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 as this one but a couple years younger, hit even fewer, finishing dead last in baseball. You have to go back to 2010 to find […]
For Ryan Vogelsong, this was more like it. He struggled mightily in his last outing, an 18-3 bludgeoning at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. In Thursday night’s 4-4 tie with the Texas Rangers, Vogelsong showed all the qualities the Giants have come to prize over the last few years. He battled, which should sound […]
There are going to be a multitude of columns about Barry Bonds over the next 24-to-48 hours discussing his personal “brand,” his desire to rehabilitate his image, his Hall of Fame chances and, of course, his refusal to go into details about his personal history with performance-enhancing drugs. A lot was covered in this morning’s […]
In a move that will please San Francisco Giants fans — and those who root for other teams who are really proud of that flaxseed oil joke they came up with five years ago — Barry Bonds will be serve as an instructor during Spring Training for the Giants. According to Alex Pavlovic, who broke […]
Dave Henderson seemed huge during his playing days. Maybe it was the fu-manchu or the way he stood at the plate, but he always appeared bigger than his listed size (6’2″, 210 lbs). His outstanding production during the playoffs didn’t hurt either, and back in the 1980s and early ’90s the playoffs were the only […]
We arrived in San Diego on Thursday, and we’re heading to L.A. today and will stay there until Thursday. As always, I feel weird when I’m out of town and can’t watch (almost) every pitch of every San Francisco Giants game — so it’s really going to be an adjustment in July when my wife […]
The San Francisco Giants didn’t play the exact same game on Memorial Day that they did on Sunday, but from a distance it looked that way. Solid performances by the starting pitchers, an offensive spark caused predominantly from the outfielders, and a low-scoring game resulting in a win. Dig a little deeper and surprising things […]
Long, odd, fun game on Thursday night. Pretty much the perfect introduction to Marlins Park, which is nowhere near as awful or offensive as some make it sound. Sure, it’s garish. Some have even called it “tacky.” But why is that so horrible? There’s no real defense for the sculpture, but aquariums are fun. I might […]
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