Category Archives: Commentary

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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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 Cubs and Rox on the Road

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first to 90 wins.

The San Francisco Giants were the only opposing team to sweep the Rockies in Colorado, and in doing so became the first to 90 wins. This means the Giants were the first to 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 … Continue reading

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Pre-Series vs. Braves with Kapler 08/27/21

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LaMonte Wade, Jr, The Man, Interviewed

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The Giants Run The Gauntlet (Game 2 of 16); Cueto Back From IL, Shaky, But Defense Backs Him Up; Mets Waste Great Outing by Walker, Pulled by Rojas

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight was game two of three against the Mets in Queens. Game 2/16 of the Gauntlet. I am writing these during the games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Top … Continue reading

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Wins x Payroll

Back on the last day of April, when the Giants took the NL West for the first time, I wrote about payrolls and now this chart of wins (x) by current payroll (y) shows Moneyball clearly at work: At 10th … Continue reading

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The Gabe Kapler Show on KNBR 08/21/21

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Superstitions, Rally Headgear and the 2021 GBC Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Shorthand Used Often on GBC: Irregular Season – the 60-game, Covid-shortened 2020 season in front of cardboard fans The Manfred Man – name for the free runner on second in extras in the 2020 and ’21 seasons College … Continue reading

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Giants Win Six in a Row; B-Craw Gets 2-Year Extension; Kapler Uses an Opener for Fourth Time, Giants Bats Go Eerily Quiet for Fourth Time

The Giants won six in a row before losing to the Rockies last night. Gabe Kapler employed the Opener Strategy again. He started it last year for the benefit of Logan Webb. Without a fifth starter this year, Kapler has … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Opener in Milwaukee, But for Fourth Time This Season, Padres and Bums Lose on Same Night, SF Stays Four Games Up

The Giants bats went quiet against Corbin Burnes, but Logan Webb went toe-to-toe as San Francisco lost a tight one, 2-1, in 10 innings. Yet another extra innings loss with the Manfred Man on second. But the Pads lost to … Continue reading

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Giants Manhandle Astros 8 – 6 in Wrestling Match of Best Records in Both Leagues, LaMonte Wade, Jr., Splash Hits for Mom

Epic game. Jay Jackson got the win. We fought back against a ludicrous strike zone and Zack Greinke and hit five home runs. Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning. 156 Home Runs leads the National League. … Continue reading

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Veteran to Stabilize ‘Pen and All-Star Utility Man Considered One of the Games Best: Farhan Zaidi Surgical in Last Half-Hour of Trade Deadline

whew. now that was a nutty trade deadline. I was sitting with a Dodgers fan at Perry’s and he had a watch that kept going off with an alert about fifteen seconds before my phone’s alert so he started giving … Continue reading

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We Have the Mojo Now.

I was on a plane during the first five innings last night, so missed the Bellinger run. When I sat down at Perry’s for a salad, we were down 1-0. Not saying it’s me, but we did immediately score, and … Continue reading

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