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  • Giants beat Rangers for 3-1 World Series lead

    10/31/2010 8:54:11 PM PDT · by Schatze · 50 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | October 31, 2010 | Reuters
    ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Sunday to move within one victory of their first World Series title in 56 years. A superb performance by 21-year-old rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner helped San Francisco claim a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. Home runs by Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey provided the firepower for the Giants, now one win away from clinching their first Major League Baseball championship since 1954 when they played in New York. Game Five of the Series will be played on Monday, with San Francisco sending...
  • Swing Along With Mitch

    10/31/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT · by BluesDuke
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 31, 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Somehow you just knew things were going to be a little different in Game Three when a rookie who hails from the mutual hometown of a legendarily raunchy blues woman and an angel of death puts the Texas Rangers back on the scoreboard while a suddenly-savvy fellow who thought his career would end in Japan does what everyone assumed Cliff Lee was supposed to do right out of the World Series chute. Mitch Moreland won't be anthologised on any future collections of some of the raciest blues ever shaven dry---which, by the way, was sort of the title of one...
  • Rangers give Giants the ol' Texas 1-2

    10/30/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT · by Immerito · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/30/2010 | Jim Reeves
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The last images to splash across The Ballpark's video board above the Home Run Porch before the Texas Rangers took the field Saturday night for the first World Series game ever played in North Texas may rank as the most memorable moment in Texas sports history. Also, probably not coincidentally, the most inspirational. Mitch Moreland AP Photo/Matt SlocumPerhaps taking a cue from owner Nolan Ryan, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland delivered an early blow that wobbled the Giants. On the video board it is once again Aug. 4, 1993, and 46-year-old Nolan Ryan -- who moments earlier...
  • Move Over, Idiots---Meet the Morons

    10/29/2010 4:58:46 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 15 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 29, 2010 | Yours Truly
    This one's already shaping up to be a brain bender. It might well stay that way even if the San Francisco Giants end up winning the thing in four straight. It might well stay that way even if the Texas Rangers pick themselves up, dust themselves off, start all over again, and remind the Giants what usually happens when you pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger. The Giants got away with pulling that mask Wednesday night and then left no witnesses behind. That's how profoundly they committed police brutality against the Rangers, caring not a whit for any...
  • Walks in the Park

    10/28/2010 9:04:49 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 11 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 28, 2010 | Yours truly
    So what happened to the great pitching duels we were supposed to see in at least the first and maybe the first two World Series games? One of them got obliterated in what threatened to become a San Francisco Giants blowout, and the second got walked not so gently into that good gray night by a Texas Rangers bullpen to whom the strike zone suddenly seemed low, away, inside, or all the above. And when the Rangers' walking men finished gift-wrapping what turned out to be a second straight night's six-or-better run inning, the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Rowand---yet...
  • They Might Be Giants, After All

    10/27/2010 9:30:41 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 57 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 27, 2010 | Yours Truly
    The San Francisco Giants might have been the Dirty Couple of Dozen in their manager's affectionate eyes, but they might also be giants. They sure looked like it when the World Series got to the bottom of the fifth in Game One Wednesday night and they exposed Cliff Lee as only human, after all. And then they got close enough to being cut back down to midgets before hanging in just tenaciously enough to wrest an 11-7 win from a bunch of Texas Rangers who didn't exactly feel like going gently into that not-so-warm San Franciscan night. The Giants spent...
  • WORLD SERIES - Rangers vs Giants ***Live Thread***

    10/27/2010 4:05:25 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 1,298 replies ^ | 10-27-10
    Game 1: Tonight in San Francisco 6:30 p.m. (Texas time) on FOXSee the full schedule at
  • Michelle congratulates the Giants

    10/26/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/26/10 | AMIE PARNES
    There's something Jill Biden couldn't say to a crowd of big donors from the San Francisco on Monday night: Congratulations.
  • These Giant Davids . . .

    10/24/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 6 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 24, 2010 | Yours Truly
    This is how charmed this theoretically motley collection of San Francisco Giants---their own manager calls them the Dirty Dozen---just so happens to be while holding the National League pennant in their happy hands: They beat the big, bad Philadelphian Goliath in spite of being outscored in the League Championship Series by one run. These Giant Davids beat the big, bad Philadelphian Goliath with a less-than-Bunyanesque eighth-inning home run that came through the courtesy of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel leaving in a righthanded reliever to face a shortstop who'd hit all but two of his 24 regular season bombs against righthanded...
  • Giants Win the Pennant!

