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Bye Bye Bobblehead!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 25, 2007

...They chanted, "Barry! Barry!" One person hollered, "We love you." Others took pictures on cell phone cameras or sported shirts with Bonds' No. 25. Yes, this was a glorified pep rally in a swanky downtown San Francisco hotel featuring five ovations and two of those standing -- for a star baseball player who didn't even stick around when his team paid tribute to him with a video presentation during the final home game of the season. Outside the ballroom where he spoke, Game 1 of the World Series between the Red Sox and Rockies at Fenway Park showed on a TV. "I don't have fans in San... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco

Once Upon A Pole...

By thermos62000, published on Oct 19, 2007

...was in a hot pink pair with Victoria’s Secret spelled out on her butt in sequins. Our instructor even changed into to his “stripper outfit”—a black wife-beater, a black g-string with sheer, black boy shorts over it, knee socks, tall lace-up combat boots and a black baseball cap. I had a feeling that leading this Pole Dancing class wasn’t his only job. You could see his ass-cheeks through his transparent shorts. And gauging from his profile, it appeared as though he brought a special package to class just for us. “I don’t think I can look... (more)

Tags: baseball, hollywood, gay, britney spears

Talking to an Old Cub: My Interview with Ed Mayer

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 19, 2007

With the World Series approaching, I thought I'd publish this interview with retired baseball player Ed Mayer. Check out his UFO sighting. Ed Mayer played for the Chicago Cubs for two years, in 1957 and 1958. A San Francisco native and a Lowell High School graduate, he won the MVP award in a high-school all-star game played at Seals Stadium and received the trophy from none other than Babe Ruth himself. Mayer made his pitching debut against the New York Giants and gave up two home runs – one to Willie Mays and the other to Hank Sauer. They were the only dingers he would ever surrender. After... (more)

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

Colorado Rocks Baseball World

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 15, 2007

The Colorado Rockies are the big story of baseball’s postseason. If you would have told me a month ago that this team would win 20 of 21 games and be one win away from playing in the World Series at this point, I would have checked to see what you were smoking. I cannot remember the last time a team has done what the Rockies have accomplished. They’re a shoo-in for the World Series at this point. I just cannot see them losing four straight to an embattled and obviously very tired Arizona Diamondback’s team. Colorado has a perfect mix of seasoned vets and young, hungry players. They’re... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco

There is no joy in "Mudville" - mighty Casey has struck out

By Amo, published on Oct 12, 2007

With profound apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer for my somewhat confusing analogy, however this emotional and bizarre baseball season proves once again that impressive stats, open check books, and fabled densities…guarantees nothing. Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees suffered what can only be described as a “meltdown”. The marquee names such as A-Rod, and Jeter in snug fitting pinstripes did little to stop the bloodletting, the Rocket past his prime simply fizzled out and crashed to earth. And what was taken for granted in August abruptly ended in October, as a 7-game lead,... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york

Is it End-of-Story for Joe Torre?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 10, 2007

...treats everybody with respect, whether you’re a batboy, a coach or a trainer,” said Larry Bowa, the third-base coach. “He does everything the right way. What he has to go through, after all that he’s done, it doesn’t seem right. But we’ve all been in baseball for a long time. That’s the process.” The painful process of parting with a manager was enough to make Bowa and the others teary on Monday. A day later, as the coaches and some players packed up their lockers at Yankee Stadium, Torre was a no-show and George Steinbrenner, the... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york

Marion Jones Stops Running From the Truth

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 6, 2007

...doing it because the truth would eventually have come out in court. Her lawyers told her that the only way to save face now is to act contrite and step up. But, after lying for so long, it just makes her look even worse. It’s like when Pete Rose FINALLY admitted betting on baseball after years and years of swearing he didn’t. It’s pathetic and contrived – and I don’t believe the public will buy into it for a minute. Jones would have been better off if she had just stuck to her original story. Now there’s no doubt that she’s not ... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, san francisco

An Exciting Ending to Begin October's Magic

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 3, 2007

The 2007 Major League Bsaeball season was probably one of the most memorable baseball seasons that we have seen in a long time. One can say that it was historical. Barry Bonds finally became the All-time home run leader, the Philadelphia Phillies lost their 10,000th game in franchise history and becamse the first professional sports team to lose 10,000 games in franchise history and still win their division, the Boston Red Sox are AL East champions for the first time in 12 years, and Todd Helton will finally get a chance to play in October as his Colorado Rockies made the playoffs for the... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york

Bonds Will Be A Giant No More

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 22, 2007

...that will adore him just for who he is. This appeared on sports last night: The Giants told Bonds they will not bring him back next season, ending a 15-year run in which he set the single-season and all-time home run records and became a lightning rod for the steroids debate in baseball. "It's always difficult to say goodbye," Giants owner Peter Magowan said Friday. "It's an emotional time for me. We've been through a lot together these 15 years. A lot of good things have happened. Unfortunately a lot of bad things have happened. But there comes a time when you have to go in ... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco

Friday Night Lights: Movie Review

By DLFerguson, published on Aug 30, 2007

I’m not a football guy at all. My sports are baseball, boxing and tennis. I can understand the complexities of Star Trek technobabble or Pre-Crisis DC Comics continuity with no problem but trying to understand the rules of football makes me feel like the village idiot. Oh, if you invite me over to your house to watch a game with you, I’ll show up gladly with the beer and the buffalo wings but the only thing I understand about football is that one guy gets the ball and runs like his ass is on fire while a bunch of other guys try to stop him. So why did I watch FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS which... (more)

Tags: baseball, football, movie, education, fashion

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