1. Tim Lincecum Proving His Performances In 2008 Were No Fluke

    Before this season began, we wondered what exactly National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum could do for an encore...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 205 reads 4 comments

  2. Brian Wilson and Twitter: Why Can't a Guy Have a Little Bit of Fun?

    The past 24 hours has been nothing but a bunch criticism and clarification for San Francisco Giants All-Star closer Brian Wilson...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 2,249 reads 12 comments

  3. Bumgarner & Posey: Hot Out of the Gate for Single A San Jose

    Remember when the San Francisco Giants didn’t really care much about their minor league system? Essentially mortgaging the future of the club to win in the present?Years of giving ...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 514 reads 6 comments

  4. Fabio Cannavaro Coming Back to Juventus? Thanks, But No Thanks

    "We miss this ... not Cannavaro." This refers to the Scudetto and Italian glory, which is the caption on a picture in Facebook's largest Juventus group regarding the Old Lady's former and current Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 369 reads 30 comments

  5. What Was All the Worry? Tim Lincecum Has Returned to Being Tim Lincecum

    When one of the best in the business struggles, we often wonder what the heck is going on, no matter how talented they are. Because he was some dominant in 2008, Lincecum was expected to be even better when the 2009 season began...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 198 reads 22 comments

  6. Derby d'Italia Battle Between the Pipes: Gianluigi Buffon v. Julio Cesar

    It's not often that two of the best at their respective positions face off in one of the most important and prestigious games of the year in not just Italy, but also all of Europe...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 278 reads 21 comments

  7. San Jose Giants' Star-Studded Lineup Isn't Disappointing to Begin Season

    There have been fireworks coming from a group of young men wearing the Giants uniforms.No it’s not the San Francisco Giants or your local little league team with the Giants name attached to their t-shirt jerseys...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 403 reads 14 comments

  8. Heath Bell Has It Right: ESPN's Bias Is Out of Control

    In the past on this site, I have been a critic of the four-letter network. They have gone from a channel that is a complete go-to that people watch every day to something they can't stand...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 638 reads 58 comments

  9. Tim Lincecum's Rocky Start to 2009: What the Heck Is Going On Out There?

    Coming out of Spring Training, Tim Lincecum admitted he was in a bit of a funk on the mound, but his admission was hard to believe when you look at what he did during some of his outings down in Arizona during spring training...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 241 reads 16 comments

  10. Gianluigi Buffon Deserves No Criticism for Juventus' Defensive Struggles

    As the frustrating results start to pile up and the championship trophy falls further out of reach, the natural reaction of any fan is to start playing the blame game...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about 5 years ago 265 reads 5 comments

  11. Nick Adenhart Dead at 22: Another Reason To Cherish Your Life

    Another car accident has taken the life of a Major League Baseball player. Just hours after he pitched six scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics in his 2009 season debut, Los Angeles ...

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  12. Giants Flip the Script in Opening-Day Slugfest Win Against Milwaukee

    Remember when we thought that every game for the San Francisco Giants was going to be an offensive struggle through yet another season of trials and tribulations? Opening Day at AT&T Park was anything but the norm...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 85 reads 10 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants' Star-Studded Single-A Roster Provides Vision of the Future

    As a San Francisco Giants fan and Baseball America geek, my mouth dropped and visions of what the future holds came rushing through my head when the San Jose Giants announced their 2009 Opening Day roster...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 737 reads 14 comments

  14. Anaheim Ducks Show What Little Class They Have In 3-2 Loss to San Jose

    Whether you win or lose, you're supposed to show respect for your opponent and the game. Monday's game between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center in The OC showed how little class the Ducks have...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 567 reads 53 comments

  15. Manny Ramirez Needs More At-Bats? He Only Has Himself To Blame

    When Manny Ramirez thought that he was going to cash in during one of the worst economic periods our country has ever seen, almost everybody in the United States gave a collective, “what the hell is this guy thinking...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 220 reads 15 comments

  16. Antonio Cassano and His Rumored Move to Juventus: End the Madness and Move On

    It's been a busy week for the Italian media and Sampdoria forward and captain Antonio Cassano. Not only have the pundits completely run wild with Italy boss Marcello Lippi leaving Cassano off ...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 301 reads 8 comments

  17. San Francisco Giants 2009 Preview: Things Will Be Better, but How Much Better?

    The time has finally arrived. Only a few exhibition games at AT&T Park to go before the 2009 season begins and, let's face it.....

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 248 reads 26 comments

  18. Edgar Renteria's Not-So-Impressive Spring: Why It's Not a Big Shock

    For a man who had a lot to prove after one of the worst seasons of his career, Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria hasn’t done much to convince the orange-and-black faithful he is ready to return to his best...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 230 reads 13 comments

  19. Proving His Worth: Emmanuel Burriss Deserves to Be the Giants' Starter at Second

    In the weeks following the conclusion of the 2008 Arizona Fall League, people weren’t really sure what to expect from San Francisco Giants infielder Emmanuel Burriss.While he hit ...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about over 5 years ago 415 reads 8 comments

  20. Giants-Dodgers: Young and Exciting Talent Will Revive Rivalry

    For years, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have had the biggest rivalry in baseball that doesn’t include the term “Red Sox vs. Yankees,” with every game just as heated as the one on the east coast...

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  21. Buster Posey Doing Everything Right in His First Big League Camp

    With all the hype and attention that comes along with a club-record $6.2 million signing bonus out of college, you would have thought that San Francisco Giants prospect Buster Posey wouldn't have much to learn when he arrived in Scottsdale, Ariz...

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  22. Vincenzo Iaquinta Bags a Double As Juventus Thump Roma 4-1 in the Eternal City

    With AS Roma missing almost half the roster due to injuries and suspensions, Juventus had to take advantage of their opponent's shortcomings and claim three points on the road at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome...

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  23. Juventus-AS Roma Preview: Two Injury-Riddled Sides Battle in the Eternal City

    We’re starting to enter crunch time in the Serie A calendar and there is no bigger match this weekend than Roma hosting Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome Saturday night.The two teams are in different points in the standings...

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  24. The 10 Best Youngsters In Serie A Revisited

    Back at the end of October, I assembled a list of the top youngsters playing their club football in Serie A. There was a lot of debate of who should be the best and who was excluded...

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  25. The Machine That Is Pablo Sandoval Just Keeps On Hitting in Spring Training

    No matter where Pablo Sandoval ends up playing on the field for the San Francisco Giants in 2009 and beyond, there's one thing that's for certain: The kid is going to hit...

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