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Honor those who came before you, and those different than you

My passion for baseball runs deep, much deeper than baseball card collecting (which I did during middle and high school), deeper than fantasy baseball (which I did most of my adult life), and even deeper than getting a San Francisco Giants tattoo on my upper arm (and I’m thinking of getting a 2nd one soon).  In… Continue reading Honor those who came before you, and those different than you

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A eulogy for the 2016 San Francisco Giants

Thank you for gathering to remember our dear friends, the 2016 San Francisco Giants.  This team left us prematurely, with championship hopes and dreams, only to be dashed by the cruelty of baseball.  These young men made us laugh, made us cry, had us standing on our feet, in one moment to curse them out,… Continue reading A eulogy for the 2016 San Francisco Giants

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The Passion of the Sports Fan

The 2016 MLB regular season ends in less than 2 weeks.  But the previous 2 weeks has been a roller coaster for San Francisco Giants fans.  A winning streak would follow a losing streak, some easy victories would precede a few heart-breaking losses.  And the last 2 nights have been especially emotional for myself and… Continue reading The Passion of the Sports Fan

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Saying goodbye to the NFL

Tomorrow, the National Football League season starts with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and the defending champion Denver Broncos.  Much of the sports world will be watching this game, but not me.  I have reservations to a restaurant that does not have a television and will be spending that… Continue reading Saying goodbye to the NFL

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Fantasy Sports Creates Better Fans, but I Can’t Play Anymore

This past weekend, millions of football fans completed their fantasy football drafts in anticipation of the start of the National Football League (NFL) season this Thursday.  Over 57 million people played fantasy sports in 2015, a 60% increase since 2011, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.   But this is  only a small percentage of… Continue reading Fantasy Sports Creates Better Fans, but I Can’t Play Anymore

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Of big cats and men… or why Giants fans will miss Skeeter and Matt Duffy

This is Matt Duffy and his buddy Skeeter.  For many of you, this is just another cat on the internet.  But for San Francisco Giants fans, this is a reminder that sports is a cruel, cruel business.  Why?  Because his owner is one of the fans’ favorite players.  Unfortunately, today (August 1, 2016) Matt Duffy… Continue reading Of big cats and men… or why Giants fans will miss Skeeter and Matt Duffy