Willie McCovey

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    World Series: San Francisco Politicos Collect Texas Bets

    Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck will require an XL jersey​BART 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    World Series: Game 1 Leaves Fans Thrilled -- and Nervous

    Eric GolubGame 1 viewed from the Willie McCovey statue on the far side of McCovey Cove​A Giants fan is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because, with this team, the other shoe always drops. I can't speak for the hordes of orange-clad people inundating our city -- though, as a long-suffer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    World Series: Giants Fans Now Claim They Never Much Liked Barry Bonds

    Apparently, we never liked Barry all that much after all​We Giants fans are used to coping with disappointment by imagining what we wished had just happened. If only Reggie Sanders had caught Scott Spiezio's fly ball. If only Bobby Richardson had been stricken with a sudden bout of the shingles an ... 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

    May 8, 2009

    Paint Ball -- Time For Annual S.F. Baseball Art Show (And Not a Portrait of a Syringe In Sight)

    Arthur MillerNow there's a guy who never imbibed female fertility drugs. Say Hey!Yesterday's revelation that Manny Ramirez -- arguably the greatest right-handed hitter in a generation -- tested positive for artificial testosterone from a female fertility drug was a worldview-altering event. I did no ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2008

    Clash of the Quackers

    The Bay Quackers tours were a big duck in a small pond until a bigger flock showed up.

  • Music

    January 12, 2005
  • Culture

    September 12, 2001

    Feel His Pain

    Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife

  • Dining

    July 12, 2000

    Here's the Pitch

    Twenty Four

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