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Misfits vs. comeback kids

A young Giants fan catches the magic in his hat along Market Street during the Giants parade. More than one million fans lined the streets of San Francisco to cheer on the World Series champions on Halloween.

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

When the San Francisco Giants lost their first two home games of the 2012 MLB playoffs to the Cincinnati Reds, I thought their remarkable season was over in a heartbeat. Shortly after these devastating losses, I hopped on the crosstown rival Oakland Athletics’ bandwagon, as they looked to be in good...

Giants fans of all ages flock to San Francisco for championship parade

SAN FRANCISCO: Young Giants fan catches the magic in his hat along Market Street during the Giants parade yesterday. More than one million fans lined the streets of San Francisco to cheer on the World Series champions on Halloween.

Austin Poore, Feature Editor

November 1, 2012

An estimated one million fans flocked to downtown San Francisco on Halloween to help celebrate the Giants’ World Series Championship. The team paraded down Market Street before ending up at the Civic Center for a ceremony where many of the players, members of the front office and San Francisco may...



Jonny Glazier, Columnist

October 29, 2012

I’ll be perfectly honest; I am by no means a Giants fan. In fact, I routinely find myself siding against the orange and black due to the obnoxious flow of Giants-related statuses that flood every social media outlet. While bandwagon fan statuses agitate me as much as the next guy, what truly grinds...

World Series Game 1-First Person Account

Hordes of Giants fans file into AT&T park before their team routed the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night.

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Too fabulous to put in words. That's the best I can do to describe what attending Game 1 of the World Series was like. And now that I've had some time to reflect on the Giants' 8-3 pounding of the Detroit Tigers, I figured I'd share what the whole experience was like. I was incredibly excited to be g...

MLB playoff predictions: Phillies’ pitching should have led the way

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

Come late October, the Philadelphia Phillies will be World Series champions (in hindsight maybe not, but I would like to present my argument anyway). No, I do not suffer from the chronic East Coast bias that plagues the media. No, I am not from Philadelphia. And no, I am not a Yankees, Red Sox or Brewers...

Column: Until the Last Pitch

Huang will be presented the award at AT&T Park on August 15. (Photo by Amanda Rykoff)

Jacob Lauing, Business Manager/Staff Writer

September 8, 2011

“The San Francisco Giants are ruining my life.” “The Giants are officially done. They have NO offense.” “I’m telling you, dude, this season is over.” This is what I have to deal with every day. Whether it is a Facebook status, a text from a friend or even my dad yelling at the...

Column: can the SF Giants take the World Series a second time running?

Michelle Friedlander ('13) poses in Giants gear, hoping that the 2010 World Champs can make it to the playoff season this year.

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

September 7, 2011

 On Nov. 1, 2010 in Arlingotn, Texas, the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers with a final score of 3-1 giving the Giants their first World Series Championship title in over 50 years. But after a year of changes in the line-up and different mindsets, can the SF Giants do it again, or was it...

2011: A Giant Year

Six months later, The Giants had an epic thrill-ride of a 2010 season. Expect another amazing six months of San Francisco baseball. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer

March 29, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. Put those snowboards and overcoats back in storage and bust out your fake beards and foam fingers, because on March 31st, players and fans alike will embark on the six-month roller coaster ride that we call baseball season. Filled with epic victories,...

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011

Seriously guys, the bandwagon will not be able to move if anyone else gets on. This is the greatest time of year for sports, hands down. Not only is there 40+ hours of football airing from Saturday morning to Sunday night, but the World Series has just finished, while the NHL and NBA seasons are only...

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