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Umpires Aren't Robots—Yet
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Blown Call Makes Case for Robot Umpires

Technology has stepped in after human error before, David Von Drehle writes

(Newser) - After the Dodgers-Giants playoff game Thursday night, Gabe Morales was able to watch replays of his call that ended San Francisco's season. The umpire had ruled that the Giants' Wilmer Flores had gone around while trying to check his swing. That was the third strike, the last out of...

MLB Fan Choking on Hot Dog Saved By Pitcher's Dad

Nats pitcher Joe Ross' doctor dad gave a woman the Heimlich

(Newser) - A Washington Nationals away game in San Francisco could have ended in tragedy were it not for starting pitcher Joe Ross' doctor dad. While watching his son play the Giants at Oracle Park on Saturday, Dr. Willie Ross noticed a woman near him in the stands who appeared to be...

For First Time, a Woman Will Wear an MLB Uniform as Coach

San Francisco's new manager hires Alyssa Nakken

(Newser) - Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors, the AP reports. Nakken is a former...

Giants CEO Takes Leave as MLB, Cops Probe Video

Larry Baer and wife Pam were recorded having a physical altercation

(Newser) - The president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants is stepping away from the baseball team as both MLB and the San Francisco Police Department investigate the recent video that surfaced showing Larry Baer and his wife in a physical altercation. The team's board of directors said Monday that...

SF Giants CEO Drags Wife as She Screams, 'Oh My God!'

Seems Larry Baer really wanted his phone back

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' CEO was caught on video wrenching a cellphone from his wife's hand and causing her to fall as she screamed for help, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Larry Baer and his wife Pam were at San Francisco Plaza Friday morning when a bystander shot the...

SF World Series Celebration Gets Ugly ... Again

San Francisco got rowdy overnight as fans threw bottles at cops

(Newser) - Just like in 2012 , Giants fans went wild last night in San Francisco as their team took home its third championship in five seasons . But this third time was even less charming: Police made multiple arrests as thousands of fans lit bonfires in the street, sprayed champagne and beer, and...

Giants Win World Series
 Giants Win World Series 

Giants Win World Series

San Francisco takes third championship in five years

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller...

With 10-0 Rout, Royals Force Game 7

World Series tied 3-3 after Giants battered

(Newser) - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over the shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. Pitching with the initials of late St. Louis...

Robin Williams' Kids Pay Tribute at World Series

Zak throws first pitch at AT&T Park, Billy Crystal catches

(Newser) - For a few minutes last night, one of the San Francisco Giants' most famous fans loomed large in the stadium again. Before Game 5 of the World Series, Robin Williams' children paid him tribute by throwing the first pitch, US Magazine reports. Eldest son Zak did the honors with Williams'...

Giants Take Lead With 5-0 Shutout

Bumgarner throws first Series shutout for 11 years

(Newser) - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 for a 3-2 Series edge. Hardly menacing...

Giants Blow By Royals 11-4, Tie Series

San Francisco wobbles, stages epic rally

(Newser) - The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants. A botched grounder led to a three-run deficit, and they were in danger of falling behind the Kansas City Royals three games to one. Instead of panic, it was time for some Panda-monium, complete with four fans in the...

Royals Go Up 2-1 in World Series

KC uses familiar formula against Giants in 3-2 win

(Newser) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his...

Royals Take Game 2 With 7-2 Win

Kansas City took the lead with a five-run 6th inning

(Newser) - The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City took the lead with a five-run sixth inning, the trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and All-Star closer Greg Holland shut down the hot-hitting San Francisco Giants. Kansas City cruised from there to a 7-2...

Giants Trounce Royals 7-1 in Series Opener

Royals' string of 11 straight postseason wins comes to sudden halt

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, got the San Francisco Giants off to a terrific start in Game 1. Given an early cushion by Hunter Pence's home run, the man called MadBum by his teammates carried a shutout into the seventh inning and beat the...

San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

At least until the World Series is over

(Newser) - From now until the end of the World Series, you probably won't be hearing Lorde's hit song, "Royals," playing in San Francisco. Locals have been asking the city's radio stations to ban the song until the series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas...

3-Run Homer Sends Giants to World Series

They beat Cardinals 6-3 in Game 5

(Newser) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and will now face the Royals in an...

'Cowards' Sentenced for Savage Giants Fan Beating

Prosecutor: Pair got off easy

(Newser) - "You are the biggest nightmare for individuals who attend public events," an angry judge told two LA Dodgers fans yesterday before sentencing them for a savage, unprovoked attack outside Dodger stadium in 2011 that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. The judge called Louie Sanchez...

Dodgers, Giants Rivalry Claims Another Victim

LA fan is stabbed to death in altercation

(Newser) - Police say it was indeed a fight over rival baseball teams that led to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in San Francisco Wednesday night. Jonathan Denver was wearing Dodgers gear when his group encountered a group of Giants fans on a street outside the Giants' stadium, reports the...

Tigers' Cabrera, Giants' Posey Are MVPs

They helped lead their teams to the World Series

(Newser) - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award today after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor. (Bleacher Report has a slide show with specifics here .)
  • Cabrera received 22 of
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Record Low TV Ratings for World Series

Previous record held by 2008, 2010 series

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research says. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Phillies-Rays and 2010 Giants-Rangers...

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