Ballpark Review - Chase Field

I witnessed a rare thing last Saturday. A Giants win. They've been few and far between these days, so I was thrilled to have seen it in person in Phoenix-- especially after witnessing their 456th loss in a row on Friday. It felt even better to win because I was surrounded by so many Giants fans. It felt like like a home game in many respects.I haven't been to Arizona since...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two teams

What on earth is going on with the Giants? One minute, they're literally the best baseball team on the planet that can't lose. The next thing you know, they're basically the worst. It's time for medication-- for them and for us.If there's one thing I can't stand, it's being jerked around. I can't stand you agree on one thing with someone, and the plan...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants do something cool, sign Cuban dude

Daniel Carbonell is his name, being a good athlete is his game.The Giants indeed did something cool today by signing a Cuban defector of their own, someone who looks like a serious speedster-- the latest and greatest import from the embargoed island.There isn't a lot of video on him out there, but from the little highlight video put together by his handlers in Mexico, where he...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants clearly being targeted

Things are tense around baseball these days, no?You've got Manny Machado being a dick against the A's multiple times, the Red Sox and Rays having an "unwritten rule" pissing contest, and now, twice in a few games, two different teams have intentionally drilled two of the Giants' best hitters.Things are different than they used to be, that's for sure. In...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Like Morse, just enjoy the ride

There's really something to be said for being able to totally relax and enjoy what's going on around you. It's the way you feel on vacation, the way you feel when you gaze out at something beautiful with nowhere to be; your phone only making an appearance to take a picture because there's no service anyway.It's an odd feeling-- almost surreal when it happens...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Giants will be alright without Belty

Allow me to begin today's post with some 80s musical poetry:"I've been thinking 'bout the timesYou walked out on meThere were moments I'd believe, you were thereDo I miss you, or am I lying to myself againI do these things...(It's all because of you)I keep holding on, but I'll try(try not to think of you)Love don't leave me lonelyI'll be alright...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants pulling it together despite a bad Panda

Sometimes things click, and sometimes they don't. For these Giants, the offense has once again come back to life, and the bullpen has been excellent. Despite the loss in Pittsburgh on the the play at the plate (today I hate replay), we're looking at a first place team 8 games over .500.How are they doing this? Well, it's really Giants baseball at its finest give or take...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lincecum decent -- Blue Bastards cry after midnight

As we honored the great Jackie Robinson across the country yesterday, we thought of all the things he went through. Racist taunts, horrible cold shoulders, and everything else. He truly went through so much to help integrate the game we all love and we should all be grateful for that. I for one am also grateful he never had to suffer through a Josh Beckett start.THROW THE DAMN BALL...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How Agent Gustavo Vazquez screwed Salvador Perez and why Giants brass tabled Sandoval talks

Close your eyes and imagine this for a moment. It's 2008 and Katy Perry's magical song about kissing girls is brand new. An intriguing 21 year old 3B/C named Pablo Sandoval has come out of nowhere to hit .345 in only 41 games. No one quite knows how good he can be, or that one day he'll be an All-Star or a World Series MVP. No one knows about the Panda-monium.Perez may...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot start tempered by Pablo Sandoval contract talks, shady agents

Like you guys, I'm a bit giddy over the Giants' hot start. They're crushing the ball everywhere, and it's nice to know that it's Brandon Belt's world and that we're just living in it.Other than some early concerns about our rotation, I'm most concerned by the Pablo Sandoval contract situation, and hope that this doesn't turn into a sour-tasting...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants could be seriously good, but also mortal

I waited a week to jump in here and write something intentionally, as to not overreact about such a small sample size. Seeing as though week one ended on a pretty lousy note in LA, I feel as though we've all been doused with a little bit of reality after a pretty sizzling start.We're not going to win 110 games. Belt isn't going to break Bonds's HR record, and Pagan...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome back Baseball, we've missed you

Well folks, another year of baseball is upon us, and I for one, couldn't be more excited. Time for more seeing eye ground balls, walk off celebrations, and plenty of torture. Ah, it sounds delightful.As you know, I don't write this blog to make predictions or to over-analyze stats. I wait for something to fire me up, and then I tell you how I feel. Well right now, I'm...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants should think thrice about extending Sandoval

It's hard to hate Pablo Sandoval. As maddening he is to watch and as frustrating as he can be, he'll make plays or hit an impossible pitch and then flash a huge smile or blow a massive bubble.Then all is forgotten......until the next time he drives you nuts.We all know people like this. Lovable people that drive you effing crazy. You either learn to live with it, and accept...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregor Blanco doesn't need replacing

