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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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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Fight of the Century? Breaking Down Mayweather vs Pacquiao

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Korak’s still on the disabled list, but he’s almost ready to resume baseball activities and should be back mid May. In the meantime… LAS VEGAS, NV – I got sucked in. I had no intention of seeing the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight, five years later, but on Friday I was caught in a nostalgic mood […]

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Mets Winning Streak… But At What Cost? Time for Gorilla Warfare?

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Miami Marlin starting pitcher Tom Koehler’s Adam’s Apple quivered and bobbed as the Mets’ new clean-up hitter ambled to the batter’s box in the bright sunshiny day. The walk-on music: Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz. Some intern’s idea up in production, and while Rhubarb thought it a little on-the-nose (if they wanted the […]

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Opening Day! Rob Manfred Era and Mets 800 lb Gorilla

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WASHINGTON, DC – The bunting furls in the afternoon sun – red white and blue – against the nation’s capital. The fans teeming the streets drain through the Nationals Park gates, laying their phones in baskets as they pass through the metal detectors, then placing them under the bar-code readers to accept their displayed tickets. […]

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Mets, Gorilla Slugger Korak, Smoke Yankees: Reporter Seeks Story

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PORT ST. LUCIE – The Reporter walked into his closet and rubbed his hand on his chin. On his right was a row of blue blazers.  On his left, orange.  Today felt like a blue day, so he pieced it together with his Spongebob yellow tie and matching blue sunglasses.  It promised to be a big day, rumors […]

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The Curious Case of Korak O’Rourke, Mets Gorilla Slugger

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He’s a punishing, promising young Met. A righty clutch hitter; noble, interesting… not that human. PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The secret cannot be held much longer. Questions are being asked, and sooner rather than later the New York Mets management will have to produce a statement.  It’s been exactly thirty years since the organization had […]

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