everything We Ever Wanted -- And More

    Sergio Romo's slider frisbeed into Buster Posey's mitt for strike three. Sit down, Triple Crown -- and everyone was dancing on top of the tables. A Caltrain engineer leaned hard on his horn and the fans swarming the streets answered in kind. Thousands of orange-clad revelers descended upon Fourth an ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    World Series Game 2: It's Such a Perfect Day

    Tell someone you like long walks on the beach and you'll seldom be asked to explain why. Mention you like baseball, however, and you maybe put on the spot. Well, maybe you like baseball because of days like Thursday. Game 2 of the World Series was an old-fashioned, grind-it-out pitcher's duel with t ... 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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    October 23, 2012

    San Francisco Giants: Wet Wish Fulfillment

    In the last few short years, San Francisco Giants fans have been treated to every experience they could have ever hoped to have. Last night, however, was a new one. If you ever dreamed of watching a nigh-impossible comeback capped during a torrential rainstorm -- well, there you go. Last night' ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Giants Hero Buster Posey Rules, Giants Hater Mat Latos Drools

    Your browser does not support iframes. Sweeter than chocolate-covered candy corn doused in maple syrup. Buster Posey's fifth-inning grand slam will be forever etched in Giants lore. The silky swing. The extra-long stare, eyes following the ball to the second deck. The been-there-before bat toss. ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Rocket Full of Posey

    In a truly amazing comeback effort, the Giants beat the Reds 6-4 today to win the National League Division Series. Down two to zero in games after leaving San Francisco, the Giants became the only team in baseball history to win 3 straight games on the road in postseason play to win it.Buster Posey' ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Suspended: The Sorrow and the Pity

    After eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for fixing the 1919 World Series, the Chicago Herald and Examiner reported that "one little urchin" latched onto Shoeless Joe Jackson's sleeve and asked him "It ain't true, is it?" History will always remember this quest ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Emily Luchetti Hawks Giants-Themed Cookies on Opening Day

    The terms "baseball" and "baked goods" don't normally go together -- unless you're talking about Dock Ellis, the former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher who managed to toss a no-hitter while high on acid. Well, San Francisco does take on Pittsburgh in Friday's home-opener. Ellis retired more than 30 years ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Giants' New Aircraft, Sandbox, and Beer Kiosk Won't Replace Matt Cain

    ​Giants fans are getting the Opening Day jitters, as they prepare to watch their favorite World Series team take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco on April 13. And this year, fans have more than the return of a healthy Buster Posey to look forward to.

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    March 2, 2012

    Giants Spring Training: A San Franciscan's Guide via Google Maps

    ​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 >>

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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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    June 9, 2011

    Giants Ask You to Lend a Hand By Donating a Glove

    The children's future is in your hands​There has been a little too much beating up in baseball this season. So we suggest letting kindness take over for a change. At this Saturday's Giants game against the Cincinnati Reds, you can lend a hand by donating a glove. The Giants Community Fund, the tea ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Buster Posey Update: Send Giants Star a Get Well Card

    ​We've got official news about Giants catcher Buster Posey, and it's not good. The team is reporting that Posey has suffered a lower leg fracture and torn ligaments in his ankle, which could put him on the sidelines for a while. Ouch.Fans aren't happy seeing the Giants star taken out of the game. ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Gone Fishing -- See You on Tuesday!

    Jennifer Chernoff/Flickr​We've already been playing this song non-stop since we woke up. Why? Because we're about to take a three-day weekend. We'll be back in action first thing Tuesday morning. In the meantime, here's a few things you may have missed this week: •Californians Aren't Killi ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Buster Posey's Injury Could End His Season After Smash-Up at Home Plate

    dirkhasen/FlickrWill Buster be on DL for rest of 2011?​UPDATE: Giants just confirmed that Posey has suffered a lower left leg fracture. He's been placed on the 15-day DL, with an MRI scheduled for today, but he'll be indefinitely out until they know more. "There's no time table for his return," sa ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Here Is Your Best Chance to Sleep with Buster Posey

    If there was a chance ... ​SF Weekly spent a lot of not-so-free time deciding what is truly San Francisco's best ... including best bars, food, and yes, best chance to sleep with Giants heartthrob Buster Posey. Here is our best guess:The reigning Rookie of the Year is a married man, as the ladies ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Buster Posey Outshined -- by His Sister

