Madison Park

16 Jun 19
Steve and Stephanie's Excellent Adventure

June 15 -A month of poor internet access has prevented me from putting posts up on the blog.  I’m now able to post, so it’s catch-up time.  This post covers the cold, wet days in Montana in May. Location as of May 23: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Miles so far: 1,073 miles Ascending feet: 47,291 […]

16 Jun 19
Coupeville Sports

The bottom of the third inning changed everything. One moment, the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team trailed visiting Sedro-Woolley by three runs Saturday in a district playoff game, the next moment it was cruising to a 12-5 win. Sparked by a grandiose triple off the bat of Madison McMillan, fueled by smart, inventive […]

16 Jun 19
Roger's Gleanings

      “The blab of the pave” — Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” (cataloguing the delights of the City)       I continuously see people on the street, in the park on sidewalk benches, in gathering places such as cafes and bars — everywhere — in pairs or larger groupings, engaged in deep […]

16 Jun 19
Sports Radio Service

By Jeremy Kahn SAN FRANCISCO-In what was one of the most bizarre games of the season, Mike Yastrzemski came up with the play of the game. Yastrzemski made a diving catch with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, as he preserved the San Francisco Giants 8-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before […]

16 Jun 19
News Directory

Feelings are always high when Portland Thorns (4-1-2) oppose the North Carolina Courage (3-2-3), which is exacerbated by the dramatic results of the seasons and – when the teams meeting at Providence Park – supporters Thorns booing Jaelene Hinkle for homophobic views every time she touches the ball. After being in charge of the NWSL […]

16 Jun 19
Saturday Tailgate

Penn State is having a less than desirable offseason in 2019. If missing out on the best class of 2020 receiver from Pennsylvania to a rival wasn’t enough, it has gotten worse. Three players have decommitted from PSU this week, as four-star tackle Grant Toutant flipped to Ohio State on Sunday before four-star tackle Aaryn […]

15 Jun 19
Richland County History

During the Nineteen-Teens the number of silent picture theaters in downtown Mansfield took a quantum leap.  After spending generations of life confined to one’s own mundane experience—seeing only one’s own town and experiencing one’s own not very exciting life—the opportunity to escape into all these new five-cent alternative realities was intoxicating. To give an idea […]

15 Jun 19
Richland County History

Bright photographs made of light—photographs that moved—suspended in the dark like dreams that had been captured in the night and put on display.  It was a totally new kind of theater in the first decade of the 20th century, where the actors weren’t confined any longer to the stage proscenium: they could be out in […]

15 Jun 19
This thing called life

Today is just kind of blah. My body wants nothing to do with anything, so I am having to fight to do anything… gotta love days like this. On the bright side, it isn’t a day that’s too warm (66 just now), but it is as humid as can be with the rain out there. […]

15 Jun 19
The Suite Life of Al and Barbara

IN SOME PLACES THEY RAISE MORE CORN TO FEED MORE HOGS TO BUY MORE LAND TO RAISE MORE CORN TO FEED MORE HOGS. –Evan Esar Sunday morning found us on the road again. Sunday proved to be a long drive at 12 hours. We drove through Minnesota for our night destination of Cresco, Iowa. Cresco […]

