On Ageism

I stirred things up lately suggesting Buster Posey is overrated. My opinion until he proves me wrong. I'm entitled to my opinion. You're entitled to disagree, to call me uninformed or baseball ignorant or unappreciative of true greatness. That's what this blog is all about -- a give-and-take of passionate [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

Shout out to Larry Tabor

Went to my dentist on Tuesday, the great Larry Tabor of Castro Valley. Got a cleaning from Victoria. Got the Good Tooth Go-Ahead. Larry is a dentist deluxe and he flies his own plane and once a month he flies to Mexico to provide free dental service. In Yiddish we'd [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

‘The Wolf,’ a great restaurant

For a long time Baywolf was the best restaurant in Oakland. People were visiting from out of town, I took them to Baywolf.  The people who owned Baywolf recently retired, and Rich and Rebekah Wood, who own the fabulous Wood Tavern on College Avenue, took over Baywolf and renamed it [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

Kaepernick will stand during Anthem

Colin Kaepernick is so self-serving. Last season, he didn't stand during the Anthem. Now it's being reported he will stand next season. I'll tell you why he'll stand. He's a free agent and he doesn't want his kneeling to affect his job prospects with teams who might frown on what [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|19 Comments

Wine tasting with Lowell

Being recently retired, I went wine tasting on Thursday with my great friend Mike Murray. I mean now a Thursday is as good as a Saturday. Usually, I taste in Dry Creek but for a change-up (baseball metaphor there), we went to Sonoma and tasted on the Square for starters. [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|4 Comments

Kaepernick opts out

Being reported Colin Kaepernick will opt out of his 49ers contract and probably test free agency. The 9ers don't need him, so good. Let him go. If he thinks he'll get a starting job with another team, totally deluded. Somehow, he opted out of being a good quarterback a few [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|7 Comments

What Lowell does

Today, get a smog check on my car, buy a bottle of wine at Kermit Lynch in Berkeley, finish Moby Dick -- looks bad for Ahab, take a nap. Retirement is torture.

By | January 31st, 2017|11 Comments

Moby Dick

As some of you know, I'm rereading Moby Dick. I read an abridged version in high school, so it's like I'm reading it for the first time. I'm on page 500 of an edition with 671 pages and The White Whale has not yet made an appearance. This I didn't [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|6 Comments

Sports figures ripping Trump

When I wrote sports columns I never talked politics -- as far as I can remember. I take that back. I questioned Kaepernick talking politics in the locker room after real games and I expressed disappointment that an activist like him did not vote. But I usually stayed away from [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|54 Comments


Crummy night's sleep. Kept dreaming I had to cover a Giants game but couldn't find my press credential. Turned my house inside out. No credential. Woke up in a frenzy and realized, hey, I'm retired. Realized the credential dream is a variant of the academic paranoia dream. I'm taking a [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|7 Comments