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Looking Down, Not Up

by Andy Dolich

 

Club Fighter

by Richard Lupoff


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A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
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Monday, June 8 through Sunday, June 14
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Monday, June 8

Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs

      (completion of game suspended on 4/24)

Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 6 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9
Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers,
     6 p.m.

San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Texas Rangers, 7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 11 a.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 6 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Diamonds, 7:07 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10

San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Texas Rangers, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 12:30 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Inland Empire 66ers, 6 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Diamonds, 7:07 p.m.

Thursday, June 11
Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers,

     6 p.m.

San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Texas Rangers, 12:35 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ El Paso Chihuahuas,

     6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,

     7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Diamonds, 7:07 p.m.

Friday, June 12

San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ El Paso Chihuahuas,

     6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,

     7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 6:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     7:07 p.m.

Saturday, June 13

San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,

     4:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats v. Los Angeles Kiss, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ El Paso Chihuahuas,

     6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,

     7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes,

      7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 5:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     5:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 14
Golden State Warriors v. Cleveland Cavaliers,
     5 p.m. 
San Francisco Giants v. Arizona Diamondbacks,      1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 12:35 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Oklahoma City RedHawks,

     6:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ El Paso Chihuahuas,

     5:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks, 

     5:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes,

     2:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers,

     1:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds, 

     1:05 p.m.

Burlingame Dragons FC v. Fresno Fuego, 7 p.m.


 

Minor League Team Affiliations

Nashville Sounds, (Oakland A's) -- AAA,

     Pacific Coast League

Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --

     AAA, Pacific Coast League

San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) --    

     Advanced A, California League

Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Advanced A,

     California League

 

Legend 

(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

 

Media 

Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KNBR 1050 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM

  

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

~Yogi Berra

MLB catcher and manager

Baseball Hall of Fame, 1972



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Brett Lawrie - 5-15 - Michael Zagaris
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Serena Williams - Ed Jay

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FlameThrowners - 5-2015 - Ron Sellers

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San Francisco FlameThrowers - 5-31-15 - Ron Sellers
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SF FlameThrowers - 5-15 - Ron Sellers

 Ultimate frisbee is a fast-paced sport of skill and athleticism, featuring world-class athletes. Photo by Ron Sellers.

 


San Jose Giants Race - 6-1-2015 - Rich Yee

The San Jose Giants offer "Major Fun in the Minor Leagues," and the team's fourth annual San Jose Giants Race June 6 fulfilled this promise and then some. Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


San Jose Giants Race - 6-1-2015 - Rich Yee

The San Jose Giants Race features 5-mile and 5k distances. The course runs through Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Kelley Park & History San Jose, and finishes on the field at Municipal Stadium.

Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


San Jose Giants Race - 6-1-2015 - Rich Yee

Everyone was a winner. Photo by Rich Yee.

 


San Jose Giants Race - 6-2015 - Rich Yee
All finishers receive a shirt and medal. Photo by Rich Yee.

 

 

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting ... there are quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roars of infuriated spectators." 

~George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)

English novelist and journalist

 (1903-1950)

Sports Pulse
Dallas Stadium
The "galaxy's largest" TV at Dallas' AT&T Stadium.
Seagulls
Looking up might be a problem.
Andy Dolich - head shot  

 

Looking Down, Not Up


by Andy Dolich 

At a recent sports industry forum there was a fair amount of discussion regarding the "looking down, not up" media mode of how Millennials and many other two-eyed creatures are consuming their favorite spectator sports.

 

It's yesterday's news, especially in Siliconia, the worldwide capital of innovation, that our lives are crowded with super communicating devices. The sports world continues to keep shrinking through hyper connectivity. There are several mega-trends that I've diagnosed which are changing, cash registering and confusing the sporting landscape.

 

A picture's worth a thousand words

Technology sometimes hinders human integration. It's clear that millions of us now communicate through pictures and videos and less in words, especially if they are big words, with lots of letters. The heck with baseball cards, box scores, 8-by-10 glossies and printed programs; let me send you an Instagram. Here's a shot of my favorite ballplayer walking his schnauzer in Union Square. The positive interactivity of fans at games is going to be changed if we pay no attention to the fans sitting right next to us.

 

Content is king

Why would you want to buy a super-pricey ticket to sit behind home plate when MLB.com offers access to every one of its 2,430 regular-season games for $130.

