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WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

Game 3 of the 2014 World Series didn’t begin the way many had hoped it would. While Little Big Town was performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the game was to begin, the American flag was unfurled. Unfortunately, a seam split, and the flag tore right down the middle of the stripes. And to add insult to injury, one of the flag unfurlers got caught up during the incident...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Woman goes into labor at stadium, tries to watch game anyway

If you think you’re a dedicated sports fan, this story might knock you down a few pegs. A very pregnant Stephanie Hetherington and her husband Jason were at Kauffman Stadium to cheer on the Kansas City Royals before Game 1 of the World Series, when her water broke. Rather than immediately rushing to the hospital, however, Hetherington opted to stay and watch the game for as long...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum 'good to go' after clean MRI

Giants right hander Tim Lincecum, who left a relief appearance in Game 2 of the World Series, underwent an MRI that came back clean, reports Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News. Lincecum will throw before game time to test his sore lower back, but manager Bruce Bochy anticipates he'll be available.Lincecum made his first 2014 postseason appearance in Game 2, getting...
Via MLB Injury News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Company lies about buying naming rights to McCovey Cove, Giants Twitter explodes

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series, which means companies are going out of their way to latch onto the bandwagon to get whatever kind of publicity they can with the team in the national spotlight. Today, one company took things way beyond “too far.” A company called Boatbound released a press release today  saying they had purchased the naming rights to McCovey...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’ over kerfuffle with Salvador Perez

After having some time to reflect upon his conduct during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Hunter Strickland admits he’s realized the error in his ways. So much so, in fact, that the San Francisco Giants relief pitcher feels “embarrassed” over the entire incident. Strickland was on the mound when the Kansas...Read More The post Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews’ misquote makes for an awkward post-game interview with Hunter Pence

After the San Francisco Giants’ World Series game 1 victory of the Royals, helped by Hunter Pence’s 1st-inning homerun, Erin Andrews caught up with him after the game only to misquote him on something that pitcher Santiago Casilla actually said, or didn’t say… “You told us today the theme would kind of be there’s nothing to fear,” Andrews said. “You just handed...
Via Low Brow Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company The Kansas City Royals tied the World Series 1-1 on Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. While the Royals proved that this year’s Fall Classic won’t be a walkover for the Giants, they are still a long way from knocking off the franchise that has won two of the last four World Series. If Kansas City can’t stop San...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum to undergo treatment

Giants right hander Tim Lincecum, who left a relief appearance in Game 2 of the World Series in mid at-bat on Wednesday (video here and below), will undergo treatment and further evaluation on his lower back, reports Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.Prior to his exit, Lincecum threw 23 pitches, getting five outs (two strikeouts) as he appeared in the 7th and 8th innings of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No Talks Between Giants and Pablo Sandoval Since Spring Training

While San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is out here playing his heart out to win a third World Series championship in five seasons, there stands a decent chance that the final game of the series against the Kansas City Royals will be his last in a Giants uniform. Sandoval, 28, is set to become a free agent this winter. And while he has played great baseball when it...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland loses his cool, and maybe Giants’ confidence

Man, what is the deal with Hunter Strickland? Typically, the 26-year-old right-hander would be a nice story, the type we love to celebrate during the postseason. Prior to this year, Strickland was a career minor leaguer, drafted by the Red Sox in 2007 and playing in the Boston and Pittsburgh organizations before landing with the Giants last year. After compiling a 2.09 ERA in 41...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum exits World Series with injury

With two outs in the eighth inning, former starter Tim Lincecum exited game two of the World Series with what originally appeared to be a leg injury.  This rough season has continued.  #456341936 / gettyimages.comTim Lincecum leaves the game with trainer Dave Groeschner | 2 outs and nobody on. Further updates coming. Now pitching, Santiago Casilla— #OctoberTogether (@SFGiants...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco Makes World Series History With Lead-Off Home Run

After tearing up Kansas City in Game One the Giants would like nothing more than to rip the Royals again in their house before heading back to the City by the Bay. It certainly looked promising for the G-Men when Gregor Blanco hit a lead-off home run to give the Giants an early 1-0 lead.As it turns out it wasn't just any old home run though.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a pretty poor sport when things aren’t going his way, and things weren’t going his way on Wednesday night. Strickland entered the bottom of the 6th inning of Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City with two on, one out and the Royals up 3-2. Strickland uncorked a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Big Game James was far from that in the Royals first World Series game in 29 years. From the first inning when the Giants battered the changeless Shields for three runs there was no escaping for Shields. It started in the very first at bat with former Royal Gregor Blanco singling on a change up that Shields left up. Following a productive Joe Panik at bat Pablo Sandoval put the Giants...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GALLERY: 10 greatest walk-off homers in MLB playoff history

The walk-off hit is one of sports’ most exhilarating moments, and when it happens in October, it’s something fans cherish for generations. Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco Giants fans a memory they’ll never forget when he hit a three-run homer to win the National League pennant. The hit, along with Joe Buck’s call, reminded everyone of another walk-off blast from the...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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