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  • Alvin Dark, Giants' Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    11/13/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Richard Goldstein
    Alvin Dark, who was an All-Star shortstop and captain of the New York Giants' pennant-winning teams in the 1950s and later managed the team to a pennant in San Francisco, but who later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players, died on Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.
  • 49ers, Giants Respond to Alleged Dog Beating Video

    08/30/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said Thursday they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog. Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a frightened puppy and choking it with its leash in a Vancouver elevator last month. The Connecticut-based company handles food and beverage sales at numerous entertainment venues, including for the Giants and 49ers. Its Board of Directors said in a statement that it has censured Hague,...
  • Giants top Tigers in 10th for World Series sweep

    10/28/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    espn ^ | 10/28/12 | espn
    DETROIT -- Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the 10th. Brandon Crawford sacrificed, nearly bunting the ball past Coke. Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home ahead of Austin Jackson's throw.
  • MLB 2012 World Series

    10/24/2012 3:52:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    October 24th 2012 | Cripplecreek
    Wednesday, October 24 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, October 25 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Saturday, October 27 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Sunday, October 28 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Monday, October 29 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Wednesday, October 31 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, November 1 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio
  • 1971 World Series Hero Jose Pagan Dies

    06/08/2011 10:10:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Jose Antonio Pagan, one of the first Puerto Ricans in Major League Baseball and a hero of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1971 World Series win, died Tuesday in Florida. He was 76.
  • Cody Ross plays hero for the Giants as Tim Lincecum outduels Roy Halladay

    10/16/2010 9:24:42 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10-16-10
    All those derisive whistles sounded like cheers to Tim Lincecum. The Freak outdueled Roy Halladay, Cody Ross hit a pair of solo homers and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Saturday night in the NL championship series opener. In a mega-hyped matchup between marquee pitchers, neither starter came close to matching his sensational postseason debut last week. Both gave up homers to No. 8 hitters. "It was big, it sets the pace for the series," Lincecum said. Halladay's bid for a second straight no-hitter lasted until Ross connected with one out in the third. Lincecum, who tossed...
  • Cody Buffaloes Doc Halladay

    10/17/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 10 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 17 2010 | Yours Truly
    Postseason play turns the unlikeliest of men into the least likely of heroes against the least likely of victims. Who figured Saturday that the first hit Roy Halladay would surrender on the postseason would fly out of the yard off the bat of a guy Bruce Bochy didn't want to play until what everyone else had figured out about his prime choice in left field became obvious to him? Who figured Saturday that Cody Ross, who had hit three home runs in the final five weeks of the regular season, would come up in the top of the third, amidst...
  • 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...
  • Giants announcer Miller, a enthusiastic, brilliant baseball geek, worthy of our ears, HOF entry

    02/07/2010 1:07:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 340+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2010 | Wallace Baine
    As long as Vin Scully can still fog a mirror, we can't say, in good conscience, that Jon Miller is the finest baseball broadcaster in the known universe. But as far as second place goes? There's no one else in sight.
  • Joe Torre era begins (Dodgers season begins this afternoon at Dodger Stadium)

    03/31/2008 10:51:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 284+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 31, 2008
    The Joe Torre era officially begins for the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon, when the team faces the San Francisco Giants in their Opening Day game at a sold-out Dodger Stadium...
  • Bonds stung by departure from Giants (says they "fired" him)

    10/25/2007 1:01:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 63+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2007 | Janie McCauley
    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds is just a tad bitter about his departure from the San Francisco Giants. The 43-year-old home run king heard a long list of his accomplishments read during a special speaking forum Wednesday night hosted by the Commonwealth Club, then was asked by KGO Radio host Ray Taliaferro if he'd really reached all those feats... "I did, and then I got fired," Bonds told a group of about 450 people in the audience...
  • Barry's Journal: Barry Will Not Return a Giant

    09/21/2007 4:10:27 PM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 8 replies · 38+ views
    BarryBonds.com ^ | 9/21/07 | Barry Bonds
    September 21, 2007 Dear Fans, This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco.
  • Bonds to get "skinny" for 2006 season

    09/17/2005 7:19:55 PM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 8 replies · 340+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/17/2005 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds used to commit any spare time before games to lifting weights, working meticulously to build up his leg strength for long nights of standing in left field and on the basepaths following his many walks. His bum right knee no longer allows it. He is carrying a few extra pounds around his middle and vows to spend the offseason bringing his playing weight down from more than 228 pounds to about 200. "I'm going to be skinny," said Bonds, who weighed 185 pounds as a rookie in 1986 but has not been near 200 for...
  • Bonds' final home run jog a joyless one

    09/16/2005 11:15:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 65 replies · 1,859+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-05 | Tom Knott
    The joylessness of Barry Bonds is immutable now. His return in pursuit of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron is made of radioactive stuff. His undertaking is hard to embrace. It smacks of wrong. The fun is absent amid the clearing of throats. Bonds now lives in his imaginary bunker to ward off the slings and arrows of the BALCO scandal. He is the victim, of course. He is both the victim of BALCO and an unsympathetic national press that sees his exploits through the lens of race. His is an understandable gambit. What else does he have to play? More...
  • Bonds must like the secluded life

    08/18/2005 11:26:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies · 2,361+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Dave George
    Barry Bonds had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January. He's still out. Gives a man time to think, a long leave of absence like that. About his life. About his career. About whether it makes sense to come back at all. Crazy talk? Well, sure, but tell me what about Barry's recent behavior has been particularly bright.
  • Saying 'No way' to the Say Hey Kid

    04/22/2005 2:09:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 1,199+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 22, 2005 | JoAnna Daemmrich
    HAGERSTOWN - It was 1950 when baseball great Willie Mays made his minor league debut at the humble ballpark here to catcalls and racial jeers. He hit two doubles and a home run. Almost no one applauded. Years passed, and this blue-collar town in Western Maryland wanted to make amends with the Giants' legendary center fielder. When a reluctant Mays returned last summer, after turning down earlier invitations, Mayor William M. Breichner publicly apologized to the 73-year-old Hall of Famer and promised to name a street in his honor. Unfortunately, the street the mayor picked - Memorial Boulevard - proved...
  • MLB shows some progress in hiring minorities

    11/24/2002 7:35:54 PM PST · by foreverfree · 1 replies · 302+ views
    San Francisco Comical ^ | 11/24 | David Steele
    <p>SOMETIMES, CREDIT isn't given where it's due, particularly when credit worth giving is so rare. Baseball, for example, normally gets nothing but jeers for its constant failure to open its door even a crack to minority managerial and front office positions.</p>
  • John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate

    08/20/2002 9:09:23 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 16 replies · 616+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 20 August 2002 | yours, truly
    John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate by Jeff Kallman What should we call it when a decent baseball player, probably thrice as decent a man, is remembered best for a desperate sprawl to avoid having his head split further open, his ordinarily warm face pushed back into a contortion of cold agony? Call it disproportionate, call it unfair, and call it as distorted in the retelling as it was in its actual ignition and action."The thing I'm remembered for most is the Juan Marichal incident," wrote John Roseboro, to begin his 1978 autobiography. "It's too bad, because a ballplayer would like...