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The Rangers Corral the Giants Deep in the Heart of Texas

Game 3 of the 2010 World Series was all about the Texas Rangers pulling up the reins on the San Francisco Giants post season runaway stagecoach, and Giants’ starter Jonathan Sanchez once again failing to put his brand on a Giants victory. More importantly, from this point on there will be no further use of cowboy references in this blogpiece. […]

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The San Francisco Giants Race to World Series History

Game Two of the 2010 World Series at San Francisco’s AT&T Park initially walked and quacked like a classic pitchers’ duel, with the Giants’ Matt Cain battling Rangers’ starter C. J. Wilson through 4 1/2 scoreless innings. Halfway through the game, when Giants’ shortstop Edgar Renteria stepped up to the plate with one out in the bottom […]

Giants Hand Cliff Lee and Fox Sports a Texas-Sized Defeat in World Series Game One

You could hear the disappointment in the voices of Fox Sports TV World Series broadcasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. It was only the bottom of the 3rd inning of World Series Game 1, and much-hyped Texas Ranger starter Cliff Lee was already showing signs of unraveling. It was unthinkable, but somehow Lee gave up two runs and allowed the San […]

2010 World Series Notes and Other Stuff

The Manuel on Charlie ManuelIt seemed that Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel was sleepwalking during the NLCS, the crusty old skipper appearing to forget that the rule against using all 25 players in a playoff game was changed in 1909. He managed the NLCS like it was an annoying formality on the way to another Philly World Series. It’s hard to […]

The 2010 World Series: Giants vs Rangers– A Plethora of Numbers

Sure, we can talk about Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton’s inspiring personal journey from alcohol and drug abuse to MLB super-stardom. We can trade stories about several truly eccentric Giant players, notably closer Brian Wilson and first baseman Aubrey Huff. And there will be endless discussions around the amazing circumstance of Texas catcher Bengie Molina facing […]

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San Francisco Giants Ring Up the Phillies and Head to the World Series

The San Francisco Giants have earned prime dugout seating in the 2010 World Series as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night. Giants’ third baseman Juan Uribe’s 8th inning solo home run broke a five inning tie, and San Francisco held on to win […]

Lincecum Sails, Defense Fails in NLCS Game 5

The San Francisco Giants’ quest to confirm dugout seating reservations for the 2010 World Series took a hit in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series as they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 at AT&T Park. San Francisco keeps an overall 3-2 advantage in the seven game series, but the NLCS now moves back to the […]

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NLCS Game 4: Giants Take Charge as Phillies Manager Drops the Ball

Before the chalk dust settled at AT&T Park after the Giants’ triumphant 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the 2010 National League Championship Series, the impact of this most memorable baseball game seemed to overwhelm the players, the fans, and even members of the baseball media. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s […]

AT&T Park Provides a Hostile Work Environment for the Phillies in NLCS Game 3

For the Philadelphia Phillies, playing at San Francisco’s AT&T Park is like making Superman wear a kryptonite cape– it’s just not going to turn out well. In Game 3 of the 2010 National League Championship Series, the Giants smothered the Phillies in home field advantage, shutting them out 3-0 and taking the lead in the 2010 NLCS two games […]

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NLCS Game 2: Lack of Offense Trips Up the San Francisco Giants

Throughout the 2010 MLB post season, the San Francisco Giants have been carrying a very large elephant across a thin and extremely wobbly tightrope wire. On Sunday October 17, in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, that elephant sneezed and the tightrope snapped as the Giants tumbled to a 6-1 loss. Lack of offense […]

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The Giants Were On and the Doctor was Out: Game 1 of the 2010 NLCS

Around the greater Philadelphia metro area this week, NLCS Game 1 at Citizens Bank Park was not something to be overly concerned about. Kind of like a routine visit to the doctor. So Philly fans bought their five foot long cheese steaks, grabbed a few cases of Rolling Rock lite, and prepared to watch Doctor Roy Halladay practicing from […]

Notes and Observations Before 2010 NLCS Game 1: Giants vs Phillies

 o As much as the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park is touted as a hitters ballyard, and will further favor the potent Philadelphia    line-up, this park could be exactly what the Giants need. The Giants’ offensive is based on an extra base hit attack from    virtually every hitter in the line-up; which means hitters like Juan Uribe, Cody […]

A Player is Named Later: Kevin Pucetas

As reported in MLB Trade Rumors, San Francisco Giants Triple A Fresno right handed starter Kevin Pucetas has been sent to the Kansas City Royals to complete the August 13, 2010 trade for Jose Guillen. The Royals immediately put Pucetas on their 40 man roster, a list which in recent years appeared to include random names […]

The San Francisco Giants vs the Philadelphia Phillies: By the Numbers

Comparisons between the combatants in the 2010 National League Championship Series involve a universe of obvious differences, vague intangibles, subtle nuances, insider knowledge, and man/woman on the street opinions. Thanks to Baseball- Reference.com, we can take a close look at the numbers put up by the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies during the […]

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The Real Symbol of the 2010 SF Giants: the Red Thong

Sure, the main theme of the 2010 season for the San Francisco Giants and their fans has been “Torture”. Close games, not enough hitting, weird stuff happening all the time. But there’s another symbol that represents the heart and soul of this team in a very special way as they charge to the National League Championship […]

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