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New Giants and Departed Giants

New Giants and Departed Giants

New Giants pitching prospect Carson Ragsdale, acquired yesterday from the Phillies for reliever Sam Coonrod. He's tall.   I have to be honest with y'all. This spring will mark four years of doing weekend posts for TWG, and it has never been harder for me to muster up the energy and concentration for a post than it is today. That is nothing to do with any of you or the Giants but rather the...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

Sunday Gratitude

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...

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Keep Hope Alive

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 blog, I saw a...

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Rookie Year

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...

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Play Ball!

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...

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What a Strange Week

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 and only...

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Build Back Better™

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...

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One Ugly Week

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...

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The Wacky, Weird 2020 Giants

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...

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