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A handy list of photo albums and games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and 
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 28
Issue No. 108

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Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Super Fan Chase, Leigh Steinberg, Anquan Boldin, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, San Francisco Symphony, Race Across America

Weekly Sports Calendar

Tales of Spring Training and the Pink Pony 
By David Bush


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Super Fan Chase
The Super Fan Chase, an ultimate sports scavenger hunt contest that debuted days before Super Bowl 50, challenged contestants with tasks to solve and highlighted 50 unique Bay Area destinations. Super Fan Chase Day One found Julissa Ortiz (left), of Good Day Sacramento, covering the start of the Chase, along with the Oakland Raiders' Lorenzo Alexander (center) from the top of Cal's Memorial Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus. Photo by HottShotz Imaging.


Super Fan Chase
Super Fan Chase winners: 1st place winner Joseph (far right) with comedian Rudy Ortiz (left), host of the Three Amigos on 95.7 The Game. Bottom left: Super Fan Chase 2nd place winners, Linda and Darrell. Top left:  Super Fan Chase 3rd place winners, Ryan and Dane.


Anquan Boldin - Leigh Steinberg
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was presented with the  2016 Leigh Steinberg Humanitarian Award at Leigh Steinberg's 29th Super Bowl party preceding Super Bowl 50 at City View at METREON in downtown San Francisco on Feb. 6. Left to right, Cosmo DeNicola, Anquan Boldin, Leigh Steinberg and Steven Scheu, a 2016 tight end draftee from Vanderbilt.


The winner of the NFL's 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, Anquan Boldin, attended the 58th Annual Grammys Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 15. Photo by Trae Patton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.


Part I -- Voices we can't wait to hear on the radio. Award-winning San Francisco Giants veteran broadcaster Jon Miller enters his 17th season in the booth on flagship radio station KNBR 680 AM. The Giants open the season on April 4, on the road in Milwaukee. Photo taken at the recent Giants FanFest by Ed Jay.


Duane Kuiper
Part II -- Voices we can't wait to hear on the radio. Duane Kuiper is a seven-time Emmy award-winning radio and television sportscaster for the San Francisco GiantsWhile much mirth is made of Duane's one home run in over 3,000 at-bats (a major league record), in 2004 he was voted by Cleveland fans as one of the 100 greatest players in Tribe history.  Photo taken at the recent Giants FanFest by Ed Jay.


Part III -- Voices we can't wait to hear on the radio. Does "Grab some pine, meat!" sound familiar? Credit Mike Krukow, now entering his 19th full season on KNBR Radio broadcasts, for the catchphrase. Krukow is also the Giants' color analyst on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and NBC Bay Area telecasts. Photo taken at the recent
Giants FanFest by Ed Jay.



Dave Flemming -- Ed Jay
Part IV -- Voices we can't wait to hear on the radio. Thirty-six-year old Dave Flemming begins his 10th year of broadcasting for the San Francisco GiantsFlemming grew up in Alexandria, VA, listening to current broadcast partner Jon Miller call Baltimore Orioles games. 
Photo taken at the recent Giants FanFest by Ed Jay.


Amy Gutierrez
Part V -- Faces we can't wait to see on TV. Amy G (Gutierrez) is a sideline reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area who covers the San Francisco Giants and writes all her own stories. Photo taken at the recent Giants FanFest by Ed Jay.


Jack Lima - 2-21-16
San Jose Barracuda (21-17-6-3, 51pts) goalie Troy Grosenick robs Garnet Hathaway of the Stockton Heat (21-20-1-2, 45pts) but it would not be enough, as the Heat would prevail in overtime, 6-5.


Jack Lima - 2-21-16
Stockton Heat goalie Kent Simpson makes a diving stop on Ben Smith's (21) shot as Mike Vernance (29) defends. Over 5,500 fans turned out on Saturday night at the Stockton Arena to cheer their team to victory over the visiting San Jose Barracuda. Photo by Jack Lima.


