ADRIANZA STEPS ASIDE & THE RETURN OF THE MOOSE

Some  San Francisco Giants recent happenings: Signing of NICK HUNDLEY free agent CATCHER 1 year 2 million dollars. Trevor Brown will start in Triple A but will have a chance to show his stuff during Spring Training. The franchise felt there was a need for another catcher even though Buster Posey started 122 games lastContinue reading “ADRIANZA STEPS ASIDE & THE RETURN OF THE MOOSE”

The Reverend Abides — Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Everyone knows about Hunter’s speeches in the clubhouse. But when he crashed into the bullpen fence face-first to save a run in Arizona, there’s nothing that gets your teammates more fired up than that. You see what the guy’s willing to do, and everybody’s energy is suddenly ramped to…

Guest Blogger: Denard Span

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
So Crawford and Belt are handing over their blog to me for a day. Apparently they had to vote on it. Crawford was fine. Belt wasn’t so sure. But he ended up giving 1 percent approval, which he explained made for a 51 percent majority vote. It’s funny the…

Whats Not To Like About Spring? Ask Mamma

Two reasons Mamma  is not in love with pre-season games played during Spring Training.  Don’t get me wrong I love to go watch the boys work out but I usually skip the games and here’s why: 1) They don’t count. They don’t depict the team we will see in April. The outcome of these gamesContinue reading “Whats Not To Like About Spring? Ask Mamma”

No Place Like Home- Brandon Crawford –

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Last night, with the new contract signed and delivered, I celebrated at the House of Prime Rib with Jalynne, my mom, my agents Joel Wolfe, Josh Persell, Rich Aude and Joel’s wife and daughter. (My dad had to work.) No champagne. Nothing extravagant. For me, the most important thing…

Put That Wabbit Back In The Hat

I can’t believe I am saying this… I think I will skip watching the Giants game tonight. I don’t want to see those faces-those faces with the ‘blankityblank’ eating grins on them. It must be the smirkyness of the lips on the faces balanced on those necks draped with all those ridiculous gold chains. IContinue reading “Put That Wabbit Back In The Hat”

San Francisco Giants New Routine-“Who’s On First”

Originally posted on Haft-Baked Ideas:
Wednesday, June 24 SAN FRANCISCO — Nori Aoki’s temporary replacement in left field could already be on the active Major League roster, and it isn’t Gregor Blanco or Justin Maxwell. It’s Brandon Belt. The Giants might have to tolerate an occasional defensive misplay from Belt, who has vastly more experience…

Seeing Different Things in the Same Picture

Originally posted on THE San Francisco Giants Blog:
This is one of the best pictures I have ever seen (sports or otherwise): After this great game, I converted it into my screen saver. And after looking it at it over and over for a couple of weeks, I’m starting to see different things in this…

The Answer Man — Brandon Belt

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
I’m still getting jabbed about my around-the-horn throw that went between Crawford and Panik and sailed into left field in Cincinnati. They both just stood there. Watched it go by. Making me look like an idiot. I have to catch every ball they throw, no matter where it is.…

THE RETURN OF THE PREACHER MAN

May 16th 2015 Sf Giants vs Cinn Reds The RETURN OF THE PREACHER MAN   Hunter Pence all healed up and for me the anticipation of finding out if one man can make a difference when there is obviously “no ‘I’ in team”. So wow, yeah! I mean to say yes, yes one man canContinue reading “THE RETURN OF THE PREACHER MAN”

Itching to Play — Brandon Belt

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
It’s really disappointing to be out of the lineup right when the season gets started. I won’t be out for long, but missing any time at all is so frustrating because all you’re thinking during the off-season and especially spring training is, “How do I get ready for Opening…

Nori, Casey and a Tap on the Shoulder-Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Games haven’t started but there have been 150, maybe 200, people at Scottsdale Stadium just to watch practice. I guess coming off a World Series championship, we should have expected good crowds, but you’re still surprised to get that kind of support. I heard when Madison walked off the…

SF Giants 2014 “The Year In Quotes” Pavlovic

I enjoyed the quotes in this article so much I thought I would re-blog it for those San Francisco Giants fans that may have missed it when Alex published it. Thanks Alex The Year in Quotes: Bumgarner’s cheat code, the Dee Gordon shower, rocks and slingshots, Chubbs and much more Posted on December 26, 2014Continue reading “SF Giants 2014 “The Year In Quotes” Pavlovic”

Bonds or World Series Wins? You Choose.

