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Happy birthday, Matt Cain! Even though he's injured, I'm sure he's on the team in spirit. And, uh, probably physically too. It's not like he's dead.

(Also, happy birthday to Roberto Kelly and, for the heck of it, Darren Ford. Way to keep getting older, guys!)

Posey and McCutchen were once teammates; Bochy discusses roster choices; Another great Pence moment
Let's get geared up for baseball with Pavs' pre-series notes! If you're looking for information on Bumgarner, Pavs did that here and Fangraphs wrote about him here, but the best Bumgarner #content is undoubtedly the interview that Hunter Pence gives at the end of this article. It is informative, erudite, and witty. Truly, in just a few words, Hunter Pence delivers the whole package.


The Giant friendship between San Francisco Giants announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper
What a great article! I'm sure I'll enjoy reading it!

If and when Krukow can't travel anymore, Kuiper wanted to know, was it possible for them to do the games from different cities -- Krukow in San Francisco and Kuiper on the road?

"I've been thinking a lot about this," Jeff said. A third Kuiper brother, Glen, the youngest, broadcasts the A's on Comcast. They all consider Krukow their fourth brother. "I don't see why not," Jeff told Duane.

/tries to hold back tears
/fails miserably


The Dirty Reverend, And Other Glorious Giant Moments of 2014
Lefty Malo looks at some of the best moments from the Giants this year. I haven't linked to him very often this year, which is mostly because I'm a bad person, so before we get to the game against the Pirates today, let's reminisce. Remember that commercial Morse was in at the beginning of the year? That was really fun! It allowed us to see what a likable person he is. And then he hit like an All-Star for a couple months, establishing himself as a valuable baseball player.

I don't remember what happened next, but it was probably more of the same.


A guide to Matt Williams’s nicknames for Nationals players, coaches
We have some fun around here with Bruce Bochy's nicknames – "Sanchy" and "Cainer" and other equally inspired creations – but it's not like they're unique to him. Easy nicknames are just A Baseball Thing, and here we can see Matt Williams engaging in the same kind of thing. Of course, we don't know about too many of Bochy's nicknames that are flat-out inexplicable, but I would be totally in favor of him just deciding one day that Juan Perez's nickname should be, like, Steve. "Why Steve, Boch?" Juan could ask, and the only response he'd get would be "[Bochy noises]"


Guy will give away primo Nats playoff tickets in exchange for a threesome
Maybe I'm just being paranoid here, but I feel like this wouldn't be a great idea. I know, I know, you have to be pretty reputable to sell baseball tickets on the Internet for sexual favors, but hear me out on this one. I'm not going to claim there's a lot of "evidence" on this, but I just have a gut feeling that it wouldn't really work out that well. On the other hand, the tickets are Diamond Club. You know what? This is too legit to pass up. Have at it, ladies!


Royals rally in thrilling 9 - 8, 12-inning trial by fire over A's