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ARLINGTON, Texas — So far, the national anthem singers at this World Series have been an Alfred E. Neumann-lookalike from American Idol, Travis Tritt, one half of Brooks & Dunn (forget which) and the woman who once promised we could document her efforts to get Brian Wilson (the San Francisco Giants pitcher) and Brian Wilson (the Beach Boy) together for a lunch in California. Guess which one we thought was best?
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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says it could be worthwhile for the San Francisco Giants to take a one-year flier on Grady Sizemore to patrol center field at AT&T Park.
Sizemore is coming off a knee injury and hopes his Oct. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery will have him back on the right track. Doctors say he should be ready for the start of spring training.
The Platoon Advantage: An Interview with Ralph Branca
Bill over at TPA had a fantastic interview with the pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.
GM Potential: Minor League Free Agent Target: Mike O’Connor
Mike O’Connor could be an interesting target for the Giants this offseason.
Sergio Romo? More Like: Strikeouts Relievo | FanGraphs Baseball...
Here’s another reason why you shouldn’t have turned on Zooey Deschanel for being “quirky” — she can sing the Star-Spangled Banner without putting her finger in her ear and trying to break it down.
Last week we shared with you the news that the star of FOX’s ‘New Girl’ and YouTube’s The Zooey Deschanel Show (not really) would be singing Our National Anthem before...
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2002: In Game 4 of the World Series, Barry Bonds is walked intentionally three times, setting a new record for a Fall Classic game. Angels starting pitcher John Lackey, who issues all three free passes to the Giants left fielder, does not factor in the decision in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory at Pac Bell, which deadlocks the series at two...
With the World Series underway, the Giants need to put 2011 behind them and start working toward reclaiming a World Series title in 2012. In part one of a seven-part series, GiantsPipeline takes a look at each position in the Giants lineup -- with an eye to where the farm system can help the big club improve. Today, a look at catcher -- and whether Buster Posey can return to 2010 form.
The Giants/MLB's video section got two nice interviews with Gary Brown and Joe Panik, where they answer some questions about their background, college experience, their 2011 performance, type of hitter they are, what they are working on in the AFL, and future plans. BrownI've been very impressed so far by the interviews that Gary has given before and he was great in this...
Here is the rest of San Francisco Chronicles' John Shea's list regarding the top free agents and possible destinations:
– Carlos Beltran: Shea believes that his “tender knees” will keep him away from center field, and believes he could go to the American League so he can be a designated hitter. The chances of him returning to San Francisco are 50/50 according to...
Burriss credits his parents interest and influence in getting him involved in the sport of baseball.
As the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers conclude this 2011 baseball season, San Francisco Giants second baseman EMMANUEL BURRISS, his parents, local community coaches and Little League parents comment on the declining numbers of African-Americans in the sport, offer possible...
Game 4 of the World Series was AWESOME last night ... with the Cardinals nearly mounting a 9th inning comeback ... but Zooey Deschanel wouldn't know it, because she LEFT IN THE 6TH INNING!! Zooey sang the national anthem before the game ... and then sat…
Tonight, Texas will host its last game of the season at 8 (Fox, Channel 2 in Detroit). The Rangers will vie to be World Series champs after falling to the San Francisco Giants last year in five games.
It has been a network tradition to use high-profile sporting events to give some sweet seats — and even sweeter airtime — to television stars that appear elsewhere in its lineup. It's broadcast synergy at its finest!
I cannot, however, remember a time when a network poked fun at the traditional tush-grabbing like Fox did Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series. Watch as Joe...