Jonathan Sanchez

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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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    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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    October 29, 2010

    Today: Organic Brewers Converge on Ferry Building for Eco Tasting

    MateVeza's organic India Pale Ale.​Between the World Series and Halloween we've got a lot to be excited about 'round here. If you have time between getting your Snooki or The Situation costume together and painting a sign with clever wordplay involving Jonathan Sanchez, take a moment to celebr ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    World Series: Yelpers Ponder Which Giant to Sex Up

    Your Game 1 starter, Mr. Popular...​Other than enabling horrible people to act like rock stars and allegedly extorting businesses, it turns out there's a really good use for Yelp: rating the allure of San Francisco Giants ballplayers. The example in question is a most titillating thread titled "Wh ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Giants Fan's Burning Question: Why Do I Do This To Myself?

    Bryce EdwardsAs a Giants fan, you're always waiting for the other shoe to drop. It can sap the joy out of even a Tim Lincecum gem.​Out the window, across the channel, the parking lot is filling up. The percentage of orange-clad people is hitting a critical point. Barbecues are smoking and fans, gi ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Giants Allow One Hit, Lose: A Historically Frustrating Day for Jonathan Sanchez

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    What Happened to Eugenio Velez' Misspelled 'San Francicso' Jersey?

    You won't have to head to anywhere like this to view Eugenio Velez' misspelled jersey -- for now​It's made the rounds that, last week, Giants utilityman Eugenio Velez took the field outfitted in a uniform reading "San Francicso." The other day we asked the team what plans it had for Velez' quasi-l ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Scenes from Giants' Opening Day

    As we write, the hometown boys are being throttled by Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson to the tune of no runs on one hit. But you can't beat the spectacle of opening day...All photos | Tom WalshIn a bit of role-reversal, former San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice throws to quarterback Steve ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010
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    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 >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Baseball's Bizarre Cost-Benefit Economics Means Brad Penny Signing Has Already Paid Off For Giants

    Keith AllisonBoston castoff Brad Penny has already earned his keep with the Giants​Raise your right hand high over your head if you predicted that the San Francisco Giants' scrap-heap recovery project, Brad Penny, would come within three outs of throwing a shutout last night in a dominant debut vs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Can you answer Question No. 1? It's Chris Daly's world and the rest of us are just paying rent (you think we can buy in San Francisco?) It was another fabulous week in the city -- or did you black out and miss it, Muni-style? Let's see if you were paying attention: 1. Supervisor Chris Daly, cha ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    High-Tech News Distribution: A Dozen Organizations Say the Same Thing, and a Dozen More Bloggers Repeat It

    Didja hear there was a train wreck? Didja hear there was a train wreck? Didja? Well, didja? Living in the Bay Area, you see more than your share of vehicles with barely an inch of paint visible beneath a nearly solid plastering of bumper stickers. If you're like me, such infestations inspire the fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Jonathan Sanchez' Johnny Vander Meer Moment

    The Boy Who Lived, Jonathan SanchezWhen the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez powered a devastating slider past a prone Everth Cabrera for the last out of his masterful July 10 no-hitter, two storylines were hatched almost simultaneously. The first, naturally, was: "Holy crap! The first Giants' no-hitter in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Internet: Moving at the Speed of a Very Fast Snail or Very Slow Spider

    Traveling at just one-thirteenth the speed of a slow news day...Like everyone of a certain age, I fondly recall those old commercials featuring pre-teen Anna Paquin wearing Mrs. Dewson-caliber hats and talking about something called the "Information Superhighway" -- though it sounded much better in ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
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