Jack Lina - 2-21-16
San Jose Barracuda Raffi Torres (13) checks the Stockton Heat's Mike Vernace into the boards. The Heat have won 10 straight home games dating back to a 2-1 loss to Ontario on Dec 29. Photo by Jack Lima.


SFS - 2-4-2016
A Concert of Champions, presented by the San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films, celebrated Super Bowl 50 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on the evenings of Feb. 3 and 4. Guests included (left to right) Gavin Newsom, Charlotte Shultz, John and Marcia Goldman, Karen and Ronnie Lott. Photo courtesy San Francisco Symphony and Moanalani Jeffrey Photography.


RAAM - 2-21-16
Seana Hogan is the only bicyclist to win the 3,000-mile Race Across America (RAAM) six times. The 56-year-old Californian's heyday was in the 1990s when she not only dominated the women's field but also placed as high as third, when compared to the men's field. Seana came back last year and led all women, even in the younger categories, and was on track to breaking the record but withdrew some 2000 miles into the race after developing severe saddle-sores. Hogan won't reveal how she plans to avoid the problem in RAAM 2016 but stated she has new methods in mind and is confident of completing the journey from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md. Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, Feb. 22
Golden State Warriors @ Atlanta Hawks, 5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Golden State Warriors @ Miami Heat, 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. San Antonio Suns, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche, 7 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. San Diego Gulls, 7 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Sacramento State,
     3 p.m. (preseason)
Fresno State (M) BB v. Air Force, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Air Force, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Golden State Warriors @ Orlando Magic, 4 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. UCLA, 6 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. USC, 8 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Santa Clara, 8 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. USF, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Northern Colorado,
     6:05 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Saint Mary's, 6 p.m.
UOP (W) BB @ USF, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. Northern Colorado,
     7:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26
Sacramento Kings v. L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. UCLA, 6 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ UC San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Cal State San Bernardino,
     7:30 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Oregon, 7 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Oregon State, 8 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ UC San Diego, 5:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Cal State San Bernardino,
     5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder,
     5:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. New York Cosmos,
     7 p.m. (preseason)
Sacramento Republic FC @ Sonoma County Sol,
     7 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ San Diego Gulls, 7:05 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. UCLA, 1:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. UOP, 6 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Saint Mary's, 8 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Cal State San Bernardino,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Utah State, 6 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ UC San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal State Monterey Bay,
     7:30 p.m.
UC Davis (M) BB v. UC Irvine, 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ North Dakota,
     12:05 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ New Mexico, 7 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. Santa Clara, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. USF, 1 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Cal State San Bernardino,
     5:30 p.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. Utah State, 2 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ UC San Diego, 5:30 p.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Cal State University Northridge,
     3 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. New Mexico, 2 p.m.
CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal State Monterey Bay,
     5:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (W) BB v. North Dakota,
     2:05 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28
San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks, 4 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. San Antonio Rampage, 4 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. USC, 5 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Oregon State, 11 a.m.
Stanford (W) BB v. Oregon, 11 a.m.

Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
(Baseball)
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, KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
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 Barracuda: KDOW 1220 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
Sports Pulse

Pink Pony logo
The Pink Pony was established
in 1947.
Pink Pony front
Owner Charlie Briley was instrumental in bringing spring training to Arizona.
David at the Pink Pony,
circa 2015.
Tales from Spring Training and the 
Pink Pony

By David Bush

 
Retired San Francisco Chronicle sports writer David Bush covered spring training for 20-plus years and it was his favorite time of year. His suggestion that spring training last six months, followed by a six-week regular season, was only partially in jest. Below he recalls a venerable spring training water hole, the Pink Pony.

Evenings in the desert were a treasure and most of the memories are of nights at the Pink Pony, a steak house saloon in the heart of Scottsdale. The term "legendary" is used too freely and many times inappropriately. For the Pony, it fits.