Originally posted on THE San Francisco Giants Blog:
I really want your guys opinion on this because I think Bob Fitzgerald might be an idiot. A KNBR caller just threw out the following “Would you rather?” and Fitz basically thought it was too tough to call. The caller said “Would you rather have the Bonds…

DON’T BUM ME OUT

          MADISON BUMGARNER wow! I know I’m impressed and apparently so are others. Lumping his name in with KOUFAX, GIBSON and…nope that’s it those are the only two MLB pitchers who come close to achieving what Bumgarner has and even those great performances fall short of Bum’s stats. At the youngContinue reading “DON’T BUM ME OUT”

San Francisco Giants Wild Ride

What a wild ride we had! I stood my ground with all the doubters, never wavering I  said we were going to bring home another trophy and we did. I also said it “wouldn’t be pretty” and it wasn’t. It was BEAUTIFUL! Now they say we are dying to be a “DYNASTY” means nothing toContinue reading “San Francisco Giants Wild Ride”

GIANTS SCOUTS FISHING IN FLORIDA

Are the San Francisco Giants getting serious about acquiring Ben Zobrist from Tampa Bay? Well that’s what a very reliable source says and I am excited about the prospect. (see Chris Haft’s blog below)  I am tired of the musical chairs we have had at 2nd base.  Let’s be honest, it’s not working! Sure I wasContinue reading “GIANTS SCOUTS FISHING IN FLORIDA”

Baby Baby Giraffe – Brandon Belt

Baby Baby Giraffe – Brandon Belt. I “pressed” this post from Brandon Belt from late last month because I enjoyed reading it a second time and thought perhaps others might also. We all miss our awkward and adorable “Adult Giraffe” as he recovers from a broken thumb so it’s nice that he was able to touchContinue reading “Baby Baby Giraffe – Brandon Belt”

Pinch-blogging: Tyler Colvin

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
My turn to fill in for Belt — a good day to do it because there’s no game. I’m hanging out here in Denver after a great weekend with my wife, Molly, in San Francisco. She flew in Friday from Arizona, where we’ve lived for the past four years.…

Going, Going, Gone: An Essay-By Michael Vlastnik

Going, Going, Gone: An Essay. http://mikevlaz.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/going-going-gone-an-essay/   This is an assignment that happens to be on a topic of great passion for me. I felt like sharing it. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think. Going, Going, Gone: Barry Bonds, Steroids, and the Love of the Game “The rest of us should spendContinue reading “Going, Going, Gone: An Essay-By Michael Vlastnik”

Huddy: 2014 Reincarnation of Billy Swift?

Originally posted on THE San Francisco Giants Blog:
Tim Hudson: he never had an inning where he threw more than 12 pitches. Padres suck? Or Hudson does not? Posey: “I catch that many pitches in 4 or 5 innings sometimes…” It’s only May 1st, but would Hudson win the CY if the season ended today?…

Giants Still Atop The Beanstalk

Last night “THE BEAST” went deep at AT&T Park to secure the defeat of the Cleveland Indians  in the first game of interleague play. HUDSON Once again proves his stuff and The San Francisco Giants beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 San Francisco Giants Michael Morse homered in the fourth inning adding to the three runsContinue reading “Giants Still Atop The Beanstalk”

Another Day at the Office – Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
I’m still a little damp from Angel dumping the Gatorade cooler on me. I think he got more water on Amy G. than on me. I’ve watched the replay twice already, I’m not going to lie. I’ll go home and probably watch it again. I might keep it on…

Enough with the Pinch Blogging – Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
So Hicks and Hunter fill in for a couple days and suddenly traffic to the blog explodes. What’s that about? Hicks received 38 or so replies to his post, more than twice as many as my last one got! Hunter’s post yesterday got more than 60 replies in the…

This just in- “Bumgarner’’ is Arabic for Brandon.

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Hello, everyone. This is Hunter Pence filling in for Brandon Hicks, or Brandon Crawford, or Brandon Belt, whoever’s turn it is supposed to be. I’m filling in because — you probably didn’t know this — Hunter is a nickname for Brandon. My middle name is Andrew, which is Swedish…

Opening Day Festivities

Originally posted on SF Giants Photos:
Nobody does the photos better so sit back and re-live SF Giants Opening Day! SF Giants Photos View original post

THE KILLER BEE’S MEET THE KILLER SFG’S

PHOENIX APRIL 2-3 2014 Well guess you know how I’m feeling jubilant! If that is indeed a word.  Clam happy, ecstatic, giddy all that happy stuff that goes along with watching your beloved ball team fulfill your prophecy! There is no stopping the San Francisco Giants this is my prediction! At Chase Field Thursday evenContinue reading “THE KILLER BEE’S MEET THE KILLER SFG’S”

MY COMMENT on Brandon Belt’s Blog Post- “Alarming First Night”

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
I thought spring training was just for my baseball stuff. Apparently it’s spring training for my living arrangements, too. When we got into San Francisco Wednesday night, I drove to the house Haylee and I rented in the East Bay. The lady we’re renting from told me how to…

TOGETHER AGAIN ME + BASEBALL + HUNTER + BUSTER + PABLO plus…

http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=69150154&c_id=sf My Spring Training Videos The sunshine spotlights my favorite team  performing the annual spectacular “The Flight Of The SFG’s” Always makes me smile to see such awesomeness and such silliness combine into one hell of a great bunch of guys! And they can play ball!  Ain’t life grand?

A Bucket by the Bed – Brandon Belt

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
I was home sick today with a stomach virus. It came on all of a sudden last night and I’ve been sleeping on and off most of the day. Not fun. But I thought I’d get a post out while I can. On Monday a lot of reporters asked me about Barry Bonds…

CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE SF GIANTS!

