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First Time's A Charm, Belt Joins His Teammates In San Diego

Malaika Bobino | Posted 07.12.2016 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

In the final hours of MLB All-Star voting, Brandon Belt made the team for the first time in his career. Joining his teammates, Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Johnny Cueto, the Giants' presence remains big since claiming their first MLB World Series back in 2010.

Giants Sending Four to the All-Star Game

Malaika Bobino | Posted 07.07.2016 | 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.

Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series

Devra Maza | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports
Devra Maza

For the players of Major League Baseball, the World Series is the ultimate goal. For directors of MLB games on television, it's a career-crowning achievement. For two decades, two directors have been a perennial postseason dynasty.

14 Baby Names Ripped From The Headlines In 2014

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents

The most notable names of 2014 come from famous figures in a variety of fields including entertainment, sports and the fine arts. Our picks for the...

World Series MVP Gives Fallon Special Underwear

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports

San Francisco Giants pitcher and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Monday and brought a gift for host Jimmy Fallon. ...

There Are Some Things Even The World Series MVP Can't Get Away With

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Sports

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner may be the most popular guy in San Francisco right now, but there are some things even the beloved Giants pitcher c...

Most Valuable Millionaire -- Does Madison Bumgarner Really Need a Free $21,000 Chevy Truck?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.31.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Is this really an appropriate, or necessary, gift to a pitcher who this year earned $3.75 million? If Bumgarner wants a new car, he can certainly afford to buy one, and to pick the car he really wants.

Giants Are World Series Champions!

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2014 | Sports

It's not "even year magic." It's Madison Bumgarner. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in the decisive clash of the of t...

This 25-Year-Old Is Already One Of The Best World Series Pitchers Ever

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

Even Madison Bumgarner's teammates are amazed with how good he has become. While some of his teammates aren't sure exactly what Bumgarner is, when the...

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.

Will Anyone Be Watching The World Series?

Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first since in nearly three decades, but it still won't save one of the greatest events in sports. This is the harsh reality for Major League Baseball, who routinely used to draw 50-million plus to crown its champion -- like it did in 1985 when the Royals last made it this far -- but will very likely sink below the 20 million mark, where it has stood for a decade.

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.

Can the Giants Move Timmy?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over the last five years, no team in baseball has been more successful than the San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series. The Giants have done it in a strange way, winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012 while missing the playoffs entirely in 2011 and 2013. 2014 is another even-numbered years so Giants' fans expectations are high.

Why Being a Sports Fan Is Like Being a Couch Potato Adrenaline Junkie

Karin Swanson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports
Karin Swanson

From the Super Bowl to March Madness, the Masters or the World Series and the World Cup, the sports world is cyclical. Seems we are always waiting eagerly on the edge of our seats (be them of the living room or arena variety) for the next big event.

Bumgarner's Grand Slam Enough for Win

Malaika Bobino | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

The Colorado Rockies scored three runs before Madison Bumgarner's grand slam gave the Giants the lead and the 6-5 win over the Rockies. The southpaw got off to a rocky start and later settled in for one of the most memorable games of his career.

What Is a Pitcher For?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.

The Giants Could Contend in 2014

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Timmy-Cain-Panda-Posey-Bumgarner Giants may never win another championship, but keeping that nucleus together is smart economic thinking and good for the Giants. If the Giants resign Lincecum and Pence, they will be poised to be a strong contending team in 2014.

It's Getting Tougher to Improve in Mid-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

In recent years contending teams, and even non-contending big market teams, went into the season with the understanding that their roster on the last day of the season would look substantially different than the roster with which they opened the season.

The Giants Can Develop Hitters Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

It is no surprise that a team that has won two of the last three World Series has a good farm system, but the discrepancy between how the system, and indeed the franchise, is perceived, and what it actually is remains significant.

LIVE: World Series Game 2

Posted 10.25.2012 | Sports

The World Series Game 2 Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants AT&T Park 8:07 p.m. EST Don't let the final score (or the television ratings...

A Bum Night for Bumgarner

Malaika Bobino | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

No longer undefeated at home, Madison Bumgarner pitched a good game but lacked the run support.

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.