Welcome to the Offseason

by DrLefty One of the stranger World Series I can remember ended on Wednesday, October 30. Anyway, congrats to the Nationals and especially to #ForeverGiant Hunter Strickland who, improbably, has won TWO World Series rings with different teams. You can read more about the Nationals’ quirky against-the-trends win in Greek…

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Giant Natitude

by DrLefty Since there’s not much news about the Giants this week other than managerial rumors–and Greek Giant already covered that topic–I thought I’d riff a bit on the surprise story of the 2019 postseason–the NL Champion Washington Nationals. I’ve never been a fan or hater of the Nats in…

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In the Long Run

Photo credit: Associate Press by DrLefty I’m sorry for being a day late with this one. As I mentioned, we flew to Vegas on Friday to see the Eagles’ Hotel California show. Standing in line at the MGM Grand to get into the arena for the concert, we saw this…

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The Year of Yaz

by DrLefty Baseball is funny. This could be considered a terrible week for the Giants, the week in which they were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention for the third year in a row. (But hey–at least that moment came in the third week of September this time!  In 2017, I…

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Dubi Do and the Great Yazoo

Full box here by DrLefty The game began with some dreary statistics, intoned by announcer Jon Miller. Clayton Kershaw’s sparkling career record against the Giants. Jeff Samardzija’s record of futility at Dodger Stadium, never having won a game there despite having pitched reasonably well. The Dodgers on the verge of…

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