Found June 24, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
One ball can change the dynamic of a game. Unfortunately, so can one call. Which is something A’s fans can mention when they remember losing this game. Chalk clearly kicked up on Seth Smith’s 6th-inning line drive down the first base line. Todd Tichenor called it foul. While my eyes disagree, my heart gives a sly thumbs up and my mouth says “thank you”. No no Todd, that envelope is for you. Good work. Aaaaaaaaand that was my lead before Santiago Casilla gave up aNUTHer home run in the 9th inning.
This series was ridiculous. A comeback, a near comeback, and a walk-off. Both bullpens melted down, balls were kicked around, and everyone agreed that this stadium sucks. Before getting to Sunday’s action, a brief conversation overheard on the field at Friday’s pre-game warmups:
Hicks: Brandon. Hey League, what are you doing here?
Brandon League: Just here to finish the bit
BEST OF MAXIM
DOES THAT EXPLAIN IT?
Tim Lincecum reportedly lost 30 pounds over the offseason. He has struggled mightily this year and currently has a 2-8 record and a 6.07 ERA.
There was a point last year when Tim Lincecum would start games and look pretty bad. Keep in mind, this is back when Lincecum was generally a really good pitcher. Still, he had a tendency to give up a couple hits or walks before he got a good command of the strike zone and truly settle in. Typically at that point he’d be in great shape, but it led to quite a few antsy first innings...
Wraps are fun to write for games like today.
Remember in the second inning, when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play to end a rally? It’s okay, the Giants won.
Remember when Madison Bumgarner gave up a first-inning homer to Josh Reddick and grooved one to Jonny Gomes in the third inning? It’s okay, the Giants won.
Remember when Brandon Belt hit .224/.340/.328 between...
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Dodgers fans are the worst. No, no, Phillies fans are the worst. No, drunk Tigers fans are horrible. Can we all not agree that San Francisco Giants fans are scumbags, too. Watch how they treated A’s fan yesterday at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum after he allegedly poured a beer on a Giants chicks. Of course she probably deserved it.
What is this 5-on-1? ***** move, Giants fans...
Oakland A's catcher Derek Norris hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a walk-off win in Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants 4-2. To celebrate, Norris' teammates gave him a shaving cream pie AND a Gatorade shower as he was giving a postgame interview with Comcast SportsNet.
It was a great time for Norris to have his first major...
Tim Lincecum looks back at his extreme, 30-pound weight loss before this season and wishes he had approached it all differently.
He says he dropped it too fast, taking drastic measures. All because the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner didn't feel right at the 190 pounds he reached in 2011 eating whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. The thing is, he was still winning then...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito end a three-start losing streak, and the San Francisco Giants beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 on Monday night.
Angel Pagan and Hector Sanchez each drove in two runs as the Giants pulled within two games of the Dodgers for their closest position to first place in the division...
So, we meet again.
I have been looking forward to this series for weeks – no, months. Since the Dodgers’ (43-30)took the league by storm to start the season – thanks to a one man show in Matt Kemp – the Giants (40-33) have been playing catch-up to their long-time California rivals.
The last time these two teams met was May 9th, 2012. The Giants lost another rough game by...
Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, Buster Posey added a two-run drive in the seventh, and the San Francisco Giants backed Madison Bumgarner's fourth straight win with just enough offense, holding on for a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
A night after the Giants rallied in the ninth inning to win 5-4 in the opener of the second...
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito end a three-start losing streak, and the San Francisco Giants beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 on Monday night.
Angel Pagan and Hector Sanchez each drove in two runs as the Giants pulled within two games of the Dodgers for their closest position to first place in the division race since April...
Control is to blame for Tim Lincecum’s struggles.
Derek Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first major league home run, and the Oakland Athletics walked off with a stunning 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
Norris hammered a full-count pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-3) over the left-field wall to help the A's avoid the first three-game sweep by San Francisco in Oakland....
We might be a little late to this story, what with the comments getting timed this weekend, but here we are.
This may be the first time I’ve ever seen the Bay Area media and fans being referred to as…well, whatever these comments were. Ever.
I’ve seen them get referred as idiots (especially when Skip Bayless was a Mercury News guy). I’ve seen them referred to gutless...