Should Barry Bonds Be Given A Statue? Perry ‘Spitballs’ Were ‘Kids Play’

    DOES BARRY BONDS WARRANT A STATUE?  Voice Your Choice          The San Francisco Giants have honored their top players of the past with statues, most recently giving one to pitcher Gaylord Perry (August 13) of the 1960s-70s teams. In answering the question ‘Should Bonds Have A Statue?’  much is determined by one’s own feelings with regard to Performance Enhancing Drugs.   Before Barry Bonds came to the Giants in 1997 he was a ‘mere’ .275 hitter averaging  25 homers a year with Pittsburg during his mid-20s -lower combined averages than any Hall of Famers.  Of course we know what happened  when Bonds and  BALCO  burst upon the scene  in San Francisco –...

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BAY AREA BASEBALL CONTRARY TRADES, ACTIONS

    Wolf/A’s Still Taking Out Stadium Frustrations on Fans BAY AREA BASEBALL TRADES SIGNAL BAD TIMES – TIME TO DROP  AXE ON TRADER BILLY     Oakland A’s real General Manager and part owner, Billy Beane has worn out his welcome.   Now more than 15 years since he effectively took over the organization – shades of Charles Finley and the early days of the Oakland A’s – Beane has again decimated the team and the morale of all concerned,   much like Finley did when he brought the Kansas City Atheetics to Oakland in 1968 . Only difference is that, in the end, Finley succeeded with World Series teams while Beane hasn’t.  ...

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Ebook Sale -MORE GIANT SHADOWS: How the San Francisco Giants REALLY Won 3 World Series

      MORE GIANT SHADOWS: How the San Francisco Giants REALLY Won 3 World Series-New E-book   – How  the Giants Pulled Off Such A Feat With Largely Three Different Sets of Players in Three Years After Going 56 Years Without A Single WS Victory   – How So Many Unlikely Minor Leaguers  Suddenly Came Up and Performed  Better on Major League Club   – How Marginal Veteran Players Like Huff, Burrell,Torres, Scutaro, Casilla, Petit, etc.  Suddenly Improved Their Game with Giants    –  How The Giants Won It All Despite Major Injuries, How Players Became Almost Interchangeable-Only the Names Changed    –  How the Giants Managed to Improve Their Seasonal Numbers in Post-Season Despite  Stiffer Competition Besides...

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Oakland A’s Finally Show Their Real Potential Against Giants

HALF PRICE RED HOT OAKLAND A’S TICKETS plus FREE Tote Bag! Click Above, then Scroll down till you come to above image or Search ‘Oakland A’s’   Despite Melvin’s Continuing Mistakes Oakland A’s Finally Show Their Real Potential Against Giants On paper, the Oakland A’s lineup may be better than the Giants, at least in their current state. Kris Davis, Danny Valencia, Josh Reddick, Billy Burns,Billy Butler, Steven Vogt, Simeon and Coco Crisp are all proven hitters.  While each team still scraping around the .250 mark, the A’s have three hitters with more than 10 homers. The Giants have none. And, the A’s have guys like Burns, Butler and even Simeon and Davis who...

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Byrd 7th PED Player Bust This Year-MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale

BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale as Baseball Still Struggles with PC,PEDs  Just off the heals of the  SEVENTH PED bust already this year – there were only five all last year -with the 162 game suspension of two-timer and  last year  #SFGiants MARLON BYRD,  we thought it timely to run our ‘MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN ‘ hat sale and thoughts Recently, a star baseball player came out with a baseball hat like this, based on Donald Trump’s slogan, ‘Make America Great Again.‘ Player in question was tired of all the PC in baseball that has taken away from the Grand Old Game, not to mention the black marks brought on by the ‘S’ and...

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BARRY BONDS – HE REALLY SAID THAT…

  OAKLAND A’S – SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HALF PRICE Pre-season Tickets Click above then scroll down new screen to this picture and click for DEAL!       BARRY BONDS – HE REALLY SAID THAT...    Barry Bonds said it  at press conference Sat. Feb 20 introducing the new hitting coach of Miami Marlins. The only previous coaching experience for the controversial home run king (who hit most of his 700+ homers after coming to the Giants where the age of 32 including 70 in 2002 for the Giants) was a spring training stint last with with the San Francisco Giants..     Not the first time for such direct comments from Barry Bonds, known for...

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Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem – Good A’s, Bad Billy ‘Giveth and Taketh Away’

Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem- From Pennant Winners to Last Place in 162 days   WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING 11 PLAYERS HAVE IN COMMON? Just in the current playoffs, alone, Oakland A’s fans will ‘get’ to watch no less than 11  ‘Billy Giveaways’ that could be a World Series caliber unit in itself: JOSH DONALDSON, YOENIS CESPEDES, SCOTT KASMIR, BRANDON MOSS, BEN ZOBRIST, LUKE GREGERSON, JED LOWRIE, JON LESTER, JASON HAMMEL, TYLER CLIPPARD, ADDISON RUSSELL – an All-Star team in itself that shoulda coulda been representing the Oakland A’s this year in the playoffs..  certainly as good or better team than the A’s sent to the playoffs in 2014.  And there’smore…     MR. MONEY BALL...