 

We now have NFL Red Zone, NHL Center Ice, NBA Gametime and MLS Live. There is so much video and statistical information that you'll need to have as many eyes as a jumping spider, which has four sets, to watch the cornucopia of choices. Looking down is becoming much more compelling. Look up and you may miss something. Confusing.

 

Whose den is it anyway?

The visual experience of viewing a game in a stadium has been changed by the Cowboys' gargantuan LED "galaxy's largest" TV at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. No matter how hard you try to look down at actual players and live game action on the field your eyes will be pulled to the board. This is an analog of the Looking Down, Not Up equation, but nonetheless it takes you away from live action.

 

Fans want the best possible experience and they will determine which way they want to watch and communicate with their favorite teams and sports. That being said, it's hard to give a standing ovation with a phone in your hand. Sports fans are the ultimate committed customers. They will do what they want no matter what the marketing mavens have up their sleeves.

 

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... #$@&%!

Maybe the valuable lesson in the Looking Down, Not Up syndrome is baseball-specific. Real baseball fans know that savvy seagulls never fail to fly into the ballpark around the seventh inning for the bird buffet --seven-course meals left by fans trying to beat the traffic.

 

In this one instance, make sure you continue to Look Down, Not UP!

 

Longtime sports executive Andy Dolich has more than three decades of experience in the professional sports industry, mostly spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes stints in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. He operates his consulting business, Dolich & Associates, in Los Altos. 
 

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Madison Square Garden, 1956.
Yama Bahama
Yama Bahama
 

Club Fighter


by Dick Lupoff

In 1953 my father did something surprising. He invited me to attend the local boxing matches with him. We were living in South Florida. I was attending the University of Miami. There was a weekly boxing card at the Miami Beach Auditorium, a modern, comfortable venue that was used for everything from symphony concerts to basketball games.

 

The bouts at the auditorium featured a variety of club fighters, and in case you're unfamiliar with the concept, let me put it this way. A club fighter is the boxing equivalent of a career minor-league baseball player. Club fighters perform frequently, they make a fair living, and sometimes they even develop a loyal fan base.

 

But they seldom rise above this level, and the lucky ones retire to a second career with their brains unscrambled and their intellects intact. They're the guys who fill the records of champions who compile long strings of victories as they rise to the top of their profession.

 

The most popular regular on boxing cards at the Miami Beach Auditorium was a middleweight billed as Yama Bahama. His real name was William Horatio Butler Jr. Born on the island of Bimini on Feb. 16, 1933, he engaged in a local sport called the "battle royal," in which six boys, typically 12 years old, would fight at one time, bare knuckled and blindfolded. Last boy standing was declared the winner. And this was all for fun.

 

Young William had two older brothers who were skilled amateur boxers. He followed them to the gym, started training, and developed his talent.

 

His first professional bout took place at the Miami Beach Auditorium in November 1953. He won on a first-round technical knockout.

 

He was a hard worker, sometimes fighting as often as three times a month. His first eight bouts were all at the Miami Beach Auditorium, and he won them all. He quickly became a crowd favorite.

 

Soon, Yama Bahama's career took off. He fought in Detroit, Chicago, Honolulu and Madison Square Garden. He even had bouts at one of boxing's holiest shrines, the St. Nicholas Arena in New York. He traveled to Europe and fought in Rome, and returned to his home in the Bahamas for bouts in Nassau and Bimini.

 

Meanwhile, boxing matches at the Miami Beach Auditorium became a ritual for my father and me. Dad and I would keep score of each bout and compare notes with each other and with the official judges.

 

I suppose I identified with Yama. Seeing him box week after week, I studied his style. He was a skillful boxer, not overwhelmingly powerful, but he had quick hands and was capable of delivering a combination of lefts and rights in what seemed like split seconds. His footwork was excellent. I recently came across a video of one of his bouts on YouTube. For a few moments I was back in the Miami Beach Auditorium and it was the 1950s again.

 

Yama Bahama must have had the greatest night of his career on June 18, 1958. He fought the great Kid Gavilan at the Miami Beach Auditorium and won a unanimous decision. I would have loved to be there with my dad, but he was no longer living, and I was many miles from home defending my country from Nikita Khrushchev and his minions. But reading about that match in the next day's paper, I almost felt as if we'd been there, keeping score for ourselves, just to keep the judges honest.

