Well done, kids. You made the right choice.
It is a true bummer that the San Jose Sharks have once again disappointed the city with an exit from the playoffs. In fact, this is the earliest the team has ever exited the playoffs in their history.
But from this sadness comes this really cool story. Per BJ Rains on Twitter, two high schoolers had a decision to make. Do they attend their high school prom or go watch the St. Louis Blues in Game 5?
Obviously, the kids made the right choice. I never really cared much for my high school prom. Yes it was an important experience to have but looking back at it, it wasn’t necessary. So I applaud these kids for making the right choice. But not only that, they went to the game all nice and dressed up. That is very cool.
So out of this, there was one cool story for me. And to the guy in the photo, hold on to her. She’s a keeper!
Tonight I’ll be heading to the Coliseum and they’re giving away a Rollie Fingers bobblehead. Fingers is known for not only being a great closer but having the coolest handlebar mustache around.
That got me thinking about my favorite athletes and their facial hair. Here’s a quick slideshow of my top ten and why I dig their style so much. (This is in no particular order.)
Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony marked a new chapter in 49ers history.
I remember hearing about the Santa Clara stadium years ago and was against it. Growing up as a 49ers fan and being alive for their magical Super Bowl runs, I felt that the 49ers should always remain in San Francisco. Having them move to another place 38 miles south from a place they call home just didn’t feel right to me.
There were times where I would feel San Francisco didn’t make enough effort to establish a new stadium for the 49ers. I felt that Santa Clara was a sign of a major change for the team that would tarnish their great history.
I wanted the 49ers to be in San Francisco. It was just right to me. But in those years since all up until last night’s groundbreaking ceremony, I’ve had a change of heart.
Throwbacks done right.
Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will be beautiful sight for baseball uniform geeks like me. Both teams will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their first ever meeting at Fenway Park.
As you can see from the above photo, both teams will be wearing throwback jerseys from that year in 1912. (I don’t know why the promotional image used for the Yankees/Highlanders jersey is white when the jerseys they will be wearing are gray.)
But the idea of throwbacks have gotten a made craze over the past decade or so and sometimes, if done right, it can be an amazing experience.
Of course, we all understand that part of the reason why we have seen so many throwback jerseys being worn by numerous teams from different sports in the past is simply to appease the merchandise sales.
Even with this throwback game, I hear the caps will be on sale to the public. Realistically, would you want to pay $35 for a plain white cap like the one the Red Sox will be wearing? It’s a bad deal but somebody’s going to buy it. I am pretty sure somebody bought these caps.
Last year for the first time in their history, the Sharks decided to wear their third jerseys for the entire playoffs. By rule, the team couldn’t flip flop between the thirds and primaries throughout the playoffs. So Team Teal was black at home.
San Jose has decided to wear their thirds again this year and I think it’s a mistake. Last year I think they wore it just to get off some bad mojo. But since it didn’t work, the Sharks need to go back to wearing teal.
As the only team in the league to wear teal, why not go with the look they are most recognized for? I don’t know if it’s for merchandise sales or not, but I believe that in the playoffs, a team shouldn’t wear their alternates. Keep the alternates for the regular season.
The people of the Cuban community in Miami are calling for the Marlins to fire Ozzie Guillen after his remarks about Fidel Castro in Time Magazine. After Guillen apologized for his mistake, it’s still hard for people to ignore what he said.
“I love Fidel Castro… You know why? Many people have tried to kill Fidel Castro in the last 60 years, yet that [SOB] is still there.”
For the Cuban community, Castro was pure evil and any kind of support thrown his way is obviously something that won’t sit well. But there are still a lot of questions that weren’t answered.
Guillen claims that he was misinterpreted and still apologized for it. If you’ve heard Guillen speak English, there can be moments where his accent and broken language is a restriction. Even sometimes during his press conferences I struggle to understand him. But Guillen said that his remark were in Spanish and this is what he actually said.
”I cannot believe that someone who has hurt so many people over the years is still alive.”
One looks bad. The other one looks great.
I knew about the new road uniform changes for the Giants months ago but I didn’t really have a strong opinion on them until I actually saw them in action this weekend.
So the Giants now have two different road gray jerseys — the first team to do that since the 2008 Rangers (photos here, here) and one of them looks really good. The other one looks like a big mess.
There are subtle changes to the primary but they are not improvements to the set. In fact, they’ve made it look a lot worse.
Let’s take a look at both the jerseys and see what’s new.
What are we calling this place?
Apparently they’re calling it the O.co Coliseum only three times per broadcast. From the Mercury News, due to a disagreement, the stadium now is being referred to as the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum once again. The O.co name is still there, but it really isn’t there.
This is another sad chapter in the life for the Oakland A’s. They scrap to find sponsors for their stadium and when they do, they can’t even find any solution to their problems.
Of course, if they are allowed to move to San Jose, the entire thing wouldn’t be an issue. Instead, they are just getting by barely with this old ballpark without any solution in sight. The Coliseum, as I will always call it, can’t be the home of the A’s for much longer. The team deserves better.