Charlie Silvera was born in San Francisco in 1924, grew up in the Mission District, and attended St. Ignatius High School before signing with the Yankees for a $2,500 bonus in 1942. He would go on to languish for eight full seasons as a backup to Yogi Berra. Although he received six World Series championship rings along the way, Silvera must always wonder what he could have done had Berra not been the starter for all those great Yankee teams of the 40â€™s and 50â€™s. Silvera went on to coach and scout for a variety of MLB clubs and currently resides in the beautiful hills of Millbrae in Northern... Read More
This past Thursday Jason Richardson was traded to the Charlotte for a first round 8th pick overall Brandon Wright from North Carolina.
Much speculation was ridding on as to wheather or not Kevin Durant or Greg Oden would go number one overall in the draft, but no one could have anticipated the trade that took place this past Thursday between the Warriors and the Bobcats. This now leaves the question as to why the Warriors organization felt that a trade containing one of its " Key franchise players" was good enough to roll the dice on.
Before the trade took place in later rounds there was a... Read More
The hands are gripped firmly around a piece of wood that extends just a little over thirty inches. In a split second, it is swung through the air in an infinitely complicated, yet majestically powerful motion. Craig Biggio, second baseman for the Houston Astros, has mastered this part poetic, part athletic act that we call a baseball swing. On Thursday night he entered the game against the Colorado Rockies with a chance to become the 27th player in history to accomplish 3,000 hits. In the seventh inning, Biggio drove a ball into right-center for to reach the milestone. He didnâ€™t stop there.... Read More
With the All-Star game at AT&T Park only two weeks away, the debate over whether or not Barry Bonds belongs on the field for the Midsummer Classic is gaining momentum. People in this town are buying into the all-star hype. There hasnâ€™t been this much baseball-related excitement around here since the 1989 Bay Bridge World Series between the Giants and the Aâ€™s.
As Barry nears the record for career home runs, the local media is pushing for fans to vote for Bonds. But, it doesnâ€™t look good. The voting closes on Thursday and Bonds is currently in fourth place among NL outfielders, trailing... Read More
Three years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were standing at the edge of their collective precipice, preparing for a fall from grace. They had just lost the NBA championship to the Detroit Pistons in five games, and the organization was at a crossroads. The rift between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had widened beyond repair, and even hardened veterans Gary Payton and Karl Malone had grown weary of the Hollywood drama. Changes were imminent for the NBA's marquee team, and it's up-and-coming superstar, Kobe Bryant, wanted to see what direction they were heading. So, he sat down for an exit interview... Read More
Ricky Hatton knocks out Jose Luis Castillo to remain undefeated.
This past saturday the man known as the "hitman" from Manchester,
England defeated number 4th ranked Jose Luis Castillo in what was thought to have been Castillo's toughest fight ever.
The former two time WBC light weight champion Castillo who is best remembered for his memorable series battle with the late Diego Coralles back in 2005 where he lost his title by knock out before winning the rubber match five months later.
To make the fight's event even more controversial Hatton came suited up in to the ring wearing a blue... Read More
NFL training camps open next month, and LA football fans are gearing up like every other summer for the past 12 years: By ignoring the Chargers (as theyâ€™re an out-of-town team), treating the Rams as a bad, Tommy Chong-style brown acid flashback, complete with images of Chris Everett sacking himself in Anaheim, Wendell Tyler fumbling, and the Youngbloods getting worked by the Steelers, and by either a) Worshipping the Raiders more than Jesus, Michael Moore and Hillary combined, or b) Rolling our eyes at Raider Fan for just not getting it- theyâ€™re rooting for a team owned by Al Davis. â€˜Nuff... Read More