April 17, 20141

Vogelsong and Sandoval achieve better results in win over Dodgers, Giants fans can’t spell, and why Twitter and Uber don’t mix

It’s been a long day. Our server was down all day, just like it was for millions of other sites that depend on Hostgator, but this particular website magically reappeared at 12:30 am

Brandon Belt Hector Sanchez walk-off knee butt
April 16, 20140

Hector Sanchez’s walk-off hit beats Dodgers in 12th

We didn’t get to see Santiago Casilla hit. The Giants left the bases loaded three times. A whole lot of people are going to be either late for work on

Radio Wars
April 15, 201414

March ratings and some notes on Byrnes, Bruce, Barnett

The ratings for all three stations crept up — slightly — in both Bay Area markets according to the Nielsen data. San Francisco January February March Station AQH% Reach AQH%

Matt Cain San Francisco Giants
April 15, 20140

SF Giants have the 14th highest payroll in the world

ESPN the Magazine, in partnership with Sportingintelligence Global Salary Survey, released the payroll spending of 294 teams in 15 leagues in seven sports from around the world. So where do the local teams

Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
April 13, 20140

Brandon Crawford ends Giants’ weekend with big splash

Brandon Crawford was bad against left-handed pitching last year. Really bad. He had a .199 average and .546 OPS in 160 plate appearances against southpaws in 2013. But his numbers

Madison Bumgarner grand slam
April 12, 20143

Madison Bumgarner hits grand slam, Giants beat Rockies 6-5

It seemed inevitable when Jorge De La Rosa walked Brandon Crawford on four pitches. Madison Bumgarner barely missed hitting a home run in his first at-bat, driving one all the

Brian Sabean San Francisco Giants
April 11, 20142

Sabean on Sandoval, Scutaro’s “confounding” back problems, why Romo extension would be one long-term deal too many

Brian Sabean went on KNBR with Tom Tolbert and Ray Woodson yesterday, and after discussing the current state of the team he talked about several different personnel matters. On the

Colin Kaepernick black jersey Jim Harbaugh
April 10, 20149

BASGcast (Ep. 88): Matt Barrows talks Kaepernick, draft crushes

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee joined us to discuss the recent Colin Kaepernick news, the Brandon Lloyd rumors and a few possible draft crushes. After the break, BADG and

Tim Lincecum suit mustache glasses
April 09, 20145

Tim Lincecum throws batting practice, D-Backs beat Giants 7-3

Throughout Spring Training, Tim Lincecum gave up a lot of loud contact. That trend hasn’t gone away in two starts against the D-Backs, and it seems to only be getting

Pablo Sandoval SF Giants
April 09, 20142

Bruce Bochy discusses Pablo Sandoval’s contract situation, slow start

Pablo Sandoval hasn’t looked completely lost at the plate, but his .161 start after eight games was mentioned by Brian Sabean yesterday when he discussed the team’s decision to table

Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
April 09, 20140

Inside the numbers: a look at the Giants’ (early) two-out magic

So far this season the Giants have scored 31 out of their 47 runs with two outs. They are hitting a remarkable .304/.377/.529, and with men in scoring position it

Pablo Sandoval San Francisco Giants 2014
April 09, 201417

Giants might not have room for Pablo Sandoval

Don’t let the slow start or his agent’s cavalier ways fool you. Pablo Sandoval is going to get paid, and he’ll probably get what he wants — a contract worth

2014 SF Giants home opener
April 08, 20145

Giants home opener notes – Hudson makes fun of himself, Belt’s start “doesn’t suck,” what motivated Pagan

From the moment Batkid stepped out of his Batmobile, the home opener went just about perfectly for the San Francisco Giants. They once again beat up on the D-Backs, who

Blunted 1 SF Giants jersey
April 08, 20141

Whoever’s in charge of personalized MLB jerseys is pretty lenient

Question: Who’s the target audience is for San Francisco Giants-themed fedoras? Answer: In case you’re wondering what the jersey is probably referring to, it’s not about getting hit with a

Matt Cain Batkid first pitch SF Giants AT&T Park Batman
April 08, 20141

Batkid throws first pitch at San Francisco Giants home opener

Miles Scott, aka “Batkid,” captivated the city of San Francisco once again today. The Make-A-Wish Foundation set up an incredible event back in November that put Scott — who’s in

Mark Gardner Santiago Casilla rock paper scissors
April 08, 20140

Giants Bullpen hijinks: Romo’s secret handshake, protein shake basketball and the rock/paper/scissors champion

One year ago I was posting photos of Jeremy Affeldt throwing sunflower seeds at Billy Hayes in the visitors’ bullpen at Dodger Stadium. Affeldt is making rehab appearances for the Fresno Grizzlies

Dodger Stadium wave Dodgers Giants
April 07, 20148

Trapped in The Wave – an evening at Dodger Stadium

They say you see something new every time you go to the ballpark. I learned a couple new things yesterday at Dodger Stadium. We were stationed in Sec. 52, next

Buster Posey home run San Francisco Giants
April 07, 20144

The Giants’ first week power surge

Last season the Giants were one of the most power-starved teams in the Major Leagues. Only the Marlins hit fewer home runs. The 2012 team, which is roughly the same

Madison Bumgarner SF Giants Dodger Stadium
April 05, 20141

Giants power their way past Dodgers

Charlie Steiner was flummoxed. Buster Posey had just hit the Giants’ third home run of the game, their ninth in six games. “It took them 16 games to reach nine

Dodgers fail
April 04, 20141

Giants take 8-0 lead against Dodgers, don’t squander it

The day started off strangely for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It should’ve been nothing but happy times and smiling faces for the defending National West champs, who went into their

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