This is just too easy. Can of corn. It's like, some of this stuff, I can just pluck right out of last year's column. As baseball season kicks off tonight, here are my predictions for 2014:
It's not looking good."The Giants are on the verge of elimination," wrote the Contra Costa Times' Alex Pavlovic. "They are going, going, going ... and they probably aren't coming back," mused the Merc's Tim Kawakami. "Doomsday Tuesday," proclaimed the Chron's Scott Ostler.Indeed, down 0-2, with the ... More >>
The alleged revaluation, first reported by the New York Daily News over the weekend, that Melky Cabrera's associates attempted to create a fake website for a fake supplement to help him maneuver around a 50-game steroid suspension has jolted San Francisco's sports media into anger. The Chronicle's ... More >>
We can only imagine how delighted San Franciscans were yesterday when they learned their hometown baseball team had weighed in on the whole Chick-fil-A flap with this pointed post:Although we wouldn't put it past the Giants to pop off in defense of gays, this Facebook message, which, by the way got ... More >>
It's official. San Francisco will host the semifinals of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, calling AT&T Park home for the first time when more than two dozen teams from around the globe compete against each other next spring.This marks the third anniversary of the international baseball tournamen ... More >>
Parents are continually influencing various aspects of their child's character development. You know, important things, like the growth of social competence and self-esteem, as well as how frequently a kid says "please" and "thank you," and doesn't hang up on telemarketers. Then there's the slightly ... More >>
AuntJuli/FlickrLast 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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You don't need runs to win...The San Francisco Giants -- a team whose inability to score runs lead to the popular comparison of the squad's play to torture -- improbably managed to win the World Series. That said, establishing an educational fund based on how many runs this team scored -- that, t ... More >>
Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck will require an XL jerseyBART riders spotting a man decked out in ill-fitting Giants gear, handing out treats, and serenading them with local ditties need not be alarmed. It's just Gary Thomas, the executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, paying off his Wo ... More >>
We all have something to hide...As the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres face off in Game 2 of The Big Series tonight, one could be excused for confusing the M.O. of the two teams. Both feature pitching that ranges from above average to stellar and, on the offensive side, a lineup full of ... More >>
Yesterday, Oakland Athletics starter Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game -- retiring every opposing batter and allowing nary a one to reach first base. For the non-sports fans out there this, to borrow Vice President Joe Biden's lexicon, is a big fu**ing deal. In many ways, Braden's perfect game ... More >>
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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 >>
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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Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.
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