2014 World Series Rundown: Giants vs. Royals

Welcome to perhaps the most unlikely World Series in recent memory. The matchup between the Giants and Royals for the 2014 title certainly won’t be mistaken for a clash of titans along the lines of the Yankees-Dodgers matchups of the 1950’s. Both teams failed to win 90 games this year (the first time ever two such teams faced each other more »

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Travis Ishikawa: The Unlikeliest Hero

A few years ago, circa 2010, I used to tell anyone who would listen (there weren’t many) that I considered Travis Ishikawa to be the most one-dimensional player I had ever seen. He did one thing really well on a baseball field: play defense at first base. In all other aspects of the game, I argued, he was charitably mediocre. more »

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Hudson Finally Advances to the Next Round: “This could be something special.”

It’s finally happened. After 16 years in the big leagues, after playing for three different teams, after making it to six different Division Series – Tim Hudson has finally advanced to the Championship Series. In his first full season with the San Francisco Giants, Hudson has been a great story. After breaking his ankle covering first base in a freak more »

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Giants vs. Nationals: NLDS Game 3 Pregame Prep

The San Francisco Giants are one game away from reaching their third NLCS in five years, as well as being the third team to sweep their way into a League Championship Series in 2014. After taking two in Washington against the Nationals, the Giants arrived back in San Francisco at about 5:30am on Sunday, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The more »

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