This is the October 29, 2012 news archive. View today's Giants rumors and news.

San Francisco Giants News and Rumors

Droves of fans greet Giants upon AT&T Park arrival

Droves of fans greet Giants upon AT&T Park arrival

MLB.com Updated Oct 29, 2012
For more than two hours on Monday afternoon, several hundred Giants fans waited patiently on both sides of the AT&T Park driveway, cheering at any passing charter bus in hopes that it would hold their beloved 2012 World Series champions.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • World Series finishes up with record-low rating

    World Series finishes up with record-low rating

    ESPN.com Oct 29, 2012
    The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Despite swift fall, Tigers see positives in season

    Despite swift fall, Tigers see positives in season

    As tough as the end was for the Tigers, with a World Series sweep at the hands of the Giants culminating on their home field, think about what fans would have given just to see the club play in the Fall Classic when they left Chicago in mid-September.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • San Francisco Giants offense didn't scare anyone, but pitching …

    San Francisco Giants offense didn't scare anyone, but pitching and clutch hitting won them two of last three World Series

    nydailynews.com Oct 29, 2012
    When Miguel Cabrera took an 89 mph fastball down the middle for strike three on Sunday night for worst final at-bat in a World Series, he continued a puzzling trend.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Record social media buzz for champion Giants

    Record social media buzz for champion Giants

    MLB.com Oct 29, 2012
    The Giants' World Series-clinching victory over the Tigers on Sunday night had everyone online discussing their latest October triumph.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • San Francisco’s five biggest postseason moments

    San Francisco’s five biggest postseason moments

    yahoo.com Oct 29, 2012
    With the World Series finale and the first wave of celebrations behind us, now might be a good time to reflect on the equally improbable and incredible postseason run the San Francisco Giants went on to secure their seventh World Series championship in …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • For Better Or Worse, Barry Zito Is Always There For The Giants

    For Better Or Worse, Barry Zito Is Always There For The Giants

    deadspin.com Oct 29, 2012
    On October 19, Barry Zito took the mound in St. Louis, with his San Francisco Giants trailing the Cardinals three games to one in the NLCS. He was not the pitcher the Giants would have wanted, one game from elimination. Nine days earlier, in his first s…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Giants fan travels from Afghanistan to Detroit to follow her fa…

    Giants fan travels from Afghanistan to Detroit to follow her favorite team

    yahoo.com Oct 29, 2012
    How dedicated are you to your team? Really? Guess what. Priya Butler has you beat. She flew halfway around the world to see her Giants play, from Afghanistan to Detroit. (No "war zone to war zone" jokes, please. Let's have a little sympathy fo…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Giants Fans, Show Us Your Celebration Pictures And Videos From …

    Giants Fans, Show Us Your Celebration Pictures And Videos From Last Night

    deadspin.com Oct 29, 2012
    Reader Tom sent us the video you see above, and it is of what he describes as a "fucking epic" celebration that took place at The Republic in San Francisco after the final out of the World Series. We're inclined to agree with Tom's description…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Fun just starting for newest superpower

    Fun just starting for newest superpower

    CNNSI.com Oct 29, 2012
    DETROIT -- The World Series wasn't a classic. It was over too quickly and lacked the back-and-forth scoring we typically associate with memorable series, especially when viewed against ho-hum League Championship Series. When Miguel Cabrera hit a wind-ai…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Sergio Romo Struck Out Miguel Cabrera With The Ballsiest Pitch …

    Sergio Romo Struck Out Miguel Cabrera With The Ballsiest Pitch Of The World Series

    deadspin.com Oct 29, 2012
    When Sergio Romo sealed his team's World Series victory with a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera, it was hard not to wonder what the hell Cabrera was thinking. On a 2-2 count, he watched an 89-mph fastball sail right over the middle of the plate, his season e…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Giants fitting champions in postseason of thrills

