#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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Ron Bergman, ‘Best’ of the Oakland A’s Beat Writers, ‘Told It Like It Was’

Bergman’s ‘Mustache Gang’ 1973 Oakland A’s honored in recent reunion at the Oakland Coliseum.     The thing that stood out for me, reading all the tributes to former Oakland A’s beat writer Ron Bergman, who passed last week, was his honesty. And, isn’t that what newspaper reporting is supposed to be about?  Unlike in this politically correct world of today – especially in San Francisco – Bergman wasn’t afraid to ‘ruffle feathers’ or elephant snouts, as it were. Yet, Bergman remained a beloved figure in the A’s clubhouse and was even close friends with some of the players; he was a championship bridge partner to A’s pitcher Ken Holtzman.    An example of...

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WHY SF Giants Not A Dynasty

WHY SF Giants Not A Dynasty Some say they are a dynasty but we say NOT. Why?   The Giants went 56 years without winning a World Series only to suddenly win three in five years with largely different teams – not consecutive years with bascially the same team as one would expect.   HOW GIANTS BEAT ALL ODDS TO WIN FIRST (2) WORLD SERIES IN 56 YEARS     The Giants won all three years, 2010,2012, and 2014 with FIVE INDICTED PED USERS (Melky Cabrera 2012, Andres Torres 2010, Jose Guillen 2010, Guillermo Mota 2010 and 2012, Michael Morse 2014 and many suspects (see past articles http://WhereDidYouGoJoeDimaggio.blogspot.com and http://WhereDidYouGoJoeDimaggio.downloadebooks.me    .  Just the...

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