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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 Jim as that early 20s rookie, the Cy Young winner with the pot bust, the 26-year-old hero of the first Giants championship in my lifetime. How did Timmy...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

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, bullpen meltdowns, defensive...

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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...

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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 said. "No, it's Bailey." BAILEY. The guy...

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Fire No One! (Yet)

Fire No One! (Yet)

Bailey Crawnik, with Patrick Bailey's bobblehead behind him, calmly observes as his namesake hits a walk-off homer to beat the Pirates last night. Photo Credit: crawnik   by DrLefty I was just about at the end of my rope in last night's game. I enjoyed Kyle...

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Putrid Baseball 2024

Putrid Baseball 2024

by DrLefty It was just under a year ago that I published the 2023 edition of Putrid Baseball*, which promptly shamed the Giants into playing better, an effect that lasted until...well, until it didn't. Since talking about yesterday's game or the season in general...

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

by DrLefty It almost, almost was one of those teeth-gnashing days of frustration. Almost. But then, as baseball games can, things turned and we all went home happy. (Well, most of us. There were a few Padres fans representing, but not nearly as many as there were...

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