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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Where’s Lowell?

I am home watching the Niners game. Not working today. Just a regular guy. Grant on the other hand is at the Meadowlands covering the game live. I may tweet today, or not.

On arguing

My column about Ray McDonald caused lots of passionate discussion on my blog and in emails I’ve received. I appreciate the discussion — this is a serious issue. I appreciate when people disagree with me, somtimes passionately. It means we’re all engaged, not sleep walking, trying to discover what’s right. I post all comments that disagree with me even if readers say my argument is all wet. I do not post comments that personally attack me. I don’t consider that… Read More »

Culture shock

Sitting here in the press box at Levi’s Stadium to cover a Niners game in two hours. A few days ago I was in KC covering the World Series. I was off football for a month while I gladly covered every Giants postseason game. I am glad to be here but it feels weird, like I entered an alien world. I hope the feeling passes quickly. Saturday was my birthday — I’m old. Went to dinner with Mrs. Cohn Zohn,… Read More »

Pre Game 7

Field in shadows. Chilly. Giants warming up, most in jackets and sweatshirts. Crowd beginning to filter in, many wearing blue jackets. Ballpark coming to life. Sandoval taking grounders at third. Again and again. Bullpens empty. Work in them comes later. Ballgame not even two hours away.

Get ready for Game 7

Here is a link to my column in advance of Game 7. The full text runs below. For what’s it’s worth, I have no idea who is going to win this thing? KANSAS CITY, Mo. If Bruce Bochy had chosen to start MadBum in tonight’s Game 7 of the World Series, Bochy would be the bum. As the Giants were getting mauled 10-0 by the Royals in Game 6, I received emails and tweets telling me Bochy should start Madison… Read More »

Today’s lineups

Giants Gregor Blanco — CF Joe Panik — 2B Buster Posey — C Pablo Sandoval — 3B Hunter Pence — RF Brandon Belt — 1B Michael Morse — DH Travis Ishikawa — LF Brandon Crawford — SS (Jake Peavy — P) Royals Alcides Escobar — SS Nori Aoki — RF Lorenzo Cain — CF Eric Hosmer — 1B Billy Butler — DH Alex Gordon — LF Salvador Perez — C Mike Moustakas — 3B Omar Infante — 2B (Yordano Ventura… Read More »

Autumn leaves

Landed in KC and took a cab to my hotel. Along the way I looked at the trees, most of them turning, their leaves bright orange and deep yellow, and it brought me all the way back to my childhood in NY where I lived with real autumn and with leaves turning every year and as I rode along in the taxi I felt — really felt — how much I loved my childhood, my family together, my mom and… Read More »


From the press box I see thick puffy clouds extending from beyond left field past center field to right field. It’s like watching a baseball game in heaven.

The cat

There is a cat in the ventilation system of the Royals press box. I’m sitting here preparing for the game and every once in a while I hear a meow ovewr my head. Killion and Kawakami hear it too. Do we call it a Royals cat?