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October 22, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN FRANCISCO - The world headquarters of Twitter are barely two miles from the home of the San Francisco Giants. Little wonder, then, that Giants fans have flocked to the social media outlet to show their suppport for the home team. Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are clicking in as well. They thought they had spotted the digital equivalent of bulletin board fodder Monday morning, in a tweet from Giants reliever George Kontos. "I woke up and I'm wired already," Kontos tweeted.
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm's second start for the Dodgers was significantly better than his first, as he limited the Giants to a run and five hits over six innings. A 1-1 tie was broken in the seventh inning, when J.P. Howell gave up a two-out single to Pablo Sandoval that drove in Joaquin Arias. AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, when Maholm drew a walk and scored from first base on a triple by Dee Gordon. Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to right field in the seventh inning after Hanley Ramirez was injured when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch.
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SPORTS
October 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Game 1: Sunday, 5 p.m. St. Louis (RHP Lance Lynn, 18-7, 3.78) at San Francisco (LHP Madison Bumgarner, 16-11, 3.37) Game 2: Monday, 5 p.m. St. Louis (RHP Chris Carpenter, 0-2, 3.71) at San Francisco (RHP Ryan Vogelsong, 14-9, 3.37) Game 3: Wednesday, 1 p.m. San Francisco (RHP Matt Cain, 16-5, 2.79) at St. Louis (RHP Kyle Lohse, 16-3, 2.86)) Game 4: Thursday, 5 p.m. San Francisco (RHP Tim Lincecum, 10-15, 5.18) at St. Louis (RHP Adam Wainwright, 14-13, 3.94)
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - In the aftermath of his team's second defeat in as many days, Hanley Ramirez was smiling. His left hand wasn't broken. Ramirez was hit with a 90-mph fastball Wednesday, forcing him to depart early from the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. X-rays on Ramirez's hand were negative. "You guys know me," Ramirez said. "If it feels good, I'll be in there tomorrow. " Ramirez was struck on a full-count pitch by Ryan Vogelsong in the seventh inning that prompted him to remove his helmet with his right hand and slam it on the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
President Obama honored the San Francisco Giants' 2012 World Series championship on Monday, saying the team is “ making this a habit .” The Giants won their second world championship in three years in October, beating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the final game after nearly being knocked out of the playoffs several times.  “It's no wonder that your own fans still refer to Giants baseball as torture,” Obama joked. In 2010, the Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 to win their first World Series since 1954.
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October 22, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35-million, two-year contract through the 2015 season. The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal. General Manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his priorities was bringing back the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted to stay with the only club he has known.
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July 31, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
President Obama joked on Monday that "It's OK to have a hot dog once in a while" after announcing that the first edible garden at a "major American sports facility" will open next season at AT&T Park in San Francisco. "With rows of kale and strawberries and eggplant, the Giants are going to help encourage local youth to eat healthy -- even at the ballpark," Obama said during a White House ceremony honoring the San Francisco Giants as 2012 World Champions.   The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the 3,000-square-foot organic garden will be planted behind center field and will include hydroponic troughs, concrete planters and green trellises with vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit.
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October 22, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — In the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants, Marco Scutaro answers to the nickname "Blockbuster. " As in: The Dodgers got $260 million worth of players from the Boston Red Sox, and we got you. The Giants could not be happier. If they win the National League Championship Series, their scrappy second baseman just might be selected the most valuable player. Scutaro batted .362 after the Giants acquired him from the Colorado Rockies on July 28. He is batting .458 in the NLCS, including a .474 average since St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday injured him in a controversial slide in Game 2. "I got a little fame from getting hit from Holliday," Scutaro said.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Giants announced Wednesday that its proposed waterfront ballpark will be known as Pacific Bell Park under a $50-million, 24-year agreement with the telecommunications company. The Giants called the deal with PacBell "one of the largest and most comprehensive strategic alliances of its kind in the history of professional sports."
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November 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A San Francisco Giants executive assailed state Sen. Quentin Kopp after a ballot proposal that would have financed a new ballpark was defeated. "We pleaded with him several times early on in this process to sit down with us and to look at all the documents and to ask whatever questions he had about Proposition P," Giants Executive Vice President Corey Busch said. "He refused to do it." Busch criticized Kopp for remaining silent on the ballpark issue, which lost by only about 1,800 votes.
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April 6, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Yasiel Puig returned from an MRI Sunday and appeared in the dugout with his left hand heavily wrapped. Scare No.1. Meanwhile, word had come from Rancho Cucamonga that Chad Billingsley had walked off the field with a trainer in his first rehab start. That would be scare No.2 After Sunday's 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers were exhaling a bit easier, saying both players appeared to have skirted any serious issues. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Puig's MRI showed a left thumb ligament strain.
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April 4, 2014 | From Times Staff
Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4 It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel. Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun. Bloopers fell in. Line drives ricocheted off walls. And before the game was two innings old, the Dodgers were down 8-0 to the Giants. The party was over in a hurry. Not too surprisingly the Dodgers went on to lose their home opener Friday afternoon to the San Francisco Giants before a sellout crowd of 53,493 at Dodger Stadium.
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March 31, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday. Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will present Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen with his National League MVP award before the Pirates play the Chicago Cubs. Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Starkey and Mueller to explain the thinking behind this move and how it all came together.
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March 29, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the Giants employee nervously trying to block reporters and other outsiders from approaching the slugger. You would turn to the left for other players, and their standard-issue chairs, and their detached bemusement. Mike Trout is baseball's best player.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels walked off into their lone off day of the spring. Kole Calhoun hit a walk-off home run Monday, powering the Angels to an 8-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The Angels took a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Giants scored four runs off Joe Smith. The Angels signed Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million contract last winter after watching their bullpen blow too many leads last season. The runs were all unearned, and Smith would have worked a 1-2-3 ninth had shortstop Grant Green not committed an error on a ground ball.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
SPORTS
October 18, 1989 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Homestead High School marching band had just left the field, one-half hour before the scheduled start of Tuesday night's World Series game, when Candlestick Park began to move. From the vantage point of the upper deck, where most of the media covering the game were seated, it wasn't an unfamiliar sensation. Get 40,000 fans stomping their approval for the home team, and whole sections of a stadium have been known to sway. But never for this long. And never this hard.
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October 16, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A graduate of the Florida State law school and a member of the Florida bar, Tony La Russa understands the risk of circumstantial evidence and avoids employing it in his role as the Oakland Athletics' manager. La Russa operates from a bank of computers, scouting reports, statistics and comparative percentages. No manager, his players insist, is better prepared.
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February 23, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Bonds left baseball in 2007 and has kept a relatively low profile ever since. That will change sometime next month when baseball's all-time home run leader will become a spring training instructor for his former team, the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday he thinks Bonds, 49, will be an asset to the Giants' hitters. Makes sense, seeing that Bonds holds the major league records for career home runs (762) and home runs in a season (71). He also had a .444 career on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | Richard Winton and James Rainey
At the home he shares with his parents, Bryan Stow does his best, but he struggles. It's hard to move his left arm and that hand will barely close. He must wear a diaper, needs help to take a shower and has to be reminded why a plastic shunt juts from the base of his skull. The members of Stow's family who addressed a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday wondered if the two men who attacked the paramedic and father of two outside Dodger Stadium in 2011 knew any of that, or if they cared.
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