| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:41 PM
What’s black and orange and green and gold and worn all over?
San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics gear, of course.
With playoff mania hitting Northern California, you can get all of the wacky merchandise you want…if you’re a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CINCINNATI — Hensley Meulens must be a very happy man.
Throughout Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants hitting coach was one timely hit away from the flight of shame home to San Francisco. Buster Posey and his teammates were...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:42 PM
CINCINNATI — When Joey Votto comes to the plate at Great American Ball Park, the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black'' plays over the ballpark's speakers. It's a tough song for a tough town, and the Reds' fans love it.
Only one thing could make it...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Once upon a time, the chance to go to Great American Ball Park and watch the Reds play a win-or-go-home game in the playoffs would have been the chance of a lifetime for fans in Cincinnati. The franchise hadn't played one since 1975, and that was at...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:25 PM
I'm playing hooky. It's Thursday around noon, and a column is due, but it's 1970 and I'm playing hooky.
I'm watching baseball. Gloriously sunny, rapturously dramatic, midweek playoff baseball. I'm sitting in my living room in the middle of the day...
| Oct 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS — As the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, "No Albert, no Tony, no problem.''
With that in the public record, what's the big deal with a marathon rain delay?
It was no sweat for the Cardinals. Not much is these days.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:52 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod.
1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — If Jamie Moyer was watching Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, he must be planning his next comeback.
On the biggest stage of his roller-coaster career, Barry Zito pitched in a way that showed why some...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — This is the time of year when baseball executives sift through the discard bin, looking for useful, inexpensive pieces that add needed inventory.
They might bear down a little more than usual this week, as Ryan Vogelsong...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Why even play three more games?
It's the Giants' world, and the rest of us just eat overpriced Cioppino and get fat on Ghirardelli chocolate.
It was impressive for Barry Zito to use his 85-mph fastballs to shut down the Cardinals...