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The Oldest Living Major Leaguer

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 18, 2007

At 100, Rollie Stiles is the oldest living former major league player. He is one of only five people left on the planet who either played with or against Babe Ruth. He pitched for Oklahoma State University and played for almost ten years in the minors and majors. He was a middle reliever, a spot starter and an occasional closer for the St. Louis Browns in ’30, ’31 and ’33. His career won-loss record was 9-14. He completed 9 games, threw one shutout and gave up 16 home runs (including one controversial HR to the mighty Babe that he says may not have happened, although he can’t be sure.)... (more)

Tags: baseball

BayWolf in Oakland: Go Duck Yourself!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 17, 2007

BayWolf Restaurant in Oakland is why I personally eat out. Inventive, creative and very different food is the only reason, I believe, to go to restaurants. Without sounding snobby, I can honestly say that my fiancée and I are fairly decent cooks. If we want to eat something that we know how to make, we can stay home and cook it. We’re not wealthy, so cooking and eating at home is attractive to both our palates and our wallets. We have a lot of high-end (and high-priced) grocery stores in San Francisco, so we can get anything we want to take home and prepare. Even if we go to Whole Paycheck,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Haters on the Highway: Road Rage in the U.S.

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 16, 2007

I have always thought that San Francisco must be one of the worst road rage cities in the U.S., but I guess this study proves it’s no worse than a lot of other places. Drivers in SF are some of the biggest a-holes I’ve seen anywhere and the overall attitude is one of total hatred for the individual in the other vehicle. Obviously road rage is a MAJOR problem in this country, primarily because people only care about themselves. We live in a very selfish “Me! Me!” society and road rage is a byproduct of that. I found this study to be very interesting: In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, atlanta, miami, police

What's the Story with Robert Horry?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 15, 2007

The Phoenix Suns' 12-1 run to end Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals gave them a 104-98 victory Monday night that evened the series with the San Antonio Spurs. But, the big news of the evening was what Robert Horry did late in the fourth quarter. As Steve Nash started to bring the ball up the court after Manu Ginobili missed the Spurs' fourth straight shot, San Antonio's Robert Horry hit him with a forearm that knocked him into the scorers' table and had players from both teams rushing to the scene. Phoenix's Raja Bell tried to get at Horry, as did Nash after he jumped to his feet.... (more)

Tags: nba

McCovey's in Walnut Creek: A Sports Bar with Errors

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 15, 2007

Sports bars are rarely known for their cuisine. We’re talking burgers, sandwiches, salads and a lot of finger food. People go to sports bars to drink and watch sports. If they get drunk enough or get the munchies, they’ll usually settle for sub-par food, as long as their favorite game is on one of the TV’s in the joint. I have never had spectacular food at a sports bar. Some of it has been pretty decent, but the majority has been very mediocre. That’s why I’m not too surprised to say that I recently went to a highly renowned sports bar where the food can only be described as error-filled.... (more)

Tags: baseball, california

Whitney and Binny? Who Knew?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 14, 2007

Bobby Brown’s drug-addled brain has finally short circuited. The R&B one-hit wonder claims that he’s on Osama bin Laden’s hit list. It turns out that the terrorist leader has his eye on Brown’s former wife, singer Whitney Houston. “Bin Laden wanted to have me killed because he was in love with Whitney,” Brown claims on an upcoming ITV show, “24 Hours With Bobby Brown.” “Osama wanted to marry Whitney and make her one of his wives.” “I feared for my life,” Brown said. “I’m still on my guard. The most wanted man in the world wants me dead.” Brown has obviously completely... (more)

Tags: los angeles, miami, music, sex

Set Paris Free!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 12, 2007

I am helping to raise money for the “Set Paris Free” campaign. There is no way that this poor young girl should be incarcerated. Do you have any idea what the other tough hardened criminals in there are going to do to poor Paris in the pen? They’re going to pass her around like a cigarette butt! They’ll trade her back and forth for Cups ‘O Soup and candy bars! Not to mention the other problems that Paris will encounter in the slammer. How is she going to shop? Who’s going to take car of her Chihuahua? Who will be mean to Lindsay Lohan and hang out with Britney Spears? Sure, Iraq... (more)

Tags: iraq, los angeles, new york, global warming, golf, myspace, california, britney spears, lindsay lohan

Asia SF: It's a Man, Baby!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 11, 2007

Asia SF represents what San Francisco stands for on so many levels. It’s a wild combination of sexy, forbidden, naughty, unique, tasty and hip. The food has been described as Cal-Asian cuisine, and the entertainers are called gender illusionists, but Asia SF is basically great grub and grand drag. Almost eight years ago, Owners Larry Hashburger and Skip Young opened this place, and this restaurant/lounge/dance club instantly became a SF entertainment landmark. It’s a super popular spot for bachelor, bachelorette and birthday parties and the staff there really knows how to deal with big,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

GW said WHAT??

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 10, 2007

Not since former Vice President Dan Quayle has a top politician made so many misstatements in this country. Yesterday GW Bush stuck his large foot in his bigger mouth when he said this about the Queen of England. "Queen Elizabeth II helped the United States celebrate its bicentennial in 17, uh, I mean, 1976." This actually doesn't seem so bad when compared to some of the other dumb things GW has said during his presidency. Here are some of my personal favorites: "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile." When asked when a woman first... (more)

Tags: gw bush quotes, george walke bush quotes, gw bush humor

Old Yuppies Make Grateful Dead Auction Expensive

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 9, 2007

During their heyday, the Grateful Dead promised in their folksy lyrics to "steal your face right off your head." Dedicated Deadheads probably lost their shirts and a lot earlier this week in San Francisco when big bidders brought in more than $1.1 million during an auction of memorabilia collected by the group's longtime road manager, Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff. Everything from guitars to ticket stubs kept by Lawrence "Ram Rod" Shurtliff during his decades-long stint coordinating the rock band's legendary touring operation were on the auction block. Other items included drug syringes,... (more)

Tags: san francisco

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