Giants’ Bochy Ready For Season — But His Golf Game Isn’t

February 10, 2016

By Ben Leonard PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Even before they played their first game in 2016, the revamped even-year San Francisco Giants picked up their first win. Over a football team. On a golf course. The Giants team, headed by Matt Cain and Bruce Bochy, took down Steve Young, Dwight Clark and Co. in Chevron Shoot-Out at Pebble Beach, avenging their gut-wrenching loss last year. Per BASTA correspondent Joe Lami,…


Giants Struggling to Replace All-Time Great Joaquin Arias

February 6, 2016

By Ben Leonard SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Faced with the prospect of replacing all-time great utility infielder Joaquin Arias, the San Francisco Giants have an uncertain future ahead of them. After the legend decided to take his talents to Phoenix, the team has scoured high and low for a replacement for jack-of-all-trades infielder– with no luck. The team has explored multiple options to no avail, including former Giant Juan Uribe, whom…


49ers Sign CFL All-Star Rogers

By: Joe Lami SANTA CLARA, Calif.–On the day the 49ers introduced Chip Kelly as the new head coach, news came out that San Francisco made their first signing under his regime. Canadian Football League Wide Receiver, Eric Rogers was signed to a reported two-year deal on Wednesday afternoon. The Calgary Stampeders standout from this past season reportedly worked out for the 49ers in December and for Kelly when he was…

January 20, 2016

What Should the Giants Do About Their Outfield?

December 22, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard The offseason isn’t supposed to be the Giants’ time to shine. Usually, they let the big spenders take the spotlight in December and January, while they make moves in July to tweak their club — it’s a strategy that’s worked out pretty well for them the past few years.  But this year, the usually “frugal” Giants have started to spend like those teams that they…


McCaffrey, Stanford Run Past Bears to Take Axe

November 22, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Thanks to Christian McCaffrey, the Axe is staying on the Farm. Again. McCaffrey tore up a weak Cal defense on Saturday with a 49-yard touchdown reception and a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown, helping Stanford win 35-22 over rival Cal and keep the Stanford Axe with its namesake for the sixth straight year. Oh yeah, not to mention that they clinched a spot in the Pac-12 championship…


Hogan, Stanford Drop the Ball, Fall to Ducks

November 14, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Oh, Stanford.  Just when you think they’re on the cusp of brilliance, they break our hearts and lay an egg. Or maybe the Ducks laid it for them.  Even though it seemed like they were always on offense, Stanford made too many miscues when it mattered most, gave up too many plays, and couldn’t finish drives in a heart-wrenching 38-36 upset loss to the unranked Oregon…


Ram’s Big Plays Sink 49ers In Disheartening Fashion

November 1, 2015

By: Matt Mizota The Rams improved to 4-3 as the Niners dropped to 2-6 in an ugly penalty filled game with a score of 27-6. The Niners offense could never seem to get in a rhythm and the few times they did were held to a field goal. The defense did an overall good job containing running back Todd Gurley, save for a 71-yard touchdown run. The 49ers started with…


UCLA stomps on Cal

While everyone wanted to see how Cal star, Jared Goff, and potential first round pick in next year’s draft, UCLA quarterback, Josh Rosen, stole the spotlight. He had a career day against a Cal defense that has caused the most turnovers in the nation. Rosen broke the UCLA school record for completions in a game with 34 completions. Another Bruin broke a school record that day, the kicker, Ka’imi Fairbairn,…

October 25, 2015

Giants Make Us Cry — And It’s Not Because They Lost

October 4, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Oh, your odd year Giants. So frustrating, aren’t they? In what was a microcosm of their entire season, the Giants dropped their season finale against the Colorado Rockies, blowing a big lead and losing a big arm in a 7-3 loss. Sure, Jeremy Affeldt wasn’t injured on Sunday like every other Giant, but he made us all shed tears upon tears with an emotional pre-game…


Three Giants Home Runs Fulfill Hudson’s Request in 3-2 Victory

By Josh Goodwine In Tim Hudson’s closing remarks on his official tribute day, he ended his speech by saying, “Let’s win a ballgame.” With a little help from Kelby Tomlinson, Marlon Byrd, and Brandon Crawford, the Giants did just that. Jake Peavy started the game after delivering an emotional farewell speech to Hudson, and pitched well once again, going five innings and giving up one run on four hits. Since September…

October 4, 2015