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A tale of two Buster Poseys

There’s no shortage of reasons why the Giants find themselves in the World Series for the third time in five years, really, and you can start anywhere. Maybe that’s Jake Peavy, a disappointment in Boston and now a revelation in San Francisco. Or rookie Joe Panik, filling a hole that was so bad it had […]
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum dealing with stiff neck

Right-hander Tim Lincecum didn’t go through a full workout Saturday because he woke up with a stiff neck, according to Alex Pavlovic. However, Lincecum is on the roster for the World Series and the Giants don't think his discomfort is serious.Lincecum has yet to pitch in the 2014 postseason, though Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he would have pitched the 19th inning in...
Via MLB Injury News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

S.F. radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

San Francisco fans of the singer Lorde will be out of luck for the next couple of weeks. The Giants and Kansas City Royals will start the World Series on Tuesday, which means the appetite for anything Kansas City- or Royals-related in San Fran is at an all-time low. That apparently includes Lorde’s big-time hit “Royals.” The song — which the singer admitted was inspired by...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants fan who returned Travis Ishikawa's walk-off home run ball gets World Series tickets (PHOTO)

Imagine being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan and holding a piece of team history in your hands — and giving it up. Willingly.That's what Frank Burke did — after catching Travis Ishikawa's dramatic Game 5 NLCS Series walk-off home run ball (video at bottom) that gave the Giants the pennant and sent them to the World Series last Thursday — when he returned the prized...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Umpire nearly crashed car when he got World Series call

Major League Baseball umpire Eric Cooper, and his wife, were driving home from a movie in West Des Moines, Iowa when Joe Torre, the league’s executive vice president for baseball operations, called him. Cooper almost crashed his car.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GALLERY: 10 greatest walk-off homers in MLB playoff history

The walk-off hit is one of sports’ most exhilarating moments, and when it happens in October, it’s something fans cherish for generations. Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco Giants fans a memory they’ll never forget when he hit a three-run homer to win the National League pennant. The hit, along with Joe Buck’s call, reminded everyone of another walk-off blast from the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SF radio station bans Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

If you’re in the listening range of KFOG in San Francisco, don’t expect to hear Lorde’s song “Royals” during the World Series. After the Giants beat the Cardinals on Thursday night to win the pennant, the radio station announced on their Facebook page that the song wouldn’t be played as long as the series is going. No Lorde? Oh, it’s personal now. [KFOG] The post A...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants World Series history: How does this appearance stack up to previous ones?

As Travis Iskikawa was rounding the bases to the thrill of a jubilant crowd at AT&T Park, he joined Bobby Thomson as Giants’ pennant–winning home run heroes. Thompson’s historic blast (also known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”) came in the deciding contest of a three-game playoff that beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951—about six years prior to the franchise...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Katie Nolan tries to out-chug Madison Bumgarner

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is getting a lot of attention for chugging multiple beers during San Francisco’s post-game clubhouse celebrations. On Thursday, he followed up his eight inning start by chugging (if you want to call it that) six beers, Stone Cold Steve Austin style. Fox’s Katie Nolan accurately pointed out that Bumgarner really wasn’t CHUGGING the beers as much...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner celebrates NLCS win by chugging six beers at once

First, Madison Bumgarner celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning its NL Wild Card game by chugging four beers at once. He then toasted the team’s NLDS series win by slamming five beers at the same time. Following San Francisco’s 6-3 win in Game 5 of the NLCS over the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park […] The post MVP Madison Bumgarner celebrates NLCS win by chugging...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner guzzles six beers this time (Video)

Madison Bumgarner was up to his familiar tricks after helping pitch the Giants to the NL pennant and winning NLCS MVP in the process. After the Giants won Game 5 6-3 on a 3-run walk-off home run by Travis Ishikawa, Bumgarner celebrated by guzzling six beers at the same time. He has now upped his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win on walk-off home run, advance to World Series

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants hit three home runs during game 5 of the NLCS. The final one, off the bat of Travis Ishikawa, sent them to the World Series to face the Kansas City Royals. The Giants tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning thanks to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey’s Son Swoops In On Postgame Interview With Erin Andrews

Buster Posey's cute young son swooped in and took over his dad's postgame interview with Erin Andrews after the Giants won the pennant.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win on walk-off home run, advance to World Series

For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants will represent the National League in the World Series. Bruce Bochy’s club won a dramatic Game 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night to wrap up the NLCS. Down by one in the bottom of the eighth and facing the real possibility of going to back to St. Louis for Game 6 (and potentially a Game 7), Michael Morse...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Slimmed-down Barry Bonds throws out first pitch

The Giants and Cardinals squared off in a pivotal Game 4 of the NLCS. And they called on former Giants slugger Barry Bonds to throw out the first pitch and get it started. The crowd at AT&T Park stood behind him and chanted “Ba-rry! Ba-rry! Ba-rry!” as he prepared to throw...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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