Baseball's Back!

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 by Games_and_Sports

Moneyball Spring is here: the flowers are blooming, love is in the air, and the World Series hopes of millions of fans are flying high before they get pummeled back to earth by reality. That's right, baseball season is underway, and Bay Area fans have much to look forward to. The Oakland A's come into the season with high expectations, having won the American League West . . . more »

A Real Paige Turner

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 by dcfan

Something to Prove Something to Prove February 7 marked the anniversary of the only on field meeting between legendary batter and pitcher Satchel Paige and Joe DiMaggio. In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a skinny young prospect from San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio, to see if he was big league ready. They knew the best, trickiest pitcher available was the inestimable Satchel Paige. They set up . . . more »

Sports Gaming: Athletic Glory for the Common Man

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 by Games_and_Sports

Madden NFL 13 Some people are blessed with amazing physical gifts: blazing speed, astounding leaping ability, precise hand-eye coordination. These incredible human specimens often end up playing sports at high levels, and go on to become the athletes of legend, gaining immense fame and adoration for their skill and achievements ...and then there are the rest of us. Most of us will never know what it's like to . . . more »


Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Ballplayer Latin American names are common on major league rosters these days, but how those players end up in a Dodgers or Giants or Red Sox uniform may not be something the casual baseball fan has given much thought. Ballplayer is a gritty documentary that examines that process in the Dominican Republic, a significant source of players. Forget feel-good boys-of-summer tales. The film follows two well-regarded . . . more »