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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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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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Brandon Belt Comes Off IR and Smashes Four, Game-Changing Home Runs in Milwaukee; La Stella is Silk; Giants Win Series to End Road Trip, 5 – 2

Wow! B-Craw’s leadoff double in the eighth inning was a thing of beauty. He swatted it inside-out to the bright sunshine in left and bolted – he was going for scoring position all the way – went flying, head-first, horizontally … 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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Jolly Olive on YT Marvels at Giants Rotation

May 1st, this cat posted this about our rotation:

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Desclafani Solid, Giants Support Him, Slater Wins the Day, Bullpen Doesn’t Blow It, McGee Gets 8th Save

Game one of the three game series between the NL West division-leading San Francisco Giants and the half-game back and charging San Diego Padres at Oracle was a back and forth affair that ended with young Camilo Doval getting a … Continue reading

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GBC is Back! San Francisco Giants Fanfest 2021

Screeeeee! – Thunk-Thunk-Thunk- whoooohooohooo – THIS THING ON? We listened to KNBR Fanfest 2021 today 2:29​ MTK intro 7:47​ Marty Lurie and Kerry Crowley with SF Giants GM Sam Harris 28:31​ SF Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi 48:06​ … Continue reading

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Gausman Great, Coonrod Blows 7th, Costs Giants Series Win Vs. Colorado; G-men Face Padres in Doubleheader of 7 Inning Games Today

Kevin Gausman was great, giving up only a couple of runs while peppering eight hits across six innings and leaving with a 3-2 lead yesterday. But the Rockies scored two runs in the seventh off Sam Coonrod to leave Gausman … Continue reading

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Cueto Shines, Bullpen Holds, Baraga the Vulture Goes to 5-1; Labor Day Game Pivotal

But the Bums rested Mookie Betts against the Rockies in the night game and lost, so our Giants remain in fourth place in the division by half a game. I am not going to recap yesterday’s day game against the … Continue reading

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It’s HOT in the City, Take the OVER – Giants Hope Cueto Stays Dominant and Giant Bats Wake Up

The highlight of this weekend so far was the back-to-back first triples by back-to-back rookies, who were also the 8th and 9th batters on the lineup card. Joey Bart and Mauricio Dubon inked their names into the lovely pages of … Continue reading

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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

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Thunk! Krrreeeeee! Krsssshh. Thunk-Thunk!

(this thing on? … sybillance. sybillance.) Hey everybody, it’s Karthik. (pronounced ‘Car-thick’). You can see me at the 10:05 mark of this video just before Hunter Pence: and here in 2020, I’ve decided to fire up the ol’ Giants Baseball … Continue reading

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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

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GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 4 – Slowly Improving Giants with Six Game Win Streak in May

The last ten days have been promising for the G-men. We took 3 of 4 from the Nemesis at the Yard! It was great. Kershaw beat us and Cueto got a little hot under the collar, resulting in a bench-clearing … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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September Baseball

September is a funny time for baseball fans whose teams are in the running. My nails are all chewed down to the cuticle. My hair gets a little greyer each year in September. There is agony and joy wrapped up … Continue reading

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