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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. […]

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As per Mangin’s Facebook post of Aug. 20: DROP EVERYTHING! Hey South Bay Giants Fans! Brian Murphy and I will be at San Jose Municipal Stadium (former home of Giants #1 draft pick Adam Hyzdu, shot by me in 1992) signing copies of Never. Say. Die.: The San Francisco Giants – 2012 World Series Champions […]

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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 […]

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(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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Joseph Wallace, author of Diamond Ruby: A Novel, will discuss his work in a program of books and baseball on Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY (914-941-2416). Dan Fost, author of Giants Past and Present will unveil the new World Championship edition of his book […]

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The San Francisco Giants are paying homage to their ancestry by bringing the World Series trophy to New York for a tour.

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TWIBB: Noc. 19, 2010

November 19, 2010 · 0 comments

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, […]

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Authors Dan Fost and Steve Steinberg will be appearing in NYC to celebrate the recent World Championship of the San Francisco Giants through their own published works. Fost and Steinberg will discuss their respective books — Giants Past & Present and 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York, […]

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Go, Giants! They get the cover story treatment from Tom Verducci (Giant Moment). But that’s it for awhile, I fear.

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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. […]

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Jason Turbow (The Baseball Code) and Dan Fost (Giants Past & Present) will appear at an authors’ talk on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. This could be interesting: They could chat about the Marichal-Roseboro incident. For more information, call650-321-0600 or visit booksinc.net.

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Who says you can’t go home again? Bloomfield-born journalist Dan Fost returned to his old stomping grounds to give a talk and book-signing for his Giants Past & Present at the Yogi Berra Museum this afternoon. Fost, who grew up and still is a Yankees fan, became enamored with the team shortly after moving to […]

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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 […]

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* Giants steps

April 5, 2010 · 0 comments

Dan Fost, author of Giants Past & Present, posted this preseason video on his favorite team. A reminder, Fost will be at the Yogi Berra Museum on April 11 at 4 p.m. See here for further info. And thanks to all of you out there who became fans of The Bookshelf — the roll has […]

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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 […]

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