The Misfits Are Back…

No one repeats as World Series Champions… at least that’s the prevailing wisdom.  But I wouldn’t bet against these guys, as they finally begin to defend their title tonight in La-La Land against the hated Dodgers.  Most of the Misfits return, and a young pup named Brandon Belt surprised everyone by making the opening day roster.  If they struggle early, not to worry.  ‘Cuz they’ve come back.  Seemed like Tim Lincecum was 0 for August last season…. and Panda hit into two double plays before breakfast.  Oh, and Buster Posey, Pat Burrell, Cody Ross, Javier Lopez and Madison Bumgarner weren’t even on the team on Opening Day last year.  Somehow, it all worked out, didn’t it?   If you don’t have Band of Misfits by Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly, get it.

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March 31, 2011 at 11:45 am | Uncategorized | No comment

Barry Zito Fine After Car Accident

San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito is OK after a car accident in West Hollywood last night. According to police on the scene, Zito wasn’t at fault, and his car was totaled. No one is going into great detail about whether Zito was hurt in the crash, but Bruce Bochy said Zito expects to start on Sunday.

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March 31, 2011 at 10:23 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Brian Wilson’s Sportscenter Commercial

In case you haven’t seen it, Giants closer Brian Wilson’s Sportscenter commercial is out. It’s not as funny as some of his talk show appearances, but it’s pretty entertaining. Check it out.

March 31, 2011 at 10:05 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Who Should You Follow On Twitter If You’re a 49ers Fan

If you’re a fan of Twitter, you already know how valuable it is. Following people to give you up to the second, concise information is replacing some peoples RSS feeds.

If you are a 49ers fan, Bleacher Report has picked the Top 5 people you should follow in Twitter, besides us of course.

Get the story.

March 30, 2011 at 11:56 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Watch American Idol Singer As 49ers National Anthem Singer

You see Thia Megia on American Idol, during the week. Did you know that as a 12 year old a few years ago, she sang the National Anthem at Candlestick Park for a 49ers game?

Check it out.

March 30, 2011 at 11:44 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Watch Pablo Sandoval’s Off Season Workout Video

First off, we are going to have to figure out what to call the Panda now. Koala bear is being tossed around. After San Francisco Giants 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval’s 40 pound weight drop, he doesn’t resemble his former self. Now, we get to watch what he went through during the offseason to lose that weight.

Check it out here.

March 29, 2011 at 10:15 am | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

The A’s Looking at The Giants Formula For Success

When the San Francisco Giants went out and got Aubrey Huff, Pat Burrell, Cody Ross and succeeded, it raised many eyebrows. That goes for the Oakland A’s as well, who did their own version of that in the offseason. They signed Hideki Matsui, David DeJesus and Josh Willingham. With the talent that they have on their young pitching staff, and additions in the bullpen, the A’s are a contender in the AL West.

USA Today has the full story.

March 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Bonds’ Former Girlfriend Testifies He Took Steroids

The long line of people testifying against Barry Bonds certainly doesn’t look good. Today it was his former girlfriend, who said that Bonds told her he took steriods. Not only that, but she noticed several changes physically, including acne, and also increased irritability.

But, what about her book deal in 2004? That’s how the prosecution attacked.

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March 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Former Oakland Raiders Lineman Gets Five Years in Prison

Barret Robbins, the former Pro Bowl center for the Oakland Raiders, who threw his NFL career away, has been sentenced to five years in Florida prison, for a drug-related probation violation. A judge in Miami ordered Robbins in jail, more than a year after crack cocaine was found in Robbins’ car near Dallas.

This was the same guy who didn’t play in the 2003 Super Bowl against Tampa Bay after disappearing before the game. Then he showed up incoherent the night before. He also tested positive for steroid use.

March 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Cody Ross Expected To Miss Time For the Giants

Cody Ross is expected to open the season on the disabled list for the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday he suffered a moderate calf strain. This could open the door of opportunity for Brandon Belt to actually open the season in the majors. You could move Aubrey Huff to the outfield. Perhaps Aaron Rowand would start in center and Torres in right. It will be interesting to see what Bruce Bochy decides to do.

March 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

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