Looking Back at The Giants Improbable Season

They’ve done it again. The Giants are World Series Champions again. For the third time in five years, Bruce Bochy and crew hoisted that trophy as kings of the baseball world. And of all the championships, this year was probably the most improbable. San Francisco shot out of spring training and into first place, holding the best record in baseball more »

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Giants on verge of a somewhat dynasty

After 52 years without a title in San Francisco, the Giants are a win away from their third world championship in five years, which raises the question of whether or not this is a dynasty. The last National League team that win three titles in five years was the St. Louis Cardinals, 1942, 1944 and 1946, teams that were led by Stan more »

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World Series Heads to San Francisco Tied 1-1

It’s an event that has become refreshingly familiar for Bay Area fans. The red, white, and blue bunting will be broken out at AT&T Park once again as the World Series returns to San Francisco for the third time this decade. The Giants and Royals will begin the three games at China Basin with the series tied at one game more »

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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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