Giants season ticket holders got a chance to have their picture taken with the World Series trophy last week. I took some of my softball teammates and former San Francisco Chronicle colleagues, and we waited in line an hour at our appointed time for our moment.
I’ve got the site up and working and have posted the San Francisco Giants tickets I have for sale. The site still needs some tinkering, but all the parts are working.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Geno Espineli is reportedly the first full-blooded Filipino to play Major League Baseball and I read today (see very end of story) that teammate Tim Lincecum’s mother is Filipina.
Vendors outside Wrigley Field and on eBay are still selling shirts that have “Horry Kow” on the front and Japanese ball player Kosuke Fukudome’s name and number on the back. The shirts poke fun at Japanese accents using the familiar “holy cow” that the late Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray used to always use.
Even with all the talk of new media and the Internet, there’s still some dinosaur-like thinking out there in the journalism world. A good example is a sports column by Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who laments about Major League Baseball playing games in Tokyo, “you know the guys who gave us Pearl Harbor.”
New Oakland A’s coach Don Wakamatsu is highly regarded and may become the first Asian American manager in Major League Baseball.
James won our Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Plus league last year, beating 2005 champ Gavin Tachibana and a strong field. Congratulations, James, but enjoy it while you can. The bobblehead (or whatever Yahoo gives out next) is mine this season.
Sunday was San Francisco Giants Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Day, and my brother-in-law Ken crashes into the wall trying to make a great play in left field. Ramie and I, Ramie’s sister Debbie, and of course, Ken, took advantage of the Giants allowing season ticket holders onto the field after the game.
He came and went in less than a week, but Travis Ishikawa made an impression after being called up to fill in for injured regular San Francisco Giants first baseman Lance Niekro.
Gavin Tachibana, for winning the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league I was the commissioner for last year.