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Yahoo's fabulous reporting continues.

Tiebreaker coin flips announced


The NL's at the bottom of the story, and interestingly, no announcement for an AZ/SF tiebreaker. Bottom line: If the tie's with the Braves, SF goes to Atlanta. If it's with the Cards, St. Louis visits us. A three-way tie gets complicated to discuss, but basically other teams get to choose what they want to do, the Giants get stuck with those choices (meaning they'll probably be on the road for both).

Harrisburg Senators home floods out


This is somewhat Giants-related, since it caused the entire Harrisburg-Richmond series to be played in Richmond, and the Squirrels swept. It's interesting considering there were some rumors that the Nationals might have wanted to switch affiliations to Richmond last season, likely leaving Harrisburg to the Giants. However, the Nationals stuck with Harrisburg, who just renovated all their facilities. Luckily, a big part of the renovations was to be prepared for these floorings, as the stadium is in a floodplain. The Giants did similar things for the minor league camp in Scottsdale, which is also in a floodplain.


minor lines, 9/4/11

Highlights from the Farm: Gary Brown hit a home run, as Tyler Graham added to his stolen base total.  Meanwhile, Chuck Lofgren had a quality start for Richmond.


minor lines, 9/3/11

Tonight's Highlights from the Farm: Tommy Joseph hit two home runs (at home, no less), in a blowout loss with San Jose.  Johnny Monell had three extra-base hits for Richmond.  And Augusta had a...

The Chinese Government Wants To Buy The Dodgers


Or, 'Investment Banks' owned by the Chinese Government do. I don't know how to respond to this, but I don't think the reaction will be good, whether or not they actually buy the team.


minor lines, 8/26/11

Highlights from the farm tonight: Jarrett Parker, Gus Benusa and Leonardo Ochoa all homered as part of multi-hit performances, and Gary Brown had three hits.  Also, Andres Torres and Sergio Romo...

McCovey Chronicles Nominated for Best Giants Blog by SF Weekly (Vote!)


Congrats to being nominated! Just remember...it's an honor just to be nominated.....right? right? Voting ends August 30th. Also note some Gianty goodness in categories #3 and #15...but I don't think I'm allowed to talk about those.

Chukchansi Park to play a Movie Set with an "A-List Celebrity" on Saturday


Noah does a good job of keeping it quiet...but here's the details: "Us and Them" is the story of a Triple-A Baseball Announcer shot has to care for his grandchildren, starring Billy Crystal. The Grizz will be themselves (No Faux-logos or teams, I'm afraid) in the movie, though I don't know if the team is the team that Billy will be broadcasting for. They'll be playing the Sacramento RiverCats in that game. They'll be doing additional filming in the press box there later.


minor lines, 8/19/11

Today's Highlights: Michael Mergenthaler got three hits, all for extra bases.  Andy Reichard and Justin Fitzgerald had quality starts.  And Clayton Blackburn only allowed two base runners in the...


minor lines, 8/14/11

Highlights from the farm: Someone not named Tommy Joseph got the two-HR game for San Jose, and it was someone who got his first home runs in San Jose this season: Ehire Adrianza.  Alex Burg, J...


minor lines, 8/13/11

Today's Highlights: Pretty much, the entire San Jose team had a good day.  In particular, Tommy Joseph had his second consecutive multi-home run game, while Ryan Cavan hit a grand slam and Gary...


minor lines, 8/6/11

Saturday highlights from the Giants farm system: Francisco Peguero has a perfect day at the plate, adding a triple to the resume, while Nick Noonan, Conor Gillaspie, Bill Hall, and Chris Dominguez...


minor lines 6/24/11

Highlights from the farm tonight: Eric Surkamp has another shutout start with lots of strikeouts; Chris Dominguez hit his first Double-A home run as his hot streak continues; Ben Thomas hit a home...


minor lines, 5/20/11

Highlights from the farm on Friday: Roger Kieschnick picked up his first home run and his first triple of the year, while Gary Brown, Hector Sanchez and Adam Duvall (hmmm) also each homered again....


