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The Giants Crash the Party– One Game Out of First in the NL West

After taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend, the San Francisco Giants rollercoasting road show hit Phoenix, Arizona to take on the D-Snakes Monday September 6th. The Giants’ twenty-one year old rookie starter Madison Bumgarner went 7.1 innings, giving up five hits, one walk, no runs, and striking out seven batters. Usually […]

Stop the Presses 4 – Even More Major League Baseball News!

 Baseball headlines from newspapers around the Nation:           FORMER MLB PITCHER ROB DIBBLE TELLS ACTOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS TO "MAN UP" OVER RECENT CANCER DIAGNOSIS Dibble Also Demands Toys Be Removed From Local Children’s Hospital Ward NEW TEXAS RANGERS OWNER NOLAN RYAN SAYS MINOR LEAGUE STARTERS WILL BE ON STRICT PITCHING COUNTS “Once They […]

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Tim Lincecum and the Goblet of True Blood

Were there enough pop culture cross references to catch your eye? Good, now let’s tear off a thick slice of double bubble, sit down on a raw pine plank, and talk some Tim Lincecum. In the past month, dozens of baseball broadcasters have been struggling to explain why the two-time Cy Young award winner can […]

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The Wait for the Padres to Stumble is Officially Over

Godot is free to catch the next flight out of San Diego, and we’ll wait for something else; the San Diego Padres will not be going on an eight game losing streak and finally cough up their season-long lead in the National League West. It’s not the Padres amazing 73-47 record, best in the National League […]

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Bobby Thompson and the Single Most Electrifying Moment in Baseball History

October 3, 1951 is a date that defines the irrepressible reach of Major League baseball into the American soul and psyche. In the history of professional sports, no date, no event, no moment matches it or can ever match it. In the 1950s, American baseball was dominated by New York City’s three Major League teams: the […]

SF Giants 2010 First Year Player Draft Signings

Follow-up (see main article on list in right margin):MLB teams have until 9:00PM Monday August 16, 2010 to sign their picks from the 2010 first year player draft. We should see a flurry of signings today.August 16, 2010– Jim Callis of Baseball America reports the Giants signed their number two overall pick, outfielder Jarrett Parker of […]

SF Giants Fully Armed For A Showdown With the San Diego Padres

The San Francisco Giants made two important trades this week, just prior to a critical three game home series this weekend with the first place San Diego Padres. By obtaining infielder Mike Fontenot from the Cubs and outfielder Jose Guillen from Kansas City, the Giants address three critical needs in preparation for their drive to the 2010 […]

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The Monsters in the Closet: Numbers

The San Francisco Giants have 50 games left to play in the 2010 season, and mid-August is when the win-loss numbers start to rise up like the dead in a George Romero film to hunt you down. Now is the time to talk about the endgame of this season’s games. As Yogi Berra, the Zen master […]

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Giants Send Denny Bautista To Infinity and Beyond

The San Francisco Giants announced they have designated relief pitcher Denny Bautista for assignment. The assignment was not initially mentioned, but it will involve Bautista packing his bags and securing transportation out of the San Francisco area. The cover story is that Bautista is being moved off the team to make room for pitcher Todd […]

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Giants Freeze At the Non-Waiver Trade Deadline

Each year, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline produces innumerable “winners and losers” lists from Baseball sports writers around the country. It’s an opportunity for fans to step away from local broadcast and print media happy-talk about their baseball team and get a sense of what the national press thinks. For Giants fans, a quick survey of […]

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Giants Manager Throws the Book at Dodger Rule Breaker

Legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver had two revealing quotes about the role of a Major League manager: “A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.” “A really good manager will make the difference in maybe six or eight games […]

Stop the Presses 3 – More Major League Baseball News!

Baseball headlines from newspapers around the Nation:         BASEBALL COMMISSIONER HEEDS CALL FOR MLB ALL STAR GAME TO HAVE MORE MEANING AND DRAMA 2013 Game Will Feature Live Hostage Situation, Stunning 7th Inning Revelation About Santa Claus, and Free Lifetime Supply of Bacon to Winning Team PETE ROSE CONFESSES TO GAMBLING ON BASEBALL, […]

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Major League Baseball: The 2010 First Half Report

National League West San Diego PadresThe Padres success is one of the top MLB stories of the 2010 season, but because they don’t play on the East Coast, and just about everyone still thinks they will eventually tank, no one seems to care. The Pads are third in the Majors in runs scored with 453 (behind the Yankees […]

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