My All-Star picks

This is a fun little exercise, especially since each team has to have at least one representative. The All-Star rosters will be announced tomorrow. They had things called "campaign managers" for players... such as Eric Chavez (.234 BA, 31/8 K/BB in 33 games as DH?) and Brandon Wood (.179 BA, .199 OBP). Starters: American League … Continue reading My All-Star picks

I am not smarter than a fifth grader

So with photographer Glenn Moore out today, I was pressed into action. Not to take pictures of a fire, a car accident, or even an adorable kitten. I covered Bohn Elementary's first "Science Fair," which was actually pretty cool. Kids there were playing with dry ice, dissecting frogs (that formaldehyde smell really brought me back … Continue reading I am not smarter than a fifth grader

Blind baseball

No, this post has nothing to do with umpires. I heard about the Stockton Stingrays last year, a group that plays beep baseball, at a Stockton Ports game where they were special guests and one of their players threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Stingrays, organized by the Community Center for the Blind and … Continue reading Blind baseball

California dreamin’

Dreams, as they say, open a window into your soul. Working in a newsroom, as I've discovered, opens a window into your id. The recent rash of gang violence in Tracy over the past couple months has had commenters on our Web site freaking out, citizens concerned, police on the lookout and, in all honesty, … Continue reading California dreamin’

Pics: Ports vs. Giants

You know, between the moderate isolation from most of my friends and family and the severe heat, I wonder why I moved here. Then I realized last night that I am within driving distance of a bunch of ballparks: Oakland, San Francisco, Stockton (A-Oakland), Sacramento (AAA-Oakland), Modesto (A-Colorado) and San Jose (A-San Francisco). One of … Continue reading Pics: Ports vs. Giants