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World Series

  • News

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Sean Moffitt, Giants Fan Attacked During World Series Celebration, Dies

    The San Francisco man who had been clinging to life after being attacked by a group of men as he celebrated the Giants' World Series win has died. The Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 37-year-old Sean Moffitt, a San Francisco resident. Moffitt was celebrating with friends in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Nicholas Hudson, Teen Accused of Torching Muni, Appears in Court

    Nicholas Hudson, the 19-year-old man accused of torching a Muni bus during the World Series celebration, appeared in court this morning where he pleaded not guilty to arson charges. Hudson, a Daly City resident, was arrested yesterday morning in South San Francisco on suspicion of setting fire to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Gregory Graniss, Man Accused of Smashing Muni Bus, Says He's Really Sorry

    Gregory Graniss, 22, appeared in court yesterday where he reportedly showed a great deal of remorse for trashing a Muni bus during the World Series celebration last week. Still, the Novato high school basketball star pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony charges, including vandalism and tamperi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    World Series: Ashkon Releases Giants 2012 Anthem (Video)

    The Bay Area's favorite musical personality, Ashkon, this morning released the final version of the Giants 2012 World Series anthem -- and it's fun. Ashkon, who put together the 2010 anthem "Don't Stop Believing," riffs off Queen's "We Are the Champions" to bring the Giants' 2012 World Series sweep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    The Dapper Diner Eats His Way Through ANZU's 25th Anniversary Menu

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Giants Parade Is Giant

    The much-anticipated Giants Parade is wending its way down Market Street, with more than 1 million onlookers squeezing in where they can fit in to get a glimpse of the World Series champs.Crowds packed BART well before 7 a.m. and Market Street was filled with Giants fans long before the parade kicke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    World Series: After Too Damn Much Ado, Giants Crowned Kings

    Today it took the San Francisco Giants two and a half hours to roll from the Embarcadero to City Hall. And you can't blame Muni. The orange-clad fanatics began filing into Civic Center Plaza as early as 5 p.m. last night. They were rained on. They subsisted on snack crackers and Slim Jims. These are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    City Attorney to Sue "World Series Hooligans" Who Trashed S.F.

    For those of you who are miffed, pissed, hurt, or whatever adjective aptly describes how you feel about the destruction that descended on San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series on Sunday, well, you are about to get some relief. Financial relief, that is. The City Attorney has said he wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    World Series: Excited Muni Passenger Sets Bus on Fire

    Here's a Muni rider who truly feels white-hot hatred toward the city's transit system.Amid all the fiery World Series celebrations that took place last night/early this morning, a passionate bus rider decided to show his or her Giants pride by setting a Muni bus on fire. Nobody was injured, except f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    World Series Game 2: It's Such a Perfect Day

    Tell someone you like long walks on the beach and you'll seldom be asked to explain why. Mention you like baseball, however, and you maybe put on the spot. Well, maybe you like baseball because of days like Thursday. Game 2 of the World Series was an old-fashioned, grind-it-out pitcher's duel with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Would You Eat a Matt Cain Pizza?

    So you didn't score tickets to the World Series games. Big deal. You can still probably score some free pizza. Patxi's Pizza is offering Giants fans a chance to get pizza and win a signed Matt Cain jersey when they order up a piping hot pie online anytime during the World Series.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Your World Series National Anthem Singers: Aretha and Zooey, But Not Bob Seger

    So, okay, Phillip Phillips, the American Idol winner, wasn't awful at the National Anthem before last night's World Series Game 1. And tonight's singer is Matthew Morrison, who plays a character on another Fox TV show some people watch, called Glee. After that, though, the singers doing "The Star S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Rocket Full of Posey

    In a truly amazing comeback effort, the Giants beat the Reds 6-4 today to win the National League Division Series. Down two to zero in games after leaving San Francisco, the Giants became the only team in baseball history to win 3 straight games on the road in postseason play to win it.Buster Posey' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Bisexual Ballers Don't Have to Worry About Not Being Gay Enough

    ​The bizarre story of three San Francisco softball players who were shamed off the field four years ago and stripped of their second-place medal for not being homo enough has finally come to a resolution. Our sister paper Seattle Weekly reports that the three players -- Steven Apilado, LaRon Charl ... More >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee's Business Card Reigns Supreme

