Archive for the ‘Giants 2010 postseason’ Category

The Little Giants Who Could

Posted: 7th November 2010 by Doug Bird in by Doug Bird, Giants 2010 postseason

Unofficially, it’s been San Francisco Giants Week here at Baseball: Past and Present. For anyone who wants to relive the Giants’ championship one more time, I am pleased to present this guest post from Doug Bird. __________________ It was a 56-year wait for the city by the Bay-not long by Cubs standards, but a lifetime […]

San Francisco Giants team president Larry Baer said it. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that at a ceremony following the team’s championship parade in San Francisco on Wednesday, Baer told the crowd: The men sitting on our stage over here, the 2010 Giants, honor not just our city and not just our remarkable 2010 Giants […]

Could Nolan Ryan pull a Satchel Paige?

Posted: 1st November 2010 by Graham Womack in Giants 2010 postseason

Before Game 3 of the World Series, fans got a treat. Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group reported: Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch was a 68 mph fastball – not bad for a 63-year-old man wearing a dress shirt and necktie. It also was low and wide, but catcher Pudge Rodriguez, another Rangers legend, […]

I’m pleased to present the latest guest post by Doug Bird, who began contributing Sunday articles last week. Today, Doug offers a recap of the first two games of the World Series, written before Texas’s 4-2 victory in Game 3 on Saturday. _________________ Game 1: Giants 11, Rangers 7 Yeah, this was the pitcher’s duel […]

I officially know nothing

Posted: 23rd October 2010 by Graham Womack in Giants 2010 postseason

Last Saturday, shortly after I got home from watching Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, I logged into Twitter and saw a Tweet from Rob Neyer, saying he would be on ESPN Radio shortly, taking questions. After a few tries, I got through, and I asked Neyer his thoughts on if there could […]

Lamenting Barry Zito

Posted: 20th October 2010 by Joe Guzzardi in by Joe Guzzardi, Giants 2010 postseason

Here’s the latest guest post from Joe Guzzardi, a regular Wednesday and Saturday contributor. ________________ I first saw Barry Zito, the struggling San Francisco Giant pitcher, during the summer of 2000. On a perfect California evening Zito, then with the AAA Sacramento River Cats, was going through his unique pre-game stretching yoga exercises in a […]

2010 NLCS: More than I usually watch

Posted: 18th October 2010 by Graham Womack in Giants 2010 postseason

I mentioned here on Friday that I would have something for today about the Phillies and Giants and the National League Championship Series, and sure enough, I watched the first game on Saturday, a thrilling 4-3 victory for San Francisco. Here’s my confession: It was the first baseball game I’ve watched all year. It’s funny […]

Here is the latest guest post from Joe Guzzardi. On Friday, I offered a list of the 10 best postseason pitching performances of all-time. There were two glaring omissions: 1) Tim Lincecum, who put together one of the best performances in playoff history while I was writing my post Thursday evening; 2) Bob Gibson, who […]

Thoughts on the Giants winning the NL West

Posted: 4th October 2010 by Graham Womack in Giants 2010 postseason

When I was in seventh grade, I participated for the first time in an event called the 24 Hour Relay. Held at the track of a high school I later attended, the event had teams of ten students take turns running a mile. I was a fairly decent miler, as were a few of my […]

I’m pleased to present a guest post by Rory Paap of Rory emailed me after reading my interview with Joe Posnanski and offered to write something. Being a fellow Giants fan, I asked Rory to compare this year’s contenders to a few Giants playoff teams. The post is longer than what’s typically here. Rory […]