    10/23/2010 9:02:48 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 121 replies
    10/23/10 | Bruce Boche
    3-2 in a classic nailbiter. Unreal bottom-of-the-ninth suspense. Great postseason for both clubs!
  • Rabbit, Run

    10/18/2010 10:40:02 AM PDT · by BluesDuke
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 18, 2010 | Yours truly
    A second baseman by trade playing third base for the San Francisco Giants like . . . a second baseman by trade, and it caught up to him early and often Sunday, helping cost his team a run at the outset and putting them in jeopardy enough otherwise. A pitcher reaching base to lead off an inning and running the bases for the Philadelphia Phillies like he has a hellhound on his trail, or at least a swift center fielder ready to cut him down, then scoring the first of a five-run inning that put the Giants away for keeps...
  • NLCS Game 2 Live Thread- San Francisco Giants at the Philadelphia Phillies

    10/17/2010 5:49:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    n/a | 10/17/2010 | n/a
    Pitches: Sanchez vs Oswalt
  • ALCS and NLCS 2010 Live Thread

    10/16/2010 2:53:44 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 189 replies · 4+ views ^ | 10/16/10 | raccoonradio
    ALCS and NLCS 2010 live thread Yankees vs. Rangers--TBS Phillies vs. Giants--Fox World Series will be on Fox
  • SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Welcome to Yankee Hating Season

    10/09/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | Oct. 9, 2010 | Jim Ingraham
    The New York Yankees this year had a payroll of $206 million. The San Diego Padres had a payroll of $37 million — and neither team won its division. So who had the better year? I think it was Paul McCartney who once said, “I don’t care too much for money ‘cause money can’t buy you a World Series championship, although it can pretty consistently get you into the playoffs.” He’s right. Lance Berkman is making $14.5 million this year. That’s more than the combined salaries of the Indians’ entire starting lineup in their last game of the season —...
  • There Are Giants Crawling the Postseason Land

    10/04/2010 2:39:35 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 26 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 4 October 2010 | Yours, Truly
    This looks like it's going to be a pleasantly exciting postseason for the most part. Everybody with me? Good. Now listen up. Step aside, Empire Emeritus. Savour your still-recent laurels, Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. You've made it this far and have earned your props, but you're playing way out of your league, Cincinnati Reds. (Fact: This season's Little Red Tinkertoys, a likeable bunch when their leadoff man isn't jawing their way into nasty brawls with teams from St. Louis, did most of their winning against sub-.500 teams, while compiling a losing record against .500+ teams.) It hasn't been...
  • Kevin Mitchell, Giants Legend, To Stand Trial for Alleged Golf Course Beating

    09/17/2010 3:05:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | September 17, 2010 | Joe Eskenazi,
    Kevin Mitchell, the home run-hitting savant who powered the San Francisco Giants' 1980s-era teams and occupies a place in every fan's heart, is less revered by a concussed San Diego-area golfer. A man named Leonard Lerma claims the 1989 National League Most Valuable Player leaped out of a golf cart on hole No. 13 of the Bonita Golf Club on July 21, then slapped and beat him.
  • The One Man Who Can Stop Albert Pujols From Winning the Triple Crown (not Votto of Cincinnati)

    08/27/2010 1:54:07 PM PDT · by dselig · 7 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 8/25/10 | By Joseph DelGrippo (Featured Columnist)
    During Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals loss to the last-place (and worst record in baseball) Pittsburgh Pirates, Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with a double, raising his batting average to .322. I know this stat is not important to saber heads (please bear with us), but for this argument it is imperative. Meanwhile, on the west coast, Cincinnati's Joey Votto went 1-for-4 in a 13-5 drubbing by the now offensively resurgent San Francisco Giants. That effort dropped Votto's season average to .323, a single point above Pujols. With Pujols ahead in the National League in home runs (33) and RBI (92),...
  • Bobby Thomson, who hit the 'shot heard 'round the world' home run for the Giants, dies at 86

    08/17/2010 11:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 17, 2010 | Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe
    The man who hit the most famous home run in baseball history is gone. Bobby Thomson, whose "shot heard 'round the world" capped a best-of-three playoff and the Giants' miracle comeback to win the 1951 National League pennant over the Dodgers, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • AT&T Park at 10: A home run of an urban concept

    04/13/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 373+ views
    SFGATE ^ | Sunday, April 11, 2010 | C.W. Nevius
    No one follows the Giants more avidly than Corinne Woods. She has a baseball schedule tacked up on the wall in her Mission Creek houseboat, keeps another in her car, and even carries a pocket version in her wallet. She's not a baseball fan. She's just trying to make sure she can get out of the neighborhood before baseball fans swarm the streets. "We live and die by the Giants' schedule," said Woods. "Can I get to the store before the game? Can I get there before the seventh inning when everyone starts to leave?" Exactly 10 years ago today,...