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.
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While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of greatest Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate Games allow him this.Judo practitioner Nicholas Delpopolo is no Mi ... More >>
SD Dirk/FlickrIn conception, The Franchise is not a very complicated show -- it tells human interests stories in the context of the Giants season with a healthy dose of insider access. It's built for a large audience, and as such is at its best when it's largely positive. The Giants need to be go ... More >>
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 >>
The fact the San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession following a traffic stop near his Washington State hometown barely raised eyebrows among local Giants faithful. Come on -- a 25-year old West Coast kid, a snowboarder, with that long hair? Dude lo ... More >>
He's frightfully busy...Resignations! Condemnations! Tribulations! It's your Friday morning news quiz! 1. SF Weekly broke the story this week that former Supervisor and State Senator Carole Migden did what? A. Ran over more peopleB. Cursed a former staffer out on live televisionC. Opted not to ru ... More >>