 

As for history's judgment of Yama Bahama, he was more than a typical club fighter. Over a professional career that lasted for a decade he compiled a record of 77 wins, 14 losses and three draws. In those 94 bouts he scored 26 knockouts and was kayoed only twice, one of them a TKO when he bled from a cut over one eye.

 

Yama's last bout was in Bimini in March 1963. He won it by a TKO -- as he had won his first bout, in Miami Beach, in 1953. He died in June 2009, at the age of 76.

 

I will confess that I've forgotten the names of Yama's opponents -- with the exception of Kid Gavilan, of course. They were typically club fighters, not nearly as good as Yama Bahama.

 

In the boxing record books Yama Bahama was an above-average club fighter, but in my memory and in my heart, he was a champion.

 

Richard Lupoff is widely known as a mystery and science fiction writer, but his first gig was covering schoolboy sports for major dailies in New York and Philadelphia. "Once it's in your blood," he says, "it's there forever."

 

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49ers Schedule

Preseason

Date                  Opponent      Time                   TV

Sat., Aug. 15       @ Houston       5:00 p.m.             KPIX 5

Sun., Aug. 23       Dallas                5:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   

Sat., Aug. 29       @ Denver          6:00 p.m.            KPIX 

Thu., Sep. 3         San Diego         7:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   


Regular Season

Date                    Opponent      Time                 TV

Mon., Sep. 14       Minnesota       7:20 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Sep. 20        @ Pittsburgh    10:00 a.m.        FOX

Sun., Sep. 27        @ Arizona         1:05 p.m.         
FOX

Sun., Oct. 4           Green Bay        1:25 p.m.        

FOX

Sun., Oct. 11        @ NY Giants      5:30 p.m.         NBC

Sun., Oct. 18        Baltimore          1:25 p.m.         CBS        

Thu., Oct. 22        Seattle               5:25 p.m.       CBS/NFLN

Sun., Nov. 1         @ St. Louis       10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Nov. 8         Atlanta              1:05 p.m.           FOX        

Sun., Nov. 15       BYE

Sun., Nov. 22      @ Seattle         1:25 p.m.            FOX

Sun., Nov. 29       Arizona            1:05 p.m.            FOX        

Sun., Dec. 6         @ Chicago        10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Dec. 13       @ Cleveland    10:00 a.m.         FOX        

Sun., Dec. 20       Cincinnati         5:30 p.m.           NBC

Sun., Dec. 27       @ Detroit        10:00 a.m.          FOX

Sun., Jan. 3          St. Louis           1:25 p.m.            FOX        

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Raiders Schedule

Preseason

Date                Opponent        Time                TV

Fri.,  Aug 14       St. Louis           7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU

Sat., Aug. 22     @ Minnesota   5:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

Sun., Aug. 30    Arizona              5:00 p.m.            NBC

Thu., Sep. 3       @ Seattle          7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

 

Regular Season

Date                Opponent          Time               TV

Sun., Sep. 13   Cincinnati            1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 20   Baltimore            1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 27   @ Cleveland       10:00 a.m.          CBS   

Sun., Oct. 4      @ Chicago          10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Oct. 11    Denver                1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Oct. 18    BYE                

Sun., Oct. 25   @ San Diego       1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Nov. 1    NY Jets                 1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun. Nov. 8     @ Pittsburgh       10:00 a.m.         CBS

Sun., Nov. 15  Minnesota           1:05 p.m.           FOX

Sun., Nov. 22  @ Detroit            10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Nov. 29  @ Tennessee      10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Dec. 6    Kansas City          1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Dec. 13  @ Denver            1:05 p.m.            CBS   

Sun., Dec. 20  Green Bay           1:05 p.m.             FOX

Thu., Dec. 24  San Diego            5:25 p.m.           NFLN

Sun., Jan. 3     @ Kansas City    10:00 a.m.            CBS

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San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

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The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

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East Bay

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

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Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek

 

Brisbane

7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.

 

Burlingame 

The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

 

Campbell 

Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell   

 

Fair Oaks

Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.

 

Half Moon Bay 

Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road

 

Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  

 

Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real

 

Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   

 

San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    

 

San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue

 

Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue

 

Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    

 

Vacaville 

Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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