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.
First off I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to my esteemed colleague Cheeseman on his beautifully considered words yesterday (as well as his picks!). Los Feliz Region 1567–The U-10 team I coach, the Redd Foxxes, beat those big dummies in the first round of our playoffs last weekend but then got […]
FLUSHING, NY – Oh, there’s got to be a morning after… and for Mets fans, the hangover will peak days from now but the interim walk of shame is mercifully short, seeing as you spent the night at home anyway. Many sincere condolences are in order, but I’d rather light a candle than curse the […]
FLUSHING, NY – Lawd Have Murphy! … That was the name of the 1985 Eddie Murphy tour. I got a souvenir t-shirt from the Binghamton Arena show – which I wore out by summer’s end, but now I hope similar t-shirts are being drawn up to celebrate Daniel Murphy (though would he object to the […]
Hollywood Pitch Room–To borrow a football metaphor, baseball’s regular season took a knee and ran out the clock yesterday. Since the addition of the second Wild Card has there been a year that ended so anticlimactically, with the playoffs pretty much set and so many teams backing in with losses? It’s a pretty underwhelming group […]
DJ Eberle has abandoned his post today, thanks to scoring some tickets to watch the Rex Ryan era begin in Buffalo with a survivor-pool busting upset over the Colts, so I’ve drawn another holiday post. Happy Rosh Hashanah! Fire Island–It was a holiday weekend no matter the Jewish calendar, as the Society Papers were abuzz […]
The timeline is a little hazy, with gaping blank spaces, but it started sometime yesterday afternoon when Short Matt was invited to the country club of his future father-in-law, Judge Scowl, for some recreational tennis. They never finished a single game as Short Matt returned every serve over the fence, but the meeting was mostly […]