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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, 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 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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News, The Snitch What Did Doug Shorenstein Have That Tech Billionaires Don’t?

What Did Doug Shorenstein Have That Tech Billionaires Don’t?

Doug Shorenstein, CEO of real estate monolith Shorenstein Properties for the past 20 years, died yesterday at age 60. The cause was cancer. The term “real estate tycoon” isn’t one that gives people the warm and fuzzies — particularly…
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News, The Snitch Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

The San Francisco Giants and a team of affordable housing advocates led by Supervisor Jane Kim have reached an agreement to increase to 40% the affordable housing component in the team's Mission Rock development. Under the agreement, which was…
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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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Dining, SFoodie Between Two Slices: The Whole Beast at The Yard

Between Two Slices: The Whole Beast at The Yard

The Yard is really a blessing to the baseball community, you guys. If you haven't been yet, it's a kick-ass pre-game (and post-game and anytime, really) spot in the corner of AT&T Park's Lot A, adjacent to McCovey Cove.…
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Dining, SFoodie Anchor Brewing Opens a Beer Garden Outside AT&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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Dining, SFoodie The Great Craft Lager Renaissance: 2015 Will be a Lager Year

The Great Craft Lager Renaissance: 2015 Will be a Lager Year

Long overshadowed by flashier IPAs and full-bodied stouts, the proud German-style lager is returning to favor in the craft beer community. These oft-understated expressions concern themselves not with assaulting your palate in a barrage of bitterness or cloying sweetness.…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Makes USOC 2024 Olympics Pitch Today

San Francisco Makes USOC 2024 Olympics Pitch Today

San Francisco's bid to host the 2024 Olympics remains a divisive issue at home, even as Mayor Ed Lee, Giants CEO Larry Baer, and venture capitalist Steve Strandberg gear up to make their pitch in Redwood City. They'll be sparring…
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Music, All Shook Down Video Premiere: In the Middle of the World Series Ruckus, A-1 Tackles Two Sides of the City

Video Premiere: In the Middle of the World Series Ruckus, A-1 Tackles Two Sides of the City

To say that San Franciscans are somewhat divided on the post-World Series mayhem in the streets each time the Giants go all the way would be an understatement. While what feels like half the city is high on victory (and…
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News, The Snitch "Bumgarnering" Is Now a Thing

"Bumgarnering" Is Now a Thing

Beloved San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner reportedly celebrated his World Series victory by drinking one beer, like a regular dude.  But the images that really stuck with are the ones showing Bumgarner jubilantly pouring beer over himself after all…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Phish Played "We Are The Champions" For The Giants Last Night

Watch: Phish Played "We Are The Champions" For The Giants Last Night

In a scheduling move that would be questionable for, um, pretty much any other band with any other kind of following, Phish played three consecutive nights this week at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Last night was the third…
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News, The Snitch Which Does San Francisco Hate More: Muni, Techies, or Cops?

Which Does San Francisco Hate More: Muni, Techies, or Cops?

If a line of graffiti is worth a thousand words, then this piece of aerosol art, captured by Valleywag reporter Kevin Montgomery in the melee following last night's Giants victory, speaks volumes about the soul of San Francisco. Or…
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News, The Snitch Manny Pacquiao Will Descend on AT&T Park Today

Manny Pacquiao Will Descend on AT&T Park Today

Internationally renowned welterweight champ, Phillipines congressman, part-time singer, actor, basketball mogul, and all-around bon vivant Manny Pacquiao is gracing San Francisco this week to promote his next title fight against Chris Algieri scheduled to take place in China this November. The…
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News, The Snitch 104 Year-Old Woman Attends First Giants Game

104 Year-Old Woman Attends First Giants Game

Just a week after we heard about the local teen who got his long-time wish granted, when he rode BART for the first time, another adorable news bulletin came over the transom. A 104 year-old woman attended her first Giants…
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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 World Series: Ashkon Releases Giants 2012 Anthem (Video)

World Series: Ashkon Releases Giants 2012 Anthem (Video)

The Bay Area's favorite musical personality, Ashkon, this morning released the final version of the Giants 2012 World Series anthem -- and it's fun. Ashkon, who put together the 2010 anthem "Don't Stop Believing," riffs off Queen's "We Are the…
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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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