Tag Archives: mtk

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

Posted in Commentary, Covid, etiquette, history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rally Visor How-To for Giants at Miami

Posted in etiquette, midgame posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zaidi Picks Up ‘Pen Help for Cash, Lays Back on Trade Deadline

So in the end, the trade deadline passed and Farhan Zaidi made no moves of current Giants or prospects but rather, only made one announcement, late in the day, that he paid cash to the Moneyball-Rays for a lefty to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Commentary, Relief Pitching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Final GBC Reader – Thanks for Following

No more Giants Baseball Corner. I lost the pwd to the twitter account @giantsbaseballc and I haven’t written here or there in months. The Giants are having an historically terrible year. So it seems a good time to end this … Continue reading

Posted in Final Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GBC Reader Vol.2, Issue 5: Fights and Flights

SFGiants (25-37), 4th in NL West 14 games back of Colorado, 3-7 in last ten games, road trip ended in Milwaukee with an extra innings win last night and home stand starts today against the surprising Minnesota Twins. Since we … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 3: Thankful to Turn the Calendar Page

The first month of the season was turbulent, chaotic and unpredictable. MadBum ripped two home runs on Opening Day, the only pitcher in history to achieve such a feat, and we lost. We scored a bunch of runs in the … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 2: 2017 Giants, a Work in Progress

Well the first fourteen games (four series) of the season are behind us and a couple of things are already clear. The NL West is going to be a dogfight. The Rockies, Dodgers and D-backs all expect to be in … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GBC Reader Volume 2, Issue 1: Torture While All Hail Madison Bumgarner

Opening day in Phoenix was a massive, thick-beamed wood rollercoaster ride built by Madison Bumgarner that went off the rails in such a familiar manner it felt sickening – or for the less dramatic and more experienced fans, like typical … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers, Opening Day, pitchers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beat LA and Seize The Division

The second half has been very much like a root canal but at last, the playoffs are around the corner and the Giants have just a little more work to do to ensure we’re once again in the postseason in … Continue reading

Posted in PreGame GBCs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Giants Biggest Home Stand of the Year

And so it comes to this. The best first half in the majors and the second-worst second half in the majors sums to the most important home stand of the year with twenty games to play. Seven games: three against … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, PreGame GBCs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue Twelve, As In a Dozen – with Four Dozen Games Left to Play, BCraw’s 7 Hit Game

With 48 games left to play, the San Francisco Giants hold a one game lead over the nemesis in the NL West and have returned home to the confines of AT&T neeĀ“ Pac-Bell Park for a much needed ten game … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue Nine: Confidence is High Despite the DL

So the second half begins with the G-men in first place in the NL West holding the best record in baseball, which is why we lost last night naturally to the Padres for the first time this year and once … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue Eight: G-men Stay Hot, MadBum Has One for the Ages

First off, Madison Bumgarner was the first pitcher in 40 years to intentionally bat in an American League park as future HoF manager Bruce Bochy elected to refuse the DH in Oakland versus the A’s. It was rad … and … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Rare MTK on the M-I-C Radio Drop

Adam the Bull hosts a great Saturday Morning show called Eye On Baseball on CBS Sports Radio and he let me drop in last week.   I think I will call back to represent our G-men more this summer.

Posted in Commentary, radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lincecum Showcase

It’s been an up and down couple of weeks for the Giants – with Bumgarner, Cueto and Samardzija providing the ups and Peavy, Cain and the batting lineup bringing us down. And of course last Friday brought the highly anticipated … Continue reading

Posted in pitchers, Relief Pitching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue Four: Struggles on the Road, Infield Errors, Relievers Injured and Back to .500

It’s absurdly early in the season, so there’s no reason to panic – because the Giants have shown us what they’re capable of in flashes of brilliance with the lineup we’re currently fielding: we had come-from-behind wins and a home … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue 3: feat. Baggs, AlPav, Haft and Brisbee

Welcome to the Giants Baseball Corner link archive, a reader of contemporary SF Giants stories of interest to us: Andrew Baggarly has a nice longform piece here wherein he talks closely with Posey about his relationship with the new pitchers … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GBC Reader, Issue 1: Cueto Drilled, Bonds Drills, Berman Predicts and Hesto’ll Play

Hey everyone, excited for the season and I’m going to try a new type of post this year that I’m calling The GBC Reader, which I hope will serve as a link archive of current stories and topics of interest, … Continue reading

Posted in GBC Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Concede. I’d Rather You Awesome Guys Just Go Out and Enjoy Some Games

Go out and have fun. It’s a shame the season turned out like it did, but not really. After a weird-bad opening we OWNED May, June swooned, badassed July, and had the bottom fall out in August – injuries. But … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment