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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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October 17, 2010 | 5:11 pm

Giants-Phillies, Game 2: The Appetizer

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Just a few minutes till game time. For statistical navel-gazers (or true fans of the game), here are a couple items to chew on as Game 2 takes shape: *The Elias Sports Bureau—which can probably tell you how many home runs have been hit by left-handed hitters suffering splinters in their big thumbs in odd […]

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Giants Fever!

October 7, 2010 | 12:36 pm

Giants Fever!

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Let’s face it. Smack in the middle of election-season crunch time, a budget crisis, and a hundred other highly impactive events, the big buzzing Bay Area topic of the day is the Giants. NL Division Series Game 1 vs. the Atlanta Braves starts tonight at 6:37 p.m., at AT&T Park. (For the ticketless, you can […]

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