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  1. Matt Cain to match up to $50k in donations for Make-A-Wish

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

    Would you jump into the frigid Winter waters of the San Francisco Bay to show how committed you are to your job? Don’t answer that. On Saturday, Patricia Wilson, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Bay Area is going to take the plunge to help raise money for her organization. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt…

  2. Case of the Mondays: Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s going to be an awfully lot of cranky sports fans at work today. Typically we bring you the top five items you may have missed over the weekend; but since all of the Bay Area teams were held winless over the past two days, we’re taking it a different direction.

    Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

  3. Heat maps provide an interesting look at A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders territories

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:11 PM PST

    The Bay Area features a few very divided fan bases. The A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders share parts of the Bay Area, but these heat maps based on Facebook likes paint an interesting picture about their actual territory. The maps were created by monitoring the cumulative number of people who like the respective pages of the Oakland…

  4. TBT: Rating the signature songs of our Bay Area sports teams

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:45 PM PST

    The Bay Area is rich in culture. Musical acts like Metallica, Green Day, Huey Lewis and the News, Grateful Dead, Journey and many more have local ties. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re throwing it back to some songs from Bay Area sports history that we may not hold as high in regard. In…

  5. Seat installation set to begin at 49ers’ new stadium

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:35 PM PST

    You’ll soon be able to take a seat in the 49ers’ new home. On Tuesday, the first seats will be installed inside Levi’s Stadium. They will be installed in the lower bowl of the stadium, where roughly two-thirds of the venue’s 68,500 seats will be located. It is expected to take over 17,000 man-hours to…

  6. The Great Glove Granny gets a surprise on a national talk show

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:38 PM PST

    After making the catch of a lifetime, the Great Glove Granny is going national. Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith captured the attention of the Bay Area when she made a slick catch that was caught by Comcast SportsNet’s cameras at a Giants game on September 10. Since then, Smith, a 78-year-old great grandmother, has been…

  7. Ever wonder what MLB players talk about at 1B?

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:50 PM PST

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a single, a walk, or a hit by pitch, when the runner gets to first base he can almost always be seen talking to the opposing team’s first baseman. The conversations usually carry on until the runner breaks for second. At times, the runner gets stranded there and a lot…

  8. Field of Links: The Bay Bridge Troll is safe, but distance between Oak and SF feels farther than ever

    Aug 30, 2013, 7:12 AM PST

    Sometimes sports have to take a back seat to more important news items of the day. And what’s more important than the safety of the Bay Bridge Troll? With the Eastern span of the bridge closed and set for demolition, there was a lot of concern over what would happen to the bridge’s official guardian.…

  9. Field of Links: Bay Area’s MLB teams are leaking oil at the wrong time

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:25 AM PST

    The Bay Area’s baseball teams may be struggling at the worst time, but the images, links, and GIFs in this post will cheer you up. Hey Look! A skateboarding mouse!

  10. Video: Steph Curry’s grueling offseason workout

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:49 AM PST

    Warriors guard Steph Curry reveals part of his special offseason training regimen.

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