What a time to be in San Francisco. On Sunday, the world's eyes will be on The City's team. The Super Bowl is America's favorite unofficial holiday, and San Francisco will be right in the middle of national party. A day of greasy foods, shouting, and general indulgence; a day for revelry and drink ( ... More >>
Sergio Romo may look illegal. But, according to Montana Newsom, Tim Lincecum looks terrifying. The above image is making the rounds on the Internet. But it would seem none of the non-local rags have hit upon the possible rationale behind the former mayoral daughter's angst. Two words: Buster Posey.S ... More >>
The good people on the Internet helped San Francisco police track down the dude who they say vandalized the hell out of a Muni bus during the World Series celebration on Sunday night. A bystander snapped this photo of the ballsy vandal and sent it over the Chronicle, which printed the picture asking ... More >>
It's official: That adorable newborn monkey whose birth coincided with the Giants World Series winning streak has been named, and we think you will be pleased. San Francisco, meet Romo.
Don't change out of those orange-and-black shirts just yet. The Giants will be home for Halloween, and San Francisco is as ready as it can be to welcome the World Series champs once again.So here's what you need to know for Wednesday's family event (note: there will be lots of kids there). The ticke ... More >>
Sergio Romo's slider frisbeed into Buster Posey's mitt for strike three. Sit down, Triple Crown -- and everyone was dancing on top of the tables. A Caltrain engineer leaned hard on his horn and the fans swarming the streets answered in kind. Thousands of orange-clad revelers descended upon Fourth an ... More >>
Broken bottles, used fireworks shells, stray tortillas, water balloons, and raging bonfires fueled by lawn chairs and wooden street barricades filled the intersection at Third and King streets last night. The police were chill about it for the first couple hours, watching in riot gear from half a bl ... More >>
It's great news the Giants won game two of the World Series -- what's even better news is that Bryan Stow was there to witness it. The Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two was reportedly the Giants' guest at Game two where the team crushed the Detroit Tigers -- again. Stow, who suffered sever ... More >>
There's a moment toward the end of the great old movie The Man Who Would Be King where Sean Connery's character has nearly conned an Afghan tribe into believing that he's a God. But, just at the wrong moment, he's cut -- and blood trickles from his wound. Seeing this, the tribe's elder cries that Co ... More >>
President Obama appeared on the Tonight Show last night where he admitted that he's leaning toward rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. And what a real slap in the face this is to San Francisco, which has practically bankrolled his 2012 presidential campaign.His words exactly:"I will ... More >>
Seeing-eye singles, elimination games, Madison Bumgarner. In Giants baseball, before the joy comes the anguish and anxiety. If San Francisco wins the World Series, you already know it'll be a teeth-grinding, knee-shaking, hair-pulling operation. If the Giants lose, it'll just suck. See also: 10 Way ... More >>
Due to the unexpectedly awesome San Francisco Giants, there's been a slight change in plans for those heading to Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend: Instead of picking up festivalgoers at the AT&T Park parking lots, shuttles will instead leave from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in S.F.'s Civ ... More >>
Giants fans are getting the Opening Day jitters, as they prepare to watch their favorite World Series team take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco on April 13. And this year, fans have more than the return of a healthy Buster Posey to look forward to.
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 >>
Eric Frederic, singin' in the van.People think being in a band is glamorous. And while it may be for a few brief moments of stage-diving and bathing in applause, being in a band also means countless hours of driving from show to show, far away from your friends and your family and your home.While ... More >>
In case you were in a soundproof panic room between 8 p.m. and roughly right now, the Giants won the World Series last night. To help you sort out the complex emotions you are no doubt feeling, here are two apropos songs by Kanye West, both from before the whole I'ma-tweet-about-letting-my-phoenix-f ... More >>
Their generation didn't get anything done eitherThe San Francisco Giants' playoff push is a good thing for area baseball fans, which in turn is not-so-great for the Bay Area businesses which employ them, according to a report issued Wednesday."Workers in San Francisco will likely accomplish less ... More >>
Fuck it -- we're going deepOne thing we like about Giants fans -- in addition to their prime physical condition -- is their reckless abandon when it comes to superstition. No worrying about curses here in San Francisco, especially not if you're Lefty O'Doul's.The Union Square piano bar/hofbrau br ... More >>
Is the Mike Fontenot era over already? Baseball can be a spectacularly unfair game, but Sunday night's contest wasn't. When your defensive replacements make errors, you lose the game. When you make a strategic decision to load the bases to pitch to a struggling batter -- and he caroms one off the ... More >>
Dirty Harry and the cops motor past the present-day site of AT&T ParkAficionados of Dirty Harry movies can gleefully point to spots near AT&T Park as the climax of the motorcycle-vs. tremendous blue car chase scene in Magnum Force. But the completion of Pacific Bell Park in 2000 changed e ... More >>
Serious men and women self-applying the term baseball expert -- whose asses aren't affixed to bar stools -- have, near unanimously, counted the Giants out. You can tell a living, breathing "expert" to get stuffed -- but computers don't have feelings. And even computers are siding against the Gian ... 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 >>
Giants GM Brian Sabean spent big money on the free-agent market. What do you think of his wheeling and dealing?
Forget Ring Lardner and Roger Angell. When it comes to sportswriting, what Glenn Dickey starts, no one can finish.
Week of May 28, 2003
His Crappy Fielding in the World Series
Bubbly and baseball, plus a quirky collection of 78 RPM records
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
Why are 74 old-timers -- players who helped create the multibillion-dollar business called Major League Baseball -- still without pensions?