17 Days Till Opening Day: Spring Training Sucks

You sit there all damn winter. Miserable, cold, drinking and eating too much, depressed from the lack of light. Once in awhile you’ll idly watch a few highlights from last season, but the grass is so green it makes your stomach hurt, and the sky is so blue it feels like a personal insult. No, the best way to […]

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18 Days Till Opening Day: Buster-Help

Your browser does not support iframes. The 2015 Giants commercials have been released, and if this self-help tape of Buster’s encouraging words were available, I’d buy it to help me get through this blogging project.

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19 Days Till Opening Day: More Typical Crawford Clips

This is so, so cool. Alex Pavlovic, the Giants Insider for CSN Bay Area, sat down with Brandon Crawford and showed him some of his best highlights from the 2014 season, with Crawford adding commentary on each. I’m planning on a big Crawford appreciation post before the end of this project, but for now, this work by Pavlovic […]

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20 Days Till Opening Day: Gratuitous Grand Slam

Here’s Brandon Crawford silencing the entirety of PNC Park with his grand slam in the 2014 NL Wild Card game, because why not.

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21 Days Till Opening Day: Mercenary Pandas

In the 2011 offseason the Edinburgh Zoo made a splash in the free agent market, signing the two best pandas available, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, to solidify the heart of the zoo’s exhibit. The hope was that the two would combine to make Edinburgh’s breeding program the most productive in the league. The pandas’ prior […]

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22 Days Till Spring Training: McCovey Chronicles

Here I sit, attempting to write about baseball in an interesting and sometimes funny way, when that schtick is being done much better and more frequently by someone else: Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles. He’s the only Giants writer who’s a must-read, and is one of our finest baseball writers in general. He knows more about […]

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23 Days Till Spring Training: Lincecum’s Postseason Debut

Here’s some more recent Giants postseason glory because hey, it’s the offseason, what else am I thinking about? I think this is still one of the, like, top 3 most dominant games I’ve ever seen pitched. 2010-vintage Lincecum, still one of the best pitchers in baseball, if slightly diminished from Cy Young form: A few […]

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24 Days Till Opening Day: Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell played all nine positions, and coached third base, in Cactus League games on Thursday, partly to film a sketch for his site Funny or Die, and partly as an effort to raise money for charity. The almost $1m raised for cancer research marks the stunt as a success no matter how the sketch […]

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25 Days Till Opening Day: R.A. Dickey’s Absurd 2012

I was on Twitter yesterday, like all days, and saw a picture of Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey driving his teammate Daniel Norris’ VW Bus. Stole Daniel norris’ van and drove it on the infield…. Smooth ride but I need some power steering. #vwvansaresweet pic.twitter.com/9Xn7NjIhhg — R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) March 12, 2015 Much has […]

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26 Days Till Opening Day: Don’t Forget Juan Perez

Your browser does not support iframes. Bumgarner will go down in history as one of the greatest World Series pitchers of all time, and rightfully so. But the story would have been very different if not for Juan Perez, the Giants left fielder in Game 7, and the coaches, scouts, and analysts who all contributed […]

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