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Dennis O’Donnell

National League All-Stars Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants, Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers and Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals score on a three-run triple by Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

GameDay: Braun’s Admission Won’t Change PED Problem

Lawyers draw up a statement and carefully avoid any mention of steroids. That’s the way it’s done so the “words” won’t come back to bite the cheaters in the rear end. Bruan, naturally, is being vilified because of his vehement denial last year when he walked because of a technicality. (Memo to the tester: Don’t store Bruan’s pee in your home fridge) His lawyers smartly worked out a plea deal with MLB that won’t extend to 150 games, thus saving him $4.5 million into next season.

07/24/2013

Josh Reddick (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s Need Reddick To Step Up

It’s time for Hillbilly Jesus to come down from the mountain top and put a little bubblin’ crude into the A’s offense.

07/19/2013

Tony 'Bones' Davis gets ready to drain a shot from beyond the 3-point arc. (CBS)

79-Year-Old San Francisco Basketball Player Still Showing Off Skills

A 79-year-old basketball player is getting ready to lace ‘em up again, heading to a pro-am tournament after word of his hoops prowess got around.

07/18/2013

NFL player Colin Kaepernick accepts the award for Best Breakthrough Athlete onstage at The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ESPY)

GameDay: Is Kaepernick The West Coast’s Broadway Joe?

Did you catch Colin Kaepernick at the ESPY’s? The better question might be, how could you miss him?

07/18/2013

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GameDay: The Fishermen

Spent the last couple of weeks up in the Gold Country and a good deal of time on the water flippin’ jigs in search of the big bass I like to call “Big Jake.”

07/16/2013

Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants takes the ball from pitcher Matt Cain taking him out of the game in the first inning against the New York Mets at AT&T Park on July 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Cain only pitched two thirds of an inning. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

GameDay: A Pitch For The Giants 2nd Half

With all due respect to Buster Posey, the Giants MVP of the first half is the National League Worst. By sheer virtue of the ineptitude of the rest of the teams, the Giants remain buyers, not sellers, in their quest to defend their World Championship.

07/15/2013

(Photo courtesy: GameChanger)

New App Helps Parents Stay Updated With Kids’ Sports

The age of the scorecard may be nearing its end. A new app called GameChanger provides live score keeping for Little League baseball and other amateur teams.

06/05/2013

A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the interleague game at Miller Park on June 04, 2013 in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

GameDay: Did Hook Cost A’s In Milwaukee?

The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?

06/05/2013

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

GameDay: Should The Strike Zone Be Automated?

Baseball purists have often debated whether there should be a uniform strike zone or one left up to the interpretation of the umpire. Why should an umpire have any discretion about the parameters of a strike zone?

05/23/2013

Gameday: What’s In A Name?

KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell hosts “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30pm on CBS 5 and offers his unique sports analysis here. And now for my next disappearing act: Klay Thompson What the A’s should never […]

05/15/2013

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