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  1. How ‘Jacob’s Ride’ touched those close to the Giants

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:15 PM PST

    Jacob Landis lost his hearing before the age of 10. After a Cochlear Implant gave him the gift of sound again, he decided to ride his bike across the country to all 30 MLB stadiums to raise money to help others have the same operation. Find out why his stop at AT&T Park became extra special.

  2. A case of the Mondays: Romo rage, All-Star snubs

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:25 AM PST

    Here are the top five things you may have missed this weekend. Why Giants closer Sergio Romo enraged the Giants. How the Bay Area’s baseball teams got snubbed, and why taunting and clowning and opponent is a bad idea.

  3. Ever wonder how the Giants chalk their infield?

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:08 PM PST

    Less than an inch can alter the course of history in Major League Baseball. It is imperative that field dimensions are exact and that umpires have a clearly defined boundary to determine whether a ball is fair or foul. So how exactly do they do it?

  4. Throwback Thursday: Local hero Joey Chestnut wins the Mustard Belt

    Jul 4, 2013, 9:00 AM PST

    On this day in 2007, San Jose native Joey “Jaws” Chestnut did the unthinkable, gorging 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to defeat six-time Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Takeru Kobayashi.

  5. Why several Giants stars ride scooters to the ballpark

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:34 AM PST

    You may have seen video of Hunter Pence riding a scooter to AT&T Park, but we betcha’ didn’t know how he got his scooter and who else on the Giants rock the two-wheel electric rides.

  6. A case of the Mondays: Top 5 things you may have missed this weekend

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:15 AM PST

    Here are the top five stories you may have missed while you were doing important things this weekend. Find out why the Bernie Lean may be done in Oakland, and how Madison Bumgarner cracked some smiles in the Giants clubhouse.

  7. Ever wonder how far the Coco Lean Bobblehead can lean?

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:22 PM PST

    Have you ever wondered how far the Coco Lean Bobblehead actually leans? Or how it is made? Or how much plastic it takes to make 15,000 bobbleheads? All of these answers are one click away.

  8. What’s up with Doolittle’s pink backpack?

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:25 PM PST

    Have you ever wondered what the deal is with that weird pink backpack that A’s reliever Sean Doolittle carries to the bullpen? Or what exactly is inside it? Read more for the answer.

  9. Throwback Thursday: Bonds joins 500/500 club

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 AM PST

    In this edition of Throwback Thursday, find out why Barry Bonds becoming the charter member of the 500/500 club was special for reasons beyond the box score.

  10. Ever wonder where the A’s left field art comes from?

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:46 PM PST

    Have you ever wondered where those elaborate paintings in left field at the Oakland Coliseum come from? We found the artist.

  11. A case of the Mondays: Top 5 things you may have missed this weekend

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:20 PM PST

    There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here.

  12. Throwback Thursday: The A’s Mustache Gang

    Jun 19, 2013, 5:37 PM PST

    It’s Throwback Thursday, and on this week in 1972, the Oakland Athletics Mustache Gang was officially born. Find out what actually led to the A’s trademark facial fuzz.

  13. A case of the Mondays: What you may have missed this weekend

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM PST

    Welcome to what we’re calling ‘A case of the Mondays.’ Here you can catch up on the top five things you may have missed while you were doing more important stuff over the course of the weekend.

  14. Mariano Rivera’s surprise delivery for an A’s employee

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:45 AM PST

    Betcha’ didn’t know that MLB’s all-time saves leader also doubles as a pizza delivery man. Find out why Mariano Rivera surprised an A’s team employee with a meal.

  15. Solving the mystery of the A’s home run tunnel

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:40 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics have replaced the Bernie Lean with the Home run Tunnel. We betcha’ don’t know how it actually started… because even the A’s players themselves didn’t know. Click to solve the mystery.

  16. Role model? Or runway model? Vernon Davis on the catwalk

    Jun 5, 2013, 6:27 PM PST

    49ers tight end Vernon Davis is a modern-day renaissance man. But is he going from role model to fashion model? We betcha’ didn’t know why Davis was walking the catwalk in a high-end fashion show in San Jose.

  17. Similarities between Zito and Griffin

    May 31, 2013, 1:37 PM PST

    Barry Zito faced off against A.J. Griffin on Thursday. Afterward, they discussed their similarities and differences. For some reason, however, they both fixated hairstyles.

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