USA Today "Here's what you get when you're the MVP of the World Series, besides a free Chevy truck: your own pair of underwear. Sort of. Jockey has quickly made 2,000 pairs of limited-edition "Mad Bum" underwear to commemorate the third World Series championship won by Madison Bumgarner, the San..." October 31
CBSSports.com "Back in April and May when he was uncharacteristically struggling, and batting south of .200, Pablo Sandoval might have been wondering whether he made the right call turning down the Giants' multiyear offer back in spring training. But now that he's a three-time World Series winner with a .426..." October 31
World Series Science: don't dive into 1st base. Instant a runner leaves his feet, he slows down. May have cost Royals a run and the game.
San Francisco Chronicle "One hundred times they won for each other. They won 100 games for a manager who would just as soon bang his big head against a wall than publicly doubt them. They won 100 for a city that loves them and has come to expect the joy they have brought in this championship era. As fate would have..." October 30
Bumgarner named MVP. Sorry for another Captain Obvious tweet. Thought you'd want to know.
CSN Bay Area "The Giants had won Game 7 of the World Series, Madison Bumgarner turned in a relief performance for the ages and amid the clubhouse celebration, someone asked Jeremy Affeldt if it mattered to him that the official scorers did not give him the winning decision. “Nah, Bum deserves it because he..." October 30
Bumgarner has pitched 48 2/3 innings in this postseason, an MLB record. Curt Schilling had 47.2 IP for Arizona in 2001.
That's the 26th hit for Sandoval this postseason, a new MLB record. $$$
Royals Review "Yordano Ventura held down the Giants, while Kansas City's bats jumped all over Jake Peavy and Yusmeiro Petit. After two straight miserable games in San Francisco, the likely fallacious myth of momentum would appear to have been in the Giants' favor. Needing just one win to end the Royals'..." October 29
Tim Hudson (age 39) surpasses Roger Clemens as oldest pitcher to start a World Series winner-take-all game
MLB.com "This was the way it had to be. For the two Wild Card-winning clubs that could not be denied. For the World Series loaded with punches and counterpunches. For the legion of fans invested either in the Giants' drive for dynasty status or the Royals' scintillating storyline. These two teams have..." October 29
Chicago Tribune "Jake Peavy was cursing his luck after getting shellacked again in the Giants’ 10-0 loss to the Royals Tuesday in Game 6. The Royals' seven-run second inning was ignited by Mike Moustakas’ RBI double down the right field line, and things just got worse from there. “I threw a cutter in to..." October 29
USA Today "It has become trendy to tab Buster Posey as the potential next face of baseball following the retirement of Derek Jeter. The San Francisco Giants catcher certainly has many positive attributes, just like the former New York Yankees shortstop. Posey has been an MVP and Rookie of the Year, won..." October 29
CBSSports.com "Two days after throwing a shutout in Game 5 of the World Series, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is going to make himself available out of the bullpen for Game 6, telling reporters he's hoping to watch at least "some" of the game from the bullpen. That's the headline. The subheading is that it..." October 28
Chicago Sun-Times "Jon Lester to the Cubs as a free agent this winter? Jake Peavy has a better idea: a package deal. “No, I’m not offering a package to the Cubs,” the San Francisco Giants pitcher said, clarifying the impression he made while talking about himself, the Cubs and his pal Lester. “There’s a..." October 28
Fox Sports "We really shouldn't be surprised by the stuff professional sports teams will sell to make money, but the San Francisco Giants' latest move needs to be pointed out. The club is selling empty beer bottles from their NLDS celebration (after beating the Cardinals) for $69." October 27
Sporting News "As far as the history of the 2014 World Series is concerned, Game 5 belonged to Madison Bumgarner, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Giants’ ace threw a four-hitter, striking out eight Royals and walking none in a 5-0 victory that sent San Francisco to the road with two chances to wrap up a third..." October 27
New York Daily News "Literally and figuratively, Pablo Sandoval and “Big Game” James Shields are the elephants in the room in this World Series as the most prominent pending free agents likely to be playing elsewhere next season. Neither the Giants with Sandoval (who is having an MVP-caliber Series) nor the Royals..." October 27
New York Post "The Giants had followed up their 2010 championship by scoring the majors’ second-fewest runs in 2011. The Royals were beginning to assemble an interesting group of young position players, but craved high-end starting pitching. So on Nov. 7, 2011, two organizations without much history with one..." October 27
San Francisco Gate "The Royals led the majors in stolen bases this year, and their manager said the Giants have added extra water to their infield, particular on the basepaths, presumably an attempt to slow down Kansas City’s running game. “Yes, I thought it was a little extra wet around first,” Yost said before..." October 27
Tonight's #SFGiants lineup for Game 5: Blanco CF Panik 2B Posey C Sandoval 3B Pence RF Belt 1B Ishikawa LF Crawford SS Bumgarner LHP
Bochy said he would use Vogelsong out of pen if needed. All hands on deck at this point.
