Table of Contents

 

Whither the 2015 Oakland A's?

by Jonathan Siegel

 

A Day to Reflect -- and Chill Out

by Peter Elman

 

On My Mind

by Richard Lupoff


Sports
Today
A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 12
Issue No. 75

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Monday, July 6

San Francisco Giants v. New York Mets, 7:15 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7

San Francisco Giants v. New York Mets, 7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 4:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.

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

Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     6:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8
San Francisco Giants v. New York Mets, 12:45 p.m.

Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 4:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

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

Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 12:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     6:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 9

Oakland A's @ New York Yankees, 10:05 a.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

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

Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     6:05 p.m.

Friday, July 10

San Francisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 4:10 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats v. New Orleans Voodoo,

     7:30 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

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

Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:07 p.m.

Burlingame Dragons FC v. BYU, 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 11

San Francisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies,

     7:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 3:35 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Lake Elsinore Storm, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     5:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals, 5:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 12
San Francisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies,
     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 10:10 a.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Memphis Redbirds,

     1:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Fresno Grizzlies,

     1:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 6:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Lake Elsinore Storm.

     6:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     1:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Vallejo Admirals,

     1:05 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: KDOW 1220 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

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Four horsemen celebrate July Fourth in Calistoga.
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Buster Poster -- 2015 Ed Jay

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Umpire view - A's - 2015 - Michael Zagaris

An umpire's view: Prior to a recent A's vs. Kansas City game, Jesse Chavez warmed up under official inspection.

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Quakes vs. Sacramento 2015 - Kenneth Wong

The San Jose Earthquakes wins the penalty kick shootout on June 16 to advance past Sacramento Republic FC to the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong. 

 


USGA Golfer - 2015 Randy Millares

The USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier at Oakland's Sequoyah Country Club on June 30 brought together such talents as local residents Anna Zhou from Palo Alto and Lucy Li from Redwood Shores. Zhou would finish first and Li second. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Photo by Randy Millares.

 


MX jumps - 2015 - Randy Millares

Keith Sayer's FMX shows are all-in-one, high-octane performances featuring world-class stunt riders on motorcycles. The shows were a big draw at the Alameda County Fair. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Randy Millares.

 

  

Major Kudos!

The U.S. Women's National Team finished the job in style, clinching the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship Sunday with a decisive 5-2 victory over Japan. 

 
Sports Pulse
 

 

Whither the 2015 Oakland A's?

 


by Jonathan Siegel

 On the Friday before Father's Day my daughter decided to take the old man to the A's-Angels fireworks game. It's not her fault that it was one of the worst baseball games I've ever seen. Sonny Gray was not at his best, but he was solid, and the A's offense performed well, the boys jumping out to a 7-2 lead. Then, in the seventh inning, the wheels fell off. Shoddy defense and hideous relief pitching ultimately led to a 12-7 loss. There in a nutshell was the 2015 A's: excellent starting pitching, surprisingly strong offense, way too many errors and a shockingly bad bullpen.

 

Nonetheless, the team has played better lately. After opening the season 14-30, they went 22-15 in the next month and a half. If you did the math, you know that still leaves them nine games under .500 with half a season to go. Realistically, it seems they've put themselves in too deep a hole, and are in wait-till-next-year mode.

 

Still, it's not hard to squint and see a real contender not so far in the future. The A's have scored 360 runs while allowing 312, despite leading the league with 40 unearned runs. All the fancy new sabermetric projection systems tell us they're much better than their record. Unfortunately, I think "record" is still what is used to determine standings.

 

All the roster shuffling has turned up some quality players. Brett Lawrie is a strong third baseman and dangerous at the plate, Ike Davis looks solid at first and Billy Burns is a Rookie of the Year candidate in center field. He's hitting well over .300 and stealing bases like crazy. Burns helps us forget the perennially injured former occupant of the spot, Coco Crisp. Utility man extraordinaire Ben Zobrist has shown what the fuss is about after returning from early-season knee surgery. Holdovers Josh Reddick in right and catcher Stephen Vogt are having their best years and are serious All-Star candidates.

 

The rotation has indeed been consistently strong, sporting the best earned run average in the American League. It's led by holdovers Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez, but is ably supplemented by young acquisitions Jesse Hahn and Kendall Graveman.

