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National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 28th year covering Giants, A's, 33rd year covering ball.

Baseball by the bay bears Selig’s stamp

sfgate.com — Baseball by the bay bears Selig's stamp "Let me tell you a story," he said in a Friday phone interview, recalling taking over as acting commissioner in September 1992.

Barry Bonds tutoring A-Rod at Bay Area facility

sfgate.com — Barry Bonds, who spent time tutoring Giants hitters last season - Michael Morse credited Bonds after his majestic pinch homer in the pennant clincher - has broadened his teachings to other players.

John Shea: Thoughts on Giants’ search for a left fielder

sfgate.com — With spring training six weeks away, the Giants still need another hitter, a middle-of-the-lineup guy who can help make up for the loss of Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse, someone to play left field in place of Gregor Blanco, who's better suited coming off the bench.

Bonds needs someone to break Hall’s PED barrier

sfgate.com — Barry Bonds has seven more tries on the Hall of Fame ballot, and don't dismiss the possibility he'll be elected. For now, Bonds and Roger Clemens are getting no closer to Cooperstown, thanks to their paper trails to performance-enhancing drugs.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez head 2015 Hall of Fame class

sfgate.com — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez head 2015 Hall of Fame class From the loosey-goosey era of rampant steroid use, which added 100 feet to fly balls and 10 mph to fastballs, several pitchers emerged unscathed and largely unhittable.

Four new Hall of Famers - Barry Bonds not close, again

blog.sfgate.com — From the loosey-goosey era of rampant steroid use, which added 100 feet to fly balls and 10 mph to fastballs, several pitchers emerged unscathed and largely unhittable. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be in the 2015 Hall of Fame class, joining fellow pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were enshrined last year.

Joe Panik’s Series-saving flip echoed Jeter’s

sfgate.com — Raised in New York as a huge Derek Jeter fan, Joe Panik was 10 when Jeter made his shocking, dart-across-the-field cutoff play that helped sink the A's in the 2001 playoffs. Panik idolized the great Yankee and followed his career and in his footsteps by entering pro ball as a shortstop, always trying to emulate what Jeter stood for on and off the field.

McGehee knows he can’t be Sandoval

sfgate.com — Nor will he prompt a generation of fans to attend ballgames dressed up as furry black-and-white creatures. [...] Casey McGehee will play third base for the 2015 Giants his way - without the intention of living up to Sandoval, a two-time All-Star, three-time World Series champ and all-time fan favorite.

Meet SF Giants’ new third baseman - Casey McGehee

blog.sfgate.com — Spoke with Casey McGehee on a conference call and asked him about replacing Pablo Sandoval as the Giants' third baseman. "Obviously, Pablo was a tremendous guy. It's no secret how people in San Francisco feel about him. Great player. I think if there's any pressure that comes, it's myself

Josh Donaldson, Pablo Sandoval make AL East 1st at 3rd

sfgate.com — At least until you pull into the Bronx, where nobody knows quite what to do with Alex Rodriguez, the tarnished Yankees infielder due $61 million over the next three years. On the flip side, the Bay Area has supplied the AL East with a couple of prized third basemen, Josh Donaldson moving to Toronto and Pablo Sandoval to Boston - an MVP candidate and a World Series legend.
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Jan 25, 2015

Selig on 16-inning Mays walkoff: “One of best games I ever saw." First time at Stick, "which I couldn’t believe in July would be that cold."

Jan 25, 2015

The day @BarryBonds made a sportswriter feel pretty good about himself by explaining he made "a buck a word." youtube.com/watch?v=yhKDk7…

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