1. San Francisco Giants Rebuild After Getting Steamrolled by Colorado Rockies

    "The one constant through all the years...has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 641 reads 9 comments

  2. Tim Lincecum and Chris Carpenter Jostling for National League Cy Young Supremacy

    As the calendar threatens to turn from August to September and essentially the last month of the Major League Baseball season, we're entering award season. Or at least award speculation season...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 903 reads 17 comments

  3. Nate Schierholtz Hints Pitching Not the Only Hope for the Giants' Future

    Much has been and will continue to be made of the San Francisco Giants' superlative pitching staff. Rightly so...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 378 reads 8 comments

  4. On the Road with the San Francisco Giants: So Far, So Good

    "A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 200 reads 4 comments

  5. San Francisco Giants Mess with the Johan—The Umpires Do Not

    I don't get it. Fresh off a contentious series against the hated Los Angeles Dodgers that saw every single close play go the Bums' way (and some not so close ones), the San Francisco Giants landed in New York City to take on the Metropolitans...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 356 reads 14 comments

  6. Will Orlando Hudson Dog the Giants Right Out of the Playoffs?

    I don't like second-guessing. I won't tell you I've never indulged in the practice, but I still think it's more than a little cowardly and would apply the same adjective to my own weaker moments...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 264 reads 25 comments

  7. The Universe Adds "Radio Only" Insult to San Francisco Giants' Injury

    Oof. Every so often over the course of a 162-game baseball season, the Baseball Gods like to remind you what an excruciating ordeal it is to be a Major League Baseball fan...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 303 reads 16 comments

  8. For the NFL's Sake, Let Executioner, Err, Commissioner Goodell Do His Job

    The National Football League has an image "issue." Whether you think it's a problem or simply a farcical storm cooked up by haters in the media, the perception that its ranks are being overwhelmed by sociopaths is very real...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 378 reads 35 comments

  9. Giants Give Astros Both Barrels, But Are They Still Gun Shy on the Road?

    A lot of experts, analysts, writers, fans, and observers have remarked on the disparity between the San Francisco Giants' home record and their road equivalent...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 305 reads 22 comments

  10. The San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain: Triumphant Even in Defeat

    There are four Featured Columnists for the San Francisco Giants—Evan Aczon, Kevin O'Brien, Danny Penza, and me. If you ask any of the three other gentlemen, I'm sure they'd tell you the same thing: We've got it easy...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 302 reads 20 comments

  11. "Fedor Is a F***ing Joke"—Why the Russian Crossed the Road

    Those first five words aren't mine. They are the proud property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's president, Dana White...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 634 reads 56 comments

  12. In San Francisco, The Freak Comes Out Like Clockwork—Day and Night

    Tim Lincecum's arrival with the San Francisco Giants is a particularly difficult problem for writers. There really are no adjectives that sufficiently describe this phenomenal athlete...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 501 reads 23 comments

  13. Chase Utley—Some Old School Brilliance in the Tarnished Modern Game

    "Took a bead on the northern plains and just rolled that power on."—Bob Seger, Roll Me Away The Silver Bullet Man doesn't get enough credit for his lyrics in this humble scribe's opinion...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 767 reads 50 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants 2009 Trade Deadline: Panic By The Bay

    Well, so much for that warm and fuzzy feeling left by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sigh. I really thought I'd done it...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 855 reads 40 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants Back Home and All Is Right with the World

    This time last week, the San Francisco Giants were looking up through a hail of dirt, courtesy of the naysayers who—even now—refuse to believe pitching and defense can win...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 278 reads 18 comments

  16. MLB Eyes Its Trade Deadline, But Does It See Much Movement?

    It goes by a different catchword/phrase every iteration. This time around, we're apparently going with "Buzz"—as in the Buzz mentioned very little about Ryan Garko becoming a San Francisco Giant before it happened Monday evening...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 639 reads 10 comments

  17. More Bad Newz for Michael Vick: Terrell Owens Is Rallying to His Side

    The saying goes, "You should never be afraid to speak your mind." It's a good saying, words to live by even, as long as you don't take them literally. Like all adages, it's only true in the general and/or rhetorical sense...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,423 reads 46 comments

  18. Barry Zito and the Need for New Pitching Metrics

    When it comes to approximating a successful pitching campaign in Major League Baseball, the traditional measurements are wins, losses, earned run average (ERA), walks-plus-hits per innings pitched (WHIP), strikeouts, and walks...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 527 reads 85 comments

  19. Sandoval's Bat Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Little Panda's Little Secret

    Fellow Community Leader Danny Penza dropped a nice link by my bulletin board that showed ESPN's brief online highlight clip of the San Francisco Giants' game on Friday night...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 451 reads 16 comments

  20. Christmas in July: St. Louis Cardinals Trade for Slugger Matt Holliday

    That might sound like an odd thing for a San Francisco Giant fan to say, but stay with me on this one. If "Sources" are reliable, the St...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 983 reads 37 comments

  21. Should The Toronto Blue Jays Trade Doc Halladay? Does It Even Matter?

    Before people rush to set cyber-fire to the comment board, of course the answer to the latter question is a resounding yes...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 405 reads 10 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants Trade Talks Up in the Air: Let's Hope They Stay There

    The San Francisco Giants ate their fourth loss in five games on Wednesday and, much more ominously, dropped a second consecutive start by Tim Lincecum. All of this is sure to twist the dial on all the clamoring for an extra bat or two...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,124 reads 41 comments

  23. Dan Severn: Still Every Bit the Beast at 55

    I don't follow professional golf. Actually, the qualifier there is totally unnecessary because it's just as accurate to say I don't follow golf, period—pro, amateur, mini, whatever...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 766 reads 18 comments

  24. Bumgarner Vs. Matusz: The San Francisco Giants' Prospect Stands Taller

    Madison Bumgarner. Brian Matusz. Remember those two names. Remember them well. There's a very good chance both young pitchers will be revered figures on the Major League Baseball landscape for many years to come...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 472 reads 22 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants Off to a Rough Start, I Blame Andrew McCutchen

    It's not often the San Francisco Giants can drop two of three to a last-place ballclub and something else will distract me. Especially when the two losses come by the miserable finals of 2-1 (in 14 innings) and 2-0...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 285 reads 21 comments