As Douglas MacArthur once said, “I have returned.” Visiting the San Francisco area for vacation was relaxing, apart from driving on California 1… Fortunately, we were going north, so oncoming traffic was on the left and inland was on the right. If we had been going south it would have been oncoming on the left […]
Two Steve Travers titles — The 1969 Miracle Mets: The Improbable Story of the World’s Greatest Underdog Team and A Tale Of Three Cities: New York, L.A. and San Francisco in October of ‘62 — are currently available at no charge in various e-reader formats on Smashwords.
Well, that was relatively easy. The Boston Red Sox are your new World Series Champions! As a newspaper buff, I always like to see how the local press covers such high-profile sports events. Frequently, tabloid publications employ “wraps,” using the entire front and back page for one large photo, like these from the Boston Herald. […]
And I’m not talking about the hundreds of podcasts actually devoted to the national pastime, but a couple not normally associated with the game. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, the NPR (aka National Pastime Radio) news quiz show, featured San Francisco Giants announced Jon Miller in its “Not My Job” segment on the March 2 […]
(Kids, ask your parents/grandparents.) One of my pre-season amusements is to purchase baseball magazines and study their predictions, especially for who will get to the post-season. Somewhere on my other blog is an analysis of how they’ve done in seasons past. This year PunditTracker has done the work for me. The San Francisco Giants get […]
As I mentioned recently, HBO will air a documentary on Curt Flood on July 13. That same night, Showtime will launch its new series, The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants. You can watch a “full episode preview” here (although a disclaimer on the site says it has been edited from its “original […]
San Francisco Giants’ star catcher Buster Posey was severely injured on a collision at the plate with Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlins on Wednesday. By all accounts it was clean play, the kind that’s been a part of the game since its inception. The runner’s job is to try to score at all costs […]
Just like the vitamins, only with baseball books. April is that time of year when our old friend Tom — who writes about sports and sports media for the Los Angeles Daily News — does his “30 baseball books in 30 days” bit. And, just like last year, we’ll be posting his considerations within these […]
The San Francisco Giants are paying homage to their ancestry by bringing the World Series trophy to New York for a tour.
The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Title Rank General The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by Jane Leavy 1 Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back, by Josh Hamilton and Tim Keown 2 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, […]
Go, Giants! They get the cover story treatment from Tom Verducci (Giant Moment). But that’s it for awhile, I fear.
Find any link you can, because goodness knows, if it’s not “about them,” they ain’t interested. Fox TV Blackout Tests Old Giants Fans’ Ingenuity Anything Can Happen in a San Francisco Series A First in Either San Francisco or Texas On the other hand, there’s a neat feature on World Series gloves through the years. […]
by Dan Fost. MVP Books, 2010. A book such as Giants Past & Present caters to multiple readerships. On the one hand you have long-time fans of the team, both in the East and West Coast incarnations. You also have younger fans, who grew up on the San Francisco version. In addition, there are the […]
A national pastime trifecta in the brainy magazine in the November/December issue. At this point, the citations refer to the print version only. Oakland As general manager Billy “Moneyball” Beane is hailed as one of “the new Einsteins” in a featured article. In an item about man’s best friend: “Portuguese water dogs…[have] been living up […]