Most Bay Area youngsters only dream of rubbing elbows with Giants' perfect game maestro Matt Cain. And now the starting pitcher is about to make some kids' hopes come true.
On Sunday, Matt Cain and Patxi's Pizza will treat the Petaluma Little League World Series champs to a celebratory pizza party. ... More >>
Tennis at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night.
Dec. 10, 2011
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Watching a documentary on '60s music.
"This is a new one, it's called 'Origins.'"
Alaina Moore uttered this after the halfway point of Tennis' 14-song set a ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, I've complained that The Franchise has too often focused on establishing and teasing out narratives rather than using their access to its best advantage. The first two episodes spent most of their time introducing the audience to players, sometimes more than once, and ... More >>
This is another little extra for this week's review of Bar Tartine in the print edition: an interview with the man who made one of the most impressive wines on the restaurant's very interesting wine list.
Liza GershmanDan PetroskiWhen I called Dan Petroski to ask him how he managed to make M ... More >>
People in San Francisco like to play that they've always known the glory of free-range quail terrine and grew up foraging for truffles with their French papa. Don't front. The vast majority of us grew up celebrating all holidays, birthdays, and special events at a buffet. Won a Little League socc ... More >>
Diary is a monthly party at the inimitable Pop's Bar featuring the best in late-'90s and early-'00s emo, pop-punk, and screamo. Starting this week, Diary -- which is put on by Patric Fallon, an occasional SF Weekly contributor and expert blogger over at XLR8R, along with Kristopher Hannum -- will ... More >>
Will this play in Taiwan? If the San Francisco Giants play a two-game set against Arizona in Taiwan -- well, which one is the home team? Major League Baseball has a while to work out who would wear gray and who dons the home whites if Giants and Diamondbacks players approve a league plan to open ... More >>
Photo courtesy Gabe Rivera
Another reason to strive for excellence on what is possibly the most grueling day of the week, this reminds us of the time we won the "Most Improved" award in grade school Little League. Damn, we were proud of that award ...
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Dennis Herrera -- and his fun but ungrammatical T-shirtLook, we're tickled by Dennis Herrera's photo of himself showing up to work on a bicycle today -- he looks like he's getting ready to wave a kid around third base while coaching his son's Little League team, and we like that casual look in a cit ... More >>
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any
The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."