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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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Top 5 Sports Story Ever? Islanders Dynasty Secret: Softball Hero Glenn Ecklund

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – This year’s Uniondale New York Brooklyn Islanders of Nassau County had a magical run. But it came to an end last week and, as they say in sports, it’s time to hit the links.  If they want to build towards a new dynasty, however, they’d be wiser to look to their own […]

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Kids Go to Dodgers Game Without Parents?!

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NOTE: The MTM Editorial Staff changed the name of this piece; Yellow Journalism that would make Donald Trump smile. CHAVEZ RAVINE, CA – I got my buddy Steve’s tickets to the Dodgers game yesterday. He’s hung onto these seats for so long that the first year we got them they were only $6 per, which meant […]

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Another Vin Scully Puff Piece Worth Every Minute

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VIN SCULLY BROADCAST BOOTH – Located at the end of Vin Scully Av, a legend is still at work on a busy sports weekend. And it’s been just that in my house, as I coached my ten-year-old’s baseball game (go Silver Lake Mets), then his soccer team (go Flaming Unicorns!), then took my older boy […]

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Opening Day! Time for Baseball Predictions re Cubs, Mets, Sabathia, Tanaka, Royals

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CHAVEZ RAVINE – Another holiday Monday for me, and it’s my favorite one… Opening Day! It’s the time of year when lesser publications start publishing all sorts of predictions and prognostications and when I say lesser… I mean us!  So here goes with our own official iron-clad, lock-of-the-shoe-in declarations of how this baseball season will […]

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Goose Gossage Grouses, Keeps Rant Going

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by special contributor Goose Gossage… TAMPA, FL  – Look, a lot of “words” have been attributed to me lately, many of them out of context, so I’d like to thank Meet The Matts and West Coast Craig for letting me set the record straight.  First off, I am not a crackpot!  I was ambushed by some ESPN […]

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Promotional Daze: Funny MLB Fan Giveaways

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SPRING TRAINING TOWN, USA – Baseball season is finally upon us; Spring Training is in full swing, and it’s time to earnestly look ahead to the season. So, in honor of our esteemed former colleague Grote2DMax, who used to write something along these lines each year, I thought I’d pick up the mantle and take […]

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Scalia Tribute: Supreme Court Athletes; Jury Weighs In

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Here I thought I was getting a rare Monday holiday off, but my  colleague DJ Eberle is busy skiing in minus 11 degree temps in Vermont… because it’s fun! So, here goes another President’s Day post, a spot I’ve used a few times now to celebrate the sports achievements of our illustrius […]

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Super Bowl Losers: It’s All Fun and Games Until You Lose the Super Bowl

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – It’s rare when the Young -N- Fun team wins the Super Bowl; the ‘69 Jets, the ‘74 Steelers, the ‘81 Niners, the ‘85 Bears (though they did have the grand old Sweetness) and maybe that ‘01 Patriot team (though “fun” isn’t quite right). I’m sure I’m forgetting a couple, and while the Panthers were […]

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I Want to Believe in… NFL Conspiracy Theories!

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Last night marked the return to Prime Time of an old fan favorite…Peyton Manning.  It certainly makes for a great story…in fact, this is me quoting myself from two months ago:  “Manning torpedoed it right from the onset with a performance so bad even Chicken Parm sandwiches were embarrassed to be associated […]

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Minnesota, Cincinnati, Washington, Houston: Football God Hates You!

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Poverbs 6:16-19:  “There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among […]

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