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I remember back when I was a youngin’ growing up a stone’s throw from Lake Merritt in Oakland, former Giants closer Robb Nen was just as much my favorite baseball player as Rickey Henderson was (by then Rickey was on his final stint with the A’s). I also remember giddily celebrating the triumph of The Catch II while an out-of-date and faded Jeff Hostetler Raiders jersey hung in my closet.
They’re times I look back at with rosy cheeks.
I was a punk kid with few inhibitions who freely roamed both sides of the Bay Area sports landscape and didn’t really give a second thought about it. Everything in the Bay Area was cool, the Yankees sucked, Michael Jordan was God, John Stockton was abnormally hairy, and if you mentioned Real Madrid I would have assumed you were talking about a car. That was about the extent of my sports ideology back then.
Nine-year-old me would have ******* loved Sunday. A decisive Raiders victory followed by the Giants sweeping the Tigers for their second World Seri...
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The fine folks at Taco Bell pledged to serve up a free taco nationwide if any player successfully stole a base during the World Series. Luckily for America, San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan answered the call when he swiped one during the eighth inning of Game Two. Pagan made sure to claim his when he attended a Bay City area Taco Bell restaurant on Tuesday. What better...
Timothy Burke, the video and screen-grab genius over at Deadspin, somehow caught this gem of a screenshot. The image features CSN Bay Area interviewing Matt Cain following the San Francisco Giants World Series sweep, while Ryan Theriot is in the background using the urinal to relieve himself. Not much else needs to be said here.
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The Giants' championship formula is a familiar one, just with new faces two years later.
Stellar starting pitching was backed by a shut-down bullpen, a late-season surge and a manager making all the right moves.
San Francisco captured its second World Series title in three seasons with a stunning sweep of the Tigers, and only catcher Buster Posey was in the lineup for the Game...
Giants catcher Buster Posey had a two run home run down the left field line at Comerica Park during Game 4 of World Series. This lucky fan was right in the line of the hit and unfortunately for his face, misjudged the path of the ball. I’m sure next time this guy will remember to bring his glove.
The MVP - Most Valuable Panda - sat in the interview room and smiled.
A trophy, another World Series ring and the best nickname in baseball all were his.
Pablo Sandoval, the Kung Fu Panda, was voted World Series MVP following the San Francisco Giants' sweep of Detroit. He hit .500 with three home runs, a double and four RBIs in 16 Series at-bats.
''I was ready for...
It's over, and it's done. The 2012 MLB season is in the books, and the San Francisco Giants are World Champions.
-Giants 4, Tigers 3 (ten innings)
Well, where do we go from here? The offseason is now officially upon us, and before we go fully into offseason mode, we're going to reflect on the Giants World Series victory, with five observations from the series...
Thank God we didn't have to play the Giants. It would have taken them two games to sweep us in four. We wouldn't have gotten a hit - not one - and the Giants would still be batting in game two. The lead would be something like 104 to 0, and Nick Swisher would be pitching for us. Girardi would still be keeping A-Rod on the bench - resting him for the critical moment - and...
NBC Sports Baseball Analyst Darryl Hamilton joins Fox Sports Tonight to recap the San Francisco Giants World Series victory.
It became official in the second game of the series: Angel Pagan stole a base, thereby requiring Taco Bell to make good on its promise to give everyone in America a taco, which was the basis for its “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign.
Today’s the day: if you would like to brave the madhouse for your $0.89 value, show up at a participating location between 2 p.m. and 6 p...
The Giants may have won the World Series last night, but this Tigers fan stunner took home Yump of the Game honors.
You may have recalled seeing her and thinking to yourself, “Yep, I would” or “Uh, yump”. You also may have thought she had hair similar to a lioness like some idiots I know. But, the bottom line is this lil yump has a cute as hell face and I would have loved...