    You're busted, Buster...​Is there anything Buster Posey can't do? He hits for power, average, and in the clutch. He picks 'em clean behind the plate and guns down runners with aplomb. He's funny in the team's commercials and will even hop out from behind a potted plant at the Bank of America, scar ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Buster Posey to Hand out Giants Tickets at Bank of America

    Buster Posey​Bank of America isn't always a favorite among those on the political left. (Or on the right.) But Buster Posey is -- at least in San Francisco, where the baby-faced Giants catcher is revered by fans for his role in the team's 2010 World Series win. Posey's hitting helped propel the Gi ... 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 23, 2011
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    December 20, 2010

    Tim Lincecum Has a Coffee Table Book?

    Deanne FitzmauriceTime Lincecum loves him some videogames​It might come as a surprise to folks that Giants ace Tim "The Freak" Lincecum is the subject of a coffee table book. It's much less surprising than, say, Lincecum's off-season pot bust. But perhaps equally as surprising as the revelation th ... 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 15, 2010

    Buster Posey Is Rookie of the Year

    Best of the best​Pinch yourselves, Giants fans. Your team is still world champions. And that's why today's news that budding superstar catcher Buster Posey easily won the National League Rookie of the Year award leaves Giants fans with a feeling we can't really identify. Unlike the past, these kin ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    A Wiener Grows in the Castro

    The election was depressing. Watching Buster Posey on TV is not.​The Week In GayA heartfelt apology to Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. But who can resist cracking wise about the name of the presumptive winner in race to represent District 8? You've gotta recognize the magnitude of ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Giants Parade: an Orange Revolution

    Gil Riego, Jr.A panoramic view of Giants fans filling Civic Center. Click to enlarge.​In a surprise perhaps only to the the national media, a cloud of white smoke wafted out over the sea of orange-clad Giants fans at Civic Center Plaza. It smelled like ... victory. Today was a day many a Giant ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    World Series: Let's Hope Fans Give Bengie Molina Ovation He Deserves

    ​Bengie Molina is a winner. And he's got the hardware to prove it. Whether the Rangers or Giants capture the World Series, Molina is walking away with a World Series ring. And then he'll retire. Hopefully, the home fans will give him the recognition he deserves today. Molina was a great Giant -- a ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    World Series: Actual Odds For Amazingly Stupid Bets

    ​Those who squander their hard-earned cash on food and heat rather than gambling it away may not know what a prop bet is. It's not a wager on, say, Yorick's skull or the gun Chekhov saw fit to hang on the wall.  Rather, it's a proposition bet -- or side bet -- on something seemingly chancy an ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves: Who Can Torture Fans More?

    Brooks Conrad, the Giants' MVP​A few hours after the San Francisco Giants' Greek tragedy of a win over Atlanta yesterday, I realized the headaches have returned. Back during the World Series run of 2002, your humble narrator essentially had a headache throughout the Fall. Clenching one's teeth dur ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    San Francisco Giants: How Low Can They Go?

    How many games can Buster Posey win by himself? How many more games?​Last night's minimalist, 1-0 San Francisco victory over the Chicago Cubs was the epitome of the team's largely self-applied slogan: "Giants Baseball: Torture." If last night is any indication, the 11 games remaining in the team's ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Giants Hospitalize Pair of Young Fans

    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 >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Giants Can't Quit Bengie Molina

    ​Bengie Molina, the best Giants catcher fans ever bitched incessantly about, is gone. Really he is. Last month, he was bundled off to Texas for a relief pitcher and a minor-leaguer, bringing about the dawn of the Buster Posey era. But, fittingly for a man who is arguably the slowest in the game, M ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Awwwww...​Whew! You survived another week. Work hard, take off at the end of the day, and look both ways when you cross the street. Also, take this news quiz, send me a perfect score here, and you win a goddamn prize. Allez! 1. What was Terry Helbing charged with stealing this week? A. A municipal ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Saturday's Giants Brewfest Was a Clusterf#%k. Here's Our Advice for Next Year

    Brian YaegerWe don't mind rubbing elbows. It was the rubbing of everything else that got to us.​Saturday's Giants Brewfest was only a success if you consider that the event sold out. But packed N-Judah cars more than three hours before game time was an early indicator that there would be more ... More >>

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