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Giants Still On Locals’ Minds and Shirts

The sun is shining its last few rays before the rain is supposed to move in, so here is your Afternoon Report: Giants Swag For Sale It’s been two weeks since the Mission went nuts over the Giants winning their third World Series in five years, but fans are still buying merch from local vendors, it seems. Salim Mohammed, an...
Champagne, fires and police were the theme in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Giants Madness Recap and Why People Don’t Vote

Our staff had a long night Wednesday, zipping around the neighborhood to catch everything from dancing and drumming in the streets to various objects being lit on fire. Thursday morning we were back to talk about how things went from all-in-good-fun partying to what could be called a riot. Listen in for Mission Local’s take of the night’s developments and why...
Porsche Weekly sporting Giants gear.

Where in the Mission to Watch the World Series

Oh man. The tension is killing us. Tied series, either team could take it. The final game of the 2014 World Seires starts tonight in Kansas City at 5 p.m., and there’s plenty of excellent places to watch the action all around town. At this point, you’ve probably already got your favorite spot, but just in case we’ve got a map!...
Posted outside Popeyes on 22nd and Mission Streets. Photo by Andrea Valencia.

Six-Year-Old: If the Giants Win Today, Don’t Destroy My Neighborhood

Remember Mission Street after the Giants won the World Series in 2010? How about 2012? giantsmission from Alejandro Bryan Rosas on Vimeo. And, after the 2014 Pennant Win. IMG 8166 from Mission Local on Vimeo. Well, this anonymous six-year-old is pleading you not to destroy the neighborhood, okay? Okay. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR MISSION GUIDE
Giants are everywhere in the Mission. Here, the players are depicted as ghosts pairing the World Series with the Day of the dead.

Giants Everywhere and Electronics Disposal

In search of Giants fans, I took to the streets of the Mission where everyone I interviewed assured me that “the Mission is going to go crazy” and, of course, that the “Giants are going to win”. Here’s your Afternoon Report: Lynn S, 69, who lives in the Mission, mentioned she will stay home to watch the defining game. “People...

60 Seconds: Anticipating Giants Madness

With high hopes of the Giants winning the World Series for the third even-numbered year in five years and a roller coaster of a season, fans in the Mission are remembering what happened the last time the neighborhood celebrated a victory like this. Despite the SFPD’s precautionary measures to prevent Giants madness (including taking away trash cans), neighbors are predicting...
Discombobulated. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.

Giants: Scenes from an Annihilation 2

Saturday night on Mission Creek.  The biggest game of an unusually crazy baseball season. We had witnessed the best of the Giants, and the worst of the Giants. But with all the ups and downs, injuries, comebacks,  meltdowns, spectacular catches, timely hits, terrible pitches, and a rookie sensation, on Saturday night, the Giants were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers who...
Taking off. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

GIANTS: The Home Stretch

It’s September. Time for the MLB regular season to get under way. After months of magnificent, boring and annoying games, the “regular” season begins with the Giants one of six or seven teams currently vying for five playoff spots. The Giants fail in June and July was epic. In August, they returned to mediocrity, posting a 16-12 record. To be...
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By Lola M. Chavez

Giants: Scenes From a Demolition

The Giants ended July losing three straight to the Dodgers and two more to the Pirates to complete another sub .500 month. Spectators beware. The Giants have lost 21 of their last 28 games at home where they average less than three runs per game. Is that the smell of garlic fries? Or dead fish. Let’s assume scoring runs is...
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Giants: Freak Show Wanted

The first half ends with a bang. An 8-4 win over Arizona featuring grand slams by the starting pitcher (Madison Bumgarner) and the starting catcher (Buster Posey). First time in MLB history. Otherwise the Giants lost more than they won and stumbled out of first place in the NL West. Why? The Giants scored 37 runs during the first couple...
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GIANTS: “Fortunately, it’s Baseball”

Fortunately, it’s only June. Was it fools’ gold? All those K’s posted by the bullpen? All the home runs, the timely hits, the miracle plays in the field? Was Marx talking Giants baseball when he wrote “all that is solid melts into air?” We knew the Giants were not that good. Now we’re hoping they’re not that bad. How bad?...
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GIANTS: After April

  You’re watching baseball in April? Even the dog looks at you funny if he knows you’re watching the Giants play baseball in April. And he knows. Mayday. The Giants sit atop the National League West. They’ve won 60% of their games, and two-thirds of their series. Probably as good a record as they’re going to end up with. The...
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Lincecum’s Last Bunt

“We’re not beginning to . . . to . . . mean something?” —Samuel Beckett, Endgame. Bottom of the fifth inning, Giants down to the Dodgers 2-0. Nick Noonan subbing for Pablo Sandoval, hits a soft liner to open the frame. Pitcher Tim Lincecum picks up a bat and walks over to the plate. With his hair cut, he looks smaller than...
Barry Zito. What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

GIANTS Endgame plus Zito’s Favorite in the Mission

“Oh he had his ups and downs.” That’s how manager Bruce Bochy summed up Barry Zito’s seven years with “your” San Francisco Giants. Zito himself put it like this: “95 percent great and the other 5 percent terrible.” With his $126 million contract, his 63-win, 80-loss record and his unenviable statistical position this year as the “least valuable” pitcher in...