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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 the A's from building a ballpark in San Jose, which is part of the Giants' territory.
Asked whether he would approve a move by Oakland, Selig said ''it just depends on where they're moving to.''
Baseball also announced the new one-game wild-card playoffs will be televised Oct. 5 by TBS and that two division series games will shift from TBS to the MLB Network.
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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:
During a press conference this afternoon, MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced that the two one game wild card playoff games would be broadcast by Turner Sports on TBS. As part of the agreement, two of a potential 20 division series games will be shifting from Turner to MLB Network. Turner also retains the rights to any "game 163" playoff tiebreaker games.
“The new format...
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...
(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 Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Patch
Want to get that awesome Golden Gate Bridge patch the Giants are wearing? They’re for sale from the GGB’s 75th Anniversary Store for a ridiculously reasonable price. Seriously, I usually pay more than that for shipping. Wait…I am paying more for shipping on that than for the actual patch!
I blame UPS. And rising gas prices...
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...
Right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants as a candidate to help in the bullpen.
Penny, who briefly pitched for the Giants down the down the stretch in 2009 and went 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA in six starts, is scheduled to report to extended spring training in Arizona on Monday. He threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon at AT...
A person familiar with the announcement says Major League Baseball will announce Wednesday that the New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because MLB did not reveal the purpose of the news conference at Citi Hall with baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and New York City Mayor Michael...
Better bring a catcher's mask and goalie pads of you plan on hanging out on the Shea Bridge during the Homer Run Hitting Contest during All-Star Game festivities. Photo courtesy of Citi2Shea.wordpress.com
According to multiple sources, MLB commissioner Bud Selig and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce tomorrow that the 2013 MLB All-Star game will be held at Citi...
First the good news for New York Mets fans— there will be a lot All-Stars coming to Citi Field next year. Now the bad— they'll only be there a couple of nights.
In what had to the worst kept secret in New York over the past few days, MLB announced that the 2013 All-Star game will be hosted by the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 16.
The announcement was made at a news...
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...
In recent years, knowing who would win a game in the Bay Bridge Series was as simple as looking at the location of the game. Both the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants have dominated in their home parks against one another. The A's will look to buck that trend this weekend, as they travel to AT&T Park for a three-game set. Chris Biderman previews the match-up.