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7th Sun: Supernova Rock

By Gary Schwind, published on Dec 31, 2008

... music?I honestly don’t know. I’d probably be doing something creative. I write. I’m always creating something. I’m not good at anything else. Probably something close to writing. That’s something I like to do, which is pretty similar to writing songs. I might want to consider being a professional skydiver. Join a circus, maybe not cleaning up after the elephants. General manager of a baseball team, something like that.

Want a little sample of Supernova rock? MP3s of "From the Beginning," "My Time," and "Big Man" are available on the band's website.

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Tags: baseball, music

Nate Knows Baseball

By Ed Attanasio, published on Nov 15, 2008

I know major league baseball is on hiatus and that the NFL, NBA and NHL are on center stage right now, but for seam heads like myself, baseballl is a year-round fascination.

I have interviewed almost 50 retired major league baseball players throughout the years and few have made me feel as comfortable as Nate Oliver. A soft-spoken and extremely articulate man, I have talked to him on several occasions after meeting with him initially in early 2005. His stories of his years as a player and a coach are both fascinating and candid.

Nate is the son of Jim Oliver Sr., who had... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, san francisco, jesus, nfl, nba, nhl

Frankly Speaking With A Baseball Legend

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 29, 2008

A left-handed hitter who threw right-handed, Herman Franks broke into baseball with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1932, but he was soon acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals and joined their large farm system. All you really need to know about his playing career was that he played primarily as a backup and finished with a batting average of .199 with three home runs in 188 games over parts of six seasons. In 1949 Franks landed his first coaching assignment, as an aide to Leo Durocher with the New York Giants. He was a member of two National League championship clubs (1951,... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, san francisco, hollywood

October's Featured Contributor - Bill Friday

By Digidave, published on Oct 6, 2008

...equal parts reporting and poetry. Some kids are raised on comic books, some on the classics…I was raised on Vin Scully. Every writer is a product of a lifetime of experiences, and all of them, in some way, shape and inform what we write. Chris Carter was raised in Bellflower on baseball and Vin Scully and all he was able to make out of it was The X-Files. Quentin Tarantino worked in a video store in Manhattan Beach and all he could turn that into was Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. All we, as writers, should expect from ourselves is to write what we already are.... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, manhattan, journalism, citizen journalism, san francisco, movie, hollywood, tarantino, broowaha, marina del rey

San Francisco's Not Feeling Tommy

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 30, 2008

...there are "many other distinguished local Italian American athletes" like Giants pitcher Barry Zito "or even Joe Montana" who could do the important job of waving from a convertible. (I can see Montana, but Zito? He made a ton of cash from the Giants this season and played consistently bad baseball.

The parade is scheduled for Oct. 12, so Alioto-Pier is trying to get the legislation passed at the board's next meeting, Oct. 7.

But is this really how the supervisors should be spending their time?

"We can't have Tommy Lasorda come to San Francisco for the Italian... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, san francisco

Can We Get More Cell Phone Legislation?

By Gary Schwind, published on Aug 29, 2008

...a phone call even when you are at the grocery store buying beer), you are not fooling anyone. I say we start giving citations to Bluetooth guy, just for being Bluetooth guy.Ban the "Am I on TV now?" phone call. You know this phone call. This is the call made at a sporting event (normally a baseball game because baseball is the only game slow enough to make such a thing possible). It usually consists of a person blathering away on a cell phone and then occasionally waving to the camera. I've never been the recipient of this call (thank goodness for that), but I'll play the part."Hello?... (more)

Tags: baseball, california

Top Ten Outdoor Venues In Los Angeles

By Josh Marks, published on Aug 21, 2008

...(323) 224-1471 Nothing says it's summer in L.A. more than the boys in blue taking the field at Dodger Stadium. The ballpark in Chavez Ravine was built in 1962 at a cost of $23 million and despite its distinction as the soon-to-be third oldest facility in Major League Baseball following the Yankees’ move to their new home next year, Dodger Stadium is still one of the finest places to see a game in the country. The 56,000-seat stadium has one of the best attendance records in baseball. Expect that trend to continue as new skipper Joe Torre... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, soccer, beckham, football, jazz, disney, nfl, california, hollywood, music

The X-files: I Want To Believe

By DLFerguson, published on Aug 6, 2008

...such as “Home” which remains one of the scariest hours I’ve ever seen on television. That thing was so freaked out that Fox only showed it twice: it’s original airing in 1996 and it’s rerun four years later. And there was “The Unnatural” about a baseball loving alien who disguised himself as a black ballplayer during the 1940’s. My wife Patricia is the real “X-Files” fan in the family and she watched it religiously during its run on Fox and usually that’s how I got roped into watching it. And that’s how I ended ... (more)

Tags: baseball, movie, medicine

Don't Count Out The Dodgers

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 29, 2008

...veterans and mistakes made by unseasoned youngsters, the Bums have had multiple problems with pitching and scoring runs.

But, don’t count out the Dodgers just yet. Last night they didn’t get a single hit and still beat the Angels, 1-0. It is only the fifth time in modern baseball history that something like this has happened.

Believe it or not, this team could be coming together at just the right time. Up-and-coming stars like James Loney, Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, Chad Billingsley and Andre Ethier have displayed moments of brilliance. Injured former stars... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles

I Love L A...

By Batman, published on Jun 19, 2008

... it bare repeating? The English language, out of all of them available here, has always been my favorite. Of course, some would argue that we speak American, or USAnian, myself included.

The Lakers fell short the other night, bringing an incredible dream, and season to a close. Onto baseball, and the Dodgers. We can still cheer for the LA Avengers Arena Football team. The Kings had an off year this year, but hockey starts up again in the fall. And almost fifteen years later, we don't really miss the Rams or Raiders as much as we probably should. You can be a sports fan year round... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, football, hockey, jazz, movie, hollywood

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