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

Cal’s Rabb, Brown on college life and thoughts of turning pro

sfgate.com — Cal's Rabb, Brown on college life and thoughts of turning pro When Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown committed to Cal, the feeling throughout the basketball community was they could be one-and-done players and turn pro after their freshmen season. [...] they seem to be doing a nice job keeping NBA thoughts from being a distraction.
Feb 04, 2016

Cal’s Rabb, Brown on college life and thoughts of turning pro (including video): sfgate.com/collegesports/… via SFGate

Cal coach Sonny Dykes on his 2016 recruiting class

sfgate.com — A few quick points from Wednesday's news conference at Cal, where coach Sonny Dykes announced his 2016 recruiting class of 25 players . . . Nine had enrolled in school early, though defensive back Marloshawn Franklin, who's one of the nine, won't participate in spring practice because he needs to complete a class, Dykes said.

Cal recruits: QB well aware of Jared Goff’s legacy

sfgate.com — Cal recruits: QB well aware of Jared Goff's legacy Max Gilliam is a pass-oriented quarterback who graduated early from a California high school so he could enroll at Cal in the middle of the school year and be eligible for spring practice. Sound familiar?
Feb 02, 2016

Cal football recruits: QB Max Gilliam well aware of Jared Goff’s legacy: sfchronicle.com/collegesports/… via @sfchronicle

Feb 02, 2016

RT @Con_Chron: .@JohnSheaHey caught up with Cal signee @maxgilliam11 in advance of tomorrow's signing day festivities: sfgate.com/collegesports/…

Giants’ non-roster invitees include Tyler Beede, Christian Arroyo

sfgate.com — The Giants have invited 21 non-roster players to training camp next month, including a couple of their best prospects, pitcher Tyler Beede and shortstop Christian Arroyo. Beede was the Giants' first-round pick in 2014 (14th overall), and Arroyo was a first-rounder (25th overall) in 2013.

Super Bowl XXIII: Montana at his cool best in drive for the ages

sfgate.com — Jerry Rice, the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII, caught three passes in the most epic of Joe Montana's 31 fourth-quarter comebacks. [...] on the biggest play of the game, which decided the 49ers' 20-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium, Rice was ... well, a decoy.
Jan 25, 2016

My look at Chronicle's pick for greatest Super Bowl, bit of hometown bias & don't forget John Candy sfchronicle.com/49ers/article/… via @sfchronicle

Doolittle, A’s bullpen looking far better

sfgate.com — After missing most of the 2015 season, Doolittle said he has no more shoulder issues and won't be restricted in spring training. "I promised I wouldn't tell anybody I'm in the best shape of my life because I'll never be 21 again," Doolittle said at Sunday's fanfest.
Jan 25, 2016

A's beat: Doolittle's shoulder, supporting cast, Reddick's contract, Crisp's and Parker's health: sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

Billy Butler of the A’s: ‘I’ve got a lot left in the tank’

sfgate.com — Butler was drafted out of high school in 2004 - the 14th overall pick -- to hit, and that's what he did most of his career with the Royals. [...] in 2015 with the A's, the first year of his three-year, $30 million contract, Butler's numbers took a big hit, at least until September.
Jan 24, 2016

Billy Butler of the A’s: ‘I’ve got a lot left in the tank’ sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

Jan 25, 2016

Billy Butler on his physique, conditioning and desire to bounce back with A's in 2016: sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

A’s fanfest: rebounding from a troubling 2015

sfgate.com — At Sunday's A's fanfest, when manager Bob Melvin and his players were asked how the A's will improve in 2016, the first answer usually focused on the rebuilt bullpen.
Jan 24, 2016

A’s fanfest: rebounding from a troubling 2015 (with Billy Butler video): sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

Jan 24, 2016

RT @JohnSheaHey: A’s fanfest: rebounding from a troubling 2015 (with Billy Butler video): sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

Jan 24, 2016

RT @JohnSheaHey: A’s fanfest: rebounding from a troubling 2015 (with Billy Butler video): sfchronicle.com/athletics/arti… via @sfchronicle

Tim Lincecum eyes February showcase: Giants seem a darkhorse

sfgate.com — Tim Lincecum, the Giants' two-time Cy Young Award winner and one of the most popular players in team history, tentatively plans to pitch in a showcase in the first two weeks of February hoping to land a big-league job, his agent said Friday.
Jan 23, 2016

Tim Lincecum update and plan from his agent and physical therapist: sfgate.com/giants/article… via SFGate #sfgiants

Jan 23, 2016

RT @JohnSheaHey: Tim Lincecum update and plan from his agent and physical therapist: sfgate.com/giants/article… via SFGate #sfgiants

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Landis family’s story illustrates baseball’s financial changes

sfchronicle.com — Jim Landis played in the 1959 World Series, finished seventh in the MVP voting and held out for a $5,000 raise. East Bay-bred and now a Napa resident, Landis, 81, won five consecutive Gold Gloves as a center fielder, the American League's answer to Willie Mays.
Jan 20, 2016

RT @Bruce_Jenkins1: Good stuff from John Shea: Landis family’s story illustrates baseball’s financial changes sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/ar… via @sfchronicle

Jan 20, 2016

Family ties to Jim Landis the ballplayer (Go-Go Sox) and Craig Landis the agent (Mike Trout): sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/ar… via @sfchronicle

Jan 20, 2016

RT @JohnSheaHey: Family ties to Jim Landis the ballplayer (Go-Go Sox) and Craig Landis the agent (Mike Trout): sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/ar… via @sfchronicle

Jan 20, 2016

RT @JohnSheaHey: Family ties to Jim Landis the ballplayer (Go-Go Sox) and Craig Landis the agent (Mike Trout): sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/ar… via @sfchronicle

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @BillShaikin: A warm welcome to @pedromoura, the new #Angels beat writer for the LA Times.

Feb 05, 2016

RT @Bruce_Jenkins1: Check out the Chronicle's new Instagram account at @sfchronicle_sports. Just up and gaining steam.

Feb 05, 2016

RT @SI_ChrisBallard: Of Pliny, Eddie D and the Stupid Bowl: My dispatch on the Bay Area's love affair with hosting the big game - si.com/nfl/2016/02/04…

Feb 04, 2016

Cal’s Rabb, Brown on college life and thoughts of turning pro (including video): sfgate.com/collegesports/… via SFGate

Feb 04, 2016

RT @Rusty_SFChron: President Obama said Stephen Curry was "clowning" vs. the Wizards last night.


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