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Lincecum and Cain, and Prepare For Some Pain

Almost all baseball fans are familiar with Gerald Hern's verse (or at least a paraphrase of it), honoring the best pitching the Boston Braves had to offer in 1948— Spahn and Sain,and pray for rain. (The other Braves pitchers weren't half bad themselves, if ... (Continue reading)

The Lights Went Out in San Francisco: A Power Outage, and the “Other” Tim

"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air." —Margaret Thatcher Well said, Mrs. Prime Minister, well said. It might seem overly simplistic, even boorish, to apply a quote from the former leader of England to baseball, but I (as well ... (Continue reading)

Sad Panda: A Statistical Look at Pablo Sandoval’s Road Woes

Attention, San Francisco Giants fans: The Kung Fu Panda seems to have a case of homesickness. No, I'm not referring to his homeland of Venezuela; rather, I think the portly, lovable third-sacker might be longing for the friendly confines of AT&T Park. Don't believe me? ... (Continue reading)

All-Giants Team (1990-Present)

I'm not entirely sure what prompted it, but recently my father and I started talking about the best Giants players since the disastrous and tragic Bay Area Series. From this, I started thinking of the best players the Giants have had at each ... (Continue reading)