Please believe me, I'm not trying to play Devil's Advocate, and I'm not trolling you. Let's just examine this for a minute.Does Gregor Blanco really need to be replaced? Is he that bad? Does he hurt us as an everyday left fielder?Everyone initially would say, "Of course he needs to be replaced. He plays great D, but LF is a power position, and he can't hit...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Morse makes sense for Giants in LF

You've likely heard the name Mike Morse (or Michael as he's often referred to). Perhaps you're even familiar with the large, bearded outfielder. But, it's doubtful that you've thought of him as the solution to the Giants' hole in left field.You see? He was once a monster. I like the sound of that."WE WANT POWER, WE WANT A REAL LEFT FIELDER! RABBLE RABBLE...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson a good move for Giants, Javy Lopez close to deal

Ladies and Gentlemen,We're picking up speed here.Seemingly out of left field, Tim Hudson is a Giant, and I for one am pleased.How can you go wrong with A) a proven competitor and good pitcher and B) a two year deal?Yes, he's getting long in the tooth at 38, but he's still in great shape, should be fully recovered from his season-ending ankle injury last season, and he...
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November 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lincecum signs asinine contract, but it's only for 2 years

The Giants PR machine sure knows when to fire off some good news after some controversial Kardashian-Kanye news took center stage less than 24 hours prior. Tim Lincecum will remain a Giant through at least 2015 after signing a rather unexpectedly lucrative two year deal worth $35MM. The deal also evidently includes a full no-trade clause. The timing of this announcement was perfect...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

I'm mad at Larry Baer about Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

As I was going to sleep Monday night, I received some disturbing news via Twitter-- something jaw-dropping and bizarre: Kanye West rented out our beloved AT&T Park to propose to Kim Kardashian. It doesn't make sense. They named their daughter "North". It also doesn't make any sense that Kanye chose AT&T Park. There's nothing more "LA" than...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Giant pitching questions this offseason

Firstly, I apologize for not writing much in the waning moments of the 2013 season. It just got too depressing, too frustrating, and the same issues were being discussed ad nauseum by every source and blog between here and Timbuktu (which is in Mali, in case you're wondering). Mali is the same place that "Would Be" Champions shirts get sent. Even they are discussing...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson: Blackbeard and Blue Bastard

I wish I didn't care... I honestly do. I wish I didn't form attachments to players and memories and things like that, but unfortunately, that's just the way I operate. Some people are able to be far more rational and detached when it comes to sports, and sometimes I envy them for that. For me, the news that Brian Wilson chose to sign with the Dodgers of his own volition...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants simply must play better or else

As I write this, the Giants sit within striking distance of the NL West at 5.5 GB. They're still 7 games under .500, and they still aren't hitting on all cylinders, but they're alive. With Timmy's no-hitter heading into the break and grabbing 2 of 3 to open the "so-called second half" (as Dave Flemming would put it) against Arizona, things appear to be...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hitting rock bottom never looked so good

My all SF rally beer didn't work. :( As I drink my sorrows away with my (supposed) rally/jinx beer that I purchased during the 7th inning of the Homer Bailey no-hitter, I can't help but try to cheer myself up. The first thing I did was post a video of Buster Posey's NLDS granny against Nutsac Latos. The next thing I did was think about how to cheer up the rest of Giantsland...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Making sense of these Giants and the trade deadline

It's safe to say this second time around, that repeating as World Series Champions is easier said than done. Sure we basically brought back the exact same team, but if they don't perform at the same level, you're going to get a completely different result. That's what we're dealing with now. The Giants have been struck by the Injury Bug, something that we haven...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Vogelsong is scaring people

Welp. Ryan Vogelsong still isn't right. It was another one of those starts on Thursday against Atlanta. You know, the one where he seems kinda okay through a few innings and then Bochy leaves him in 3 hitters too long and by that time he's given up 5 or 6 runs, and then he gets chainsaw angry, but it's too late, and we can't come back that one night? *Big inhale...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for Giants to talk contract with Hunter Pence

Hunter Belushi  You hear it all the time. You'll never see a guy do things quite like Hunter Pence. Hell, even Hunter himself said as much after being traded to the Giants at the deadline last season. “I have to be honest. Every now and then, I do things that you don’t see very often.” Everything from his lumber-chopping practice swings, to his fidgety wiggling in...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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