Augusta Pitching Coach Steve Kline Suspended

Augusta GreenJackets pitching coach Steve Kline was suspended by the South Atlantic League for at least the next two games, with the lengthening of the suspension and addition of a fine possible...


minor lines 5/6

Highlights for Friday's Games: Gary Brown and Alex Burg each tie the franchise record for hits in a game for San Jose en route to a 23-hit explosion for the team.  Jarrett Parker hits his fourth...


Minor Lines - 4/29 & 4/30

edit: Wasn't it nice for Brute to step in and do these? Don't you want to go to SF Dugout and The Lunatic Fringe and hang out for a while in appreciation? I'm sure you do. Catching up a bit, here's...


D.C. McCoven Meetup Thread

I just wanted to bring this back up for those of us who will be saying hey out in D.C., watching Manny Burriss play in front of his hometown crowd, and enjoying the Giants on the road.

Barry Zito Taken To The Hospital After Car Accident


Bottom lines: Zito was released after being taken to the hospital. He was injured, but not 'seriously'. The police have indicated Zito was not at fault. Bottomer Line: WTC????????

Brian Wilson: Filmmaker


Or did they (a video game company) just give a camera to the craziest World Series Champion they could find? Eh, either way, could be awesome. I hope it's somewhere I don't have to watch George Lopez to see it, though.

2011 Minor League Coaching Staffs: Same Faces, New Places


Sorry for the self-promoting link, but this is the one place where there's a complete list of all the announcements with bios (no Augusta GreenJackets). There is just a single new face among the coaches, but a lot of shuffling between levels. Here's the list: Fresno: Steve Decker-Manager; Pat Rice-Pitching; Russ Morman-Hitting Richmond: Dave Machemer-Manager; Ross Grimsley-Pitching; Ken Joyce-Hitting San Jose Giants: Andy Skeels-Manager; Brian Cooper-Pitching; Gary Davenport-Hitting Augusta (Not official yet): Lipso Nava-Manager; Steve Kline-Pitching; Jose Flores-Hitting Salem-Keizer: Tom Trebelhorn-Manager; Jerry Cram-Pitching; No Hitting Coach Announced (Derin McMains?) And I was wrong from my earlier prediction about Augusta pitching coach Steve Kline moving up the system.

Giants Opener Likely To Stay In L.A.


They are still considering moving up the actual season opener one day to March 31st, and having the teams play four straight, giving April 4th as an offday. Apparently, we'll (finally) get official word today.

MLBTR: Giants Interested in Trading For Bartlett


An interesting, if not overwhelming, option for shortstop. The price seems right, if the Rays want 'young relievers.' The Giants have options from Ray and Ramirez to minor leaguers like Edlefsen and Paterson.

Your Giants Quiz Question: Giants Rookie To Hit .300 with Double Digit Home Runs


Your quiz question, should you choose to accept it: Buster Posey became the fifth SF Giants rookie to finish the season with a .300+ batting average and double-digit home runs. Three of the other four won Rookie-of-the-Year awards. Who was the fourth, and why didn't he win the award? I know some of you will look it up rather than guess, but try to leave the answer off of the first length of the page so people can guess. :)

Dan Runzler Joins The AFL


Not much to really say. It's not all that unusual to see a player join late, nor see an occasional seventh prospect for a single team join in (usually, there's just six). It is more unusual to see a player who spent a full season in the big leagues, other than injury rehab, take part in the league.

Japan Series Game 6 Ends In A Tie


If Chunchi wins Game 7, it could be an 8-game series. So much for home-field advantage! I admit, I was looking at this because of the earlier report about Nishioka, but I saw this: Tsuyoshi Nishioka led off the game with a single but Ikuhiro Kiyota popped out while trying to move him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Nishioka went to second on a sacrifice fly by Iguchi and came home on a single from Omura. Wow. It's not unheard of, but still.

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