2014 Baseball cover
A convenient list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment
Monday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 12
Issue No. 36

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Monday, October 6

San Francisco Giants v. Washington Senators,

     2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7

Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers,

     7:30 p.m. (preseason)

Sacramento Kings v. Toronto Raptors, 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 8

San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 7:00 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes @ Portland Timbers,

     7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 9

Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers,

     7:30 p.m. (preseason)

Friday, October 10

Stanford Cardinal v. Washington State Cougars,

     6:00 p.m.

SCCA National Championship Runoffs, Mazda

     Raceway Laguna Seca

Saturday, October 11

San Jose Sharks v. Winnipeg Jets, 7:00 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes @ Real Salt Lake,

     6:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Brooklyn Nets, 10:00 p.m.


Cal Bears v. Washington Huskies, 3:00 p.m.

UC Davis Aggies v. Montana State Bobcats,

     4:00 p.m.

Fresno State Bulldogs @ UNLV Rebels, 7:00 p.m.

Sacramento State Hornets @ Northern Colorado

     Bears, 12:30 p.m.

SCCA National Championship Runoffs, Mazda

     Raceway Laguna Seca

Sunday, October 12

Oakland Raiders v. San Diego Chargers,

     1:05 p.m.

Golden  State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers,

     6:30 p.m. (preseason)

SCCA National Championship Runoffs, Mazda

     Raceway Laguna Seca





Cal BB (M) - KGO 810 AM

Cal BB (W) - Pac-12 Network

Cal football - KGO 810 AM

Fresno Grizzlies - KYNO 1430  AM

Fresno State football - 940 AM ESPN Radio

Golden State Warriors - KNBR 680 AM

Oakland A's - 95.7 FM The Game

Oakland Raiders - 95.7 FM The Game

Sacramento Kings - KHTK 1140 AM

Sacramento River Cats - Talk 650 AM KSTE 

San Francisco 49ers - KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO

     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM

San Francisco Giants - KNBR 680 AM

San Jose Earthquakes - 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose Giants - MiLB Gameday Audio

San Jose SaberCats - KNBR 1050 AM

San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco

San Jose State football - KLIV 1590 AM

Stanford BB (M) - KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)

Stanford BB (W) - KZSU 90.1 FM

Stanford football - KNBR 1050 AM

Stockton Ports - KWSX 1280 AM

UC Davis football - KTHK 1140 AM


NFL Schedule - Week 6

Bye teams: Chiefs, Saints

Thursday, October 9

Baltimore Colts @ Houston Texans,  5:25 p.m.

Sunday, October 12

Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons, 10:00 a.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans,

     10:00 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

     10:00 a.m.

Denver Broncos @ New York Jets, 10:00 a.m.

Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings, 10:00 a.m.

New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills,

     10:00 a.m.

Carolina Panthers @ Cincinnati Bengals,

     10:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns,

     10:00 a.m.

Green Bay Packers @ Miami Dolphins,

     10:00 a.m.

San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders,

     1:05 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m.

Washington Redskins @ Arizona Cardinals,

     1:25 p.m.

New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles,

     5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 13

San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams,  5:30 p.m.



"The number one priority is playing baseball. There are so many people in New York trying to get you to do this and get you to do that, which is fine, but you have to take care of yourself."

~Derek Jeter

MLB shortstop, 20 years with the New York Yankees

Five-time World Series champion

2009 Roberto Clemente award


For your viewing pleasure

Michael Zagaris - Lloyd - 10-5-2014

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Lloyd makes a spectacular catch in the fourth quarter over cornerback Sean Smith to keep a drive alive.

San Francisco defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17 and improved their 

record to 3-2. Photo by Michael Zagaris.



Michael Zagaris - Kaep-Lloyd 10-5-2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd share a postgame laugh after their defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs,

22-17. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Ed Jay - Brandon Belt - 2014

The smile of a winner. San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt was part of

KNBR's FanFest prior to the opening of the 2014 MLB season and it's no surprise that San Francisco would fall in love with a giraffe!

Photo by Ed Jay.


Kenny Karst - Cal - 9-27-2014
Senior kicker James Langford's 33-yard field goal in double overtime at California's Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 27 was the difference as the Golden Bears emerged with a 59-56 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure
to LIKE us.  Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - SJSU - 9-27-2014

San Jose State Spartans sophomore running back Jarrod Lawson (#21) rumbles up the middle for a short gain versus the Nevada Wolf Pack at Spartan Stadium in San Jose on Sept. 27. Lawson had 56 yards on 15 carries for the Spartans in the first Mountain West Conference game of the season for both schools. The Wolf Pack would prevail, winning 21-10. To view a photo album of the game shortly, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - 49ers - Jessa
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Jessa dances in the end zone during a timeout on Sunday afternoon as the host 49ers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. To view a photo album of the cheerleaders, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Kenny Karst. 


