Category Archives: etiquette

Giants Win Season Series With Milwaukee Aided by Game-Winning Score From Bases Loaded Balk in Eighth; Gauntlet of 17 Straight Games Concludes Today; Is Everybody Trade-able?

The Giants defeated Milwaukee Saturday night by standing still while they flinched. It would be easy to say the Giants had no business winning this one – I’m sure that’s what the east coast media thinks – but that viewpoint … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Home Series to Rockies, 1- 2; On Outside Looking In One-Third of Way Through Season as Dodgers Come to Town … Beat LA!

The National League West is absurdly stacked with expensive talent on two teams that play in southern California. The Dodgers have outspent every team in baseball the last three seasons. The Padres have climbed to fifth in payroll – $60 … Continue reading

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Giants Baseball Corner Fully Supports Gabe Kapler’s Decision to Protest, in Reaction to the Massacre in Uvalde, Texas, Through Absence During National Anthem

In the wake of the massacre of 19 children and two of their teachers in a school in Uvalde, Texas, two days ago, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, Gabe Kapler has issued a statement today, entitled, “Home of … Continue reading

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The Legend of MadBum

I quit twitter in 2021 (@giantsbaseballc and @mtksf), but throughout my ten years on twitter I’d RT stories about Madison Bumgarner hashtag #TheLegendofMadBum. Scroll through those for some sweet memories – some of which aren’t included in this video I … 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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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 Take Series from Dodgers and Lose First of Three to Little, Passionate, Powerful Altuve; PLUS – a Note on Cheering and Booing

It was a great day to be at the park as the Giants tied the season series with the Dodgers with a dominant performance, a shutout led by Johnny Cueto and finished by the bullpen. Our seats were fantastic, best … 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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Maystache! Let’s Go Giants!

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Rally Visor How-To for Giants at Miami

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Belated Apology to Jake Peavy

Wrote this ten days ago but didn’t have internet access to upload it. June 1st, 2016 Giants Baseball Corner I owe Jake Peavy an apology. Jake, on your 35th birthday you were a badass. I don’t know anyone who can … Continue reading

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Giants in Queens, no wait … I mean Flushing: Common Misconceptions

The New York Metropolitans play in Flushing Meadows, which is kinda … Queens, a borough of New York. There are 5 boroughs. So our history is related to all this: OK. so. Shea stadium was in Flushing. It neighbored Citi … Continue reading

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More SF Giants Hashtags, Nicknames and Errata for the Dictionary

Alex Pavlovic recently had the temerity to create a Giants World Series Dictionary. Picking up on his work, I thought I would add these notes on Giants Culture: We have one thing of grave importance left on our list and … Continue reading

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Kayaking a Giant Game [feat. McCovey Cove Dave]

wow. this was something I’ve wanted to do for fifteen years. McCovey Cove Dave has always encouraged me to do it via twitter (@McCoveyCoveDave). I am so glad my son and I went – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  

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Why I’m Doing This and Who It’s For – apologies, explanations and a request for readers

Every day or at most every couple of days, I set aside my responsibilities as a father and all my work as an artist and a writer to create the entries on this blog. It costs me time and, arguably, … Continue reading

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About Giants Baseball Corner

As we slowly put Giants Baseball Corner together, the Giants are in chilly Milwaukee to play the Brewers tonight with Barry Zito on the mound. Hank Schulman tweeted today that : If Zito starts with 3 shutout innings, he will … Continue reading

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Are You at The Game?

If you are at the game, be at the game. Here in San Francisco we’re struggling to win baseball games at home down the stretch and I’m convinced it’s because our fans, led by Comcast, are far too distracted by … Continue reading

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