Let’s face it. Smack in the middle of election-season crunch time, a budget crisis, and a hundred other highly impactive events, the big buzzing Bay Area topic of the day is the Giants. NL Division Series Game 1 vs. the Atlanta Braves starts tonight at 6:37 p.m., at AT&T Park. (For the ticketless, you can watch it on TBS.)

Today’s news stories:

And from the enemy…

Some commentary from the blogs:

I’m not even sure what to say at this point. I mean, first off – the Giants made the playoffs but now you tell me that both Barry Zito and Jose Guillen are left off the 25 man roster?! It’s a trick right? It has to be. I’m waiting for the Easter Bunny and Santa to pop out any time and yell “GOT YA!!!”… Frisco Fastball

Is it overkill to start quoting The Art of War in regards to the NLDS? Possibly…I don’t know, I was watching The Last Samurai again last night, so I could just be in a mood. Golden Giants

And don’t forget Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s our Giants Fever! Flickr pool from KQED Radio:

And finally, Cy Musiker will chat with Bay Area-based sports columnist Ann Killion at 5:30 p.m. today. if you miss it live, you can listen to the show archive afterwards.

Author

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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