Found May 17, 2012 on
The St. Louis Cardinals thumped the San Francisco Giants last night in Pac Bell or whatever the hell it’s called Park. They’ll tussle again today around 2p STL time.
A long time ago I got a job offer in San Francisco. They even flew me out for a couple days to check out the city. The company with questionable taste even went so far as to bring in a real estate broker to talk to me about some areas of the city I might want to live in.
He pulled out a map, asking: “Do you have a million dollars for a down payment on a home?”
A red X marred big swaths of his little map and the questions turned, shall we say, a little more realistic: “Do you mind fog banks?” “Any problem with new immigrants?”
Point is – San Francisco is RIDICULOSLY expensive. New York, LA, Chicago… they’re expensive but SF you have to be a BALLER to really live well.
That being said, here’s a breakdown of the super-premium seats in last nights game: +++ 30 total super premium seats
+ 11 unused+ 3 Cardinal fa
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The San Francisco Giants selected shortstop Joe Panik in the 1st round (29th overall) of the 2011 draft. He’s now working his way through the Giants farm system, and Giants fans hope he’s on fast track to the Big Leagues. Panik has been kind enough to sit down and do an interview with Steven Robles of SF Giants Rumors. This interview was taken place after batting practice on...
The Giants got insurance runs. Now, normally, Giants games go one of three ways:
-The Giants have a small lead, the offense shuts down, and the bullpen locks up the win
-The Giants have a small lead, the offense shuts down, and the bullpen loses the game
-The Giants never lead because the offense never booted.
The hypothetical fourth option in the game of baseball would be:
The bad news?
We're not very good, and there isn't a lot to suggest that we'll get better.
Would Brian Wilson have given up a dong to Marco Scutaro to blow the game? Maybe. Maybe not.
Would we do better if our knee-jerk reactions to send Brandon Crawford down to Fresno came true? Maybe. Maybe not.
Would we have won a couple more games lately if Panda hadn't have...
Third base has been a tough position to fill since Pablo Sandoval was shelved with a hand injury. Conor Gillaspie was called up from Triple-A Fresno, but he was returned to the minors after a not-so-long tryout. Joaquin Arias took over the position, showing a slick glove and decent bat. But Tuesday, he took a 93-mph fastball from Jeremy Guthrie off his left forearm in the fourth...
When Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went down two weeks ago with a broken bone in his left hand two things happened: San Francisco lost the heart of their offense, and the organization's lack of infield depth at the Major and upper Minor League levels was almost immediately exposed.To replace Sandoval the front office called up Conor Gillaspie, their number one third base...
…because you come here for the super clever post titles. No one has ever played off of the Melk/milk thing before, right?
Melky Cabrera is at it again. After a disastrous 2010 season in Atlanta, the Melk-Man (BOOM! It’s like MILK-Man, get it?) bounced back for a career year with the Royals in 2011. He was a good bet to regress, right? The Royals, who had Lorenzo Cain on deck...
Brock Bond, 2B, San Francisco Giants
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: NR
Current Value: Limited
Who? Bond has been kicking around the minor leagues since being selected by the Giants out of a Missouri high school in the 24th round of the 2007 draft. A pure hitter, he hit well over .300 during his three seasons in A-ball and double-A. He was then a triple-A all-star...
(AP) -- Already among elite company, Madison Bumgarner has a chance to become just the fourth pitcher in team history to win nine consecutive home starts since the Giants moved to San Francisco.
Not having to face former teammate Carlos Beltran would likely help his chances.
In a matchup of the two most recent World Series champions, the Giants open a two-game set against a St...
The top play today is Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants -130.Sure the Giants have lost their last two games but they don't want to get swept by the Cardinals and they got their ace on the mound this afternoon.Adam Wainwright is a good pitcher but he can be had.MLB record is 1-1.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single for his first RBIs since April and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on shoddy fielding by St. Louis to give Matt Cain support on a rare shaky day as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.
St. Louis made three errors in a game for the second time this week with the most important coming in the sixth inning: Third...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have had defensive problems this season and know what it's like to make three errors in the game. So when the Cardinals were guilty of committing three miscues on Thursday, San Francisco took advantage of the extra opportunities. Brandon Crawford drove in a pair of runs, and although Matt Cain gave up more runs than usual, it was just enough run...
Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single for his first RBIs since April and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on shoddy fielding by St. Louis to give Matt Cain support on a rare shaky day as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.
St. Louis made three errors in a game for the second time this week with the most important coming in the sixth inning: Third baseman David Freese...
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says it's up to Oakland owner Lew Wolff to decide whether to consider additional sites for a new ballpark for the Athletics, raising the possibility of a move from the Bay Area.
Speaking Thursday after an owners' meeting, Selig said there's no timetable for resolving Oakland's dispute with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are preventing...
Sure, I post this after the Giants won by getting a lot of hits, but this goes back the last few weeks.
It is getting damn frustrating watching a lot of these guys, even the ones I have irrational man-love for like Schierholtz and Belt, swing at terrible pitches, and then let fastballs in the zone go by. What are they looking for?
Now, since my parents (and multiple jobs) have...
Barry Zito is off to the best start of his much-maligned tenure with the San Francisco Giants. He'll try to keep things going against his former team.
Zito will look to help the Giants win their 10th straight at home versus the Oakland Athletics on Friday night when the Bay Area rivals open a three-game series.
In the second-to-last year of a seven-year, $126 million contract...