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Oddballs in kayaks continue to fight over foul balls in McCovey Cove

This dude risks being speared by another's kayak for a $10 foul ball off the bat of San Francisco Giants slugger Nori Aoki. Alrighty then. Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ rookie Tomlinson blasts a grand slam for first MLB home run

Kelby Tomlinson made a stunning entrance into the majors with a grand slam on Thursday for the San Francisco Giants. Kelby Tomlinson’s first career home run was just grand: http://t.co/7NvtbrTNEN pic.twitter.com/4wLiHLVyR1 — MLB (@MLB) August 27, 2015   Tomlinson received a standing ovation and cheers heard round AT&T park. There were nothing but smiles as he rounded...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

After pursuing a collusion case against Major League Baseball, an arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds, who believed the league owners conspired against him to keep him from playing after the 2007 season. This ruling was first brought to light by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and was later confirmed by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bonds had an outstanding year...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford Facing Uncertain Injury Status

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) An oblique muscle injury is one of the most vague and hard to pinpoint ailments a player can deal with, but the San Francisco Giants are unfortunately becoming all too familiar with said injury, as starting shortstop Brandon Crawford is the second player in the last week to befall the notorious “strained oblique” status. After a similar...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On the inequity of the 2015 NL Wild Card Game

The Wild Card races in the American and National Leagues could hardly be more different. Over in the AL, only four teams are playing at a level that would normally make them contenders, but the rules require that a fifth team qualify for the postseason, so one team from a remarkably mediocre group is going to get rewarded with a playoff spot even though they may end the year with...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peavy shuts down Cubs as Giants earn 1st win in series, 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt's leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time in six starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to stop Chicago's six-game winning streak. Kelby Tomlinson added an RBI double of his own in the sixth against Kyle Hendricks as the Giants ended a three-game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan Set to Return Thursday for San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants are set to get another piece of their banged up outfield back on Thursday, as center fielder Angel Pagan is reportedly ready to return to the club after completing his rehab assignment for a right knee injury suffered earlier in the month. Pagan was deemed ready to go after just four games with the team’s Triple-A affiliate...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jung-ho Kang's home runs sound even better in Korean

Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang had himself a spectacular game last Saturday, belting two home runs in a 3-2 victory over the Giants. The 28-year-old rookie is having an impressive season after playing the first nine years of his professional baseball career in Korea. But with no disrespect intended toward the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team of Kenny Albert and Sean Casey, nor the...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee playing with his kids

Details on this are still a bit sparse, but it’s tentatively going into the “stupid baseball injury” Hall of Fame. Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee…while he was playing with his kids. I’ll let the AP report take it away. The Giants placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after he sustained a left knee subluxation while playing...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon great?

With the Cubs in San Francisco to face the team just behind them in the wild-card race, it makes sense to compare the two managers. After all, they both ended up within the top five in a recent ESPN.com survey, and their teams have both found success in recent years. Though they were born just a year apart, their styles are different enough that they seem to be a study in contrasts...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd confident, understands role as he joins Giants in pennant chase

Marlon Byrd has played for seven teams in the past four years, which has hardened him to quickly adjust to playing with his latest team, the San Francisco Giants. "I know what I need to do," said Byrd, who is now 37 years old and in his 14th season in the majors. "I know I don't need to come over here and be Superman. I just need to play my game and help this team win games." Ironically...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should batting receive consideration in Cy Young voting?

10 days ago, I was informed that I will be voting for the National League Cy Young Award this year. This will be my first time voting on the pitcher awards — last year, I was tasked with voting for Manager of the Year and MVP — and so I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to work through what kind of factors I’m going to want to consider in putting my ballot together...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants to have offseason interest in Jordan Zimmerman

In Ken Rosenthal’s Monday column for Fox Sports, he had an interesting note about the San Francisco Giants. Specifically, Rosenthal noted that the Giants would likely be interested in impending free agent Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann this offseason. *Add Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann to the list of free-agent starters that the Giants are likely to consider...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan to continue rehab stint, be reassessed Wednesday

