Rule 5 Draft Time

Alexander Canario: most likely to be added to the Giants’ 40-man roster this week   by DrLefty In this strange odyssey known as the Year of Our Lord 2020, the Masters golf tournament is happening this weekend. The NBA draft, usually in June, is taking place next week. Meanwhile, families…

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Moving On

A very young Senator Joe Biden plays CF in a Congressional Baseball Game in the 1970s. Check out the number on his jersey!   by DrLefty It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? The entire nation–the whole world–waiting breathlessly for days for the outcome of an important vote. And no,…

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Happy 10th Anniversary!

by DrLefty Ten years ago today, November 1, 2010, was a Monday, the day before Election Day. The Giants were in Arlington, Texas, getting ready to play Game 5 of the World Series. Thanks to a spectacular World Series debut on Halloween night by 21-year-old rookie starter Madison Bumgarner, the…

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Sunday Gratitude

Buster Posey watches his dramatic grand slam as Reds catcher and future #ForeverGiant Ryan Hanigan turns away in disgust, 10-11-12 in Cincinnati.   by DrLefty On Friday night, after our usual Zoom happy hour call with my mom and siblings and their partners, we ate burgers and watched the exciting…

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Keep Hope Alive

by DrLefty So here we are: last day of the strange, sad 2020 baseball season. Is it the last day of Giants baseball until spring? We’ll know in a few hours. I woke up knowing what I wanted to write today, and when I perused the latest comments on the…

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Rookie Year

Caleb Baragar holds up his MVP trophy after the Sacramento River Cats win the AAA championship game, Sept. 17, 2019   by DrLefty I’ll get to the Giants and their last ten games and playoff chances in a minute, but I thought for this week’s column, we’d check in on…

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