Category Archives: Commentary

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 and Rally Headgear PLUS 2021 GBC Glossary of Terms (in progress)

Glossary of Shorthand Used Often on GBC: Irregular Season – the 2020, 60-game, Covid-shortened season Manfred Man – the free runner on second in extras in the 2020 and ’21 seasons College Double-Header – the seven-inning double-headers of the ’20 … 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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100th Game Report: We’ve the Best Record in the Nation, Most Home Runs of Any Team and Rank Near Lowest in Runs-Against

The San Francisco Giants have now exceeded even my expectations. We Giants fans start the season every year with the baseball pundits of the nation under-estimating us. Sports Illustrated said we’d win 79 games. PECOTA predicted 75 wins. There were … Continue reading

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Scoreboard Watching: Cards Beat Giants 2-1, Win Series and Season Series, Pads and Bums Undecided at the Moment

It’s 5-4 LAD going to the bottom of the 10th in COLORADO. It’s 7-7 in the bottom of the 9th in DC between San Diego and the Nats. Will the Giants, for a third time, have a painful loss mitigated … Continue reading

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Giants Salvage Road Trip (3-3), Win Road Series in AZ (3-1), Remain in First Place in NL West at Halfway Mark of Season

In the first half of the 2021 MLB season, the San Francisco Giants exceeded expectations, leaping to the top of the NL West in April, staying in first in May and June and making it to 83 games without relinquishing … Continue reading

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GBC’s All-Star Ballot 2021

I rushed it, last second, this year – right at the deadline – so I understand if you have beef about Machado. Longo was going to get my vote til he got hurt. So I made a knee-jerk heart call: … Continue reading

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Brandon Crawford Passes Travis Stonewall Jackson as Longest Tenured Giants Shortstop, Has Magical Night in Giants Win in Texas

No one has ever started more games at shortstop for the Giants than Brandon Crawford. In the 139-season history of the team, on either coast, Crawford stands alone at short having passed Travis Jackson, a Hall-of-Famer who joined the New … Continue reading

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Giants Handle Cubs 3-1 but Sustain Injuries; Longo Out at least a Month; PLUS Sabermetrics/Injury/Trade Report

In the ninth inning of the last game of a series we had already won, in a collision between two excellent veteran infielders going hard for a ball that was of indefinable responsibility (probably because of all the shifting), we … Continue reading

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