Tim Lincecum’s Birthday Post

Tim Lincecum’s Birthday Post

by DrLefty Today is Tim Lincecum’s 40th birthday. On the one hand, that’s not so old. Justin Verlander is older than that, and he’s still pitching. Timmy’s been out of baseball for years. On the other hand, I will always think of Big Time Timmy...
Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS???

Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS???

by DrLefty A few days ago, I was envisioning a title for today’s Out of Left Field along the lines of “The Giants Will Never Win Again” because that’s sure how it felt. They were finding new ways to lose everyday–bad starting pitching,...
Smoke and Mirrors?

Smoke and Mirrors?

by DrLefty A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an upbeat column about the good energy the Giants were giving off, fueled largely by call-ups of young players to replace injured veterans. Some of you said nice things about how much you enjoyed it. We went to the game later...
Breakfast with the Giants

Breakfast with the Giants

by DrLefty MrLefty and I were out to dinner last night, and we were between courses, so he was monitoring the Giants game on his phone and updating me: “A run in…two men on…Chapman walks, bases loaded.” “Who’s up, Soler?” I...
The Youth Movement (Ready or Not)

The Youth Movement (Ready or Not)

by DrLefty This was not the plan. Luis Matos was not meant to be the everyday centerfielder for most of the 2024 season. The catchers were not meant to be Blake Sabol and Curt Casali. Mason Black was not meant to be in the rotation. Marco Luciano was not meant to...