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A's Heading to San....Francisco?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 4, 2013

...Mets shared Shea Stadium for a year while Yankee Stadium was being renovated, while the Dodgers and the Angels shared Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles from 1962-65.

But this is the low-cost Oakland Athletics, moving into the not-so-low-cost AT&T Park, where the not-so-low-cost San Francisco Giants call home. Should the move happen, it forces fans who would normally take BART to the Coliseum, to spend more money on transportation to get to AT&T Park. Can you imagine that right-field bleacher crew so far into triples alley in right center?

It almost seems Twilight Zone... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, oakland athletics, san francisco giants, 2013

The Drought Ends 56 years later!

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 2, 2010

There were three teams in the MLB that had the longest championship-less droughts. The Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians, and the San Francisco Giants.

Edgar Renteria's three-run homer in the seventh inning took the Giants off of that list as the underdog Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night to clinch their first World Series title since they won it as the New York Giants back in 1954.

To make Renteria's home run even sweeter, he drilled the homer off the man who was thought to be untouchable, Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee.

Somewhere,... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, world series, mlb, san francisco giants, giants, 2010, bay area

Might As Well

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 27, 2010

I've definitely been off my prediction game this year. In previous years, I had a really good record. A REALLY good record. Not so this year. But what the heck, might as well continue now that I've started.

The World Series starts tonight. It's the Texas Rangers vs the San Francisco Giants. Two unlikely participants, or unlikely in most predictors minds. But here they are. The Giants back for a repeat appearance and the first time Rangers. Lots of storylines with these two teams. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses. Both teams beat really good teams to get to the... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, cliff lee, mlb, san francisco giants, tim lincecum, texas rangers

Joboo Mojo

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 21, 2010

You know I haven't given the Giants much of a chance even before the series with the Phillies started. I thought they would be done in 4 and then, I thought they would be done after they won 2. But somehow they keep winning games. I think they have a little Joboo mojo going on as they seem to be one of the most superstitious teams going....and in baseball that's saying something.

First, you've got the Beard. It has become close to a thing of worship in San Francisco. Fear the Beard signs are everywhere. Each time Brian Wilson comes out to save a game, fans go wild. There are T-shirts... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, san francisco giants, nlcs, superstitions

Don't worry about Timmy

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jun 28, 2010

We've called him "The Freak," and we've called him the best, however one way that San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has never been described is as human.

After starting the 2010 season with a 4-0 record in five starts, posting a 1.27 ERA, the Giants ace seemed to fall off a bit in the month of May.

Lincecum went just 1-2 in six starts in May, allowing a combined 20 runs in 36.1 innings pitched, giving him an inflated 4.95 ERA. This comes not too long after the righty allowed a mere five runs in 35.1 inning pitched a month prior.

"You have your ups and downs during... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, mlb, cy young, san francisco giants, 2010, tim lincecum

The Sad State of Professional Sports in California

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 20, 2010

More and more people are tired of living in California. Folks don’t want to live in a broke state full of high prices, foreclosures and layoffs. And sports fans in the formerly Golden State are also a disgruntled bunch, because the teams we’re watching are mostly terrible.

I should say first that the L.A. Lakers, L.A. Kings, the San Diego Chargers, the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks and the S.F. Giants probably don’t belong in this discussion…for now. The Lakers are the reigning NBA Champs and could repeat this year. The team has an incredible track record and the organization has... (more)

Tags: san francisco giants, san diego padres, san francisco 49ers, san jose sharks, los angeles dodgers, oakland radiers, los anbgeles lakers

I Meet The Freak

By Ed Attanasio, published on Dec 6, 2009

...people like golfer Greg Norman, sports announcer Jim Rome, HOF pitcher Goose Gossage and of course, Willie Mays (who I tried to interview in 1999) were legendarily rude and fulfilled stereotypes about pro athletes acting boorish.

But, when I ran into double-Cy Young award winner San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum the other day at a Starbucks in the Fillmore of The City, it was a thrill and a refreshing chance encounter with a smart, engaging individual pausing to talk to an avid fan. (Even though I am a Dodgers die hard for 40 years).

I approached Lincecum and told him ... (more)

Tags: major league baseball, lincecum, cy young, san francisco giants

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