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A convenient list of games involving teams in the San Francisco Bay Area 
and their dates and times
Monday, March 24 through Sunday, March 30

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Monday, March 24

San Francisco Giants @ California Angels,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Calgary Flames, 6:00 p.m.

Cal BB (M), No. 2, v. Arkansas, No. 3, 8:00 p.m.

Cal BB (W), No. 7, v. Baylor, No. 2, 6:00 p.m.

Stanford BB (W), No. 2, v. Florida State, No. 10,

     6:40 p.m.

Fresno State BB (M) v. Princeton, 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary's BB (W) v. UTEP, 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 25

San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Cincinnati Reds, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Sacramento Kings v. New York Knicks, 7:00 p.m.

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. California Angels, 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 27

San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Winnipeg Jets, 7:30 p.m.

Stanford BB (M), No. 10, v. Dayton, No. 11,

     4:15 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Golden State Warriors v. Memphis Grizzlies, 

     7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder,

      5:00 p.m.

San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ San Francisco Giants, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks,

     5:30 p.m.

San Francisco Giants @ Oakland A's, 1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche,     

     12:00 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats @ Pittsburgh, 2:00 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. New England,

     7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 30

Golden State Warriors v. New York Knicks,

     6:00 p.m.


Legend:  
BB = basketball, (M) = Men, 
                  (W) = Women

Radio:

Golden State Warriors - KNBR 680 AM

Oakland A's - 95.7 FM

Sacramento Kings - KHTK 1140 AM

San Francisco Giants - KNBR 680 AM

San Jose Earthquakes - 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose SaberCats - KNBR 1050 AM

San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco

Stanford basketball - KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)

 

"My career was sputtering until I did a 360

and got headed in the right direction."

~Tracy McGrady, NBA guard

Seven-time NBA All-Star

 

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True.

And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.

~George F. Will

Newspaper columnist, journalist, author and

Pulitzer Prize winner (1977)

  


The Los Angles Dodgers have taken a one game lead over the

San Francisco Giants with two victories over 

the Arizona Diamondbacks in games played in Australia.

The season has started!


A Memorable Sports Moment

A Lasting Impression

 

I'll never forget the day I discovered roller derby and the San Francisco Bay Area Bombers. It was a day others from my generation and previous ones would also never forget, but for a very different reason, not because of roller derby.

 

It was the day of the funeral for Robert F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated during his campaign for president in 1968. Like most kids back then, I shot out of bed and headed for the living room to watch cartoons. Instead of finding any on that morning, the few stations that existed back then were showing the back of the train steadily rolling down what appeared to be endless train tracks, transporting the coffin with Bobby Kennedy's body to the cemetery. I once heard that scene referred to poetically as "the tracks of our tears."

 

Not all the stations were fixed on that scene, just the ones I normally watched on Saturday mornings. The one station that was not airing the funeral procession was a local channel, KTVU 2. Instead it was showing some wild team sport, with players competing on skates on a large banked track, and every now and then a wild brawl would erupt.

 

Half of each team consisted of men and the other half women. The men's squad skated and battled the other team's men and likewise for the women. A tall, attractive blonde, Joanie Weston, skated on the home team Bombers and seemed to be everywhere. She was a graceful skater with speed and strength, and it was obvious she was a top star. Later in the game she was unjustly ejected. I knew she was wronged and so did everyone else watching on TV and in person.

 

The real culprit was some wild and brutally mean woman on the opposing team. She was the one who should have been thrown out! I felt really bad for Joanie as she reluctantly exited the track per the orders of the referee in charge. Once off the track she threw a few wild punches at that no-good meanie Ann Calvello, who was taunting her. The referees quickly put a halt to it and made Joanie leave. I didn't even know her but already missed her.

 

I looked on, frozen in place, in total amazement. Just then my dad passed through the room and I asked him what this wild thing was called. He told me it was roller derby and that was it - I was hooked! I wanted to grow up and skate for the Bombers.

 

Over the years my dad took me and my brother to Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park to watch the Bombers live on Sunday afternoons. We'd either be there or glued to our TV set at home, watching them. That's how much Joanie, the team and the sport affected me. Very few are ever able to fulfill their childhood dream but in 1980, late in Joanie's career, I became a member of her Bombers and went on to a lengthy career in the sport, eventually becoming the general manager for my beloved team.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick, fan extraordinaire

 

(Postscript - After graduating from high school, I started training for roller derby. I was initially hired in 1978 to work on the track crew that set up the large portable banked track the athletes skated on. The next year I skated minor league, and in 1980 I turned pro and broke in with the world champion San Francisco Bay Bombers. Over the years I've skated in some amazing places, from San Francisco to Buenos Aires to Tokyo. In recent years I helped bring professional roller derby and my old team back. Currently I'm the Bombers coach and GM. In 2005 I published a photo book, "Roller Derby Classics ... and More!" about the history of the game and my involvement in it. The sport's bad-girl superstar Ann Calvello wrote the foreword.)

   

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