Giants built for postseason, but can they get there?

This is my Sunday column on the Giants. WARNING — this is a baseball column. 49ers’ fans, feel free to skip this. The Giants are built to dominate the postseason, but they are not built to get there this year. In the postseason, the Giants can pitch Madison Bumgarner one hundred times and the other starters only three or four innings, and the incredible bullpen can handle the rest. The…

February 14, 2015

Tim Hudson stops the drop

This is my Thursday column on Tim Hudson and the Giants. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. SAN FRANCISCO – Before the first big game of the Giants’ season – a 7-1 win against the Nationals – someone played “Downtown” by Frank Sinatra over the clubhouse speakers. Tim Lincecum knew the words. He sang them under his breath and bopped his head…

June 12, 2014