Year in Review - Top Ten Stories of 2005
As the new year approaches, let's take the time to reflect on the 2005 season, which turned out to be significant on many levels. Find out what events made Asher's Top 10 Stories of 2005.
The Fifty-Sixth Annual Dave Kingman Award But it takes a special quality to earn the Kingman. You canít describe it, but you know what it is. Kingman had it. Tony Batista had it. Tony Armas had it. Just that certain quality that sets the truly unproductive players apart from all the others. Pedro Feliz has this quality.
Don't Tell the Giants...4/05/05
Sports Weekly's Bob Nightengale earns our inaugural Bonehead Sportswriter of the Month Award for his reckless support of Pedro Feliz and the Barry Bondsless Giants. You have to read it to believe it.
2005 Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
Last season was exciting yet disappointing for the San Francisco Giants. They remained in the pennant race until the final week of the season, and were in the Wild Card race until the final series.
So what does the 2005 season entail for this team of aging veterans?
Mid-Summer Bonds Debate From Summer 2004, a debate between Scott, Keith, Asher, and Karl about Barry Bonds, MVPS, and the value of his OPS numbers.
Take a Pitch; A Walk Can Win a Game
Back in 2004, Asher postulated that the Giants would be better off if Barry Bonds just weren't so darn choosy at the plate; That Bonds' walks did not lead to runs, etc. Keith debunks all that, but reader beware! There's a lot of statistical analysis involved in Keith's calculations.
What Does it All Mean A fan writes in and asks Asher what he thinks will be the ultimate importance of the steroid issue.