Breaking news: Buster Posey

Breaking news. Posey did not hit a home run in tonight's Giants slaughter at the hands of the Dodgers. He didn't have an RBI either. Hey, I know homers and RBIs are old-style metrics and I'm a moron to refer to them. But Posey, the Giants'slugger,' has two homers and [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|456 Comments

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

Why Buster Posey Owes me a Thank you, Lowell

Buster Posey owes me a thank you for getting him refocused on his job with my constructive and very pointed and well-deserved criticism. His job involves hitting home runs. He hit a homer in Game 1 vs. the Dodgers. I'm happy to have helped. Now he needs to make a [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Why Buster Posey is Overrated

I say Buster Posey is overrated. I have been tweeting that and readers are sore at me. I can take it. Besides, I'm retired and life is grand. Is Posey an excellent hitter? Sure he is. Is Posey an excellent catcher? Sure he is. Is he a good guy? He [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|8 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

In honor of Dwight Clark

Hello, everyone. Here is my column on the great Dwight Clark. To read it, click here

By | March 20th, 2017|0 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