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Giants links: Brian Johnson, 1970, and rapping 'bout baseball

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Reminder: Just don't go anywhere this weekend
Reminder: Just don't go anywhere this weekend
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Baseball as you always hope it will be - SFGate
I found this randomly the other day, and I missed it the first time around. It's Ray Ratto the day after the Brian Johnson game, and it's

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Giants should re-sign Lincecum and Pence - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Jason Collette looks at the Giants' offseason without fanboy blinders, and he determines that maybe some of us aren't so crazy after all.

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Brandon Belt: The First Baseman You’re Not Talking About — GammonsDaily.com
OH GOD WE TALK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME.

But other people don't, apparently! That sounds amazing. This is a nice piece from Gammons about the surprising Belt (who isn't that surprising.)

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Pennant Race Flashback: August 29, 1970 - Bucs Dugout
The Giants and Pirates were quasi-rivals in the early '70s. Think Phillies in 2011 or Cardinals now. Bucs Dugout looks back at a Giants win over the Pirates in '70 that was kind of a big deal.

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Toronto Police Empathize With Rogers Centre Interloper | Drunk Jays Fans
Police make baseball-related jokes!

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Baseball Prospectus | Pebble Hunting: What We Rap About When We Rap About Baseball
Sam Miller explores the world of rappin' fans. It includes this:


Amazing.

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