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News, The Snitch Woman Who Attended Beyoncé, Jay Z Concert at AT&T Park Sues Over Collision

Woman Who Attended Beyoncé, Jay Z Concert at AT&T Park Sues Over Collision

The Giants aren’t winning many games on the field these days, but maybe they’ll have better luck in a courtroom. San Francisco Giants Enterprises, the entity that operates AT&T Park, is being sued by a woman who claims she was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in <i>The Truth Hurts</i>

Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in The Truth Hurts

Jose Canseco remembers Oct. 17, 1989, vividly. The Oakland A's powerhouse was running sprints at Candlestick Park, just 30 minutes before Game 3 in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.   "I suffered from migraines, so I remember…
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News, Feature My Dinner With Mike Krukow

My Dinner With Mike Krukow

Being a fairly lazily played game, baseball and food perfectly match up. You're not going to miss much game action as you slather your jumbo hot dog with all the fixings, then proceed to inhale it in a few bites.…
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News, The Snitch California Lawmakers Like Free Tickets to SF Giants Games

California Lawmakers Like Free Tickets to SF Giants Games

If the gifts given to state lawmakers are any indication, the San Francisco Giants are much more popular than the Los Angeles Dodgers. But neither baseball team attracts the interests of politicians quite like a golf match. The Los Angeles…
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News, The Snitch Giants' Other Even Year Tradition: Hunter Pence's Scooter is Stolen, Again

Giants' Other Even Year Tradition: Hunter Pence's Scooter is Stolen, Again

When moving about town, local wild-eyed eccentric Hunter Pence — a resident of the South of Market area, where he plays professional baseball for the local club — is known to use an electric scooter. Pence's penchant is well-known:…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Listen to This New Track From S.F. Rapper Adam Vida (Formerly A-1)

Premiere: Listen to This New Track From S.F. Rapper Adam Vida (Formerly A-1)

If Adam Vida doesn't ring a bell, it shouldn't. Today is the third day that the S.F.-bred rapper (formerly known as A-1; real name: Adam Traore) has used the name since announcing the change on Instagram and Twitter on…
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News, The Snitch With Tim Lincecum Gone, Who is the Stoner's Favorite Giant?

With Tim Lincecum Gone, Who is the Stoner's Favorite Giant?

Beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun has come out every day this February — the month that baseball season officially begins. And it’s 2016, another even year for Giants fans. That means that not only are fans…
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News, The Snitch Pitcher Tests Positive For Marijuana, Giants Then Draft Him (Obviously)

Pitcher Tests Positive For Marijuana, Giants Then Draft Him (Obviously)

The San Francisco Giants are OK with a little marijuana use, as Tim Lincecum's brush with the law a few years back demonstrated. (Though the less said about the team's history with performance-enhancing drugs, the better). And though it probably…
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News, The Snitch Boom-or-Bust San Francisco Sports Scene Seems to Fit Boom-or-Bust San Francisco

Boom-or-Bust San Francisco Sports Scene Seems to Fit Boom-or-Bust San Francisco

If you were like your humble narrator, you were, on Sunday, Feb. 3 of last year figuring out exactly how to leap off a chair and onto the couch so as to land on the most possible people after the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

"*Lorde Voice*♪♪♪ But we will never win, Royals ♪♪♪ #sports #topical" Mark Hoppus has suggested a new version of "Royals" in light of the Giants defeating Kansas in the World Series (Twitter) "Congrats San Fran. #Giants Celebrate Safe. Great Job…
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Music, All Shook Down Sorry Not Sorry, Lorde: SF Radio Bans "Royals" During the World Series

Sorry Not Sorry, Lorde: SF Radio Bans "Royals" During the World Series

Ahh, the post-season. Is there anything better than watching San Franciscans who might normally never make eye contact with one another high-five at random on public transportation because they're both wearing orange and black? For one all-too-brief month, we're…
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News, The Snitch "Peanut Allergy Friendly Day" at AT&T Park; Giants Won't Alter "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

"Peanut Allergy Friendly Day" at AT&T Park; Giants Won't Alter "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

The rule of thumb when dealing with too-amazing-to-be-true offers is "The large print giveth; the small print taketh away."  So, while the notion of the San Francisco Giants providing a safe haven for fans allergic to that ballpark staple of…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Sellout Crowds: The Transformation of Our Ballparks Mirrors the Transformation of Our City

Sellout Crowds: The Transformation of Our Ballparks Mirrors the Transformation of Our City

In 1992, Tony Buhner became an honest man. And it was almost a shame, really. Before he broke down and bought San Francisco Giants season tickets, he'd enjoyed a three-decade run of attending baseball games for little or no money.…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: The Cure for the Summertime Blues at Elixir

Distillations: The Cure for the Summertime Blues at Elixir

There are four TVs at Elixir, one in each corner, and as I looked around from my solitary perch on the bar, trying to take everything in, the bartender asked me if there was a specific game I'm looking for.…
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News, Sucka Free City

Brandon3: The Spectacular Odds Against the Giants' Double-Play Combo

One-fifth of the way through the nascent baseball season, the San Francisco Giants find themselves near the top of a competitive division. It's a dogged start to what promises to be a dogfight of a season. There is one category,…
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News, Chem Tales My Place or Yours?: Pot Smokers Have No Real Home Away From Home

My Place or Yours?: Pot Smokers Have No Real Home Away From Home

There is a reason behind that ever-present stink of marijuana from street corners, bus stops, and places unknown in San Francisco. There is nowhere to smoke. This is hard to believe. And, particularly in the days and weeks after 4/20,…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings April 30-May 6, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: (In)Visible War: Short films provide an independent, non-MSM perspective on the war in Afghanistan. Sat., May 3, 8:30 p.m. $6. othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Balboa Theater. Super Duper Alice Cooper: Amoeba Music…
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News, Sucka Free City

Swing for the Fences: The Giants' Odd Pitch for Their Waterfront Lawsuit

In the realm of baseball, a man can be a success even if he fails twice as often as he prevails. In related news — we promise — proponents of an initiative that would mandate a vote of the people…
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Film,

Arthouse Movie Listings March 19-25, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Screening of Hans Scheirl's wildly bizarre, colorful, campy, and queer sci-fi feature, Dandy Dust. Wed., March 19, 8 p.m. $7. facebook.com/PeriwinkleCinema. Sistah Sinema: The queer women of color film series presents the documentary Thick Relations.…
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News, Sucka Free City All Rise: The Lawsuit Challenging Waterfront Height Limits Reaches Strange Heights of Its Own

All Rise: The Lawsuit Challenging Waterfront Height Limits Reaches Strange Heights of Its Own

Big-time land use and litigation go together like daytime baseball and hot dogs. So, it's little surprise that a lawsuit underwritten by the San Francisco Giants — a baseball franchise and aspiring waterfront high-rise developer — is aiming to knock…
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