Here’s some more detail on the fun all the San Francisco Giants fans had in Modesto last evening as the World Series trophy tour pulled into town. The Modesto Bee (my employers, bless them!) has a story, videos and photo gallery at this link. As I noted in the previous post, I wasn’t able to […]Read More Sights and sounds of the Giants’ World Series trophy in Modesto
Here’s a story from today’s Modesto Bee about the new batting helmets being used in Minor League Baseball. The specs from Rawlings say their S100 model is built to protect a batter struck by a pitch thrown at up to 100 mph. The Bee story says the helmets are getting rave reviews for their safety, […]Read More New batting helmets in minor leagues getting high marks for safety
[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=Amgen&iid=8856400″ src=”0/8/b/2/CYCLING_2010_c80d.jpg?adImageId=12932403&imageId=8856400″ width=”234″ height=”134″ /] For Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, I played a small part for my news organization’s coverage, staking out a turn in downtown Modesto with a couple of cameras. If I learned anything, it was how hard it is to shoot the fast-moving sport of cycling. […]Read More The Tour of California – and how hard it is to shoot cycling
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=Ubaldo&iid=8438873″ src=”b/b/6/0/MLB_Brewers_vs_237f.jpg?adImageId=12521858&imageId=8438873″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /] Here it is, nearing the end of Week 2 of the Major League Baseball season and I’ve yet to post on anything. This is a good day on which to break my silence. Ubaldo Jimenez (shown in a photo from earlier this season) no-hit the Atlanta Braves, and […]Read More A crazy day for baseball!
I am spoked stoked! The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race has returned to the Golden State, with Lance Armstrong mounting his comeback in fine style today in Sacramento. I first encountered the Tour of California one year ago, when one of the stages started here in Modesto. It was a thrill to watch the […]Read More The Amgen Tour of California returns
If there’s anything more American than baseball, it’s minor league baseball. I grew up knowing only the big-league variety, although one could argue that the Cleveland Indians of the 1960s and 70s were anything but major league. Over the past decade I’ve become a fan of minor league ball, which has enjoyed a resurgence across […]Read More In praise of minor league baseball