Oakland Coliseum is the last of the old style multi-purpose stadiums in the country used by both a pro football and baseball team, so check out all the work it to switch from the Oakland A’s playoff game on Saturday evening to be ready for the Raiders vs. Chargers game on Sunday night. That is why the game started at 8:30 and ended around midnight.
STJ’s sports reporter, Pep Fernandez from the Riverside Press Enterprise, caught up with Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson recently…does he remember talking to The Stuman and Jimbo back at Spring Training?
This past weekend it was Metallica Day at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Check out their sweet rendition on the National Anthem:
They were giving out some totally cool Metallica/Giants hats, and Daryl scored one!
And check out our Grand Prize winner of KCAL Workforce Getaway #2, Daniel givens of San Bernardino, who made some killer custom KCAL T-Shirts with his wife just so they could be representing at the game!
Apparently, Daryl was enjoying the beers up there in San Francisco!
And then there’s Lars..kinda throwing out the first pitch:
Ok, we’ll just say it was a big looping curve ball that caught the corner of the plate…
Metallica Night happens at AT & T Park in San Francisco in conjunction with the Dodgers/Giants game tomorrow night. Big congrats to the winner of KCAL Workforce Getaway #2 who’ll be flying up there for the fun. Metallica is getting geared up for the event by releasing a video of them jammimg with Giants pitcher, Barry Zito. Pretty cool!
They’ll also be auctioning off the custom guitars they use to perform the National Anthem…
Hey Dodger fans, her’s your excuse to head up to enemy territory and see the Dodger/Giants rivalry renewed on Friday, May 3rd. It is Metallica Night at AT & T Park! Not only will the band be there to sing the National Anthem and throw out the first pitch, but you’ll also get a special Metallica/Giants baseball hat…click to read more and see what the hat looks like
See that? That is what Vance Albitz’s living room is looking like lately. If we have our way, it is gonna look a lot more packed than that in the next few days! I don’t know if you had a chance to hear him with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo this morning, but that is a young man with a great plan. After reading an article asking some of our troops what they would most like to get in a box from home where the answer was “A couple of gloves and a ball so we could play catch”, Vance started up the Gloves4Troops web site with his father, and set a goal of collecting 1000 gloves and balls to send out to our troops overseas. Such a pure and simple joy, playing catch, and all of us here at KCAL were moved to find some way to help out. Now Vance plays minor league ball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and he’s got to report to spring training on February 18th, so it’s up to us to help him get closer to his goal before then.
If you’ve got an old glove taking up space in the garage, or a few baseballs that are in good shape that you could manage to live without, or if you’ve got 20 bucks that you could kick down to help sponsor sending a box to our troops overseas, please help out. Check out his web site to see how to get your things to him, or bring your gloves or balls down to the station and we’ll get them to him for you. To make it even easier for you to join the effort, we’ll be sending the KCAL Crew out to the various corners of the I.E. over the next few days. Listen in to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood! Here’s a really cool article that was written about Vance on ESPN too…
Happy Birthday to the greatest sportscaster ever! Vin Scully turns 85 today. He will make his return as the Dodgers play-by-play announcer in Spring 2013 for his 63rd season. You don’t have to be a Dodgers fan to appreciate Vin but boy it sure helps the love when you are True Blue like me! Read more for the background on our Southern California treasure, Vin Scully…
It’s not often you get to hang out with your favorite ball player. Tomorrow night is a great exception, especially if you are an Angels fan. And the event is taking place here in the Inland Empire. Read more for the details.
Frankrupt – the worst sports owner in the history of life not named Sterling or Stepien – is history. (Well, unless you count the parking lots he still owns part of.) Lift a glass or ten to celebrate.
That is all.
For your enjoyment, here’s Batman running onto the field at the Baltimore Orioles home opener the other day. Nice tackle by the cop!