Author Archive for West Coast Craig

West Coast Craig reports from Hollywood with an endearingly laid back style. A happily married father of two little boys, WCC has an avocado tree in his yard, plays the hot corner in a "Valley" hardball league and always manages to take cool sports-related mini road-trips, often with his immediate clan. He hails from Oneonta, NY but has been "So very L.A." for twenty years, so his sports teams are the Yankees AND the Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the L.A. Lakers and the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques. WCC loves bacon-wrapped hotdogs and can touch his heel and his ear... with his hand.

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On the Chopping Block: Bo, Kirk, Terry, Roger, Walt and Gus?

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CHOPPED KITCHEN – Hello everybody, I’m Ted Allen your host of Chopped and we’ve got another exciting competition in store for you today. Last week we saw Bo Porter of the Astros get chopped to become the first casualty of the season. With baseball winding down and the NFL off to a disappointing season in […]

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Beach Party Tonight, Icky Woods, NFL News, Jeter, Mets and Serena

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POINT MAGU, (you’ve done it again!) – Pardon me folks, but I’m still feeling a little crispy after a weekend camping up over the Ventura County line by this glorious beach… turned death trap. Hurricanes off of Baja have rippled into enormous waves pounding the California coast; good news for pro surfers and drone cameras, […]

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As Bud Selig Slinks Off: Legacies of the Baseball Commissioners

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SUNSET BOULEVARD – Into the Sunset… Bud Selig is walking away at the end of this year and our long national nightmare may come to an end. That’s not likely, though. Buddy’s keeping it in the family with Manfred, who has proven in the whole Biogenesis mess that he’s willing to bend a few rules […]

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The Dumblocks Have Won. Literally.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Now I know this news is a year old now, but I guess I’ve had my head literally/figuratively under a rock because it was just the other night that my wife was bitching about the fact that the definition of “literally” has now been expanded to include the meaning “figuratively” and it […]

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A Very Manny Reunion: Joe Torre, Cooperstown and Manny Being… The Nanny?

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – For those unfamiliar with the Manny Ramirez as Joe Torre’s nanny story, that’s what the following refers to; when Joe Torre had to handle Manny in L.A…. EXT. COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK. YESTERDAY A lovely summer day at the Baseball Hall of Fame, resplendent in its bunting and brick. The ceremonies have just […]

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Last Word on World Cup: Messi, Messier and German Schadenfreude

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“Argentina tried to be cute, Germany aimed for handsome.” -West Coast Craig CORCOVADO, BRAZIL – No, Messi Against the Mannschaft was not a feature playing at West Hollywood’s Tomkat Theater, it was the culmination of sixty-four soccer matches across the first month of summer that pretty much dominated the zeitgeist by sheer force of global […]

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