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Culture, The Exhibitionist Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

There were jokes about it being an even year, the same as in 2010, 2012 and 2014 when the Giants won the World Series; the size of Giants' manager Bruce Bochy’s head; and about his recent frequent trips out…
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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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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Nine: Dominique Crenn Waves Bye-Bye to Antoinette

Thursday Nine: Dominique Crenn Waves Bye-Bye to Antoinette

Dominique Crenn Is Leaving Antoinette It seemed weird that a chef with two Michelin…
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News, The Snitch Former Giants Manager Dusty Baker Defends Alleged Domestic Abuser and Sounds Like an Idiot

Former Giants Manager Dusty Baker Defends Alleged Domestic Abuser and Sounds Like an Idiot

Any Bay Area sports fans nostalgic for the days when Dusty Baker managed the San Francisco Giants may have barfed in their mouths a little today when Baker defended Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher (and alleged domestic abuser) Aroldis Chapman.  …
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Talking Baseball With <i>Ghost Town to Havana's</i> Director Eugene Corr and Star Coach Roscoe Bryant

Talking Baseball With Ghost Town to Havana's Director Eugene Corr and Star Coach Roscoe Bryant

What does baseball mean to you? For the kids living in Oakland’s notorious Ghost Town neighborhood, it means being part of a community — a refuge from all of the violence and trauma that each one lives with every day.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Write Stuff: Curt Anderson on Republican-on-Republican violence

The Write Stuff: Curt Anderson on Republican-on-Republican violence

The Write Stuff is a series of interview profiles conducted by Litseen where authors give exclusive readings from their work. Curt Anderson's first collection of poetry, The Occasionist, was recently released by Hip Pocket Press. His poems have appeared in…
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Dining, SFoodie Anchor Brewing Opens a Beer Garden Outside AT&amp;T Park Just in Time for Spring Training

Anchor Brewing Opens a Beer Garden Outside AT&T Park Just in Time for Spring Training

Anchor Brewing, the City's largest beer producer, announced the opening of a temporary beer garden in Giants Parking Lot A in Mission Rock. Set to open in March, The Yard will feature a parade of shops and vendors operating…
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News, Feature World Series: During the Great Depression, a Wild Experiment in Baseball History Defied Segregation

World Series: During the Great Depression, a Wild Experiment in Baseball History Defied Segregation

All the local politicos turned out for the event. Berkeley Mayor Edward Ament rose to give the welcome address, and John Hassler and Hollis Thompson — the city managers of Oakland and Berkeley, respectively — also yakked a little bit.…
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News, The Snitch O.co Coliseum Celebrates Trespassing Rodent As "#RallyPossum"

O.co Coliseum Celebrates Trespassing Rodent As "#RallyPossum"

Major League Baseball's best team plays in a certified shithole. Set in a post-industrial wasteland, designed and remodeled for a football team (on whose behalf the government went into debt), famous for sewage leaks — O.co Coliseum is tough to…
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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, The Snitch Buster Posey Wins NL MVP

Buster Posey Wins NL MVP

That dude with the syrupy swing, the sniper arm, the milk-ad eyes, the calming voice, the bionic ankle, and the school-boy smile that could melt every heart ever left in San Francisco is the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player.…
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News, The Snitch Women Innocent in Brawl at Giants Game

Women Innocent in Brawl at Giants Game

Two women accused of starting a fight at a Giants and Padres game which knocked a 60-year-old woman over a row of chairs were found innocent, says San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.  The two 19-year-olds were smoking a joint…
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News, The Snitch World Series: After Too Damn Much Ado, Giants Crowned Kings

World Series: After Too Damn Much Ado, Giants Crowned Kings

Today it took the San Francisco Giants two and a half hours to roll from the Embarcadero to City Hall. And you can't blame Muni. The orange-clad fanatics began filing into Civic Center Plaza as early as 5 p.m. yesterday.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Best Cheap Places to Drink, Eat, and Watch the 2012 World Series

The Best Cheap Places to Drink, Eat, and Watch the 2012 World Series

Can't afford to shell out the $400 it's gonna take to catch a World Series home game at AT&T Park (not to mention the ridiculous $8.75 pints, the MLB's most expensive)? Join the club. But you can bet all…
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News, The Snitch Would You Eat a Matt Cain Pizza?

Would You Eat a Matt Cain Pizza?

So you didn't score tickets to the World Series games. Big deal. You can still probably score some free pizza.Patxi's Pizza is offering Giants fans a chance to get pizza and win a signed Matt Cain jersey when they…
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News, The Snitch Detroit Tigers Fans' Thoughts on the Giants

Detroit Tigers Fans' Thoughts on the Giants

Fandom is, naturally, a partisan affair. No team has more heart than the Giants! Marco Scutaro is the hottest hitter in baseball! Defense, base-running, and timely hitting are the keys to victory in October! Angel Pagan should be on the…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Giants: Wet Wish Fulfillment

San Francisco Giants: Wet Wish Fulfillment

In the last few years, San Francisco Giants fans have been treated to every experience they could have ever hoped to have. Last night, however, was a new one. If you ever dreamed of watching a nigh-impossible comeback capped during…
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Music, All Shook Down

Let's All Laugh at How Terrible These St. Louis Cardinals Fan Songs Are

[Editor's note: SF Weekly's sister paper in St. Louis recently put together a list of eight rather hilariously unflattering fan-made tributes to the St. Louis Cardinals. Obviously, they originally meant it with some affection. But given that our beloved Giants…
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News, The Snitch The San Franciscan's Guide to St. Louis

The San Franciscan's Guide to St. Louis

Tomorrow, the San Francisco Giants play in St. Louis for game three of the NLCS. Roaming bands of Giants Nation will surely join them at Busch Stadium. Of course, San Franciscans leaving the safety of our peninsular nook to visit…
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