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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper Grab Some Pine at Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:01 AM

click to enlarge Kruk and Kuip win the pennant. Actually, it's an honorary resolution.
  • Kruk and Kuip win the pennant. Actually, it's an honorary resolution.
Back when Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper played for the Giants at Candlestick Park, fans brave -- or foolhardy -- enough to stick around for an extra-inning night game received a Croix de Candlestick pin.

The duo -- the team's broadcasters for the past 20 years -- deserve a memento of their own. The two waited patiently for the better part of two hours at the Board of Supervisors' meeting to hear a resolution passed in their honor. But the supes instead went into extra innings on a debate about the epic Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment project just an outfield toss from Kruk and Kuip's old ballyard.

click to enlarge Mike Krukow was left 'speechless' by the supes' honor, leaving Duane Kuiper to do the talking
  • Mike Krukow was left 'speechless' by the supes' honor, leaving Duane Kuiper to do the talking
While the broadcasters patiently waited in the office of Bevan Dufty, the resolution's sponsor, the supes argued about "amending CEQA," "Riprap," and wondered what the BCDC would think about all of this. At one point the following sentence was uttered: "We want to change the ICA with respect to the changes on the DDA."

Finally, the broadcasters received their due, only an hour and 15 minutes later than the scheduled 3:30 commendations. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, flashing perhaps his first smile in board chambers in the year 2010, whipped out a baseball signed 25 years ago by Krukow to "Sean Elsbernd, future Giant."

"I am still waiting for the call," he told the broadcasters. After Kruk and Kuip left and the supes continued yet another long, contentious meeting, Elsbernd no doubt meant it.

click to enlarge No stranger to team photos, Kruk and Kuip pose with the supes
  • No stranger to team photos, Kruk and Kuip pose with the supes

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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