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A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

September 30, 2011 | 2:42 pm

A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

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Major League Baseball’s playoffs begin today, and for only the second time since the current eight-team format debuted in 1995, there is no California team in the hunt for the World Series. Both the Giants and the A’s managers held their traditional end-of-season press conferences Thursday. For the Giants, general manager Brian Sabean and manager […]

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Nine Things That Didn’t Happen at the Last Giants Game of the Season — A Fan’s Notes

September 29, 2011 | 12:54 pm

Nine Things That Didn’t Happen at the Last Giants Game of the Season — A Fan’s Notes

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I really wanted to go to the last Giants’ game of the season. What exactly I expected to happen I don’t know — have my favorite players miraculously heal and take the field? Have the Diamondbacks disqualified with the Giants subsequently thrust back into the world of October baseball? When it comes down to it, […]

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Bryan Stow Moving to UCSF; Suspects’ Images Posted on L.A. Billboards

May 11, 2011 | 1:35 pm

Bryan Stow Moving to UCSF; Suspects’ Images Posted on L.A. Billboards

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Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten at Dodgers Stadium on Opening Day, will soon be transferred to UCSF Medical Center, reports the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles. Stow remains in a coma but has stabilized enough to be transferred closer to his family in Northern California. Stow lives in Santa […]

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Opening Day: Are the A’s the New Giants?

March 31, 2011 | 4:18 pm

Opening Day: Are the A’s the New Giants?

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There’s a buzz in the air, that certain je ne sais quoi that signals spring has arrived. Sure, the record breaking temperatures might have something to do with it (okay, probably a lot) but the fact that today marks the first day of the regular season for Major League Baseball can’t merely be a coincidence. […]

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Fill in the Blank: ‘Barry Bonds will be remembered as __________.’

March 23, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Fill in the Blank: ‘Barry Bonds will be remembered as __________.’

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The Barry Bonds trial for perjury and obstruction of justice is finally under way. Jurors were selected on Monday (few baseball fans made the cut), opening arguments began Tuesday and testimony began Wednesday. Tuesday’s biggest action, though not really much of a surprise, was former-Bonds trainer Greg Anderson refusing to testify. Anderson has already served […]

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The Clear and the Cream Make Their Way to Trial

March 21, 2011 | 3:20 pm

The Clear and the Cream Make Their Way to Trial

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Update 4 p.m.: A jury has been seated in the Barry Bonds steroids perjury trial. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Ilston congratulated the eight women and four men and told them to be in court at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Two alternates—both women—were also chosen. The prosecution and defense agreed on the panel after asking about […]

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October 28, 2010 | 4:50 pm

A Brief History of Bay Area Baseball

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Far before fans cheered on the Giants and the A’s, the Pacifics and the Oaklands ruled Bay Area baseball. Delve into the history of baseball in the Bay Area with the Pacific Coast League, the Nisei League and the World Series earthquake. What are your favorite moments in Bay Area baseball lore? Tell us. A […]

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October 23, 2010 | 4:58 pm

Game 6: Giants 3, Phillies 2

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8:39 p.m.: Final: Giants 3, Phillies 2. And as Russ Hodges once said, “The Giants win the pennant!“ 8:36 p.m.: Ryan Howard is up, and Wilson goes to 2-2 on him. A high outside fastball. Ball three. Full count, runners will be on the move. Wilson jams Howard with a high fastball and he fouls […]

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October 23, 2010 | 4:32 pm

Giants-Phillies Game 6: The Appetizer

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*If you think weather has anything to do with baseball, game time conditions should be clear and calm with a temperature of about 60, dropping into the upper 50s as the game progresses. That’s a San Francisco temperature range. Here’s the National Weather Service page for Philadelphia. *Is tonight a big game? Uh–yeah. But how […]

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October 17, 2010 | 5:45 pm

Game 2: Phillies 6, Giants 1

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8:14 p.m. (top 9th): A quiet 8th, and now the Giants face their last at-bat. Buster Posey leads off with a walk off Phils’ reliever Ryan Madson, then Pat Burrell lines to left for the highlight defensive play of the game—Raul Ibañez makes a lunging/diving grab on the warning track for the first out. Cody […]

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