Play Ball!

by DrLefty In the COVID-19 testing sweepstakes, the Giants got off easy. No multi-player outbreak, like the Marlins and Cardinals had, necessitating multiple roster moves and many doubleheaders. No four-day layoff like the A’s had when one of their relievers tested positive. Having to make up two postponed games in…

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Rebuilding, Competing, Both, or Neither?

by DrLefty After last night’s discouraging-but-all-too-familiar loss, Alex Pavlovic said this in his gamer. This was supposed to be a season full of mistakes from young players.   Mauricio Dubon. Jaylin Davis. Joey Bart. Tyler Rogers. Sam Coonrod. Possibly Heliot Ramos and others who will be a big part of the…

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What a Strange Week

by DrLefty This will be the first and only time you will see a photo of a Dodger (or an actor playing a Dodger) as the “featured image” at the top of an Out of Left Field column. And watching “42,” starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, was the first…

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Build Back Better™

Rookies Joey Bart and Logan Webb led the way on Friday night. Photo credit: NBC Sports-Bay Area   by DrLefty The Democratic National Convention this week used the slogan “Build Back Better” to talk about the vision that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democratic Party have for the future:…

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One Ugly Week

photo credit: galoremag.com by DrLefty The featured image is from an e-zine directed at young women, and the article is about literally feeling ugly–bad hair days, skin breaking out, jeans not buttoning–you get idea–all at once. When I posted a week ago today, the Giants were 4-4, and they gave…

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The Wacky, Weird 2020 Giants

Chadwick Tromp beams after his first major league hit. Photo credit: NBC Sports-Bay Area Full box here by DrLefty It was the first Orange Friday of the 2020 season at Oracle Park in San Francisco, and it arrived on what, in an alternate universe, would have been the trade deadline….

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Last Saturday Without Baseball

hat-tip to ClutchUp   by DrLefty I was at the last regular season game the Giants played, September 29, 2019, Bochy’s farewell game. I was fortunate enough to get to spring training before everything shut down and attended the last weekend of games in Scottsdale. One week later, I reflected…

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Hail to the Buster

Kristen & Buster Posey with their twins, Addison & Lee, April 2013   by DrLefty Buster and Kristen Posey have welcomed twins into their family once before, and it was under difficult circumstances. Kristen was six months along with Addison and Lee (born August, 2011), when Buster was seriously injured…

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