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International Signing Day & Other Giants News

International Signing Day & Other Giants News

Research shows that planning a trip gives people almost as much pleasure as taking the trip itself. That may have been true pre-COVID, but now I'm not so sure. I've had to unravel a couple of great trips since March 2020, and it absolutely takes some of the fun out of planning when you're carefully taking note of cancellation policies in case you, once again, may have to undo the whole thing....

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

In Bocca al Lupo

In Bocca al Lupo

The title of this post means "in the mouth of the wolf." It's an Italian saying that's the equivalent of "good luck." (hat-tip to SisterLefty, who just returned from spending the summer in Italy.) And that's where the Giants find themselves after their desultory...

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2 for 1

2 for 1

Full box here I'm going to make this a quick one because of the 1:05 p.m. start today. Today is October 2, and the Giants' magic number to win the NL West is 1 (2 for 1, get it?). I am not going to write this as if the NL West is a done deal because (a) it's not and...

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

I've always been fascinated by decision-making. In specific situations, I like thinking about "Well, what if 'X' had/had not happened? How would this have turned out differently?" You know, like in the "Back to the Future" movies or even "It's a Wonderful Life." One...

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Captain Belt

Captain Belt

Full box here This has been a physically and mentally grueling stretch for the Giants. Before Thursday's off-day, they'd played 16 straight games that included series against division leaders (Braves and Brewers), last weekend's showdown series against the Dodgers,...

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#RallyTony

#RallyTony

Full box here Aloha from the beautiful island of Maui, where we've been for nearly a week now. I have a big day of lounging around planned (and OK, watching some college football and the Giants game), so let's focus just on reveling in last night's unlikely win rather...

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The Giants had a really good week, going 5-1 while moving through a three-city road trip that included the A's in Oakland, the Mets (who until recently were a first-place team and who still have some good hitters and relievers), and now the Braves (first-place team)....

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Dog Days

Dog Days

Baseball pundits have long referred to August as the "dog days" of the long season.  (If you're curious about origin of the expression "dog days," as I was, you can read about it here in the Farmer's Almanac. Spoiler: it's related to astronomy, not actual dogs.) It's...

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