15 Jun 19
Paradise Post
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants say farewell to Bruce Bochy on the final day of the 2019 season, the franchise will undoubtedly pull out all the stops in a celebration honoring his iconic career. Many of Bochy’s former players wouldn’t miss his last game as a manger, but one of his favorites isn’t likely to be involved in the festivities. The Giants should try to track down Tim Lincecum anyway. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Giants, has been difficult to keep tabs on since a comeback attempt with the Texas Rangers failed last summer. The right-hander signed a minor league deal with Texas in March, 2018 and Lincecum appeared in 10 games with the club’s Triple-A affiliate before he was released on June 5 of last year. Lincecum celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday, but no one with the Giants knows many details about Lincecum’s post-baseball life. Bochy said he exchanged texts with Lincecum last July when the Giants visited Seattle to play the Mariners, but Lincecum couldn’t attend either of the games because he was on a hiking trip. The Giants manager said he hasn’t heard from Lincecum since then, which is a bit of a surprise considering that so many of Bochy’s former players reached out to him when he announced his plan to retire at the end of the season in February. It is believed that Lincecum still resides in his home state of Washington, but details about what he’s up to and who he stays in touch with are largely unknown. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] Former general manager Bobby Evans was among the Giants contingent that scouted a Lincecum bullpen session in the spring of 2018, but at the time Lincecum signed with the Rangers, Evans indicated the Giants didn’t have overwhelming interest. The Giants would love to welcome Lincecum back to Oracle Park and he’ll surely be encouraged to attend a 10-year reunion for the 2010 World Series championship team next season, but there’s no guarantee Lincecum will show. It’s possible a better opportunity for Lincecum to make his long-awaited return to San Francisco might be Bochy’s retirement celebration, which would surely be appreciated by a manager who he shared a special bond with. The spotlight would be on Bochy, not Lincecum, but that’s probably how one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history would prefer it. Posey sits, Sandoval starts Bochy is determined to keep Pablo Sandoval’s bat in the Giants lineup and he found another way to do so for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. After starting Sandoval at first base and sending Brandon Belt out to left field on Friday, Bochy is giving Evan Longoria the day off so Sandoval can play third against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers and owns a .593 slugging percentage in 62 games this season. That mark is nearly 40 points higher than Sandoval’s career-best .556 slugging percentage which he posted in 2009, his first full year in the majors. Bochy said Longoria will return to the lineup Sunday and said catcher Buster Posey will too. Posey is taking a scheduled day off Saturday after returning from a hamstring injury earlier this week. Posey typically catches ace Madison Bumgarner, but Bochy said Bumgarner and battery-mate Stephen Vogt have worked well together, especially in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
15 Jun 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants say farewell to Bruce Bochy on the final day of the 2019 season, the franchise will undoubtedly pull out all the stops in a celebration honoring his iconic career. Many of Bochy’s former players wouldn’t miss his last game as a manger, but one of his favorites isn’t likely to be involved in the festivities. The Giants should try to track down Tim Lincecum anyway. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Giants, has been difficult to keep tabs on since a comeback attempt with the Texas Rangers failed last summer. The right-hander signed a minor league deal with Texas in March, 2018 and Lincecum appeared in 10 games with the club’s Triple-A affiliate before he was released on June 5 of last year. Lincecum celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday, but no one with the Giants knows many details about Lincecum’s post-baseball life. Bochy said he exchanged texts with Lincecum last July when the Giants visited Seattle to play the Mariners, but Lincecum couldn’t attend either of the games because he was on a hiking trip. The Giants manager said he hasn’t heard from Lincecum since then, which is a bit of a surprise considering that so many of Bochy’s former players reached out to him when he announced his plan to retire at the end of the season in February. It is believed that Lincecum still resides in his home state of Washington, but details about what he’s up to and who he stays in touch with are largely unknown. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] Former general manager Bobby Evans was among the Giants contingent that scouted a Lincecum bullpen session in the spring of 2018, but at the time Lincecum signed with the Rangers, Evans indicated the Giants didn’t have overwhelming interest. The Giants would love to welcome Lincecum back to Oracle Park and he’ll surely be encouraged to attend a 10-year reunion for the 2010 World Series championship team next season, but there’s no guarantee Lincecum will show. It’s possible a better opportunity for Lincecum to make his long-awaited return to San Francisco might be Bochy’s retirement celebration, which would surely be appreciated by a manager who he shared a special bond with. The spotlight would be on Bochy, not Lincecum, but that’s probably how one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history would prefer it. Posey sits, Sandoval starts Bochy is determined to keep Pablo Sandoval’s bat in the Giants lineup and he found another way to do so for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. After starting Sandoval at first base and sending Brandon Belt out to left field on Friday, Bochy is giving Evan Longoria the day off so Sandoval can play third against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers and owns a .593 slugging percentage in 62 games this season. That mark is nearly 40 points higher than Sandoval’s career-best .556 slugging percentage which he posted in 2009, his first full year in the majors. Bochy said Longoria will return to the lineup Sunday and said catcher Buster Posey will too. Posey is taking a scheduled day off Saturday after returning from a hamstring injury earlier this week. Posey typically catches ace Madison Bumgarner, but Bochy said Bumgarner and battery-mate Stephen Vogt have worked well together, especially in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
