Roy OswaltAfter splitting the first two games in Philadelphia this weekend, the Giants return home for Game 3 on Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. Sources reveal Game 1 was totally awesome, Game 2, uh, not so much.

One interesting side note to the first game. Engaging in a novel approach to stadium-wide trash talk, Phillies’ fans tried to rattle Tim Lincecum by giving him the old wolf-whistle, in unison. My colleague Dan Brekke wrote in his Saturday live-blogging post:

Besides the long balls, the main drama tonight has been supplied by the Phillies fans, who have been wolf-whistling at Lincecum–apparently because they don’t care for his shoulder-length locks.

Phillies fans. Their jeering once prompted the great and strange Richie “Dick” Allen to write “boo” (and other messages) in the infield dirt at his position. Word has it that they chased Ben Franklin out of town because they didn’t like his haircut, either.

That reminded me of a story I’d been hearing about the notoriously crotchety Philadelphia fans since childhood: Did they really once boo Santa Claus? Urban legend debunker provides the answer: True, but with extenuating circumstances.

News coverage of last night’s 6-1 loss:

Giants Split For Home 18 October,2010Jon Brooks


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, 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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