Long-time owner Charlie Briley, a Kentucky native who never totally lost his southern accent nor his courtly manners, had been one of the driving forces behind baseball coming to Arizona and the building of the original Scottsdale Stadium. When it was razed in 1992 and replaced by the current structure, Charlie had dibs on the old home plate and installed it in a case on the wall of his restaurant.

He was close friends with Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean, who brought his baseball pals to the Pony in its early days. Most of them never left and were joined by legions of players, managers, executives, writers, broadcasters and fans.

It became a Cooperstown West, one night hosting five members of the Hall of Fame. I can't remember exactly who they were, but a guess would be Willie Mays, Eddie Mathews, Mickey Mantle, Willie McCovey and Joe Cronin. But it could have been Ferguson Jenkins, Orlando Cepeda, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks and Joe Morgan. You get the idea.

Gene Autry, the owner of the Angels and an original singing cowboy of television and movies, had his own dedicated booth at the Pony. The Cowboy was never shy about downing a drink [and] about being honest. One night he unsteadily approached the table of Bill Rigney, the former manager of the Giants and the Angels' manager their first two years of their existence.

"The biggest mistake I ever made was firing you," Autry said. Rigney, a Pony regular and one of the game's great raconteurs, nodded in agreement.

"I told you that the day you did it," Rigney said with a laugh. Autry smiled and bought a round for Rigney's table, which probably included premier baseball writers Roger Angell and Ron Fimrite, broadcaster Lon Simmons and former Giants executive and national league president Chub Feeney.

The Pony was not only a place for bonhomie, it also served as an office annex for club GMs. Giants GM Spec Richardson pulled off more than one deal while at the Pony. Cell phones were several years in the future, so Richardson and other execs used the pay phone to negotiate their deals. If there is a Hall of Fame for phone booths, that one belongs.

Through his baseball connections Briley assembled a collection of World Series bats, which he proudly displayed behind the bar. In addition, the walls were decorated with caricatures of patrons, many of the drawings the work of Charlie's wife, Gwen. It was considered an honor to have Gwen's version of your mug on the wall.
Dave Bush Gwen drawing
It was an honor for Gwen to draw your portrait. David make the cut.
Portraits on wall.
Many portraits on the wall were drawn by Disney artist Don Barkley.
Few of Briley's spring customers were casual patrons. Most of them secured reservations five or six nights a week. One -- I believe it was former Giants coach and manager Dave Bristol -- phoned ahead on nights to say he wasn't coming.

When he managed the Oakland A's, Billy Martin was a regular and you never wanted to leave before he did. You might miss something, like hearing a Casey Stengel story, seeing Billy take Gwen for a twirl around the makeshift dance floor, or ducking while he launched a haymaker at a patron who said something Billy didn't like. I witnessed them all.

Martin was instrumental in the A's hiring of Mickey Morabito in 1980, to be the A's director of travel. The two had been pals when they worked for the Yankees. Making his first trip to Arizona, Morabito learned about the Pony quickly.

"When I was picked up at the airport, it was still afternoon and I figured they would take me to the ballpark and show me my office," Morabito recalled years later.
 
"Instead I was taken straight to the Pink Pony. There was Billy and the coaching staff having a 'meeting' in one of the booths."

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Home plate from the original Scottsdale Stadium.

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The A's Mickey Morabito with Gwen.
By the time Briley died in 2001, the baseball crowd, particularly the younger members, had begun shifting spring allegiances to Don & Charlie's about a mile northeast of the Pony. It is a bustling establishment with plenty of baseball memorabilia on the walls and celebrities in the seats. Although it has become a "must do" on every spring junket, for me it never quite replaced the Pink Pony.

Gwen at front door
Owner Gwen Briley spent half of her life in the Scottsdale steakhouse.
Gwen at closing
New Yorker writer Roger Angell called the Pink Pony "the best baseball restaurant 
in the land."
Gwen Briley hung onto the Pony for a few years but it has since changed hands twice and been remodeled. There is nothing wrong with its current incarnation, except it's not The Pony.

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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 longtime 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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