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

damon bruce the game
April 04, 201452

First impressions on The Game’s new hosts – Damon Bruce and Aubrey Huff

Monday was Opening Day for both local baseball squads, and it was also the first day for Damon Bruce and Aubrey Huff as full-time hosts on 95.7 “The Game.” As

Angel Pagan
April 03, 20145

Giants come back again, win opening series in AZ

After Tim Lincecum’s otherwise fine 2014 debut was tarnished by a pair of two-run home runs over six innings, the Giants came back to win 8-5, thanks to a dinger-laden

Angel Pagan
April 02, 20144

Hudson leads Giants to 2-0 victory over D-Backs with help from Pagan

Not one complaint was uttered after the San Francisco Giants signed Tim Hudson. However, there were some doubts floating around, because he’s a 38-year-old pitcher coming off ankle surgery. Sure,

Buster Posey HR Opening Day
March 31, 20146

Buster Posey saves the day (with some help from Jean Machi)

Despite what we saw during Spring Training, Madison Bumgarner isn’t going to throw 230 perfect innings. The Giants aren’t going to win six Gold Gloves. But real baseball is back,

AT&T Park sunset
March 31, 20142

2014 MLB Predictions

I hadn’t planned on doing this, but after Marty Lurie asked me for some baseball predictions on Saturday — you can listen to my segment here — I figured it’d

Tim Lincecum suit mustache glasses
March 28, 20143

Play Ball Lunch turns into Roast of Jeremy Affeldt

The people from the Giants Community Fund and Junior Giants were nice enough to invite me to today’s Play Ball Lunch at the Hilton near Union Square. Even though we

padres garden
March 26, 20146

Giants vs. Padres: the healthiest, most sustainable rivalry in baseball

I’ll admit, when the San Francisco Giants bragged today about creating baseball’s first organic edible garden, I didn’t think twice. I was too worried about the “Yahoo yodel” getting played

Larry Baer Ed Lee Keith Greggor Anchor
March 26, 20141

Giants, A’s see valuations rise in latest Forbes report

Forbes released their annual estimates of the financial situations for each Major League Baseball franchise. Here are the highlights from around the league: – The Giants saw their valuation take the

AT&T Park Giants
March 26, 20143

AT&T Park additions include organic garden, Yahoo yodel and lots of premium offerings

The San Francisco Giants held their annual Media Day at AT&T Park, the mid-day celebration of new food items, promotional giveaways and all the glorious ways the team plans on

Scottsdale Stadium 630
March 26, 20140

BASGcast (Ep. 86): Giants Spring Training report, Mark Jackson drama

On this week’s BASGcast, Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy dive into the Pablo Sandoval contract situation, discuss BASG’s trip to Arizona for Spring Training, and go

Radio Wars
March 26, 201425

February ratings: baseball can’t start soon enough for KNBR and 95.7 The Game

Baseball is just around the corner, and that’s just in time for the local radio stations. They say February is the slowest month in the sports world — the sports

Pablo Sandoval San Francisco Giants 2014
March 25, 20141

Modeling a potential contract for Pablo Sandoval

So “data journalism” is a pretty cool thing these days with the launch of Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight, so I thought being the stat guy for BASG that I

Sergio Romo 2014 Spring Training
March 25, 20143

10 takeaways from Giants Spring Training

I’m back in San Francisco after watching a ridiculous number of baseball games that don’t count, including one that REALLY didn’t count, the Giants vs. the “futures” team. Of the

Tim Lincecum Scottsdale Stadium Scoreboard mustache
March 25, 20146

So Tim Lincecum really is going through with this mustache thing

It was just a wispy little thing during Media Day. No way Tim Lincecum would stick with it for days, let alone weeks. His hipster tendencies are well-known, but it’s

Pablo Sandoval Giants
March 24, 20147

Too many unknowns to crush either side in Sandoval negotiations

Pablo Sandoval’s agent was very specific about the divide in contract talks between their side and the San Francisco Giants. Gustavo Vasquez seems both disappointed and surprised that things aren’t

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