October 22, 2012 |
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.
October 14, 2012 |
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)
October 22, 2012 |
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.
April 4, 1996 |
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."
November 13, 1989 |
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.
October 18, 1989 |
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.