 

The problems seem solvable. Part of the problems on defense have been good defensive players like Zobrist and Reddick making uncharacteristic errors, but the real problem has been at shortstop, where the East Bay's young Marcus Semien has look overmatched. The A's brought back Ron Washington to serve as Semien's personal coach (perhaps remembering that he taught Scott Hatteberg to play first), and Marcus will either get it together or the A's will find someone else to play the position. I'm rooting for the local guy.

 

The pen fell apart because Sean Doolittle got hurt, Dan Otero lost his sinker and Ryan Cook and Fernando Abad lost the plate. Bullpens are inherently unstable, but I'm guessing the firm of Beane and Forst can fix it.

 

Finally, bet on the A's to be sellers this month as the trade deadline approaches. Veterans Zobrist, Kazmir and reliever Tyler Clippard are all on expiring contracts and should be attractive to contenders. Expect an influx of young talent, further setting the stage for 2016. After three exciting years of contention, a year to reload doesn't seem that bad.

 

Jonathan Siegel is the founding partner of Siegel LeWitter Malkani, an Oakland labor and employment firm which is ranked in the Best Law Firms in California-First Tier" by U.S. News. A recovering erstwhile Yankees fan when he is not representing unfairly treated employees, he loves rooting for the A's and yearns for the day when the A's management requites the love of the team's passionate fans, commits to Oakland and comes up with a little more scratch for ballplayers.

 

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Sports Pulse
Pete Elman  

July 4, 2015: A Perfect Day to Reflect -- and Chill Out

 

by Pete Elman

In Oakland we don't boo our teams. I've got the radio on. The A's are ahead 1-0 in the sixth inning against King Felix, desperately trying to win a July Fourth matchup with a woeful Mariners team. We are mellow, laid-back West Coast fans who possess the gift of patience. Can you picture Yankees fans or Red Sox fans sitting still while their team gets dismantled annually? When I was in college in Boston the Red Sox were very bad, and I don't remember anybody caring, especially the South Boston punks who would sit in the bleachers all day doing drugs.


Nowadays the average ticket price at Fenway is approaching $100, and right field is no longer a shooting gallery. And the fans are impatient, angry, intolerant and unforgiving -- just ask Pablo Sandoval. Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello is looking like the worst trade ever. And the Evil Empire sits in first place, with A-Rod leading the way. How awful that must be for the Red Sox faithful. Meanwhile, rookie sinkerballer Kendall Graveman is dealing, but the A's are blowing opportunities. Boy do I miss the soothing tones of Ken Korach, who is still out rehabbing from his knee replacements.

 

Here in sunny Oakland we are still basking in the glow of the Warriors' seamless season of perfection. How could anybody top that? The parade was as perfect as the season, despite the absence of the modest, self-effacing logo, Jerry West, whose dignified presence would have provided the frosting on the cake. So now we watch from our lofty championship perch as every other team in the West scrambles to improve so that it can challenge our heroes. It still hasn't sunk in yet that we are the champs.

 

Am I worried about next year? Not a chance. The Spurs signed Lionel Aldridge? Wake me up in January when Duncan, Parker and Ginobili meet Ponce de Leon. The Mavericks? Give me a break. Reinforcements will never make them a threat. Memphis? Can't shoot. Houston? Uh, didn't we expose them? The Clip Joint?Even more done than they were after the Houston playoff debacle. OKC? Good luck with Russell and Kevin, Billy Donovan. Portland? Four starters gone. The Lakers? Call me in three years. New Orleans? I love Alvin Gentry, but they are another one-man team. The Kings? A veritable cancer ward with Rondo and Cousins. If only George Karl could replace Gentry as Steve Kerr's right-hand man, that would be sweet. So, yeah, you could say that I'm pretty chill about the Warriors, for now. That is, until they move to Mission Bay. I am crossing my fingers that the cabal of S.F. interests lined up against the new waterfront arena can stall Joe Lacob long enough for us to win another title here in Oakland.

