Happy FanFest Day! (The Sequel)

by DrLefty This time last year I wrote a “Happy FanFest Day” post, and not wanting to simply repeat myself, I read it over last night to remember what I’d said. It made me…sad. Last year, the Giants’ core players–Posey, Panik, Crawford, and others–came into Media Day (the Friday before…

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Bagels in the Outfield

by DrLefty [Hat-tip to Ryan for the idea for the title and cover image.] Thanks to all for the good wishes about my sesame challenge yesterday. Before I was allergic (the allergy first surfaced when I was in my mid-30s), sesame bagels were my favorite, Chinese food was my favorite,…

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Epic and Historic

by Dr Lefty Last night showed why baseball has no peer in professional sports. You never know what you might see, and to quote the late, great Yogi Berra, “It’s never over till it’s over.” The game should have been over in the 13th inning. Yasiel Puig hit what could…

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One Desultory Turn Through The Rotation

Full box (if you care) here by Dr Lefty What a difference five games makes, huh? The Giants came out of Atlanta with a lot of stuff clicking: They’d won five series in a row, culminating with a somewhat shocking sweep of the high-flying Braves. Their offense, so anemic in…

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Lefty Rage

  Complete box here. by Dr Lefty I’ve had enough of this. I had a bad week. The second week of my spring quarter sabbatical got completely conscripted by a frustrating and stressful turn on jury duty. It wasn’t even an interesting case. The defendant was a small-potatoes career criminal who…

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Happy Festivus!

by DrLefty   Today is the 20th anniversary of Festivus, the only “holiday” created by a TV sitcom (“Seinfeld”). (If you don’t believe it’s a holiday, try googling it.)   I celebrate it religiously by airing grievances (one of the rites of Festivus) on Facebook every year.  Here at TWG,…

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OK, Now What?

by Dr Lefty Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Barry Bonds signed a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants for what was then the biggest contract in baseball history. That moment transformed a franchise, built a ballpark, and gave us a lot of amazing memories. On the anniversary of that significant…

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