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Steroid Era Back in Full Swing? Late Season Hitting, Pitching Numbers Up

     STEROID ERA BACK IN FULL SWING? BOTH HITTING and PITCHING NUMBERS UP Even 2015 POSTSEASON SHOWING UNLIKELY NUMBERS It’s not quite as extreme as the San Francisco Giants numerous inflated numbers in recent post seasons, e.g. 2010 Cody Ross’s eight homers in September-October after joining Giants, 2012 Sandoval’s   three homers in one game against Justin Verlander and .340 average in playoffs, 2014 Madison Bumgarner’s 1000% improved 0.30 ERA (vs. 3.00 regular season ERA) . This season it’s the amazing New York Mets with Daniel Murphy‘s .365 average with five homers in five games (he only hit 14 the entire regular season) and Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar’s .600  average and Kenlys Morales‘...

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Looking Back 10 Years at Barry ‘FREE’ Bonds & Steroids As It Took Over Baseball

Click here to subscribe to mailing list   OPEN LETTER TO ANDREW BAGGERLY re  9-13-15 column re. ‘Time for Giants to Retire Bonds (25) Number’  Giants can do whatever they want  but the sooner they close ties with Bonds it will help to clean up their PED reputation – assuming that is what Baer & Co wants per his statement last year that the Giants want to start steering clear of PED players… Before Bonds came to the Giants (pre-PEDs generally accepted) he was a .289 hitter averaging 25 homers a yeare his first seven years – hardly MVP stats. Sure, if you want to count the following 13 years with cartoonish PED numbers...

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SF Giants Characters Lacking Good Personalities? Reflective of A Culture?

Madison Bumgarner’s ‘SNOT ROCKETS’      Hunter Pence goes on an F-Bomb rant in Giants clubhouse SF Giants Characters Lacking Real Personalities?   Tim Lincecum Drops f-Bomb on national TV interview     and, of course,there’s the legendary Will Clark. (Clark , by the way, is an ambassador to the Giants , today)   AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE’S BARRY BONDS – AND HERE HE IS ‘IN DISCUSSION’ WITH MANAGER JIM LEYLAND IN PITTSBURG BEFORE HE EVEN GOT TO THE GIANTS!     When Bonds Got To the Giants, there were no such discussions like the one above because Bonds ran the insane asylum.Bonds was the Giants multi-million ‘Golden Boy’ who outlasted the managers,...

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GIANTS LATEST DEAL FOR BYRD DOUBLY TROUBLING FOR TRADITIONAL BASEBALL FANS

  President Larry Baer said Giants ‘Wary of Adding Players with PED Pasts’ Then Adds Three More in Past Two Years ‘Have we gone that far away from HONEST sports today that nobody cares anymore, and the Giants can , basically, thumb their collective noses at past drug testing efforts by MLB – weak as they may have been – especially now, in light of Barry Bonds‘ acquittal of all legal charges related to his PED and perjury allegations?’  With major league attendance and TV viewing down significantly since 2000 and the steroid era, MLB should perhaps  scrutinize  potential trades like  this latest trade, bringing another player with a PED past to the San Francisco Giants    ...

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BILLY BEANE ENIGMA – Who Is He and Can the A’s Ever Win It All With Him?

Billy Bean vs. Brian Sabean – Longest and formerly longest tenured GMs and Bay Area rivals  never made a trade with each other, but Beane made up for it on his own    NOW GONE IS JOSH DONALDSON and his 40 homers and .300 average  this year in Toronto. GONE IS YEONNIS CESPEDES and his 30 homers in New York. Imagine still having those two on the A’s along with Zobrist and Kazmir and maybe even Jon Lester. It’s crazy that Beane is so good at acquiring these players (the Giants could never get) but then turns around and trades them away! It can’t be all about money. Beane is a total paradox, an ego-centric...

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EDITORIAL – DeflateGate Minor Stuff Compared to Steroids in Baseball

EDITORIAL – DeflateGate  Minor Stuff Compared to Steroids in Baseball   Much has been written  of late about the ‘terrible crime’ and obfuscation by Tom Brady and the New England Brady for deflating footballs in  the football playoff(s) last year.       Instead of spending so much time on Tom Brady and ‘DeflateGate’ why do n’t the strong East Coast media come out West to liberal San Francisco and start going  after baseball and steroids, which REALLY affect the outcome of ball games in a locale and game where there is little scrutiny of a much more serious issue  which  also  causes injuries and even deaths.  DeflateGate was the result of a weak...

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Duffy, Panik, Heston,Tomlinson, Parker plus – ‘No Name’ Giants Exposed

  SECRET SAUCE T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE -10% + DISCOUNT     Click here to subscribe to mailing list Duffy, Panik, Heston – ‘No Name’ Giants Exposed – Detailing Unlikely Performance Increases  Add Kelby Tomlinson, Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson and Trevor Brown to that list.   Unproven minor leaguers,  SEVEN (7) unlikely new Giants with no major league experience all hitting over .300 with the Giants – better than than their minor league averages!  Are there any young  Giants   NOT hitting over .300?  What’s wrong with this picture. What’s in the water in San Francisco?   After a long, rigorous year, Tomlinson has finally dropped below Add Kelby Tomlinson Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson and Trevor Brown to that...

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#SFGiants Unlikely Pitching Velocity Increases, Hitters’ Homeruns

#SFGiants Pitchers Bumgarner, Vogelsong, Heston Improve Velocity Each Year   Seems like whenever the Giants go on one of their prolonged losing streaks or whenever a pitcher has had a bad game or two, they/ he turn it around at will.  Latest most extreme example is Ryan Vogelsong, who had come off a bad May after a good April. Just when the Giants were having one of their worst streaks mid-June (losing a historic eight in a row at home), the 37 year old vogelsong suddenly turns up the juice against Seattle and throws six shut out innings.  Even the announcers noted  the surprising velocity spurt to 93 mph on many of Vogelsong’s pitches...

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