Angel Pagan won't be ready to return to the San Francisco Giants when he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but it shouldn't be long before he's back in the Giants' outfield. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Sunday that Pagan, who has been on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee retroactive to Aug. 10, will continue to play with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Marlon Byrd providing a spark

When news broke that right fielder Hunter Pence would be going back on the DL for a third time this season with a moderate oblique strain, it made the San Francisco Giants ramp up their search for finding an outfielder before the waiver deadline. The Giants acquired Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for double-A RHP Stephen Johnson. The Giants almost traded...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bay Watch #2: San Francisco Giants & Oakland A’s Top Prospects

Just as I finished highlighting the Oakland A’s dismal playoff chances last week (0.3%) the team managed to lose seven straight games, effectively throwing in the towel on a season with low expectations to begin with. Frustratingly, and somewhat ironically as well, the A’s snapped their skid with a 10-inning win over the L.A. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. The A’s decision to...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants hope key contributors carry them to the postseason

Despite the superstition that has developed surrounding the San Francisco Giants’ inability to win a World Series title in seasons of odd ending years, the defending champions are shaping up to advance to postseason baseball this season. The superstition grew alongside the Giants championship titles during their trilogy of wins that occurred in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Coincidentally...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Madison Bumgarner crushes his fifth HR of the season

Somebody forgot to tell Madison Bumgarner that pitchers don’t know how to hit. The San Francisco Giants star pitcher took another ball deep on Friday night in the second inning at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates—his fifth home run of the 2015 season. Here’s a video of his two-run blast, which nearly reached the second deck. Here are some impressive stats that highlight...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner had pinch-hit single that led to insurance run

    Madison Bumgarner did not pitch for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, but the World Series hero proved he doesn’t need to take the mound to help his team pick up a victory. Dealing with an injured Hunter Pence and an undermanned bench, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to call on Bumgarner as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the seventh. Naturally, Bumgarner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 'The Duff' tough enough for NL Rookie of the Year?

The San Francisco Giants drafted Matt Duffy in the 18th round of the 2012 draft. He’s the third-lowest draft pick of all drafted players on the Giants roster.   Yet, in his rookie season, Duffy has been the most unexpectedly valuable player on the Giants. He spent most of his time in the minor leagues at shortstop, but stepped seamlessly into a full-time starting role at...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants create wonderful Full House parody

#FullClubhouse http://t.co/1MkMdGfuUZ Starring @bcraw35 @mm_duffy @JeremyAffeldt @hunterpence Javier Lopez @JoePanik and Bruce Bochy — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 14, 2015 As far as team-produced parody videos, this one is right near the top of the list.  The Giants will be celebrating their San Francisco-based sitcom roots with a Full House night in September...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Do Spot-On Cover Of ‘Full House’ Intro Video

San Francisco is synonymous with many things, including the Giants and the hit TV show “Full House.” So why not combine the two things? That’s exactly what the Giants will do Sept. 30 with “Full Clubhouse,” their tribute to the iconic ’80s and ’90s show. To promote that late-season event, the Giants revealed this fantastic parody video Friday, featuring members of the...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants filmed their own 'Full House' intro

At the end of September, the San Francisco Giants will be having a Full House Night at AT&T Park, complete with a Full House snowglobe giveaway. To promote the evening, they filmed this Full House parody intro entitled Full Clubhouse, starring Brandon Crawford, Matt Duffy, Jeremy Affeldt, Hunter Pence, Javier Lopez, Joe Panik, Bruce Bochy, and featuring a cameo former Full...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner heating up at the right time

Last October, San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner went on an insane roll to absolutely dominate the postseason. During the playoffs he went 4-1 with a save, a 1.03 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, two shutouts and 45 strikeouts in 52.2 innings while leading the Giants to a World Series title. Don’t look now, but it appears he’s heating up again. On Tuesday night Bumgarner was absolutely...
Via Rumors and Rants
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants rookie dedicates first hit to memory of Kaiser Carlile

San Francisco Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson notched his first major league hit in his first career at-bat on Monday night and dedicated his personally noteworthy accomplishment to the memory of Kaiser Carlile, the nine-year-old bat boy who died over the weekend as a result of a tragic on-field accident. Carlile, who served as bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays, a collegiate summer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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