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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Dispatch From Old Cape Cod (League) and Rousey-like Roller Derby!

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Cape Cod–Your humble West Coast Reporter has been summering on the Cape, shucking clams and jiving the candlepin bowling they have up here, taking an occasional scant glance at the world of sports through this muggy New England glass. I basically only learned that Tom Brady is a martyr, Boston didn’t want your stupid Olympics […]

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All-Name All-Stars and Home Run Derby Rules

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CINCINNATI, OH – I’ve drawn the All-Star Monday slot again, so that means two things: Time to make up new Home Run Derby Rules, and playing the All-Star Name Game! What’s that you say? The Home Run Derby already has new rules this year? Well, just who do you think you are anyway, my hypothetical […]

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Matz the Meat!

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Folks, because I know you’re tuning in here to find out what happens next in the continuing adventures of Korak and Rhubarb, but they’ll have to return in a couple of weeks…because I think I’m contractually obligated to talk about Steven Matz today. FLUSHING, NY – I like to think this site has been around […]

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Lord of the Pop Flies: Mets Gorilla with David Wright

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NEW YORK, NY¬† – Six months ago, deep in the jungles of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, farmer Rex O’Rourke was tending to his banana plants when he heard a voice whisper, “If you build it, he will come.” Rex looked around, puzzled. He’d dropped out of civilization when he dropped onto the island […]

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Mets New Star: Brown-Eyed Handsome Gorilla

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< NEW YORK, NY – Korak charged third base as coach Tim Teufel frantically gave the stop sign. The big gorilla never slowed down, his left hand gripped the bag as his hind legs sprang around it. Bartolo Colon had just hit a ball into the gap and Korak was on first thanks to another […]

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Korak Returns Just In Time! Gorilla and Noah Save Mets?

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“I’m working on something interesting.” –Freddie Wilpon NEW YORK, NY – Those were the Mets’ owner’s words as he plopped ice in his white wine and offered some to the guest in his office. The Mets were on the field down below, and Noah Syndergaard finished his warm-ups. Bud Selig eyed the cube and gave […]

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