Category Archives: sports

has a ball or stick and is not murder or war; their were or are bubblegum cards or tobacco cards to exploit it; was cool when i was young but is now increasingly sadly undermined by greed;

Two fingers of paradise

I’m humming (the songs of) Eddie Money as I sip coffee at Caffe Trieste in North Beach, early on a rainy Monday fall morning. “Two fingers of paradise” is a corny headline; as if that’s how much espresso was holding … Continue reading

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My 7 best Raider QBs all-time

Dan Pastorini was a Raider but better known for his heroics with Bellarmine, Santa Clara Broncos, and Houston Oilers. He had curly hair or a perm.     Jim Plunkett is a legend locally in San Jose at Stanford with … Continue reading

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One mill√≥n runs, twenty thousand players, five hundred Venezuelans

Bryan Reynolds of the Pirates, a former Giant, beat his old team the other night, blowing a fine start by Mad Bum. I noticed on the leading online baseball reference that he is listed as the nineteen thousand and somethingth … Continue reading

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Thirty thirty night for Joc Pederson

Joc Pederson of Palo Alto, Albuquerque, Israel national team and The Dodgers had a thirty thirty night in that he hit his career-high 30th home run of the season but then crashed into a wall in the fifth inning, making … Continue reading

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Nate Branch, junior at Ravenswood H.S. in East Palo Alto, Calif., scored with seconds to play in fifth overtime in finals of northern California basketball championships, gave Ravenswood a 60-58 win in longest title game ever played in northern California.

Dave Newhouse sent me (This deletes the name of the co-combatant, which Dave says is St.Elizabeth of Oakland. Nate Branch later played for Nebraska and the Harlem Globetrotters and was recently known to play organ at a local church. From … Continue reading

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Congrats on a great pre-season to 49ers strong safety candidate Marcell Harris #36 and his mother

  Marcell Harris Mom was very proud of her boy decked out in red and gold and decking people, last fall. He is close to earning this season the start at strong safety.

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Salma, at 53 VS ‘Selma’ (’65)

  b/w Zelmo Beaty basketball star who attended Praire View A & M a historically black university in Texas:

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