SF Giants Minor Leaguer ‘Encouraged To Cheat’ -How Pervasive, Symptomatic of Team?

  On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Game of Shadows we visit a related, recent  story that went ‘under the radar’ when first out not long ago  ….    SF   Giants Minor League Player Encouraged To Cheat -How Pervasive Is This (if true)?   “I didn’t have an ‘out’ pitch. One way you can develop an ‘out’ pitch is by cheating,” he said. “One of the coaches kind of suggested that to me.” – Garrett Broshuis, former #SFGiants Minor League Player Deflate-gate. Pine tar ‘advantage zone.’  We hear about more and more ways teams and sports figures today may be  ‘cheating’  their sports , but none more than, perhaps, this one still ‘under...

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San Francisco Giants Blanked from EXEC of Year , MVP Voting

HOW GIANTS BEAT ALL ODDS TO WIN FIRST (2) WORLD SERIES IN 56 YEARS     WORLD SERIES SFGiants vs Oakland A’s April HALF PRICE TICKETS- BEST PRICES, BEST SEATS, BEST DATESS – GOLDSTAR >>>   #SFGiants Perhaps First World Series Winner Blanked from  Individual Honors – and even Runners Up Usually when a team wins a world series – let alone three in five years, other teams start gunning for its front office people. As one example, the Dodgers just acquired the American Wild Card Champion Oakland A’s assistant GM Farhan Zaidi and also had acquired another former assistant, Paul DePodesta some years back. The Dodgers even went after arch-rival  San Francisco Giants’ Ned Coletti a few...

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UNLIKELY SF GIANTS 0.99 ERA THROUGH 9 PLAYOFF GAMES

UNLIKELY GIANTS PITCHING BETTER IN PLAYOFFS THAN REGULAR SEASON     GIANT  ‘RAG TAG’ CREW SPORTING OTHERWORLDY 0.99 ERA THROUGH LAST  9 PLAYOFF GAMES     ‘Esplain me Lucy’  how a team,    quite frankly, with only one bonafide playoff-caliber  starter can have a 0.99 ERA through nine consecutive playoff games? Even teams with top flight pitchers ala Detroit and Los Angeles Angels don’t do this – has it ever been done before?       #sfgiants, #playoffs, #peds   We just saw Detroit’s big three of Price, Verlander and Sherzer knocked out of the playoffs  this year as well as the Angel’s solid staff but here come the little Giants with a rag tag group of over-the- hill and unproven young talent suddenly...

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San Francisco Giants – Interesting look back at Bruce Bochy Era – Bochy Over-rated?

As we go into the 2014 World Series it’s interesting to note that PEDs may have already been affecting baseball’s world series 25 years ago today when the Giants played the A’s in the 1989  ‘Earthquake Series, ‘ as we later learned that Mark McGwire and Jose Conseco of the A’s were hitting at a record clip with the help of Creatine and other PEDs at the time. Who would have thought that 25 years later the Giants are likely, as we see it, still using PEDs perhaps even moreso than what we saw back then.     We also have learned in recent reports   that new PEDs, even though hardly detectable in testing-...

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Don’t Be Surprised To See SF Giants Go All The Way Again

 Names Change  Year to Year but San Francisco Giants modus operandi the Same in 2014   Don’t be surprised to see the underdog San Francisco Giants bash – or, at least, beat whoever, all the way to perhaps their third World Series win in five years. And, don’t be surprised to see in the starting  lineup players like Joe Panik and, especially, Travis Ishakawa – who you wouldn’t have imagined starting a playoff game even two months ago.  It’s typical of the Giants to find what they call ‘lightning in a bottle’ as they did with unlikely people like Cody Ross-and, for awhile Jose Guillen in 2010, Marco Scutaro and others in 2012 (not to...

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We Know Kershaw is Good but This is Rediculous !

Did Kershaw practice this or just lucky ?  We know he’s great but…this is ridiculous! Kershaw’s Behind-The-Back Grab espn.go.com ESPN Video: Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw whipped his glove around his back to make a tremendous grab against the Giants 9-24 enroute to 9-1 drubbing of Giants  ...

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Does SF Giants’ Player (Pence) Live Profane Rant Call for Apology?

  GIANT HYPOCRISY – PENCE’S CELEBRATORY PROFANE RANT GOES LIVE   First off, San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence knew or should have known the cameras were around on this celebratory night when about 20 seconds of his profane-laden rant  went live over Comcast Sports TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. Second, Comcast sports should have a 7 second delay button as they do on radio. Third , maybe in San Francisco where anything goes most people don’t care about profanity but there are still some people, especially  those with young  kids. It’s funny that most of the commenters here don’t think it’s any big deal what Hunter said . So then , why...

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BONDS, BASEBALL MAY SKATE FREE AGAIN – See Court Hearings

  9th Circuit Court Could Overturn Barry Bonds 2011 Perjury Conviction, Make Him A Free Man – Would Baseball Suffer?    After years of legal wranglings — and many more years of apparent steroid use to enhance  his and the  San Francisco Giants’ numbers and records – Barry Bonds may soon be free of  illegal convictions.   performance enhancing drugs in baseball, drugs in sports Click here to subscribe to mailing list   Watch the latest 9th Circuit Court of appeals  opening session regarding the Bonds appeal to overturn his 2011 conviction.         The 11-judge  federal  9th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals gave signs of overturning Bonds’ 2011 ‘obstructing of justice’ conviction.  9th Circuit Judge William Fletcher...

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