 

So it's back to baseball for many of us. The A's sub-.500 record seems worse than it is. But time is running out. We'll need to channel the spirit of 2012, and then some, to make the playoffs. The Athletics have the best pitching in the American League, decent hitting, a plus-50 run differential ... and they're in last place. All these years I've been conditioned by Billy Beane to believe it's all about pitching, and here we have this incredible starting staff and we are still several games below the break-even point. Yeah, of course it's the bullpen and the defense that have been the twin culprits. Uh-oh, Cano and Cruz just singled to lead off the top of the seventh. Come on, Kendall, give 'em some of that Alabama mojo ... YES!! Out of the inning with no damage. Ray Fosse is pumped up doing the radio broadcast, a departure from his normal role as the TV color analyst.

 

So am I "chill"? Hardly. Sure, I have been an A's fan so long -- since 1968 -- that I can handle anything, I guess. It looks like we're at the beginning of yet another three-to-five-year reload and rebuild phase. But what am I supposed to do, root for the Giants? No thanks. They might be rebuilding themselves, at least their rotation. And the Raiders? That situation is so screwed up that I can't even think past what I hope will be an 8-8 campaign.

 

July Fourth: beer, barbecue and baseball. Burns just scored on a sacrifice fly, so it's 2-0 now. And Fosse is indignant after a horrible call by the ump, punching out Reddick on a foul tip that bounced a foot in front of home plate. Another superstar call for Felix. Look out -- I'm losing my chill holiday vibe as I get deeper into this game. The fan in me is getting worked up. Regardless of the outcome -- and I will be in a way better mood if the Athletics win this one -- the inevitability of Beane being a seller and not a buyer is looming over this sun-drenched month like a dark cloud. Last year at this time Billy began what would prove to be the worst stretch of personnel moves in the history of the franchise. It started with unloading prospect Addison Russell (who has been showing flashes of brilliance all season for the Cubs) for Jeff Samardzija. Then Cespedes was gone, Jon Lester was here, and the whole thing unraveled, devolving into the epic collapse that haunts this year's team. I was not very chill last October; I was catatonic. Pomeranz gets through the top of the eighth. Just three more outs and this one is in the barn. Clippard is getting loose ...

 

How does one stay mellow as an Oakland sports fan? Let me count the ways:

1. Be Zen. You cannot control what happens.

2. Have low expectations. That way, when good things happen you're ecstatic.

3. Stay positive. If you don't, the pain will disable you.

4. And those moments that haunt your memory? Allow them to live in your psyche, but try not to be obsessed by them.

 

Clippard, who throws only two pitches, a high fastball and a low changeup, whiffs Cano on a where-did-that-come-from filthy knuckle curve. Then he gets Nelson Cruz on a grounder to short that Marcus Semien actually makes routine with a perfect throw. Two outs. After a 10-pitch walk to Kyle Seager, here comes former Athletic Seth Smith. On a 1-2 pitch, Smith smokes a wicked one-hopper that looks like a sure hit, but Eric Sogard makes yet another great play, snaring the shot and throwing him out. It's our league-leading 11th shutout, for chrissake. And we're in last place.

 

Now I can mow the lawn with a smile, sit in the backyard, read a good book, down a couple of good beers and have a nice dinner. I'm happy, oh, and by the way, I'm feeling very chill. My team won.

 

Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune from 2000 to 2011. In 1991 he came up with the iconic moniker RUN TMC for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music, titled "Seasons, Rhymes in Time" (chillincrowbooks.com).

 

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On My Mind


by Richard Lupoff

Three cheers for Andy Dolich and "Enough Already." (Published in Sports Today, No. 74.) Particularly ironic in view of the story in this morning's Oakland Tribune. Apparently Warriors owner Joe Lacob is interested in purchasing the A's from Lew Wolff and John Fisher, but Wolff says they aren't interested in selling.

 

Sweet-faced (but sour-tempered) Unca Louie has owned the A's for a long enough time to resolve the Coliseum problem, and for all the trial balloons he's floated over the years, the only thing he's accomplished is putting up some new scoreboards at the old ballpark. (And they are very nice scoreboards, no question.)

 

What's the expression: "Lead, follow or get out of the way." (There's a more earthy version of that, but this is a family show, isn't it?)

 

I'm not sure that I would trust Lacob, considering that he says he's going to move the Warriors, one of the most consistently successful franchises in all of professional sports. But I would certainly welcome new ownership for the A's. Maybe we ought to revive the old Joe Morgan group.

 

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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Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being long-time Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.

 

San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street

 

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

The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

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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