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Jim Harbaugh & players face questions about Levi’s Stadium grass; LaMichael James tweets an analogy of sorts
August 22, 20142

Jim Harbaugh & players face questions about Levi’s Stadium grass; LaMichael James tweets an analogy of sorts

Knowing LaMichael James like we do, there’s no way this tweet is about football (fields). Do it really matter how nice the

Apologies to the grounds crew – apparently the Chicago Cubs are total cheapskates
August 22, 20144

Apologies to the grounds crew – apparently the Chicago Cubs are total cheapskates

A common question posed after Tuesday night’s debacle in Wrigley Field went along the lines of, “How does this sort of thing

Raffi Torres’ next stint on IR will be different than last year’s
August 22, 20142

Raffi Torres’ next stint on IR will be different than last year’s

Despite their announcement Wednesday afternoon, the Sharks appear to have a positive outlook on the status of Raffi Torres. The enforcer missed a

Giants win weird, controversial, entertaining and exhausting series in Chicago
August 21, 20141

Giants win weird, controversial, entertaining and exhausting series in Chicago

This series had a rain delay that lasted almost 20 times longer than the rain shower that caused it, a protest, spiders

Brandon Belt: “I’m definitely planning on playing this season and … being there when we go to the playoffs.”
August 21, 20141

Brandon Belt: “I’m definitely planning on playing this season and … being there when we go to the playoffs.”

During today’s edition of Brandon Belt’s weekly segment on 95.7 The Game, the first baseman described his current symptoms and his visit to Pittsburgh to

Giants outscore Cubs 1-0, lose
August 21, 20140

Giants outscore Cubs 1-0, lose

Despite the best efforts of the bullpen and Joe Panik, the Giants fell short in the final four innings of their rain-shortened protested

Players to watch in the Raiders’ third preseason game
August 21, 20146

Players to watch in the Raiders’ third preseason game

The Oakland Raiders will play their all-important (as far as exhibition games go) third preseason game of the year on Friday night

Sharks “captain-less” camp is a positive step
August 21, 20144

Sharks “captain-less” camp is a positive step

Up until this week, it looked like the San Jose Sharks weren’t going to do much in the way of rebuilding, as

Peavy and Ishikawa lead Giants to victory, just like Sabean and Bochy planned it all along
August 20, 20140

Peavy and Ishikawa lead Giants to victory, just like Sabean and Bochy planned it all along

The Giants needed a game like this. After the debacle that was last night, when a 15-minute cloudburst turned into a four-hour

Giants win tarp protest, may lose Belt for the season
August 20, 20147

Giants win tarp protest, may lose Belt for the season

Good news first, and this was unexpected: Source: Giants prevail in protest of tarp-snafu game. Game to be resumed at 4 pm

Way to use your head: Warriors luring fans to home preseason games with Iguodala and Curry bobbles
August 20, 20144

Way to use your head: Warriors luring fans to home preseason games with Iguodala and Curry bobbles

If you need a reason to attend the two Warriors preseason games at Oracle, the Warriors figured out a pretty good one.

Trent Baalke is one of a kind
August 20, 20142

Trent Baalke is one of a kind

The rest of us were contemplating one or more of these supposedly key 49ers-related issues yesterday. The 49ers getting outscored 57-3 in their

BASGcast (Ep. 105): Dan Dibley talks sports radio biz
August 20, 201413

BASGcast (Ep. 105): Dan Dibley talks sports radio biz

Dan Dibley joins Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy discussing the sports radio business and his experience at the

Game called due to incompetence of Cubs grounds crew, Giants will probably protest
August 20, 20144

Game called due to incompetence of Cubs grounds crew, Giants will probably protest

The above picture shows my favorite part of Tuesday/Wednesday’s debacle: Mike Krukow looking angry enough to declaw a lion with his own

Wrigley Field grounds crew lollygags, Mike Krukow calls it a “staged” effort to give Cubs rain-shortened victory
August 19, 20143

Wrigley Field grounds crew lollygags, Mike Krukow calls it a “staged” effort to give Cubs rain-shortened victory

Update No. 2: Mike Krukow was no less upset during his segment on KNBR this morning.  “I’ve never been so pissed off

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?
August 19, 20141

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?

On August 17, 2014, a strange thing happened: the Oakland A’s — a team that has scored an average of 1.29 more

Now’s the time for the Giants to gain ground on the Dodgers (hey, stop laughing!)
August 19, 20142

Now’s the time for the Giants to gain ground on the Dodgers (hey, stop laughing!)

If you feel bad about giving up on the Giants at around 2:30 pm on Saturday, don’t. The Phillies had a 5-1 lead

Marcel Reece gets hurt just as Raiders were *finally* ready to use him more
August 19, 20148

Marcel Reece gets hurt just as Raiders were *finally* ready to use him more

The Oakland Raiders have already seen two of their top three tight ends (David Ausberry and Nick Kasa) and one of their

Jim Harbaugh’s ice bucket challenge and journalistic integrity
August 18, 20149

Jim Harbaugh’s ice bucket challenge and journalistic integrity

When 49ers PR Director Bob Lange asked if I’d join a sizable list of beat writers in accepting Jim Harbaugh’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,”

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