12:54 AM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
MLB free agent frenzy begins

MLB free agent frenzy begins

Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Kawakami: World Series euphoria one day, free agency the next

San Francisco Giants have five key free agents, and now that the World Series has ended, Brian Sabean has to deal with the harsh reality of the 2015 player budget.

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San Jose Mercury News 26 mins ago

San Francisco schools hope to prevent Giants fever from becoming epidemic Friday

Is there a way to prevent thousands of San Francisco school children from catching Giants fever and missing school on Friday to watch the parade?
San Jose Mercury News 57 mins ago

World Series: Giants will indeed ring in new year

San Francisco Giants have nine players with three rings after so much World Series success, and there are 11 more Giants with two rings.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Bumgarner’s high school coach, teammates savor his World Series dominance

Jeff Parham plopped himself in his favorite spot Wednesday night, in front of the television at his North Carolina home. Parham turned on the World Series and waited for the curious, much-anticipated sight of Madison Bumgarner strolling out of the bullpen during Game 7. Parham, who coached Bumgarner at South Caldwell High in tiny Hudson, N.C., fidgeted when his former pitcher gave up a single to the first batter he faced, Omar Infante. Then he fell behind, 2-and-0, against Alcides Escobar. Parham began talking to his television, as if Bumgarner were still in high school. “Just think about...
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Live San Francisco Giants World Series parade coverage, Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Get live updates from the San Francisco Giants World Series parade Friday, starting at 10:30 a.m.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Giants' World Series triumph thrills 49ers' Stevie Johnson

49ers receiver, San Francisco native Stevie Johnson hopes Giants' World Series triumph serves as inspiration
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

World Series: Giants ready to wrap more rings around their fingers

Nine San Francisco Giants have played for all three World Series winners, and Pablo Sandoval admits he'd like to have a fourth
San Jose Mercury News 9 hours ago

World Series: Giants' artifacts headed to Hall of Fame

San Francisco Giants are donating several items including Bruce Bochy's cap, Pablo Sandoval's bat and a jersey worn by Buster Posey.

‘Mad Bum’ underwear to be distributed at Giants World Series parade, of course

One company is loving Madison Bumgarner’s MVP performance in the World Series: Jockey underwear. The company tweeted its congrats to the pitcher after his masterful relief performance in Game 7 on Wednesday: Congrats #MadBum, youre not the only athlete to wear Jockey, but you are the one with the most fitting name. #SupportingGreatness — Jockey
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Giants parade Friday: Route, time, weather, TV, map

The parade celebrating the San Francisco Giants' World Series win is scheduled to start at noon Friday on Market Street near the Embarcadero.
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago

N.J. Sports Now: San Francisco Giants dynasty similar to late '90s Yankees (VIDEO)

The Giants are great team with similarities to the last true dynasty baseball has witness: the late '90s Yankees.
San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago

San Francisco: Officer injured, two shot during World Series celebrations

One San Francisco police officer was hospitalized and multiple others were injured, as postgame celebrations trumpeting the Giants' World Series triumph on Wednesday night grew rowdy into Thursday morning, police said.
San Francisco Chronicle 13 hours ago

Barry Bonds joined the World Series celebration in S.F.

Amid the screaming and shouting and hugging and champagne squirting and fireworks lighting and bonfire igniting and graffiti spraying in San Francisco late Wednesday after the Giants won their third World Series in five years, a humble fan of the team named Barry Bonds showed up in the streets near AT&T Park to celebrate with the masses and even capture some images for his Instagram account. Check it out: Ummmm so this just happen #barrybonds A video posted by Damaris Alvarez (@deealvarez143) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT Barry Bonds on my street A video posted by Marcel Sousa...
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago

Giants return to AT&T Park early Thursday morning as champs

Steve Kroner reporting: Paraphrasing the team’s theme song, when the Giants came to town early Thursday morning, they were World Series champions for the third time in five seasons. A few dozen fans greeted the team buses that rolled into AT&T Park around 4:45 a.m. Giants President and CEO Larry Baer took a mini victory-lap stroll, giving those fans a glimpse of the World Series trophy. Baer described the team’s flight from Kansas City. “Everybody was just sort of in an altered state of happiness and euphoria,” he said. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans said the plane ride...
Los Angeles Times 23 hours ago

Man shot, fires set as Giants fans celebrate World Series victory

A man was shot in the arm, fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, authorities said.

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