Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned.

On most teams the set up man has become more valuable, on others not so valuable.

Something to keep in mind — it’s raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.

What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple.

So by guessing right you might have guessed wrong.

Giambi walks too much. He’s always clogging up the bases with all that walking.

As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii.

If football is a game of inches then baseball is a game of inch.

If that ball had more elevation, it would have been a home run.

If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, what is a fielder’s choice? An acquaintance?

It’s better to have a fast runner on base than a slow one.

One thing about ground balls. They don’t go out of the ball park.

The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder.

He wears his hat like a left hander!

Any ball that goes down is much heavier than any ball that stays on the same plane.

The blood on his sock looks exactly like Oklahoma!

You don't want to use too many statistics. The ones that apply to a July or August game won't be relevant on Saturday.

American McCarver

San Francisco Giants

“My Shit Doesn’t Work in the Playoffs”

I’m a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan, meaning I will be cherishing my team’s win in the 2010 World Series for the rest of my life. But the irony is, that now-legendary Team of Misfits isn’t remotely the best…

Miggy Will Save Us

On Tuesday, right-hander Sergio Romo (right elbow inflammation) and outfielder Carlos Beltran (strained right hand) were placed on the 15-day disabled list. Plus, Jeff Keppinger (right wrist), Nate Schierholtz (right foot) and Aaron Rowand (rib cage) were nicked up,…

The Sittin’ Hawaiian

The result of that big fight between the Giants and the Phillies? It’s a three-game suspension for Shane Victorino! The Flyin’ Hawaiian walked toward the mound after being hit by a pitch, then later wrestled with umpire Mike Muchlinski….

Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad

So the return visit of the Phillies to San Francisco didn’t produce as much tension as the series in Philly, unless you could two tight well-pitched games and a brawl during a blowout. Okay, so maybe it did produce…

About That Stolen Base…

Errata: Quite a few Giants fans wrote in to point out that at the time of the stolen base the Phillies were up 8-2, not 6-2 as I wrote. I apologize for the mistake. We had a lot of runs…

Fight! Fight!

Last night’s brawl from the Giants/Phillies game was the first thing I saw when I turned on ESPN this morning. (video here) When hockey is your favorite sport, fights in any other sport seem lame. Mostly because they are. Especially…

Tim on Grass

Tim Lincecum during the national anthem at last night’s Giants-Diamondbacks game. (“At that distance you can’t even see the joint in his hand,” my pal Jon Seff quips.) [Photo: Me and Instagram]…


In a few hours, the Giants and the Phillies will start the third of seven games they’ll play over the course of a week and a half, three in Philly and four in San Francisco. As the authors of…

Chris Stewart, Role Model

I think he just hit my bat two times and the ball just fell in. Giants catcher Chris Stewart, when asked about his two hits in the Giants loss against the Dodgers, shows all those idiots on Twitter how…

Let’s… Go… Bankrupt!

Overheard at Monday night’s Giants-Dodgers game (won, inevitably, by the forces of good): fans chanting “Let’s go bankrupt!” Geez, I hope Vin Scully didn’t hear them. (It’s catchy, though. I wonder if the dozens of fans remaining in Chavez…

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