1. San Francisco Giants Return Home Full Of Optimism and Confidence

    When the month of June began and the San Francisco Giants headed out on a 10-game road trip, they had only seven wins away from the fog of AT&T Park...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 195 reads 17 comments

  2. Real Madrid Strikes Again: Cristiano Ronaldo Bid Accepted by Manchester United

    Some thought that when Real Madrid president Florentino Perez completed the signing of Kaka, it was going to be the biggest signing that signaled a new era was set to begin at the Santiago Bernabeu...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 655 reads 25 comments

  3. Giants Go Pitching, Pick Righty Zack Wheeler Sixth Overall in MLB Draft

    During his tenure as San Francisco Giants general manager, Brian Sabean has never had a problem selecting a pitcher in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 2,640 reads 14 comments

  4. Edgar Renteria's Unimpressive East Coast Road Trip Sums Up Season

    Serious questions were raised about whether Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria truly deserved and was worth the two-year, $18...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 167 reads 14 comments

  5. Juventus Name Ciro Ferrara Manager: The Right Man for the Present and Future

    Ciro Ferrara wanted the full-time managing job at Juventus, he lobbied for following the season, and now he has be chosen to be the man to head the Juve sideline...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 267 reads 2 comments

  6. AC Milan: Selling Kaka Would Be Another Summer Transfer Blunder

    The cartoon-like transfer fees in the newest swarm of Kaka to Real Madrid rumors are a little easier to swallow now than they were in January when he was supposed to be heading to Manchester City...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 1,001 reads 20 comments

  7. The 2008-09 Serie A Team of the Season

    With the final week in Italy bidding on fond farewell to three legends, the final chapter of the 2008-09 Serie A campaign has been written...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 1,018 reads 26 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants Embark On 10-Game Road Trip That Could Reveal a Lot

    The last time the San Francisco Giants racked up some frequent flyer miles it resulted in one of the worst and most frustrating road trips in recent history...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 139 reads 6 comments

  9. Grazie Pavel Nedved, You Are a Warrior in Every Sense of the Word

    With his teammates wearing his No. 11 jersey, Juventus legend Pavel Nedved walked out of the tunnel at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin one last time, celebrating the end of one of the most-storied careers fans have ever seen...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 562 reads 26 comments

  10. Giants May Prospect Report: Bumgarner and Alderson Dominating Double-A

    April showers usually bring May flowers, and in the case of the San Francisco Giants’ top two pitching prospects, it also meant an inevitable promotion to Double-A Connecticut, once the flowers began to bloom...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 453 reads 10 comments

  11. Andres Iniesta and Xavi Ooze Class As Barcelona Thump Manchester United

    In all the build up we heard leading up to the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona, all the talk was Messi vs. Ronaldo and who would lead their team to victory and prove to be the best in the world...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 903 reads 43 comments

  12. Would the Giants Acquiring a Short-Term Solution Hurt Their Long-Term Goals?

    As the San Francisco Giants look for some kind of solution to attempt to solve their offensive woes, the rumor mill is churning out story after story in which potential players could be sent the other direction to sweeten a deal...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 289 reads 20 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants Showing Why They Aren't Ready To Be Legit Contenders

    The San Francisco Giants offense was never expected to carry the way. We all knew it was pitching first and foremost and the performances at the plate would be at least an improvement over last year...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  14. Pablo Sandoval Proving He Can Be the Giants' Long-Term Answer at Third Base

    In the days following the spring semester and the end of my college career, the task of killing time has been something that has become increasingly difficult as the days go by...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 25 reads 6 comments

  15. Barry Zito Continues to Impress Regardless of Deceiving Win-Loss Record

    When Barry Zito used to take the mound, you really didn't know what you would get from him. He may get absolutely shelled or be great. That was the Zito Giants fans saw the first two years in the orange and black...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 169 reads 12 comments

  16. Noah Lowry's Career As a Giant All But Over After Yet Another Surgery

    Before the 2009 season began and when there was hope that Noah Lowry would pitch this year, I wrote a column comparing which pitcher, Lowry or Jonathan Sanchez, would be the better option for the fifth starter spot...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 238 reads 17 comments

  17. Claudio Ranieri Sacked By Juventus: The Right Move for Both Parties

    After Juventus' 2-2 tie against Atalanta Sunday, Claudio Ranieri said he was "99 percent" sure that he would be walking the Old Lady's sideline next season. As we learned Monday, that statement was far from the truth...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 150 reads 4 comments

  18. Is Matt Cain Finally Becoming the Pitcher We All Expected Him To Be?

    The 2007 and 2008 seasons saw Matt Cain dominate at times and somehow leave the ballpark with a loss. His record in the previous two seasons was 15-30 and yet he still ranked in the top 20 in ERA both years...

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  19. Diego Reportedly Signs With Juventus: Is He the Big Signing Juve Need?

    The soap opera that is Diego to Juventus, the one that has lasted almost two years and has gotten more attention than any other player being linked to Turin may, finally, be coming to an end...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 323 reads 36 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants Offense: With the Bad There's Some Good

    The San Francisco Giants were never expected to tear the cover off the ball coming into the 2009 season. There were reasons to be optimistic, but they were never expected to be a team that would improve a little bit...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 313 reads 13 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants Roundtable: First Month Thoughts and Observations

    Twenty-seven games into the 2009 season and your San Francisco Giants are above the .500 mark. A 14-13 record heading into the second week of May is something that hasn’t been seen in two years...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 180 reads 13 comments

  22. Tweetin' on the Dock of the Bay: The Best Bay Area Sports Tweeters

    The Bay Area has it's fair share of quality athletes and media personalities. But what happens when these people go from performing on the field, behind the microphone, or on the ink to everybody's ...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 1,143 reads 15 comments

  23. Breaking News: Brett Favre Just Scratched His Nose (Humor)

    First it was a cold, now it's another development with Brett Favre's nose that has people going crazy. This time around, it's not the itch to play as so many people are talking about again, it's an itch the quarterback has just outside his left nostril..

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  24. San Francisco Giants April Prospect Report: Big Prospects, Big Numbers

    When the 2009 season began, all eyes, and rightfully so, were going to be concentrated on what was going on in San Jose with almost every one of San Francisco’s top prospects playing with the minor league Giants...

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  25. Barry Zito Continues His Great Start, Yet Has Nothing To Show For It

    The first month of the season has never been easy for Giants starter Barry Zito. Even when he was at his best in Oakland, the stats he put up in April made it look the subsequent months would be a struggle...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 225 reads 16 comments