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    April 1, 2014

    Google in Final Stages of Buying San Francisco Giants, Sources Say

    The next Google Bus you block may be the San Francisco Giants team bus, per a blockbuster development nearing finalization, sources say. The sale price for the Major League franchise is, thus far, undisclosed -- but, we are told, it's in "the high nine digits." A major motivating factor for the ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013
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    July 10, 2013

    Chad Gaudin: Pitcher Charged With Bizarre Lewdness Episode as Season Circles the Bowl

    On the field of play, the World Champion San Francisco Giants have hit rock bottom and started to dig. But, oh, things can get worse. How? When your inspirational journeyman spot-starter is charged with groping a woman on a hospital gurney, things get worse. Chad Gaudin, who has pitched admirably th ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Aaron Peskin Arrested in Garlic Fry Sit-In

    Aaron Peskin was one of the 10 labor activists arrested during Tuesday's Giants game at AT&T Park in what the former Board of Supervisors President is calling the "first time anyone took over a garlic fry stand at a Major League ballpark."  The sit-in was part of Unite Here Local ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013
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    April 4, 2013

    The Greatest Sports Story Never Told

    Despite the bizarre casting of Sylvester Stallone and 48-year-old Michael Caine alongside an international team of the world's greatest soccer stars, Victory remains one of the best of all sports movies. A team of POWs overcomes a crack squad of Nazis -- in a fixed match, no less! -- and escapes to ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    The Giants' Endless Parade of Uniforms

    Commenting on the high player turnover among Major League teams, Jerry Seinfeld noted that, basically, "you're rooting for clothes." Of course you're not just rooting for clothes. You're buying the clothes. At some point fans ceased wearing coats and ties to the game and began dressing like the play ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Madison Bumgarner -- It Gets Better!

    Keep smiling, champ​With Thursday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner entered into the running for a most undesirable laurel. Is he the greatest 2-8 pitcher in Major League history? Despite the 21-year-old's lopsided record, his earned-run average just keeps getting low ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Will the Atlanta Braves Follow the Giants' Lead and Create an "It Gets Better" Video?

    Case in point that it does get better​It isn't enough that the San Francisco Giants will be the first professional sports team to create an "It Gets Better" video for LGBT youth. What we need now is a more macho, unsuspecting, conservative group of athletes to follow the Giants' lead -- like the A ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Ryan Vogelsong Poised to Make History. Sort of.

    Ready for the win column?​For Giants fans of a certain vintage, the name Ryan Vogelsong evokes a particular kind of nostalgia. There are the hazy memories of a promising player who never amounted to much, moved along, and continued to never amount to much. Think Randy Bockus, Eric Gunderson, or Je ... 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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    October 7, 2010

    The San Francisco Giants Tortured Quiz

    Tim Lincecum is ready for the postseason. Are you? ​Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an enjoyable quiz meant to separate the bandwagoners from the fans who cannot unsee what they have seen. We had fun. But we thought we'd come up with our own "Are You a Gamer?" quiz. To wit: 1. Which of ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Tyler Colvin Impaled By Baseball Bat -- Is Barry Bonds to Blame?

    Tyler Colvin reacts after being stabbed with a bat shard​With the mind-boggling success of Twilight and True Blood you could argue that America now has two national pastimes: baseball and vampires. In their resemblance, the twain do not often meet. And yet, this weekend, the Chicago Cubs' Tyler Co ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Lou Piniella Didn't Leave His Heart in San Francisco

    Sayonara! ​Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, a legend in both the sports of baseball and temper tantrums, abruptly retired yesterday after a 16-5 drubbing by the Atlanta Braves. A number of articles will likely celebrate his virtuoso ability to get himself thrown out of a game -- and innovative u ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    AT&T Named Second-Best Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark in the Majors

    Thomas Hawk/Flickr​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released its ranking of top-10 veggie-friendly Major League ballparks yesterday. San Francisco's AT&T Park came in second, after the Phillies' Citizens Bank Park in Philly, home of the cheesesteak. PETA cited AT&T's "new mixed-vege ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2008

    The Price of Failure

    Empty seats abound at Giants home games – and it's not just the team that's losing.

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