Barbara Manning and the SF Seals perform songs from their classic album at Mitchell Park Community Center El Palo Alto Room on Saturday, November 20, 2021, courtesy of Earthwise Productions. Tickets are $15 at EventBrite.
Note: Barbara Manning recalls that when she played in Palo Alto previously, at Earthwise Productions’ “Cubberley Sessions” at the old high school, there was a poster that featured Sal Maglie of the New York Giants, also known as “The Barber’ — he gave the hitters a close shave. Which reminds me that I had a long conversation by phone with Dave Dempsey who was the starting point guard for San Carlos High the year I was a reserve guard for the champion Titans, who went 25-3. We lost to San Carlos early in the season, won 22 straight, then lost to SI in the finals — we beat San Carlos in overtime in the CCS playoffs. Dave Dempsey was actually better known as a baseball player; his father and son played pro. He said that Con Dempsey led the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts and ERA in his rookie season but then Branch Rickey of the Pirates made him change his motion from sidearm to full overhand. Which hurt Dempsey and ruined his pro career. Moral of the story: be yourself.