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2013 was a year in sports for Bay Area fans much like 2012, except that the Giants did not prevail.
A surprise claim from baseball lawyers: A’s proposed relocation was officially rejected in June.
Chefs move beyond restaurants to reach diners 24/7 online, and through social media and video.
It may only be the middle of August, but the World Series is coming to the Bay Area this weekend. The 2013 Legends of Baseball Vintage World Series, that is. It’s a trip back to 1886 when baseball was written as two words, umpires wore top hats, players wore woolen knickerbockers and the fans, or “cranks” […]
There’s an acronym popular among baseball fans on social media, TOOTBLAN. It stands for Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop — what happens when a runner misjudges the amount of time he has to scramble onto a base before the opposing team sees what he’s doing and tags him out. If Major League […]
I first met Kevin Fippin in February, in the parking lot of Sleep Train Arena. He was making the rounds at a tailgate party before a Kings game. That was about three weeks after word had come that the Maloof family, the team’s majority owners, had made a deal to sell their share to a […]
Baseball swings back to major league parks around the country on Monday, including the Bay Area. The Giants open on the road Monday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The A’s open at home in Oakland against the Seattle Mariners. In observance of the A’s home opener, the City of Oakland has declared April 1 […]
San Francisco’s AT&T Park hosts the final three games of the World Baseball Classic beginning on Sunday, March 17. The WBC is Major League Baseball’s effort to promote America’s pastime as a sport around the world. Last September, 28 teams entered the qualifying rounds of the World Baseball Classic, and the final round will feature […]
Update 03-01-2013: Kevin Johnson did indeed produce the “whales” at the State of the City speech on Thursday night, and the bid was submitted to the NBA today. In addition to a plan to buy the team and build a new arena in downtown Sacramento, the new ownership would revive the Monarchs WNBA franchise. Some […]
Back in the day, MAD magazine had a running joke about movie reviews. “This sorry excuse for a film is so awful,” a review would read, “if I had to watch it again and again I’d consider moving or even being so bold as to change my name, or some other creative way that the […]