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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants stands in the outfield before Game Two of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

After 16 Years, Tim Hudson’s Dream Comes True

In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson...

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than Giants

The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants Bullpen Implodes In 7-2 Loss, Series Tied

While the Kansas City Royals showed off their late-inning heat, San Francisco’s relievers melted down. Given a sixth-inning tie to preserve, Jean Machi allowed Billy Butler’s go-ahead single. Rookie Hunter Strickland then yielded Salvador Perez’s [...]

Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Carmichael Dave: Here’s My Giants Blog

  I’ve put a lot of thought into this so please read thoroughly:   ITS ONE FREAKING GAME AND ITS FAR FROM OVER SO EVERYONE RELAX PLEASE AND STOP JINXING.   Questions? Comments? Tweet me [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants waits to bat in the dugout in the fourth inning while taking on the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

World Series: A Look At The Matchup Between San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals

A look at the matchups, facts, and history between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 17: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics sits on the field after being forced out at second base against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field on August 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

While Giants Prep For World Series, A’s Prep For Surgeries

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for surgery on his troublesome right foot Tuesday, while outfielder Brandon Moss is set for surgery on his right hip later this month. Vogt said Friday he would [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Joe Panik #12, batting coach Hensley Meulens #31, Hunter Pence #8 and Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the Giants 6-3 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants Determined To Win It All Again

There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and [...]

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Longtime San Francisco Giants Scout Stan Saleski Dies While Scouting For World Series

He worked for the Marlins during their run to the franchise’s first World Series championship in 1997, then for the Giants as they captured their first title since moving West in 1958 with the 2010 crown and again in ’12. Saleski joined the Giants organization in 1998.

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HOF Voice of the Giants Jon Miller Talks World Series, Injuries and Sabean

The Hall of Fame voice of the San Francisco Giants Jon Miller joins The Deuce and Jason Ross Show to talk about the Giants heading to the World Series. He talks about the Giants getting [...]

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Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Joins Deuce and J-Ross to talk World Series

Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Joins Deuce and J-Ross to talk about last nights game against the Cardinals and talks about how this team has come so far. Affeldt also talks about why Brian Sabean got [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants waves to the crowd with the NLCS MVP award after the Giants defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

MadBum Wins NLCS MVP Honors

The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP. Madison Bumgarner was chosen Most Valuable Player of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night following his latest display of postseason poise for the San [...]

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants Bullpen Implodes In 7-2 Loss, Series Tied

While the Kansas City Royals showed off their late-inning heat, San Francisco’s relievers melted down. Given a sixth-inning tie to preserve, Jean Machi allowed Billy Butler’s go-ahead single. Rookie Hunter Strickland then yielded Salvador Perez’s [...]

Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Carmichael Dave: Here’s My Giants Blog

  I’ve put a lot of thought into this so please read thoroughly:   ITS ONE FREAKING GAME AND ITS FAR FROM OVER SO EVERYONE RELAX PLEASE AND STOP JINXING.   Questions? Comments? Tweet me [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants waits to bat in the dugout in the fourth inning while taking on the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

World Series: A Look At The Matchup Between San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals

A look at the matchups, facts, and history between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Joe Panik #12, batting coach Hensley Meulens #31, Hunter Pence #8 and Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the Giants 6-3 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants Determined To Win It All Again

There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and [...]

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Longtime San Francisco Giants Scout Stan Saleski Dies While Scouting For World Series

He worked for the Marlins during their run to the franchise’s first World Series championship in 1997, then for the Giants as they captured their first title since moving West in 1958 with the 2010 crown and again in ’12. Saleski joined the Giants organization in 1998.

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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 17: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics sits on the field after being forced out at second base against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field on August 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

While Giants Prep For World Series, A’s Prep For Surgeries

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for surgery on his troublesome right foot Tuesday, while outfielder Brandon Moss is set for surgery on his right hip later this month. Vogt said Friday he would [...]

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Little Joe Loudmouth: Who’s To Blame For The A’s Early Exit?

I won’t forget July 4th, hearing the news that the Oakland A’s traded for Jeff Samardzija.  At that time, the A’s were 3.5 games up on the Angels and had the best record in baseball at 53-33.  [...]

Deuce as Robert Horry after "The Shot"???? Even I think this is over the line. And brilliant.

Carmichael Dave: Yes, #BlameDeuce

  I love Deuce Mason. If you’re not familiar with him, tune in 12-3 Monday thru Friday on Ye Olde Sporty 1140. I first met Deuce on a Kings message board. He was 15, or [...]

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5 Things The A’s Must Do This Offseason

The A’s season ended in disappointing fashion last night, falling 9-8 in 12 innings in a one-game wildcard playoff in Kansas City. Oakland had the best record in baseball at the All-Star Break, but went [...]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Speed Kills: Royals Run Past A’s Into ALDS With Walkoff Win

Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collided in midair on the warning track with neither coming up with the ball. That allowed the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer to leg out a triple and eventually score the game-tying run