    Giants fitting champions in postseason of thrills

    MLB.com Oct 29, 2012
    From a Division Series round that went the distance at every turn all the way through the Giants' sweep of the Tigers in the World Series, this was postseason for the ages.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Michael Rosenberg: Good chemistry just part of the science of G…

    Michael Rosenberg: Good chemistry just part of the science of Giants' championship team

    CNNSI.com Oct 29, 2012
    DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera watched strike three sail by, and finally, for the first time in this World Series, a San Francisco Giant did not know what to do. Sergio Romo stood on the mound and thought: Is that it? Is it over? Did we win? Impossible.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bruce Bochy enters Hall of Fame territory with second World Ser…

    Bruce Bochy enters Hall of Fame territory with second World Series title

    yahoo.com Oct 29, 2012
    DETROIT - Bruce Bochy doffed his cap to the crowd, ambled down the dugout steps and was swallowed by the innards of Comerica Park toward his second World Series celebration in the past three seasons. A television crew member offered his congratulations
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Prince Fielder struggles royally in playoffs

    Prince Fielder struggles royally in playoffs

    yahoo.com Oct 29, 2012
    Prince Fielder looks like he's talking to himself in this photo. What is he saying? Is he giving himself advice? Encouragement? Threats? Whatever it is, it didn't work. No one person is responsible for the Detroit Tigers getting swept by the San Francis…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Giants prove title is won on the field, not on paper

    Giants prove title is won on the field, not on paper

    MLB.com Oct 29, 2012
    A sweep in the 2012 World Series was not out of the question. Few felt San Francisco could push Detroit to six or even seven games. But it was the Giants who did the sweeping.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Personalities mesh to create Giants among men

    Personalities mesh to create Giants among men

    MLB.com Oct 29, 2012
    Buster Posey and his pals have brought two more World Series titles to San Francisco than Willie Mays and Barry Bonds did combined, inviting the big question. How in the world did they do it? What makes this team so special?
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Selig pleased with season full of surprises

    Selig pleased with season full of surprises

    MLB.com Oct 29, 2012
    Moments after presenting the World Series trophy to the San Francisco Giants, Commissioner Bud Selig confided he never expected to see the National League team sweep the powerful Detroit Tigers.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro isn't the Wor…

    San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro isn't the World Series MVP like Pablo Sandoval, but he got the big hit

    Marco Scutaro wasn’t always the glue guy on the World Series champs. For a long time he seemed to be the player nobody wanted.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • CSN Interviewed Matt Cain While A Urinating Ryan Theriot Looked…

    CSN Interviewed Matt Cain While A Urinating Ryan Theriot Looked On

    deadspin.com Oct 29, 2012
    Truly this year's San Francisco Giants are champions of the highest degree. This year's World Series champs, you might say, even piss excellence. [CSN Bay Area] More »
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Tweakers, Castoffs, Mystics, and Lil Wayne's Unlikeliest Homie:…

    Tweakers, Castoffs, Mystics, and Lil Wayne's Unlikeliest Homie: In Praise of the 2012 San Francisco Giants

    grantland.com Oct 29, 2012
    I spent Game 5 of the 2010 World Series lying on the floor of my apartment, staring at the ceiling and listening to the San Francisco Giants' local ra...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • About Last Weekend: San Francisco's Treat

    About Last Weekend: San Francisco's Treat

    grantland.com Oct 29, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The San Francisco Giants are World Series champion...
    Upvote Share Tweet

Sports Columnists

  • Mike Munchak says Matt Hasselbeck to be Tennessee Titans' QB 'until furthe…

    Oct 29
    Titans coach Mike Munchak says Matt Hasselbeck will continue as the team's starting quarterback "until further notice."
  • East Side -- James Harden trade won't shift 2012-13 NBA landscape

    Oct 29
    Israel Gutierrez says James Harden is a good piece, but not enough to turn Houston into a contender
  • Peter King: Colts' Ballard, Bears' Jennings prove major playmakers in Week…

    Oct 29
    "Just landed. Thank you God''