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158 results for 'baseball'

So Close, Yet...

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 12, 2008 a big guy who knows a lot about sports and is fun to talk to. I saw him around town, at SF Giants games and in North Beach and he was always pleasant. I didn’t know his story until a buddy of mine told me the details.

I find his tale fascinating, because he came so close to baseball stardom at the highest level, only to have it come crashing down with one pitch. And yet, he’s completely okay with the entire experience. Stefan is a really smart, very honest and extremely likable individual.

When I sat down to talk to him about his brief career in the major... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, san francisco, california, education

Will Jones Ever Get His Mojo Back?

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 15, 2008

...lost five in a row. Right now, they sit one game above .500. An extra hot bat in the lineup might just be one of the things they need to get on another roll. And Jones surely isn’t wielding that bat, at least not currently.

What will happen to this $36 million mistake? Here is baseball writer Eric Gouldsberry’s ( take on the whole Jones debacle:

Andruw Jones and the Temple of DoomThe vultures are beginning to circle around center field at Dodger Stadium, where Andruw Jones is currently trying to call home. The Dodgers knew they were taking ... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, atlanta

Should The U.s. Postal Service Comemorate Barrier Breakers

By Curtis, published on May 12, 2008

In the time of rememberence of historical events, is it time for the U.S. Postal Service to publish a series of comemorative stamps recognizing the first African American, Hispanic and Latin American major league baseball players who were considered barrier breakers? Of Course it is time. Comemorative stamps is a way of documenting points in the nations history, and this time, it's time for another recognition. The last player to integrate major league baseball was signed in 1963. Why is this important? To a community, it is very important when baseball is trying to make a come back to... (more)

Tags: baseball, basketball, football

Hit Of Inspiration

By Jeff Weisinger, published on May 12, 2008

The biggest hit of the baseball season thus far was not hit by Derek Jeter or Manny Ramirz, no by Ken Griffey Jr. Instead, the biggest hit of the year so far was hit on April 11 by a high school senior out of Freedom, Pennsylvaniaby the name of John Challis.

The signifance of this?

John Challis was diagnosed with liver cancer in June of 2006 and only had no more than five months to live.

"Doc says it could be two months, could be two years," Challis says.

The kid who originally quit baseball when he was 13 because he kept getting beaned was the smallest cornerback... (more)

Tags: baseball, football

Mccovey Cove Has Lost Its Balls

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 8, 2008

...more celebrated homers, including #660. People would notice him on the streets of San Francisco and his chest would puff out. He even made a little side income producing “Kayak Man” t-shirts and bandanas.

But, now all that is dead. Bonds has been blacklisted out of baseball and McCovey Cove is just another body of polluted sea water. As if on cue, even the seagulls are staying clear. The other day, I did see a sea lion in McCovey Cove…taking a dump. Even the sea mammals of the bay know when a place has been relegated to The City’s “B”... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco

Why The Hatred For Hockey?

By Gary Schwind, published on Apr 19, 2008

...and lockouts. Both of those leagues seems to be as popular as ever. Besides, most Americans were probably too busy watching "reality" shows to notice that hockey went missing.

Is it simply a lack of familiarity? Hockey has always been less available on television than football, baseball and basketball. That being the case, a lot of Americans haven't grown up with hockey. Add to that the fact that you don't see hockey players on a lot of ads (like Peyton Manning for instance), and it is easy to see why a lot of folks are not familiar hockey like they are with other sports.... (more)

Tags: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, nfl, nhl

Still In Rain Delay

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Apr 16, 2008

His ten year career, .311 career batting average and 137 home runs don't truly mark how special a career Jackie Robinson had, let alone the impact he had on the game of baseball.

The man who broke baseball's color barrier a year ago yesterday was celebrated by Major League Baseball yesterday with seven whole teams wearing Jackie's 42 and several players including Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., Gary Sheffield and Grady Sizemore wearing number 42.

However, with Jackie Robinson's accomplishment fresh in our minds, it is not as fresh on the field as Jackie would've liked.

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Tags: baseball, basketball, football

The Artistic Side Of This Great Game

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 15, 2008

It wouldn't be spring without baseball. Nor would it be spring without the annual "Art of Baseball" exhibition at the George Krevsky Gallery. Now in its 11th year, the exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, May 1st, and will be on view through Saturday, June 7th.

I have been to this exhibition for the last three years and it is amazing. If you’re even a casual baseball fan, you’ll love the art and the stories behind it.

One of my favorite artists, Mark Ulriksen (who I interviewed for BrooWaha last year, see will be... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, broowaha

A Heaping Helping Of Translucent Ham

By Gary Schwind, published on Apr 15, 2008


What is the story behind the name Translucent Ham Sandwich Band? That is the kind of question that you know you are always going to be asked and then regret coming up with a name that nobody can forget but needs to ask how you got it. Well…it was a reference from the Ken Burns Baseball Documentary. There was a story about a writer from a major newspaper who reviewed the introduction of stadium fare and wasn’t all too pleased that they were selling what he called “Translucent Ham Sandwiches.” I thought that was a pretty unique thing to say couple with the... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, jazz, hip-hop, movie, music

Viagra Won't Help You Find Your Car Keys.

By Steven Lane, published on Apr 7, 2008

...about this getting old business. This is coming to you from one of the original, "Don't trust anyone over thirty," believers. I was seventeen, married and had a child. There was nothing I wanted to hear from some aging, suit wearing, hat carrying (yup, they wore hats and I am not talking baseball caps), briefcase lugging, cookie cutter thirty year old. I used to tell my wife, I was going DIE before I turned thirty.

So here I sit, forty-three years later and the only thing I have in common with a seventeen year old is that we both think Milf's are so totally hot.

Life's... (more)

Tags: baseball

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