Tag Archives: San Francisco Giants

Kung Fu Panda Mauls Tigers

Two big pieces of news come out of last night’s Game 1 of the World Series. First, the Giants’s Pablo Sandoval joins immortals Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson, and eventual immortal Albert Pujols, as a member of the three-home-run club … Continue reading

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Tyger! Tyger!

I (Evander) continue this amorphous series of postseason blogs where I left off the other day: Expect the unexpected. As James Joyce might have said, yes, rain is general all over the Midwest. The Detroit Tigers, who lead the New … Continue reading

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Playoffs So Far: It Gets Weirder

This is truly one of the most bizarre postseasons I (Evander) have seen since playoffs-baseball was introduced in the major leagues in 1969. The idea was formulated after the so-called Year of the Pitcher in 1968, when interest due to … Continue reading

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Once round the Sun for Right Off the Bat

Our blue sphere has made one revolution round the sun, and in the words of James Joyce, “by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to” today, July 12, 2012, Martin and I have thus officially completed one year in print—between … Continue reading

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Unusual Opening Day for Yankees and Movie with the Literal Hollywood Ending

Yesterday, also Good Friday for the Western Church and the start of Passover at sundown for all Jews, happened to be Opening Day for the New York Yankees—first pitch after 3 p.m. It wound up the first Opening Day meltdown … Continue reading

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Matty Alou

One of the greatest batters of the 1960s, and part of a trio of brothers that played in the major leagues (they collectively hold the all-time base-hits record for a family; this includes the three DiMaggio brothers), Matty Alou died … Continue reading

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Had em All the Way

Congratulations to future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa for guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to his personal third world championship and to the eleventh in the Cardinals storied history. La Russa’s success, coming from far back in the … Continue reading

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Clayton Kershaw

Evander doesn’t get much news from The Coast: It rarely filters in to Right Off the Bat HQ. But I have been clued in to Dodgers phenom Clayton Kershaw. He has won twenty games in his first year: Doc Gooden-like. … Continue reading

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Wood toward the Spherical Object

In considering the superiority of the baseball bat over its cricket counterpart as a means to quell civil unrest (an oxymoron), Exhibit A might be the August 22, 1965, incident involving Hall of Fame San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal … Continue reading

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Arrest Is Made in the Bryan Stow Beating

Reported late today is that an arrest has been made in the vicious attack on baseball fan Bryan Stow.

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