PULSE OF THE POSTSEASON
Posted 11/5/10 at 5:00 PM

The San Francisco Giants, 2010 World Series Champions

Posted 11/5/10 at 4:00 PM

Tony Bennett sings God Bless America

Tony Bennett may be from Queens, but they love him in the Bay Area.

That's because the 84-year-old's most famous song is "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," which he sang on the field after the first inning of Game 1.

Bennett also graced the crowd with a beautiful rendition of "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch.

Posted 11/5/10 at 2:00 PM

Billy Crystal reflects on his time with the Yankees

Two years after getting an at-bat in a Spring Training game with the Yankees, Billy Crystal still can't believe that he got to live out his boyhood dream.

The Bronx Bombers could use him in the lineup right about now.

Or maybe help manage the team.

Posted 11/5/10 at 1:00 PM

Tell us how you really feel about the Phillies, Jim

Jim Breuer is a die-hard Mets fan with a passionate desire to see the Phillies win.

Wait, what?

“It’s like being married and saying, ‘That woman is the kind of woman I would’ve loved to marry.’ You Phillies are the type of woman I would’ve loved to marry.”

It looks like the Mets' great meltdown of 2007 may have had a permanent effect on Jim.

Posted 11/5/10 at 12:00 PM

Here's Ryan Howard riding an ATV with the Phillie Phanatic

Posted 11/5/10 at 10:45 AM

John Legend has some fandom issues

John Legend may have upset a few friends during the NLDS.

The Grammy Award winner grew up in Ohio and followed the Reds as a kid. But as a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania -- something Questlove makes sure to note -- Legend also has his fair share of love for the Phillies.

If the Phils go on to capture their second World Series in three years, well, let’s just say Legend may be in for a rough Thanksgiving dinner back home.

Posted 11/5/10 at 10:00 AM

The one where Charlie Manuel quotes Ric Flair

Though it remains unclear how proficient he is in performing a basic figure-four leg lock, Charlie Manuel draws inspiration from legendary pro wrestler Ric Flair.

While speaking to the media yesterday, Manuel quoted the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, stating that "to be the best, you've got to beat the best."

It's clear that the Phillies will be mentally ready and unintimidated by whatever challenges are set before them. We can only hope their pre-game warm-up attire will be up to snuff and their swagger will have them stylin' and profilin', jet-flyin', limosine-ridin', kiss-stealin' like The Nature Boy.

Woooooooooo!

Posted 11/4/10 at 10:15 PM

Schneider to Rays: You can do it!

Rob Schneider gets a little excited when it comes to his Tampa Bay Rays.

The Deuce Bigalow funny man gave us a few seconds of his time. And, yeah, it's about exactly what you think it is.

Oh, and if you're wondering, yes, Schneider does pump his own gas.

Posted 11/4/10 at 9:10 PM

Maroon 5 drummer Matt Flynn hates you-know-who

Maroon 5 drummer Matt Flynn may be a Giants fan, but he shares a common bond with all of Red Sox Nation.

Yep, Flynn will be more than happy as long as the Yankees don’t win the World Series.

Anyone who takes issue with that probably roots for this guy.

Posted 11/4/10 at 7:01 PM

Here's Roy Oswalt looking all kinds of creepy

Posted 11/4/10 at 6:01 PM

Betty White is still awesome, can't root for the Giants

Posted 11/4/10 at 5:00 PM

Charlie Crist might need a few more warmup tosses

Yesterday, we speculated that Bret Michaels could be a David Price-esque bullpen weapon for the Rays later this postseason.

Unfortunately, Florida governor Charlie Crist looks like he'll need a little more Triple-A seasoning before entering that discussion.

Despite playing quarterback at Wake Forest back in the day, the gov's ceremonial first offering on Thursday was just a bit outside.

Posted 11/4/10 at 4:00 PM

They apparently don't serve decaf at AT&T Park

You give Robin Williams a mic and he'll do the rest.

Robin Williams was brought in to pump up the crowd at AT&T Park before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. the Braves.

This was a good idea.

The San Francisco transplant opened up by doing his best "Good Morning, Vietnam!" impression with a rousing "Good evening, San Francisco!!!" (Note: Number of exclamation marks is estimated.)

Williams concluded the pep rally with an awkward chestbump-turned-hug with a furry seal. Yeah, you'll want to press "play" on this one.

Posted 11/4/10 at 3:00 PM

Poison Gas: Michaels auditioning for Rays closer role?

Bret Michaels would have trouble sneaking his cowboy hat onto the mound.

Watch out, Rafael Soriano -- Bret Michaels almost has those pitching mechanics down.

The "Rock of Love" star stopped by Tropicana Field for some ceremonial first-pitch duty, but someone in Tampa Bay's player personnel department must have noticed that textbook arm action and easy velocity.

While it's doubtful Michaels has time to get fully stretched out before Game 1 of the ALDS, a late-inning role -- a la David Price in '08 -- is certainly a possibility.

That is, as long as he can wear a cowboy hat out to the mound.

Posted 11/4/10 at 2:00 PM

Chelsea Handler and Andre Ethier have more in common than you think

Posted 11/4/10 at 12:37 PM

Giants owner wears awesome bowtie, says team deserves fan support

Posted 11/4/10 at 10:26 AM

Mike Fontenot likens parade scene to Big Easy

Louisiana native Mike Fontenot bestowed yesterday's victory parade with the highest possible honor for any civic celebration.

"The only thing I could compare is Mardi Gras back home," the second baseman said.

Good thing there weren't any beads involved in San Francisco -- you never know what Aubrey Huff is capable of.

Posted 11/4/10 at 9:01 AM

Wilson: "This place is going to party it down for a long time"

It's time for your token Brian Wilson parade post.

The Giants' postseason star, both on the field and off, had never been in a trolley before yesterday's parade.

Riding along in trolleys with thousands of people screaming your name is just par for the course for the bearded, quick-witted fireman nowadays.

Posted 11/3/10 at 11:01 PM

Timmy thanks the fan who never stopped believing

Tim Lincecum greeted Giants supporters along the parade route today.

He even posed for a picture with the fan who made the "Don't Stop Believing" video.

Tay Zonday was not in attendance.

Posted 11/3/10 at 10:01 PM

Aubrey Huff shows his thong to thousands of people

Just when you thought Brian Wilson was the zaniest member of the Giants, Aubrey Huff took things to a whole different level by revealing his rally thong at the Giants' World Series championship celebration today.

Willie Mays appeared to be quite shocked by the display.

But we're sure Zoolander was proud.

For his next trick, Huff will show you his "Blue Steel."

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