San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval had chills, which was understandable. He was so sick before the game, he needed intravenous fluids. After the Giants stormed back from three runs down to swamp the Royals 11-4 on Saturday night and even the World Series at two wins apiece, Hunter Pence had a different kind of..." October 26
CBSSports.com "On Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series, the Royals will send notional ace James Shields to the mound to face the Giants. With the Fall Classic tied 2-2 and now in essence a best-of-three series, this is, suffice it to day, a desperately important game. On that point, it's worth noting once..." October 26
CBSSports.com "The Royals are playing in their first World Series in three decades right now, and many fans are going to extraordinary lengths to attend games. For Stephanie Hetherington and her husband Jason, that meant attending Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium even though she was nine months pregnant. Although..." October 26
CBSSports.com "The Royals beat the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night (KC 3, SF 2), though they didn't use their trademark speed. Kansas City didn't attempt a single stolen base against Tim Hudson, who is notoriously easy to run against. After the game, several Royals told Bill Shaikin of..." October 26
Tonight's #SFGiants lineup for Game 4: Blanco CF Panik 2B Posey C Pence RF Sandoval 3B Belt 1B Perez LF Crawford SS Vogelsong RHP
Bochy: Vogelsong will pitch Game 4.
Kansas City Star "This ballpark consists of red bricks, wind-whipped World Series banners and orange Giants hoodies, hard by McCovey Cove and nearly 1,700 miles west of TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the stadium where Brandon Finnegan set his sights upon as last winter thawed. How could he have imagined his..." October 25
Bochy/Righetti have discussed using Bum on short rest to start Game 4 if they lose tonight. "But right now Vogelsong will be our starter."
MRI is precautionary, Giants don't expect bad news. "If something is going on then obviously we’ll have to make a (roster) change."
Tacoma News Tribune "The San Francisco Giants are a nuisance. There was a time I couldn’t imagine saying that. The old Giants contended now and then but usually just stayed out of the way, playing games in a baseball park known for its perpetual fog, fierce gusts, and hot dog wrappers swirling in the outfield...." October 24
CSN Bay Area "Hunter Strickland already owned up to his emotional transgressions in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night. Given a day to process everything that happened, though, and after talking with coaches and teammates, the right-handed rookie said he had an even better understanding of how bad it..." October 24
CBSSports.com "The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had contract talks since spring training and that won't change until after the World Series ends, but the Giants will extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to Sandoval, according to people familair with their thinking. The Giants and..." October 24
Tim Lincecum left tonight's game with lower back tightness. #SFGiants
Kansas City Star "Salvador Perez pointed to his mouth and then to his chest. The objects of his ire were the blazing eyes and flapping lips of San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland. The Royals had just treated Strickland like a piñata, busting open the sixth inning in a 7-2 victory, evening this World Series at..." October 23
CBSSports.com "Tim Lincecum, the Giants' iconic starter-turned-reliever who came out of Game 2 after feeling sudden tightness, will be getting an MRI on Thursday on his lower back/left side region, according to sources connected to the team. No one with the Giants has said yet whether Lincecum will remain..." October 23
CSN Bay Area "Of course this is going to be about Tim Lincecum, because the predetermined narrative demands it. It’s enough to make your brain throb. Only it’s way more involved than that. Lincecum, the Giants’ one sentry on the last outpost in the Yukon this postseason, finally got the call in the long-lost..." October 23
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CBSSports.com "The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had contract talks since spring training and that won't change until after the World Series ends, but the Giants will extend the $15.3-million qualifying offer to Sandoval, according to people familair with their thinking. The Giants and..." October 23
CSN Bay Area "The Giants cared enough to send their very best. What other way to describe Madison Bumgarner in the World Series? With their left-handed ace mixing a crackling fastball, a snapping cutter, a sweeping curve and even a surprising, 68-mph yakker, the Giants dealt the Kansas City Royals their..." October 22
New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22
MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World..." October 21
Bochy said Morse will be DH. #SFGiants
ESPN.com "It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it. Specifically two Bay Area..." October 20
San Jose Mercury News "The Giants used 24 of 25 players on the NLDS roster and did the same in the NLCS. The missing man was the same both times: Tim Lincecum. Still, manager Bruce Bochy will have Lincecum on the World Series roster. He said the Giants likely will keep the same group that beat the St. Louis Cardinals..." October 20
CBSSports.com "A fair trade: Travis Ishikawa has the home run ball he hit Thursday night to send the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, and the fan that gave it to him will get to see his favorite team face the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the Fall Classic at At&T Park. But Frank Burke, the fan who..." October 19
Bochy said Tim Lincecum will be on the roster for the World Series. Said he was supposed to throw today but has a sore neck.
Ishikawa: "I can't describe the feeling I have each time I see it or each time I think about it. It still doesn't seem like it was me."
CBSSports.com "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19