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.
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 […]
“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 […]
ELMORE FIELD – You’re trapped, soccer haters. Sure, it’s a manic Monday at Wimbledon, baseball is slogging along, but you don’t really care about that and can’t work up any honest emotions over Carmelo Anthony. The World Cup has squeezed everything else out…at least for one more day, when our surprising National Team takes on […]
CARSON, CA – After slaving away here at MTM Industries since this site was just a mimeographed newsletter faxed out to a half dozen subscribers and disconnected numbers – not much has changed – I finally got the call that was going to make it all worthwhile. It was Short Matt, prying open the purse […]
“. . . You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . .” –Los Angeles Kings fans. EL LAY – Actually, that’s Hunter Thompson from his thematic summation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, though I think he nails the prevailing mood […]
Staples Center–First, let’s get the obits out of the way. Sam the Butcher is bringing Alice the meat in Heaven now, the center square gets an X, Ann B. Davis has passed. I’m not sure, but I believe she was the last white housekeeper depicted on television. Either way, my house is a constant pigssty, and […]