15 Jun 19
Redwood Times
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants say farewell to Bruce Bochy on the final day of the 2019 season, the franchise will undoubtedly pull out all the stops in a celebration honoring his iconic career. Many of Bochy’s former players wouldn’t miss his last game as a manger, but one of his favorites isn’t likely to be involved in the festivities. The Giants should try to track down Tim Lincecum anyway. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Giants, has been difficult to keep tabs on since a comeback attempt with the Texas Rangers failed last summer. The right-hander signed a minor league deal with Texas in March, 2018 and Lincecum appeared in 10 games with the club’s Triple-A affiliate before he was released on June 5 of last year. Lincecum celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday, but no one with the Giants knows many details about Lincecum’s post-baseball life. Bochy said he exchanged texts with Lincecum last July when the Giants visited Seattle to play the Mariners, but Lincecum couldn’t attend either of the games because he was on a hiking trip. The Giants manager said he hasn’t heard from Lincecum since then, which is a bit of a surprise considering that so many of Bochy’s former players reached out to him when he announced his plan to retire at the end of the season in February. It is believed that Lincecum still resides in his home state of Washington, but details about what he’s up to and who he stays in touch with are largely unknown. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] Former general manager Bobby Evans was among the Giants contingent that scouted a Lincecum bullpen session in the spring of 2018, but at the time Lincecum signed with the Rangers, Evans indicated the Giants didn’t have overwhelming interest. The Giants would love to welcome Lincecum back to Oracle Park and he’ll surely be encouraged to attend a 10-year reunion for the 2010 World Series championship team next season, but there’s no guarantee Lincecum will show. It’s possible a better opportunity for Lincecum to make his long-awaited return to San Francisco might be Bochy’s retirement celebration, which would surely be appreciated by a manager who he shared a special bond with. The spotlight would be on Bochy, not Lincecum, but that’s probably how one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history would prefer it. Posey sits, Sandoval starts Bochy is determined to keep Pablo Sandoval’s bat in the Giants lineup and he found another way to do so for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. After starting Sandoval at first base and sending Brandon Belt out to left field on Friday, Bochy is giving Evan Longoria the day off so Sandoval can play third against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers and owns a .593 slugging percentage in 62 games this season. That mark is nearly 40 points higher than Sandoval’s career-best .556 slugging percentage which he posted in 2009, his first full year in the majors. Bochy said Longoria will return to the lineup Sunday and said catcher Buster Posey will too. Posey is taking a scheduled day off Saturday after returning from a hamstring injury earlier this week. Posey typically catches ace Madison Bumgarner, but Bochy said Bumgarner and battery-mate Stephen Vogt have worked well together, especially in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
15 Jun 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants say farewell to Bruce Bochy on the final day of the 2019 season, the franchise will undoubtedly pull out all the stops in a celebration honoring his iconic career. Many of Bochy’s former players wouldn’t miss his last game as a manger, but one of his favorites isn’t likely to be involved in the festivities. The Giants should try to track down Tim Lincecum anyway. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Giants, has been difficult to keep tabs on since a comeback attempt with the Texas Rangers failed last summer. The right-hander signed a minor league deal with Texas in March, 2018 and Lincecum appeared in 10 games with the club’s Triple-A affiliate before he was released on June 5 of last year. Lincecum celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday, but no one with the Giants knows many details about Lincecum’s post-baseball life. Bochy said he exchanged texts with Lincecum last July when the Giants visited Seattle to play the Mariners, but Lincecum couldn’t attend either of the games because he was on a hiking trip. The Giants manager said he hasn’t heard from Lincecum since then, which is a bit of a surprise considering that so many of Bochy’s former players reached out to him when he announced his plan to retire at the end of the season in February. It is believed that Lincecum still resides in his home state of Washington, but details about what he’s up to and who he stays in touch with are largely unknown. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] Former general manager Bobby Evans was among the Giants contingent that scouted a Lincecum bullpen session in the spring of 2018, but at the time Lincecum signed with the Rangers, Evans indicated the Giants didn’t have overwhelming interest. The Giants would love to welcome Lincecum back to Oracle Park and he’ll surely be encouraged to attend a 10-year reunion for the 2010 World Series championship team next season, but there’s no guarantee Lincecum will show. It’s possible a better opportunity for Lincecum to make his long-awaited return to San Francisco might be Bochy’s retirement celebration, which would surely be appreciated by a manager who he shared a special bond with. The spotlight would be on Bochy, not Lincecum, but that’s probably how one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history would prefer it. Posey sits, Sandoval starts Bochy is determined to keep Pablo Sandoval’s bat in the Giants lineup and he found another way to do so for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. After starting Sandoval at first base and sending Brandon Belt out to left field on Friday, Bochy is giving Evan Longoria the day off so Sandoval can play third against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers and owns a .593 slugging percentage in 62 games this season. That mark is nearly 40 points higher than Sandoval’s career-best .556 slugging percentage which he posted in 2009, his first full year in the majors. Bochy said Longoria will return to the lineup Sunday and said catcher Buster Posey will too. Posey is taking a scheduled day off Saturday after returning from a hamstring injury earlier this week. Posey typically catches ace Madison Bumgarner, but Bochy said Bumgarner and battery-mate Stephen Vogt have worked well together, especially in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.