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Giant Fan in Singapore

  • joined Mar 13, 2008
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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Recommendations on where to sit at Petco?

My wife, two daughters and I are going to make the short drive down to San Diego for the Padres vs. Giants game on Saturday the 19th. Everything is set -- staying at the Indigo, dinner etc. --...

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For the Prospect Hounds: Remember the "Mayor of Norwich," Mike Cervenak?

Really fun story up this morning on Grantland about the former "Mayor of Norwich": Mike Cervenak is not a prospect. I cannot fathom spending 15 years in the minors, but at least he had those 13 ABs...

Showtime: "The Franchise" 2-Min Clip of Posey Rehabbing

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Scroll down past Mila Kunis to the 2-minute clip Showtime gave SI ahead of tonight's premier. I so wish I had Showtime.

Nice story about an old friend: Dusty Baker

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I don't like Verducci much but an article on Dusty was too good to pass up. Love this quote: "The story of [the Reds] success, especially if they can return to the postseason, will be told by whether they have the starting pitching to outpitch elite teams such as the Phillies and Giants."

Loading Up on Memorabilia

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I want to buy anything and everything that commemorates this 2010 World Series team. MLB already has its 2010 Giants World Series gear; the SF Chronicle is offering a much wider array of gear (but on Alyssa Milano!). If you see other sites with cool memorabilia — for example, doesn't SI always come out with a DVD set with all the games etc? — please post.

Prince Fielder Seeking $200 million?

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"...one person familiar with the talks suggested the eight-year contracts of Mark Teixeira and Joe Mauer for $180 million and $184 million, respectively, are viewed by Fielder's people as mere starting points." Prince Fielder is a good player, but worth more than Joe Mauer?

The Sports Guy loves him some sabermetrics

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In only a way he can, Bill Simmons tackles (and ultimately embraces) sabermetrics.

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All I Want for Christmas Is...

Over the years I've learned that McCovey Chronicles is a place we assemble for more than just (Giants) baseball talk. I've come to appreciate the gathered masses here more than ever, and look...

Barry Zito Resurfaces on Facebook, Hangs with Models

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While looking at a UK friend's photos on Facebook I saw a guy who looked an awful lot like Barry Zito. His name? Baron Von Zitenhausen. The rest of the stuff seems like Zito too (School: UCSB/USC; Interests: playing sports, playing music, SURFING). Look at his photos, it just gets weirder.

SI Grades the All-Star Performances

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It's laughable that SI would even come up with a stupid idea like grading just one game. For laughs I clicked anyway. It was dumber than I imagined.

Any Giants historians out there?

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Sorry for re-posting this from yesterday's GameDay but I need to solve the mystery. It's not that I want to buy this hat; I'd like to figure out its meaning. I found this hat at a discount store in Redwood City. As you can see it looks like a Syracuse logo with the word "Giants" in smaller letters below. Did Nike make up this "Cooperstown Classics" or is it from an older minor league team or a Negro League team or just a forgotten SF Giants design? Please help satisfy my curiosity.

Cutler Officially Available for Trade

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Doesn't fit Singletary's offense and it's been discussed ad nauseam, but it's out there now that he's available.

The Majors' Top Closers

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Posnanski rates MLB's top closers using the new Bill James Handbook as a guide. Interesting piece with the usual suspects -- Rivera, Lidge, Papelbon -- cementing their status using "atypical" stats; scroll to the second page and you'll see our own Brian Wilson is rated sixth, behind the aforementioned three plus Soria and the Rangers' CJ Wilson. I've got to pick up the Bill James Handbook this year, sounds like a fun read. The breakdown of the top "baserunners" looked pretty interesting too.

2008 SB Nation Cy Young Award Winners

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And they voted pretty overwhelmingly in favor of Lincecum. "Hopefully these NL results are the same as the real ones. Lincecum deserves it," says one commenter at Bleed Cubbie Blue. Good to see other fans were just as impressed with his season.

Heyman's post-season awards pick are laughable

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Saw this first on FJM but it deserves to be ridiculed more. John Heyman chooses: 1. FROD as his AL MVP, but he's listed third in his AL Cy Young "ballot." Both are ridiculous, of course. 2. Manny and CC are 1-2 in NL MVP. 3. Santana is his NL Cy Young over CC for "being in the NL all year," though above he cites that Manny and CC's big half seasons are the reasons they are his 1-2 in the MVP race. Oh yeah, Howard (3rd) and Pujols (5th!!!) had better seasons in a full year, which he mentions, but... 4. Brad Lidge is his #4 NL MVP and #3 NL Cy Young. Timmy Lincecum gets only a passing mention, not even top three in the NL Cy Young. Glad this joker doesn't get a vote.

2008 AFL Rosters Have Been Announced

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The Arizona Fall League (AFL) rosters have been announced, and while most of the teams have submitted their players the Giants have not. One look at the Scottsdale Scorpions roster tells me Buster Posey isn't going to play because there's no roster spot for another catcher. There are, however, two spots reserved for Giants pitchers, two for infielders, and one for an outfielder. Any speculation on who goes?

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White Sox Don't Like What Sabean Is Offering

Apparently what Brian's pushing ain't enough for Crede. From SI's John Heyman:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_heyman/03/05/bc.heyman.wed.scoop/1.html"The White Sox apparently...

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Superwonderful

With all the negative vibes on the board recently I thought it'd be nice to have a redux of those threads that always pop up around Thanksgiving: "What are you thankful/happy for?" Get some good...

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Angels Sign Hunter

5 years/$80 million.http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3123200Didn't they sign CF Gary Matthews, Jr., last year? Are they still in the Cabrera sweepstakes?

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OT: Fun(ny) Site Suggestions?

It goes without saying, but the one Web site I read most in a day is McCoveyChron. On slow days it's always nice to have others, though, and ESPN and SI just don't do it for me.At a McChron...

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Could the Mets use Durham?

Valentin broke his leg fouling off a pitch tonight. Despite his prolonged slump this year Durham would seemingly fit well, no?http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270720119

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Tired of the anti-Bonds schtick?

Well, obviously SI's John Donovan is not. Here's the latest installment of his insanity.http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/john_donovan/07/01/all.star.bonds.griffey/index.htmlAlthough...

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Most Homegrown Talent on the ML roster -- A's, ???, Blue Jays

I found an interesting little nugget in this article on SI about the Blue Jays:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/john_donovan/05/16/blue.jays/1.html"Ricciardi counters any lack of depth...

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Is Aurilia the new 1B?

Apologies if this was discussed when Aurilia was signed (I was away), but did I read incorrectly or has Sabean/Bochy clearly stated that Aurilia will start at first?Anyway, did anyone else catch...

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Happy Thanksgiving -- What are you thankful for?

Though I have loved reading the offseason diaries so far, I'm getting a bit burned out with the "sign A to xx dollars" speculation.  So even though I celebrated Thanksgiving 16 hours ago at the...

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Privately financed ballparks

Did anyone catch this piece over at CNNSI.com?http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jonah_freedman/11/15/new.stadiums/index.htmlHe claims Steinbrenner (Yanks), Wilpon (Mets) and Wolff (A's)...

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A-Rod to the Cubs?

I wish my first diary was more interesting than this, but a) A-Rod is topical and b) there was a snippet in here that just blew my mind.The article is here: h...

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