    While Mayor Ed Lee has been somewhat coy as of late about his intentions to run for mayor in November, there's no doubt the mayor is getting a thrill out of flashing his business card any chance he gets.Lee doesn't have to be asked twice to whip out his card for all to envy and adore, putting all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Black Market Giants World Series Gear to Be Donated to Haitians

    Giants win goes global. ​Remember when the feds were vigorously seizing knock-off Giants World Series clothing from black-market vendors around AT&T Park last year? Well, it turns out that all those clothes won't just rot in federal custody. In one of those unexpected turns in a globalized wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Giants World Series Win Worth Millions

    Worth every penny​Even carrying Barry Zito's enormous (and useless) contract, the San Francisco Giants still had a massive upswing in valuation this year.Yes, we can't get enough of the Giants -- including every Brian Wilson performance on and off the field. And while we are still basking in the W ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Jeffrey Leonard, Former Giant, Aims to Dance With the Stars

    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 >>

  • 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

    December 9, 2010

    Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck Heading to San Francisco Dec. 15 -- to Pay Up

    Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck is on his way​For San Francisco, Dec. 15 is payday. Dr. Robert Cluck, the vanquished mayor of Arlington, Texas, will be heading into the city to make good on the World Series bet he made with Mayor Gavin Newsom. Cluck will be helping Newsom oversee a Junior Giants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Giants World Series DVDs -- Guess Who Wins?

    A happy ending all right...​With a hot dog and Coors-festooned launch party at AT&T Park last night, the World Champion San Francisco Giants officially screened their two 2010 season DVDs. And, like Titanic, you knew how they were gonna end. Regarding Titanic, incidentally, all of the men frog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Wet Halloween Weekend Commences

    This costume, unlike a Christine O'Donnell ladybug, will keep you dry ​Your best bet for a Halloween costume this year may end up being "Gorton's fisherman." You could always say you're the villain from I Know What You Did Last Summer. You'll stay dry (and stay out of the Castro, dammit!). As anyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts, Week 7: Edge-Of-Your-Seat Excitement Minus the Balls

    rocor/FlickrFiercer than Game One at AT&T Park, it was Dessert Wars!​Everybody knows the Giants aced Game One of the World Series, but in last night's other competition news, Dessert Wars were on . Top Chef: Just Desserts rolled out a collection of challenge favorites, beginning with the Pastr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    World Series: Actual Odds For Amazingly Stupid Bets

    ​Those who squander their hard-earned cash on food and heat rather than gambling it away may not know what a prop bet is. It's not a wager on, say, Yorick's skull or the gun Chekhov saw fit to hang on the wall.  Rather, it's a proposition bet -- or side bet -- on something seemingly chancy an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    World Series Specials? Most Places Near the Ballpark Just Want to Survive

    chuck l./YelpPublic House is the rare place offering World Series food specials ― some of them geared toward Rangers fans.​With AT&T Park in the national spotlight Wednesday for Game One of the World Series, you'd think South Beach restaurants would be busting out specials oozing with Fear t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    World Series: Run Radio Through the TV -- Banish Joe Buck and Tim McCarver!

    Learn how to keep them out of your home! No Holy Water necessary!​The sound of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver's voices could make Gandhi turn homicidal. They could make Albert Schweitzer feel like slapping underprivileged children. The two yappers would drive Julia Child to renounce French cuisine and ... 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 25, 2010

    4505 Meats Offers World Series CSA Cooler, New Pickup Location

    4505 Meats/FacebookThe 4505 Meats World Series cooler is available for Wednesday pickup at Local Mission Eatery.​Those lame wagers mayors make with each other before events like the Super Bowl and World Series? Where the mayor of Dallas, say, pledges half a dozen rib racks to the mayor of New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Barack Obama *NOT* Coming to SF. Blame the Chronicle

    FlickrPraise him. Somewhere else.​SF Chronicle scoopmeisters Matier & Ross bring us this big steaming hot one today: President Barack Obama, who planned to attend a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Four Seasons in San Francisco tomorrow, will skip The City That Knows How instead visit Palo A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ashkon Davaran, the Man Behind the Giants' Anthem, Talks Torturous Baseball

