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Will Anyone Be Watching The World Series?

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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.

Bumgarner Throws Gem

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win against the Dodgers while overshad...

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.

Giants Do It Again

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.25.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position – way ahead in a postseason ...

World Series Game 2 UPDATES

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 12.25.2012 | Sports

The final score is Giants 2, Tigers 0. Sergio Romo closed out a two-hit shutout for Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, who took a 2-0 lead in the best...

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...

Giants Set Rotation For World Series

AP | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 2 of the World Series for San Francisco on Thursday, giving the Giants back-to-back lefties a...

Beltran, Freese Power Cards

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead – and held onto it, barely. Beltr...

Best Of The (NL) West

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 11.22.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Yonder Alonso's two-run single in the seventh inning snapped a tie and helped the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants...

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.

Rookie Shuts Down Rangers, Giants Take 3-1 World Series Lead

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — The rookie pitched way beyond his years, sending a shudder through Rangers Ballpark. Madison Bumgarner dominated for eight i...