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:
1987 was an interesting year -- gas was under a dollar, the world population was nearing five billion, the stock market crashed, a storm of hurricane-like power hit Southern England killing two dozen, The Simpsons started airing as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, Baby Jessica fell down a well, the ... More >>
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. With two outs, nobody on, and the ... More >>
In the latest iteration of a tired tradition, a newspaper from the country's heartland has dispatched a writer playing the part of "Unfrozen Caveman Sports Columnist" to San Francisco. Once arrived on our decadent shores, he's labeled our fans as a bunch of gourmet-munching softies, used coded langu ... More >>
[Editor's note: SF Weekly's sister paper in St. Louis recently put together a list of eight rather hilariously unflattering fan-made tributes to the St. Louis Cardinals. Obviously, they originally meant it with some affection. But given that our beloved Giants are currently battling the Cards for th ... More >>
Tomorrow, the San Francisco Giants play in St. Louis for game three of the NLCS. Roaming bands of Giants Nation will surely join them at Busch Stadium. Of course, San Franciscans leaving the safety of our peninsular nook to visit The Lou this week may initially find themselves in a deep state of d ... 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 >>
The San Francisco Giants had their home opener on Friday, April 8, taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in front of a sold-out crowd at AT&T park. Find the full slide show of the Giants game here.
He's a dancing man...Can HacMan become a dancing man? Jeffrey Leonard, a gent whose name induces palpable waves of San Francisco Giants nostalgia among the put-upon faithful, is looking to put a new spin on his legacy. And a swing. And a dip. The former outfielder, best remembered for his MVP per ... More >>
Nyjer Morgan does San Francisco proud...Whatever you accuse Nyjer Morgan of, you can't say he's boring. He was born in San Francisco, followed a childhood craze for hockey (!) into a career as a young minor-leaguer in backwoods Canadian towns, and, finally, cracked a Major League Baseball roster ... More >>
Brian -- you shouldn't have! Yesterday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson -- a man with about three pounds worth of tattoo ink coursing through his veins and a haircut befitting a Blink-182 roadie -- came under fire from the league office. The objection: Wilson's traffic cone-orange shoes ... More >>
This morning, we reported that former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes, just days after being cut off the Seattle Mariners, was playing beer-league softball here in the Bay Area. But it hasn't been all play and no work for the young retiree. Byrnes was spotted hawking houseware at a San Carlos s ... More >>
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 >>
Back in 1987 your humble narrator's father had a breakthrough realization. If he managed to buy the cheapest and worst tickets for the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals, he discovered he could waltz right into the jury-rigged Candlestick Park media overflow sect ... More >>
The other day, we noted that, once again, Giants fans will have the unenviable task of determining which other teams they detest least in the postseason. It's a difficult and unpleasant task akin to deciding which kidney you'd rather part with or which non-Alec Baldwin brother you'd want to sit n ... More >>
What team more than the Giants needs a morale booster and respectful team player? They got one in Mark Sweeney.
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!
Week of Wednesday, July 13, 2005
A baseball man talks shop
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any
Things we were obsessing about on Dec. 22, 2004
"Benefit for East Timor," Pulley, Casino Royale, Freakwater, and Outdoor Cinema
Why are 74 old-timers -- players who helped create the multibillion-dollar business called Major League Baseball -- still without pensions?