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    March 21, 2014

    Baseball 2014: Jeter, A-Rod, Oprah, and a Giants-Dodgers Dogfight

    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:

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Women Innocent in Brawl at Giants Game

    Two women accused of starting a fight at a Giants and Padres game which knocked a 60-year-old woman over a row of chairs were found innocent, says San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.  The two 19-year-olds were smoking a joint when a 26-year-old woman who was at the game with her 60-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Off The Grid Hits The Ballpark at Off The Cove

    1st Annual Off The Cove Where: AT&T Park When: Wednesday, June 13, 4:30 p.m. until end of game Cost: Free to attend Off The Cove; $19-107 for game package Rundown: Street food tailgate! Take in 14 food truck vendors from Off The Grid (including Sam's Chowder Mobile, An The Go, and Pacific Puffs) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Giants Fans Beaten by Dodgers Fans, One in Critical Condition

    La Dodgers fans ... poor sports even when they win​We knew being a Giants fan was torture -- metaphorically speaking -- but last night the pain went a little too deep after two Dodger fans let loose on three Giants fans after the San Francisco team lost in the season opener. You'd think they would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    'Don't Stop Believing' Finally Giants' Anthem (VIDEO)

    We believe! We believe! ​After being catapulted back into relevance by The Sopranos' finale, Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" was soon adopted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a late-inning rally song. Hilariously, it turns out Journey singer Steve Perry is a Giants fan -- and he hated this. "I reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Dave Dravecky Spotted in San Francisco

    ​SF Weekly staffers were overcome with nostalgia when former San Francisco Giant Dave Dravecky was spotted strolling through SOMA today. The southpaw pitcher, for those unfamiliar with team lore, overcame cancer in his pitching arm to start -- and win -- two games for the team in 1989. Horrificall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Padres Fans' Tortured Memories

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Lo, the Madison Bumgarner Era Begins -- But Will It Be Any Good? And Can *Any* Pitcher Save This Giants Team?

    ​Shuffling dejectedly out of AT&T Park last night, Giants fans were left to ponder many pressing questions -- perhaps none more mysterious than what, exactly, prompted someone to commission a message on the stadium board reading "I'm Sorry, Kim. I Love You!" Baseball-wise, the situation was ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    When it Comes to Trade Deadline Sluggers, Ryan Garko Is About as Big as the Giants Go

    Ryan Garko is not supernatural -- but, then, who is?​Moments after the San Francisco Giants obtained first baseman Ryan Garko in exchange for a Single-A pitcher 99 percent of the team's fans had never heard of, the Internet critiques came in two flavors: No. 1 -- Ryan Garko ain't all that. No. 2 - ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2008

    Taking a Shot for the Team!

    A drinking game to get you through the Giants' dismal season.

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    April 4, 2008
  • News

    February 14, 2007

    Baby you can drive my TAXI

    Taxi Commission officials say hundreds of medallion holders arent driving cabs, and thats against the law

  • News

    January 17, 2007

    Deal or No Deal

    Giants GM Brian Sabean spent big money on the free-agent market. What do you think of his wheeling and dealing?

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Most Valuable Teammate

    What team more than the Giants needs a morale booster and respectful team player? They got one in Mark Sweeney.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Giant Fake

    Is baseball star Barry Bonds a juiced-up deceiver or just the greatest and most maligned player in baseball history? Find out where you stand!

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Building Up California

    A high-rise condo boom in San Diego may show the way out of a statewide housing and sprawl problem

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    This Is Your Sport, on Dope

    State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Traveling Companions

    Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists, and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation

  • News

    September 27, 2000

    The Closer

    He's fallen off a third-story balcony, survived tuberculosis, and come back from four arm surgeries to lead the Oakland A's to the brink of post-season play. His name is Jason Isringhausen, and he IS the closer

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