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August 16, 20110

If Jonathan Sanchez implodes … then what?

Jonathan Sanchez has become impossible to defend. In the past I’ve tried. And tried again. All the way back in April, one

August 16, 20112

2011 San Francisco Giants: a different kind of torture

Last season, Duane Kuiper played up the “Giants baseball … torture” angle to such a degree that many people (including me) experienced

August 15, 201122

Gary Radnich picks strange time to go on a 2-week vacation

At some point next week I wanted to do a preliminary review of KNBR’s new “Gary and D-Bruce” show, or whatever they’re

August 14, 20113

Brandon Belt, freed

It doesn’t make for great television, but whenever a professional cameraperson loses track of an opposite field home run — because it

August 14, 20110

A night without offense, part 2: San Francisco 49ers (who might sign Culpepper)

In our second installment of our 2-parter about stuff that happened on Friday — which means in blog world it happened 45

August 13, 20110

A night without offense, part 1: San Francisco Giants

With all due respect to Andres Torres, who according to The Franchise is the nicest person to walk the earth, he may

August 12, 20111

49ers’ first preseason game of 2011: 10 things to watch

For anyone who hasn’t checked out the 49ers during training camp yet, tonight provides the first opportunity to see what exactly the

August 12, 20119

Angel Villalona suing San Francisco Giants for $5 million

The strange saga of Angel Villalona continues. According to an AP report I can only find in Spanish, Villalona, who was once

August 11, 201112

KNBR banking on Tony Bruno incident blowing over

So far, no word from KNBR on the future of Tony Bruno on their airwaves, which presumably means they’re waiting out Bruno’s

August 11, 20114

Second place Giants need to get younger (fast)

While driving to Santa Cruz with my wife on Wednesday, she asked if the San Francisco Giants might be playing as terribly

August 09, 20116

Coincidence: Madison Bumgarner gets run support, earns win

Since the San Francisco Giants’ offense has been historically bad, people might gloss over Madison Bumgarner’s performance on Tuesday night in favor

August 09, 20110

Bochy provides updates on Beltran, Zito and Burrell (videos)

Don’t be surprised if Carlos Beltran doesn’t play on Wednesday, either. In his pregame interview in the dugout, Bruce Bochy said Beltran

August 09, 20115

Giants’ offense is historically bad, and Aaron Rowand wishes he was in Chicago

Because the San Francisco Giants’ pitching has been so good this season, people think their run differential (-12 after Monday night’s 5-0

August 08, 201113

Henry Schulman reports no Giants suspended for brawl, gets in Twitter skirmish with Damon Bruce

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman, no San Francisco Giants will be suspended for Friday night’s brawl with the Philadelphia

August 08, 201127

Tony Bruno fights for his career – is anyone listening?

This isn’t new ground. Radio talk show hosts have said politically incorrect things in the past, and they’ll say offensive things in

August 07, 20114

Giants salvage series, but Beltran injury cause for concern

Writing from the press box while hundreds of kids run the bases and dozens of reporters ask questions in the clubhouse. My

August 07, 20115

Bruce Bochy calls Tony Bruno’s “illegal alien” remark a “racist comment” (Video)

At the end of Bruce Bochy’s pregame interview in the dugout, Henry Schulman asked him if he had a response to Tony

August 05, 201146

Tony Bruno calls Ramon Ramirez an “illegal alien”

It’s been a rough week for Tony Bruno, with his segment with Gary Radnich getting the axe after KNBR paired Radnich with

August 05, 201134

Pablo Sandoval takes down Carlos Ruiz

The Giants have had a few guys over the years that you didn’t want to tangle with in a brawl. In the

August 05, 20113

Eavesdropping on the San Francisco Giants (videos)

It’s fun to get the kind of access I’ve been striving for ever since I started writing for my high school newspaper,

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