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Barry Zito begged and pleaded to stay in the game, wanting this moment to last a little bit longer, and manager Bruce Bochy almost obliged the pitcher.
Bochy stuck with his plan to pull Zito, who still won in what likely was his final hurrah for San Francisco, and Pablo Sandoval backed him with a two-run homer as the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night.
''I just let him know, `This is my game, I'm going to go out there and shut them down, I feel good,''' Zito said. ''I was frustrated.''
Zito's up-and-down tenure on this side of San Francisco Bay is likely through after seven years, following seven with the Oakland Athletics on the other side of the water.
Tony Abreu hit a bases-loaded triple to stake Zito to a quick 3-0 lead in the second, then added an RBI double in the sixth as last year's World Series champions put themselves in position for a rare home series victory if they can win Thursday night's r...
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On April 3, 2007 the Giants opened their season against the San Diego Padres at the beautiful AT&T Park with their brand new purchase of the offseason, Barry Zito. After signing a then record-breaking contract of seven years/$126 million, Zito became the richest pitcher in the league while instantly gaining absurd amounts of pressure and…
Anyone who has ever watched Hunter Pence play baseball knows that calling his style of play "awkward" is probably an understatement. SI's Extra Mustard put together this video starring Pence. The video advertises Pence's youth baseball camp, where he promises to teach your kids using techniques like "running during an earthquake", "throwing like you...
If you’re a baseball fan, you probably realize that Hunter Pence, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, is one of the most awkward athletes you’ve ever seen on a baseball diamond. He throws like an idiot. He swings like an idiot. He runs like an idiot.
And as it turns out, Hunter Pence knows it, too.
Pence pokes fun at his awkward mechanics in this funny faux instructional...
Discerning fans at AT&T Park gave Barry Zito a standing ovation after Zito retired the Dodgers' Carl Crawford on a short fly to left to end the fifth inning Wednesday night.
Those fans realized it probably was the end of Barry Zito's career as a pitcher for the Giants.
Sure enough manager Bruce Bochy had Roger Kieschnick pinch hit for Zito leading off the bottom of...
It was the end of another ‘Barry era’ Wednesday night at AT&T Park as Barry Zito pitched his last game in a Giants jersey.
That did not stop the 126 million dollar man from having an impressive outing in his swan song, throwing five innings while allowing just one earned run to pick up his first win since May 30.
“It’s my last time in a Giants uniform,” the lefty said...
With six games remaining in a terribly disappointing campaign, the San Francisco Giants have decided to shelve ace Madison Bumgarner until 2014. Rather than again send the 24-year-old Bumgarner (13-9, 2.77 ERA) to the mound, Barry Zito will start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Primarily because Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum took turns...
In a piece today on ESPN, baseball writer Jayson Stark mentions San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer as a dark horse candidate to replace Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Selig announced today that he will step down from the office after the 2014 season. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman had the initial report, which lists Selig’s last day as commissioner as January...
This faux-instructional video made by Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is a beaut. We got a chance to see his unorthodox style up close and personal as a member of the Phillies. He’s now preaching that to children in this not-really-real baseball academy video.
Even if you’ve soured on Pence, you’ll love this.
Following the conclusion of the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park, Brian Wilson angrily confronted Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer. Wilson, as players were shaking hands following a 3-2 Giants win, sauntered over to where Baer was sitting and engaged in a heated exchange with the team executive. Well, a one-sided […]The post Dodgers reliever...
There are so many violent incidents at sporting events in California, it truly isn’t safe for anyone.
A man wearing Dodgers gear was stabbed to death when a fight broke out between rival fans just after a San Francisco Giants baseball game near AT&T Park late Wednesday night.
The man was walking away from the stadium with his father and brother when a verbal disagreement...
It was an odd sight at the end of the Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game Thursday night, pitcher Brian Wilson walking across the field to confront Giants CEO Larry Baer.
Had Wilson been heckled by fans in right field? Was he complaining about a lack of security in the Dodgers bullpen?
Nope. It turns out Wilson was upset that he hadn't gotten his 2012 World Series ring.
As the San Francisco Giants start to pick through the multi-vehicle wreck that Major League Baseball will insist goes into the books as part of the 2013 Major League season, questions start to pop up.
A lot of questions.
Like, what exactly is the Giants' front office's plan going forward? (Quickly followed by crossed fingers and toes that the team's brain trust...
The San Francisco Giants are in a four-way tie in being the 9th-worst team in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers are division champs.
One year away from a World Series Championship or not, yeah, Giants fans have a right to be pissed.
So what do the Giants change, when they seem interested or intent on bringing back so many free agents?
Hunter Pence is pretty much a shoo-in to...
It's a well known fact that the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers don't like each other. In fact, the two rivals have been partaking in bitter battles on the field for decades now, so the thought of liking both seems to by contradictory.
However, it appears as though this fan has figured out a way to support both clubs, by wearing a hybrid t-shirt that features...