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Is Pablo Sandoval a jerk?

Here is an early link to my Tuesday column about Pablo Sandoval. The full text runs below: Pablo Sandoval may be a jerk. Oh, let’s not pussyfoot around. He is a jerk. His jerkiness has nothing to do with the Panda. The Panda is a fun-loving, gracious, wonderful person Giants [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|4 Comments

The Sandoval dilemma

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes: The full text runs below: The Bay Area has descended into serious Panda-monium. Or maybe we’re all suffering from Panda-mania and need prescription drugs to calm our frantic mood. It’s all because Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval [...]

By | November 23rd, 2014|13 Comments

Is Pablo Sandoval pressing?

Here is a link to my Sunday column on Pablo Sandoval. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO — Tony Bennett didn't sing in China Basin on Saturday. It's nice to hear Tony croon “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” after every Giants home win, a lovely tradition at [...]

By | April 13th, 2014|1 Comment

Pablo Sandoval wants Hunter Pence money

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Pablo Sandoval's contract request. The full text runs below: Pablo Sandoval has a lot of nerve. As you know, 2014 is the final year of Sandoval’s contract. In baseball parlance it is his contract year. His representative and the Giants have [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|14 Comments

Pablo Sandoval talks

Here is a link to my Thursday column about Pablo Sandoval. The full text appears below: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Pablo Sandoval was listening to Marco Scutaro from a distance. It was the first day of full-team workouts for the Giants and it was 8:30 Wednesday morning and Marco Scutaro was presiding. [...]

By | February 20th, 2014|5 Comments

Pablo Sandoval must stop being Fatso

Here  is a link to my Sunday column about Pablo Sandoval and how the Giants are rebuilding themselves. The full column appears below: So much depends on Fatso the Third Baseman. For the San Francisco Giants, that is. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and Fatso, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2013|8 Comments

Panda it is

The hue and cry has gone out and I have listened. I will not rename Pablo Sandoval. Panda and only Panda will be his nickname. The world can rest easy now.

By | October 25th, 2012|9 Comments

Pablo Sandoval slays the dragon

Here is the opening to my Thursday column about Pablo Sandoval's big game: SAN FRANCISCO Calling Pablo Sandoval The Panda isn’t enough, not anymore. It doesn’t do justice to what he did in Game 1 of the World Series. Sandoval hit three home runs, hit them in his first three [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|10 Comments

Sandoval returns in a still-chubby state

Here are the first few paragraphs of my Sunday column about the return of Pablo Sandoval: SAN FRANCISCO The Panda got fat. There's no other way to put it. When he walks into a room, his stomach precedes him. When he buys a suit jacket at the big and tall [...]

By | June 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Bochy gives Sandoval the news

Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about Bruce Bochy and Pablo Sandoval: SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy is in a tough situation. It's all about Pablo Sandoval. How Bochy handles Sandoval is important — serious. Bochy will handle Sandoval just fine. Here's the deal. The Giants [...]

By | June 5th, 2012|24 Comments