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Parker, Giant's Beat A's In Bay Bridge Series

Malaika Bobino | Posted 09.27.2015 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Sometimes even the best pitchers are nervous. What was supposed to be the matchup of the year turned out to be a game to remember for rookie Jarrett Parker.

Zito vs. Hudson: A Special Reunion on the Mound

Malaika Bobino | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

A's manager Bob Melvin made it happen. He announced that Barry Zito will start against his former teammate and friend Tim Hudson this Saturday during the Bay Bridge Series, a moment that will be special for both pitchers, the fans and anyone who is a fan of Bay Area baseball.

Giants Sending Four to the All-Star Game

Malaika Bobino | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

First timers Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik will join All-Star starters Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner next Tuesday in Cincinnati for the 86th Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park.

There's No Predicting This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants features two teams that were pretty good in the regular season but have been played either excellent (the Giants) or almost flawless (the Royals) baseball during the postseason. There is a clear path to winning for both teams.

In Defense of This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The stories, players and characters behind this World Series are as compelling as in almost any year. If you're a baseball fan and don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.

Will the Giants Improve Their Bench?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.21.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

After a charmed first half of the season, the San Francisco Giants stumbled badly from roughly June 9 until the All Star Break. They have played reasonably well since the All Star Break, winning three of four and are now back in first place in the NL West.

Don Zimmer and Baseball Lifers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although there will never be another Don Zimmer with his unique collection of baseball memories and experiences, baseball itself will go on and 20 years from now it is possible that few fans will remember baseball without people like Bochy, Righetti, Hurdle or other newer baseball lifers.

The Next Round of Hall of Fame Managers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The election to the Hall of Fame of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, the third, fourth and fifth winningest managers in major league history, has created some controversy because all of them managed steroid users and either were sufficiently not in control of their teams not to notice, or turned a blind eye those activities.

The Lincecum Contract

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Giants' decision to keep erstwhile two time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who has had two distinctly sub-par years in a row, from becoming a free agent by signing him to a two-year contract valued at $35 million, deserves some scrutiny.

Giants Manager and Reliever Suspended

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and reliever George Kontos have been suspended after Kontos threw at Pittsburgh Pirates s...

World Series Notebook

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 12.29.2012 | Sports

DETROIT (AP) — World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval used his feet, glove and arm — not his bat — to make a clutch play that helped the San Francisco ...

Sparkplug Scutaro: The Velcro Effect of Insults and Praise

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Kare Anderson

Praise individuals for praising others. This is a vivid, credible and becoming approach to bringing out the best in all of us. Heck, even waiters who compliment customers get three percent bigger tips, on average.

World Series Rosters Revealed

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers are sticking with the 25-man active rosters that got them to the World Series. ...

How Tigers, Giants Match Up

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 10.24.2012 | Sports

A position-by-position look at the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants going into the World Series, starting Wednesday night at AT&T Park: ...

Giants Manager Ejects Angels Scout From Spring Training Practice

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy apparently thought a rival scout was getting too much of a good look at his team. ...

Hypnotist Helps MLB Manager Quit Tobacco

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Ask Bruce Bochy if he has a dip and San Francisco's skipper offers up a standard response: "I don't do that anymore." Bullpen c...

Giants Manager: Local Radio Host Made 'Racist' Comments

AP | By JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy criticized a nationally syndicated radio host Sunday for what he said was a "racist" comment about San Fra...

Necessary Conversation: The Franchise

Necessary Conversation | Posted 09.28.2011 | Sports
Necessary Conversation


Jordan Schultz

MLB News And Notes: Tony LaRussa Talks Albert Pujols Contract Negotiations, McCuthen Named All-Star | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports

I recently caught up with St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa -- the truest of baseball men -- last week to speak about Albert Pujols' contract talks (or lack thereof), his ongoing relationship with Colby Rasmus and the importance of Chris Carpenter in the second half.

Giants Fan In Medically-Induced Coma After Dodger Stadium Attack

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A savage beating by two men outside Dodgers Stadium has left a San Francisco Giants fan in a medically-induced coma as police on Saturd...

What the San Francisco Giants and My Dad Can Teach Progressives About Overcoming Defeat

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Like the San Francisco Giants, the progressive movement will someday win if we believe in all of our players and play as hard as we can.