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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Giants win Game 1, as usual

Here is a link to my column about Game 1 of the World Series. The full text runs below: KANSAS CITY — So, these are the Kansas City Royals? Really? We’ve heard so much about this force out of the Midwest, this miracle team. They had not lost in the postseason, were 8-0. They were red hot. Well, miracle shmiracle. The Giants cooled them down 7-1 in Game 1 of the World Series. Crushed them is more like it. The… Read More »

Who is a real Giant?

Here is a link to my column from Monday’s World Series media day. The full text runs below: KANSAS CITY, Mo. As the first game of the World Series looms, here is a simple question: Who is a real Giant? Is Matt Cain a real Giant? Is Marco Scutaro? Is Angel Pagan? It’s a vague question, I admit. So, I’ll lay out my terms. A true Giant is a player who gets off his butt. Gets off his butt for… Read More »

Giants bound for the Series

Here is a link to my Friday column from the Giants’ pennant-clinching game against the Cards. I wrote this for the front page of the PD, as requested, so it is less sports and more scene and context than usual. I hope you approve. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO — When Travis Ishikawa hit the three-run homer that won the game and put the Giants into the World Series, the water fountains in right field started to spray… Read More »

Giants one win away

Here is a link to my Thursday column. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO — Right now, you wouldn’t want to be the St. Louis Cardinals. I understand you can’t be a team. You’re a person. But you wouldn’t want to be the Cardinals, anyway. Why? Because after losing to the Giants 6-4 on Wednesday, they are facing extinction Thursday. The kind of extinction where your season ends and you take the long silent flight home and the next… Read More »

Giants win Game 3

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about the Giants’ win in Game 3. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO The game had “loss” written all over it. A Giants’ loss. They crushed the great John Lackey in the first inning and then they did nothing inning after inning. Probably because Lackey figured out what he did wrong. The Giants were futility personified. They let the Cardinals back into the game — the Cardinals who are always knocking… Read More »

Giants lose Game 2

Here is a link to my Monday column about the Giant’s loss to the Cards in Game 2. The full text runs below: ST. LOUIS When Kolten Wong yanked Sergio Romo’s pitch into the right field stands ending Game 2 with a walk-off piece, Romo yanked his head around and stared at the ball. Then he turned around, a look of surrender and grief on his face, and walked briskly toward the visitor’s dugout. The game was over, a game… Read More »

Giants win Game 1

Here is a link to my column about the Giants’ victory in Game 1 over the Cardinals. The full text runs below: ST. LOUIS — Is there a better pitcher than Madison Bumgarner? Really, is there? He came into St. Louis, to Busch Stadium, to the Cardinals’ yard in this legendary baseball town with its heroic baseball tradition, with 47,000 manic, confident fans going nuts, and he took on the Cardinals’ best pitcher and he won. Not even close. He… Read More »

Giants can beat Cardinals

Here is a link to my preview column for tonight’s Game 1 between the Giants and Cardinals. The full text runs below: ST. LOUIS — The Giants can beat these guys. The St. Louis Cardinals. That means the National League Championship Series is an even match and a good match. But I want to come at the Cardinals and Giants another way. On Friday, the Cards and Giants held a media day to prep for tonight’s Game 1. I asked… Read More »

Giants going for pennant

Here is a link to my Wednesday column from the Giants’ clinching win over Washington. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants will beat you. Put them in a postseason series and they will beat you. They beat Pittsburgh in the wild-card game, and on Tuesday night they beat the Washington Nationals — currently the washed-up Nationals. The Nationals had the best record in the National League. The Giants didn’t even have the best record in their… Read More »

Giants lose 4-1

Here is a link to my Tuesday Giants column. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO This could be serious, this 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Because the Giants didn’t put away the Nationals on Monday, they have a big problem. The Nationals are alive and surging — maybe. And now so many things are unclear, things that were crystal clear a few days ago. It’s like this. The Giants got beat because Madison Bumgarner made a crummy play,… Read More »