Category Archives: Covid

Giants Lose Another Bullpen Game, Cardinals Pound Relievers in Support of Mikolas

Cardinals 7, Giants 1 The Giants are without key players so strategy in the losses this past week has been complicated by the very real fact of attrition. It is hard to assess a team filled with guys who are … Continue reading

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Game One vs. The Nemesis at Chavez Ravine, Carlos Rodón Goes Six But Takes First Loss as Depleted Lineup Can’t Produce Run Support

I always say Win/Loss doesn’t mean much until mid-June, but when it’s against the Nemesis every game counts. That’s how we took the division from them last year: Gabe Kapler and the staff managed to consistently take series wins, from … Continue reading

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Injury and Covid-plagued Giants Drop Home Series to Nationals 1 – 2; Alex Cobb Returns But Implodes in First

The Giants went out east and swept the Nationals in the District last week, which made this a little less painful, because the G-men won the season series against the Nats, four games to two. The team was dealing with … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 12 of 16), Giants and Dodgers Go At It Again

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. I’ve been live-blogging them here under the category/Gauntlet. This was Game 12 of the 16, the penultimate game against the Nemesis. The attrition of illness and coronavirus the … Continue reading

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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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Letter to the President of Baseball Operations, GM and Managers of the San Francisco Giants in Advance of Last Game of the Irregular Season, PLUS Final Starting Lineup

Dear Farhan Zaidi, Sam Harris, Gabe Kapler and Giants Staff: Whew! If that incredible, short, sharp blast of games was a vision of what can be expected in the years to come, I am very excited for what we are … Continue reading

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Only Man Who Refused to Kneel for #BLM on Opening Day Has Not Had a Good Year – Coonrod Allows Padres to Walk-Off in OUR Yard **UPDATE: Coonrod Moved to IR for Year**

Ed. Note – after posting this, Sam Coonrod was placed on the injured reserve list to end the season, I wish him the best of luck with his strained shoulder and a good offseason Last year, Sam Coonrod was a … Continue reading

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Giants Get Pounded by Padres Then Postponed by Positive Covid Test Befuddling Kruk and Kuip

aaaaaaaargh! Torture. Juuuuust when we were getting it going. The Giants were crushed 1-6 in the opener. Cahill still just isn’t ‘there’ yet and got blown up by that volatile Friar lineup. Smyly was very good in relief which was … Continue reading

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