    Ashkon Davaran won't stop believing. ​As we write this, crowds are streaming into AT&T Park for the third game of the National League Championship Series. So it seems a great time to direct your eyes to an interview with Ashkon Davaran, the man behind the now-famous Giants-themed take-off on J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    FOX Gives Johannes Mehserle National Spotlight During Giants Game

    Free who? ​Locals long ago wrote off the dueling "Free Johannes Mehslerle" and "Justice for Oscar Grant" boats in McCovey Cove as part of what makes San Francisco San Francisco. Yet national audiences watching today's Phillies-Giants contest in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Message to Gavin Newsom: Don't Make Flag Bet With Philly

    Philly bound?​The cleverer version of the old saying goes just so: It's not whether you win or lose, but whether you win. Gavin Newsom won -- and thank goodness for it, because his little wager was indexed to the San Francisco Giants winning, too. Per his bet with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Newsom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Giants-Phillies Championship Series a Treat for Torture Professor

    ​Yesterday, we decided to put the San Francisco Giants slogan, Giants Baseball: Torture, to the ultimate test. We contacted Professor John Yoo, primary author of the infamous 2003 "torture memos." When it comes to defining torture -- or explaining it away -- he ought to know. Yoo returned our mess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    San Francisco Giants: How Low Can They Go?

    How many games can Buster Posey win by himself? How many more games?​Last night's minimalist, 1-0 San Francisco victory over the Chicago Cubs was the epitome of the team's largely self-applied slogan: "Giants Baseball: Torture." If last night is any indication, the 11 games remaining in the team's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Giants Playoff Tickets Go On Sale

    ​While the San Francisco Giants' inclusion in the baseball postseason won't be determined prior to what promises to be an agonizing, dozen-game stretch, fans can purchase playoff tickets in just under 40 minutes. Of course, that may be agonizing in its own way. That's because tickets are only sell ... 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

    April 22, 2010

    Bisexual Ballers Deemed Not Gay Enough For Gay Softball League; Lawsuit Ensues

    Your reaction to this photograph could determine your eligibility for softball's Gay World Series​There may or may not be crying in gay softball. But there's definitely litigation. A trio of players for a gay San Francisco team this week filed suit in Seattle against the North American Gay Amateur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Philly Woman's Alleged Sex-For-World Series Tix Offer Recalls S.F. Incident Involving ... Bananas

    FacebookNormally it'll at least take NLCS tickets to earn a smooch like this, you lucky dog​Susan Finkelstein may soon have the most traversed Facebook page since the brief heyday of Ashley Alexandra Dupre. For those unfamiliar with the former, she's the 43-year-old, self-described "gorgeous tall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    SF Weekly Bugs Library To House Giants-Related Exhibit. Good News! It Was Already On Its Way.

    Jon Leonoudakis prior to 'The Earthquake Game' in 1989​Earlier this month, SF Weekly noticed a sports-centric exhibit commemorating the Giants-Dodgers rivalry being shown in enemy territory at the Burbank Public Library. We vowed to hit up the San Francisco Public and wheedle them into hosting thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Will Ghost of Atlee Hammaker (Who Isn't Dead Yet) Haunt Tim Lincecum?

    Redrum...redrum...redrum...As we wrote on opening day, San Francisco Giants fans have been all too well trained to listen for that other shoe to drop. A team that has never brought a championship trophy back to this city has subtly taught us that every joyous moment will be eventually ameliorated by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Happy Zito Day: Will Giants Pitcher's Redemption Continue, Or Is It Too Good To Be True?

    Rather than delve into the schadenfreude of a man, with the name "Manny" who took female hormonal medication -- and tie that in to the impotence of the San Francisco Giants' bats -- today, let's look on the bright side of life. After all, it's Zito Day. And a Happy Zito Day to you. One month ago, if ... More >>

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    Player's Club

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  • Film

    April 6, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • News

    October 23, 2002

    Series Clincher

    Our spies-about-town tell you -- the non-ticketed majority -- the best party spots for World Series watching

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