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Still No Back-to-Back World Series Champions in the 21st Century

No team has won the World Series back-to-back in the 21st century. The Yankees ended the previous century with the repeat, but since, no one has won the ultimate series twice in a row. With the elimination of the Dodgers … Continue reading

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Last GBC Reader of 2021: If Moneyball Mostly Dies in the DS, and Has Never Won it All, Do We Really Want to Commit?

This season was mathemagical and lucky. The Dodgers were the better team, that a few times only lost because of an error by one guy (Bellinger, Jansen, Turner). To their credit, our Giants seized the mistakes. The Giants played unbelievably … Continue reading

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The Greatest Giants Season Ever Ends Sabermetrically as Moneyball Again Doesn’t Get Past the DS

Let me start by saying Doug Eddings was excellent behind the plate. His strike zone was tight, crisp and fair all night. Despite my concerns, at least the zone was good and the ump behind the plate was fair. Secondly, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Five, Dodgers at Giants 10/14/2021, Two of the Five WORST Umpires in MLB are Calling This One

Dodgers at Giants Game Five. Julio Urias vs. Logan Webb for all the marbles. Historic, epic game. But let’s talk about the umpires. Because two of the five worst umpires in the game today are on the crew for tonight’s … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Four, Giants at Dodgers 10/12/2021

I knew we weren’t going to win it down there. I mean of course I would have taken it, but these Dodgers, with this salary and their backs against the wall, putting Walker Buehler on the mound on short rest, … Continue reading

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One for the Ages

Yesterday I said Evan Longoria wasn’t scared of Max Scherzer. and that is all it took. This was one for the ages – a National League pitchers duel between the two best teams in the country, played with crisp, stunning, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Three, Giants at Dodgers 10/11/21

Alex Wood named to start When the Giants signed Alex Wood, one of the most commonly heard praises was that, as a former standout starter for the Dodgers, he’d step up and perform for us against them with an intimate, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Two: Dodgers at Giants 10/09/2021

The coverage of Urias I refer to is below the video. Julio Urias went for the Dodgers. He had an epic night at Oracle Park back in late May. Not only did he silence the lineup with 10 strikeouts allowing … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One, Dodgers at Giants 10/08/2021

First Walker Buehler started for the second place team in the NL West, who lined up like this: Mookie Betts (R) RF Corey Seager (L) SS Trea Turner (R) 2B Justin Turner (R) 3B Will Smith (R) C Matt Beaty (L) 1B Cody Bellinger (L) CF AJ … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One and As Usual No One Believes in the Giants, Despite Having the Best Record All Season; I Take Us in Five

Five days after his dominant seven innings against the powerful Padres (8Ks, no runs) to clinch the National League West on the last day of the 2021 season, our San Francisco Giants turn the ball over once again to the … Continue reading

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300th Post

Eleven years ago, I came home from a Giants game and wrote up a description of it, and Giants Baseball Corner was born. The Giants had not yet won a World Series in San Francisco. This is my 300th post. … Continue reading

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107 Wins and 55 Losses, the Greatest Season in Giants History Comes to a Close; Giants Win NL West by One Game

wow. The Giants came out for this must-win 162nd game with their best foot forward: Logan Webb on the mound. He didn’t disappoint. Rather, he delivered an unflappable, dominant performance – eight K’s over seven innings – and at the … Continue reading

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Game 162 – Pre Game with Marty Lurie and Ron Wotus

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Giants Lose to Pads, Dodgers Win. All the Drama as Season Comes Down to Last Day with Tie and 163rd Game Possible

Padres 3, Giants 2 Everything below is from AP: SAN FRANCISCO — — The San Francisco Giants missed a chance to clinch the NL West on their own field, falling to the San Diego Padres 3-2 when Jake Cronenworth hit an RBI double in the 10th … Continue reading

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The Greatest Giants Team Anyone Has Ever Seen Sweep Snakes on a Walkoff and Achieve 105 Wins; Lead NL West by Two with Three Left to Play

It’s official. This is the best Giants team I have ever seen. Having surpassed the 103-win team of the year I moved to the city, the San Francisco Giants have now done something no one alive can say they’ve ever … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Rockies on the Road Again; Stay Two Games Up in Division with Six Left to Play at the Yard

Beat reporters Maria Guardado (SF) and Juan Toribio (LA) collaborated to say it best in, One Week to Win the West, posted tonight to answer FAQs about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry and the last week of the season. Everything is up … Continue reading

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first to 100 wins

Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer, one of four homers by our guys, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Friday night to become the season’s first team with 100 wins. Rookie Kervin Castro (1-0) opened and went two innings for his first … Continue reading

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Giants Take Thriller in San Diego on 3-6-1 DP in Bottom of the Ninth, and The Man Gets a Nickname: “Late Night LaMonte”

Wow! What a game. This one was a hard-fought road win with LaMonte Wade, Jr, getting it done in the clutch once again. “Late Night LaMonte, that’s what everybody’s been calling him,” said starter Kevin Gausman, “It seems like he always … Continue reading

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Giants Home Stand: Split with Padres, 2-2, Take Two of Three from Braves

The Giants managed to take two of four from the Padres upon returning to Oracle Park. Giants 9, Padres 1 – The Giants added to their list of firsts in 2021 by being the first to clinch a postseason playoff … Continue reading

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