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From Grit to Glory: Celebrating the 2012 World Series Champions

From Grit to Glory: Celebrating the 2012 World Series Champions

I'd like to thank the Giants for having special ceremonies on two of the last three Saturdays so that I had a great excuse not to write about the actual 2022 team. 🙂 That said, they did beat the Pirates last night, so good for them--nice outing for Carlos Rodón, nice game by Yaz (homer and "double" misplayed by Bryan Reynolds, hit the ball hard three times)   I was at spring training in...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler... --Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" This Robert Frost poem is one of my all-time favorites, and not just because it's a poem I actually understand(!). Frost was in his early...

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Argghhhh

Argghhhh

Note: Sorry this got long. I had a lot on my mind!     I started writing a regular column for TWG in 2017. You remember the 2017 season, the one where the Giants came perilously close to losing 100 games for only the second time in franchise history? The one...

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Ugghhhh

Ugghhhh

I'm not sure what else to say about the Giants this week. After winning the second game in Pittsburgh last Saturday, they've lost five out of six. The first four losses were by one run, and last night's listless performance ended up 4-2 Reds. The fans, however, were...

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Strong-Arming the Opposition

Strong-Arming the Opposition

The Giants had a very good week, going 5-1 against the Dodgers, Royals, and Pirates. Last night's 2-0 victory featured solo homers by Luis Gonzalez and Joc Pederson, eight sparkling two-hit innings by the good version of Carlos Rodón (more on him below), and a lovely...

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Perfection, Ten Years Later

Perfection, Ten Years Later

Here is a link to the full game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTSOBkQKiBs   The tenth anniversary of Matt Cain's perfect game is on Monday, June 13, but the Giants are celebrating it tomorrow (Sunday), and this is the weekend column, so I thought now would be...

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Distractions

Distractions

Photo credit: NBCS Bay Area Last night, some of y'all were gleefully speculating on what kind of scorched-earth column I'd write after the Giants' ugly loss to the Reds, and I said I already had a title. The one I had in mind was "Disgusting," but as you can see, I...

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