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Epstein Building a Winner in Chicago

Mar 18, 2014 2 Comments

When it comes to baseball on the North Side of Chicago, the past several years have felt like one LONG, cold winter. Four consecutive years of losing seasons, including two seasons with 90 losses and one with 101 losses will do that to a city and fan base that so desperately wants to win. But […]

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Slowly proving he can be ‘the man,’ Demarcus Cousins has a chance to be special

Dec 16, 2013 1 Comment

As the old adage goes, ‘patience is a virtue.’ After three seasons filled with technical fouls, ejections, on and off the court disagreements with coaches and players (including an ugly verbal altercation with former player turned Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliot two seasons ago) and just overall poor body language when things went awry, the Sacramento […]

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Oh Where, Oh Where Did The San Francisco Giants Go?

Oct 02, 2013 2 Comments

Hello Giants fans. If you’re like me today – a few days removed from game 162 of the 2013 regular season – you’re feeling a little empty. No playoff rally song, no Twitter hashtag mojo #rallyzito or #rallyenchiladas (enchiladas are Ryan Vogelsong’s pre-game meal), or the sunflower seed flying, pep rally scrum led by Hunter Pence […]

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Sacramento Can Finally Celebrate and Look Ahead

May 14, 2013 8 Comments

In less than 24 hours, news coming out of the NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas will confirm what the City of Sacramento, its fans and Region have been desperately waiting to hear for three, long and excruciating years – that the Kings will remain the Sacramento Kings now and for at least the […]

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Buster Posey’s Record Contract Extension Will Pay Dividends for Giants

Apr 12, 2013 7 Comments

When the news broke that my beloved Giants had agreed to terms with their All-Star catcher Buster Posey on a landmark, eight-year $167 million contract extension, the first thing that dawned on me was the realization (and admitted relief) that Posey will most likely play out his entire professional baseball career in San Francisco. The […]

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Glutton Travels: 2013 Spring Training Recap

Mar 30, 2013 6 Comments

As expected, my annual trip to Arizona for Spring Training did not disappoint. It was an amazing weekend full of baseball, golf, food and libations, and of course, the usual shenanigans. There’s more to come on the tomfoolery later, but just know that a Spring Training trip for our group isn’t complete without it (for […]

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Glutton Travels: 2013 Spring Training Preview

Mar 21, 2013 2 Comments

Some 50 years ago, Andy Williams recorded “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” which we all have come to love (ok maybe just me) as a timeless, classic Christmas diddy. I think about that song twice a year – once during Christmas and again during Spring Training, because for me, the return of […]

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