LOL KNBR Callers @LOLKNBRCallers Ratto: “How do you get noticed by Bochy and the coaches in a full camp?” Kameron Loe: “Well, that’s why I wore Lincecum’s pants today.”               OUR AMAZING SHORTSTOP!  PLAYS BY BRANDON CRAWFORD 2013 TO PUMP YOU UP! I can’t wait until the opening series inContinue reading “CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE SF GIANTS!”

Family, Then Baseball – Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
It’s nothing serious – dehydration from a stomach bug – but Jalynne had to spend last night(Tuesday) in the hospital. She’s less than two weeks from giving birth, so the doctors are being extra cautious. They hooked her up to an IV, and she told me to go home. ​“You have a game tomorrow,’’ she…

Hair Club for Men – Brandon Crawford

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Jalynne and I are back home. Everything’s fine. We’re hanging out with Braylyn and having a nice quiet day. I’ll take a few minutes for a short post. We have a team meeting most days before practice. Bochy goes over the schedule and stuff like that. It is also…

The Envelope Please . . . – Brandon Belt

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
(Sorry I didn’t get this posted until today. Pretend it’s still yesterday.) I could talk about my two hits today in the first game of spring. That felt pretty good. ​But because the Academy Awards are on Sunday, I thought I’d share my picks so you can win the…

ADDICTED TO SPRING TRAINING? GO TO REHAB!

THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES TO STAY IN SCOTTSDALE however for me I prefer to be in walking distance from the places I intend to spend the majority of my time. SCOTTSDALE STADIUM and REHAB BURGER The stadium is where I spend time welcoming baseball back while watching my SF Giants skip, hop, toss,Continue reading “ADDICTED TO SPRING TRAINING? GO TO REHAB!”

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Robbed by OAKLAND A’s in Today Opener

Originally posted on Where Everyone's a Giant:
I haven’t had the chance to see all the highlights from today’s game, but let me tell you something: Josh Reddick made some pretty neat catches while climbing the right field fence in Scottsdale to rob Michael Morse of at least six total bases, maybe even eight.…

Tim Lincecum

Originally posted on THE San Francisco Giants Blog:
The Giants gave Tim Lincecum 35 million this off season and were derided by many. I wasn’t one of the *deriders*. I happen to think Timmy is going to be very good in ’14/’15. His lost velocity is well documented but you don’t need velocity to pitch…

Another Day in Paradise

Originally posted on @Cafe Blog:
It was Day 2 of the #SFGiants Full Squad workouts here in Scottsdale, AZ.  Not much to report, but some of the highlights include The arrival of Brandon Belt ? https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/436555267904241664 Live pitching from Matt Cain and Javier Lopez ? https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/436564574029250560 https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/436567340944470016 Green Screen fun with Brandon Belt ? https://vine.co/v/MZ27U57ibBb…

Spring Training – A Great Draft

Originally posted on SF Giants Photos:
Brandon Crawford (Fourth Round), Buster Posey (First Round) & Roger Kieshnick (Third Round) – March 8, 2009

SCOTTSDALE IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS SPRING

I am SO excited!! Baseball is back in two (count them) TWO days!! Spring is about to be “sprung” when the only baseball team that matters reports to Scottsdale AZ for spring training workouts.  A preview of what is going to be an epic season for the San Francisco Giants! Pitchers and catchers arrive onContinue reading “SCOTTSDALE IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS SPRING”

Latest Free Agent Rumors

 Around The Foghorn http://aroundthefoghorn.com/ Nov 16th, 2013 at 2:25 pm by Denise Walos MLBTR: Mutual Interest Between Yankees And Javier Lopez http://aroundthefoghorn.com/2013/11/15/mlbtr-mutual-interest-yankees-javier-lopez/ We’ve all been holding our breath the last few weeks to hear news about Javier Lopez and Ryan Vogelsong. But as many of you know, rumors are flying around about Tim Hudson andContinue reading “Latest Free Agent Rumors”

A Giant Thank You to our Fans!

Originally posted on SF Giants Photos:
I appreciate the “Thank You’s” from the franchise but I want to thank the San Francisco Giants! I don’t require a trophy every year. What I require is exactly what I got, great baseball, wonderful guys, tons of heart & TORTURE! SF Giants Photos View original post

I FEEL APPRECIATED BY MY BASEBALL TEAM

Chances are I won’t be attending Fan Appreciation Day Sunday and I am mournful.  But I am thankful for what the San Francisco Giants have given to me for the past 55 years!  As a Giants fan I have developed a “never say never” attitude that for me is imperative to survival.  After all thingsContinue reading “I FEEL APPRECIATED BY MY BASEBALL TEAM”

Bee Crazy?

Originally posted on THE San Francisco Giants Blog:
Here’s a pic from a fan who snapped this during Brian Wilson’s weird confrontation with Larry Baer after the game last night. Wilson was apparently airing several pent up grievances including wanting his 2012 World Series ring and demanding that the Giants stop using his images in…