What’s the most embarrassing way to lose a baseball game? An extra-innings walk-off balk has certainly got to be up there, and that’s precisely how the Giants lost to the Padres last night, when Santiago Casilla stumbled about the mound trying to throw a pitch.
It is a testament to Buster Posey’s abilities that he didn’t nail Jake Peavy in the head on this throw during Saturday’s game.
For the record, baseball gloves tend to perform better as catching devices.
Look at this photo of Ángel Pagán doing a cool jump to rob Erik Kratz of a dinger. You think he got it? He did not.
A skateboarding man and his dog cruised around the park during Monday’s San Francisco Giants game—or was it a skateboarding dog and his man?
Last night, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt launched a home run into the bay just beyond his home ballpark’s right-field fence. These homer are known as Splash Hits in San Francisco, and the team keeps track of how many have been hit with a big counter on the outfield wall. Belt’s dinger was the 69th Splash…
The San Francisco Giants play in a lovely bayside ballpark, with McCovey Cove and the Pacific Ocean (sort of) just feet past the right field wall. This nautical branch of the ballpark is famous for its flocks of boats, as well as the Splash Hit. There’s a big counter on the outfield wall of how many dingers have…
Throughout his highly-publicized rehab from hip surgery this past offseason, former ace Tim Lincecum was clear on one thing: He was working hard to come back as a starter, despite the moderate success he’d found pitching out of the bullpen for the Giants in several stints since the 2012 playoffs.
In the top of the fifth inning of today’s game against the Braves, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner came to the plate with no outs, a man on first, and the scored tied at zero. Almost every other pitcher in the majors would have been asked to lay down a bunt in that situation, but Bumgarner isn’t like most pitchers.…
Barry Bonds, home run king and Miami Marlins hitting coach, is enjoying somewhat of a personal and professional renaissance this year. He’s back in baseball for the first time since 2007, he seems to be enjoying himself, and the Marlins look much better than last year now that Bonds is on their staff.
The San Francisco Giants have long peddled a charming fiction about their ballpark, billing it as the “the first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962.” That would be a fact worth commending if it were at all true, but according to a study conducted by urban planner Judith Grant Long, it’s a…
The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 last night, as Johnny Cueto threw a complete game shutout and they won on what was charitably (for Matt Kemp and Alexi Amarista) scored as a walk-off double for Hunter Pence.
This is the first in what will be an occasional series comprising slightly belated MLB season previews.
Up 4-2, Giants closer Santiago Casilla loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth. And to everybody’s surprise—especially Casilla’s—manager Bruce Bochy came out to give him the hook.
I was a little bit worried about those Giants fans who had to leave Monday’s game in shame after one of them accidentally grabbed a fair ball. Fortunately, I was able to talk to Travis, the dude who made the mistake, and he assures me that they are doing just fine.
In the bottom of the seventh inning of last night’s Giants-Diamondbacks game, a Giants fan sitting near the left-field line accidentally reached out and grabbed a fair ball. This happens all the time at baseball games, but things took a turn for the tragic in this instance.
I don’t want to get too far into it, but I firmly believe that animals will one day rise up and wage war on their human oppressors. When that day comes, the opening salvo may look something like this:
While Pablo Sandoval remains on the disabled list for a shoulder strain that may or may not be real, the Red Sox third baseman’s relationship with food is being scrutinized. Comcast Sports Net’s Sean McAdam was on Toucher and Rich today and reported that when Sandoval was with the San Francisco Giants, the team made…
It’s been clear for a while that the San Francisco Giants have something on their hands with Madison Bumgarner. The promising native of Hickory, N.C. hit for a .470 slugging percentage in limited action two years ago at age 24, and followed on with a .468 mark last season, the highlight of the year probably being a…
It’s an even year, so the San Francisco Giants will win the 2016 World Series. Thank you to all the other teams for participating. Maybe next year! But not the one after that (we’re unclear what happens in 2020).