The Third Place Giants

The Third Place Giants

On May 21, the Giants are 22-16 and in third place in the NL West. Third place doesn’t sound very good until you remember that there are three wild card spots this year. The Giants have the fifth-best record in the NL and are currently sitting in the second wild...
Thank You, Buster

Thank You, Buster

“From an early age, he saw the benefits in working hard on the basics. He’s done that with baseball, with academics, and with his personal life. We’re proud of who he is today.”–Demp Posey, talking about his eldest son, in Andrew...
The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

Former Giants manager and future Hall of Famer Bruce Bochy had a special name for his ragtag lineups that occasionally surfaced when there was a rash of injuries and/or players who needed days off. The lineup instead would be populated with bench players or even...
One Week In

One Week In

Photo credit: NBC Sports-Bay Area How good was Carlos Rodón in Cleveland last night? Well, bear in mind that the Guardians were–and still are–the top-hitting lineup in baseball in the early going (first in batting average and OPS, second in OBP and SLG)....
Game Up? Game Up!

Game Up? Game Up!

Photo credit: BrotherLefty Well, it was a pretty unforgettable Opening Day. As we had our postgame dinner last night, MrLefty and I agreed that San Francisco feels “back” for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Lots of people walking dogs,...