Rich Yee - San Jose Sharks - 9-30-2014

Not for wimps! In pursuit of the puck, Taylor Doherty of the San Jose Sharks receives a hard check in the back and is sent sprawling by Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings. In a preseason tune-up, the Sharks lost to the Kings 4 to 1 at the SAP Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30 with Joe Thornton scoring the Sharks only goal. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photos by Rich Yee.


Ed Jay - PBR - 2014
I feel a headache coming on! The Professional Bull Riders (PBR.com), an international professional bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colorado, visited Oracle Arena on September 26 and 27, much to the delight of western aficionados and their families. Riders attempted to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds, which when viewed from the grandstands seemed like an eternity. (It was, as few succeeded. See above.) To view a photo album of the PBR event, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Ed Jay.


Kenneth Wong - Jesse Sapolu

Former San Francisco 49ers Jesse Sapolu and other former players, including Steve Bono and Ricky Watters, enjoyed a golf tournament at the Silver Creek Country Club in San Jose on Sept. 29. Photo by Kenneth Wong.



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There are 23 days left until the Golden State Warriors start their NBA season, Oct. 29, visiting

the Sacramento Kings.

The First Tee - 2014

There are 2 days left until the start of the NHL season, Oct. 8, with the San Jose Sharks

visiting the Los Angeles Kings.


Memorable Sports Moment
Richard Lupoff - resized   

Every fan's dream

--Richard Lupoff

Richard Lupoff waited 70 years! On Sept. 6 Richard threw out the first pitch at the Oakland A's versus Houston Astros game at O.co Coliseum and it was a dream come true. Richard received the honor in recognition of his longtime love affair with the A's, dating back to 1943, when he saw his first A's game in Philadelphia. Richard has written two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories and is also a contributor to the Ultimate Sports Guide

Here is how Richard recalls the experience ...


Credit goes to my younger son, Tom. He got in touch with the A's and said, "My dad has been an A's fan since he was little kid and saw them play in Philadelphia in 1943. That's 70 years. Do you think that deserves some recognition?"


Now bear in mind, I didn't know anything about this until one morning last week. Phone rings, it's Tom, and he asks, "Dad, can you still throw a baseball sixty feet six inches?" I said I could. He said, "Well, then, you throw out the first pitch next Friday."


And I did. No problem with the sixty-and-six, but it was the first time I ever threw off a mound. I didn't want to fling the ball over the catcher's head and over-compensated and threw a one-bouncer.


The strangest part of the experience was this: I'd been apprehensive for several days in advance, frightened that I'd disgrace myself in front of 20,000 spectators. But the instant I set foot on the infield grass I became totally calm and focused. I think this is what real athletes call "being in a zone."


The 20,000 people in the stands disappeared. Everybody disappeared except the catcher and me. I just threw the ball. I felt totally comfortable and at-home. Given the chance, I think I could have pitched nine innings. A wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Postscript: Oakland defeated Houston 7-5 and continued streaking towards the playoffs. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


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Oakland A's - spring training - 2014
Where 2014 all began -- Oakland A's spring training.
Pete Elman

Aftermath of a tragedy: 

The test begins

--Pete Elam

These are the times that try men's souls. It is said that in sports we find greater character in defeat than in triumph. We can all celebrate a winner; it's easy. But the way that a team -- or a city -- handles a crushing loss is the true test.

As hard as it is for us fans, how can one possibly fathom the pain that the Athletics must be experiencing at this moment? To go in seven short weeks from the penthouse to the other house must be unbearably excruciating for Beane, Melvin, Young and all the players. They were at 72-44 when the roof fell in, when the bottom fell out and the team began to take on water. What had been their calling card -- winning the close ones -- became their Achilles' heel.


I don't know what moves Billy will make, and have no idea what the roster will look like come April. But I do know that now is NOT the time to throw in the towel and jump ship. Would you rather be in Philadelphia? How about Cleveland? As important as it is that the A's look forward and try to regroup after yet another heartbreaking end to the season, it is imperative that they have our support.


What happened in August and September was Shakespearean, but there were reasons. You cannot hit, catch, throw a baseball or run the bases when you're beat up. Eventually your handpicked all-star rock band of starters will wither under the strain of no run support. And when the train starts rolling, it won't slow down until it runs off the rails, which is exactly what happened.


So how do you get off the mat? You find strength in the things that got you here: your competitive drive, your will and unfailing belief in your own abilities. The world did not end when Salvatore Perez hit that ball past a sprawling Josh Donaldson, a sight that will cause me nightmares for years.


It took me forever to fall asleep Tuesday night, and when I finally did, I had the kind of dream you have when you are exhausted and emotionally spent. In my dream it was a beautiful day, the sky was blue, and I was outdoors shooting hoops ... with Jonny Gomes. He looked at me and with that eternally positive attitude of his, smiled and said, "You just gotta believe."


If Jonny says it, it's so.


Peter Elman


October 3, 2014


Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune from 2000-2011. In 1991 he came up with the popular moniker "RUN TMC" for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music entitled "Seasons, Rhymes In Time." www.chillincrowbooks.com

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