Chris Haft covers the Giants for MLB.com — a fitting task for a northern Californian who grew up worshiping at the temple of Mays, McCovey, Marichal and Perry. A professional sportswriter since graduating from Stanford University in 1981, Chris began covering big league sports full-time in 1991 when he took over as the Houston Astros beat writer for the Houston Post. Representing the Cincinnati Enquirer and MLB.com, Chris also covered the Cincinnati Reds for all or part of 10 seasons (1994-2003), with a three-season stint on the Cincinnati Bengals beat mixed in that span. After a year on the Oakland As beat in 2004 for the San Jose Mercury News, Chris started covering the Giants in 2005. He returned to MLB.com before the 2007 season.