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Say-It-Ain't-So Joe Say-It-Ain't-So Joe 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 July 06, 2005

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News, Feature Offensive Line

Offensive Line

Down on the turf of Monster Park, the supposed face of everything wrong with the San Francisco 49ers is hidden behind a pair of Ray-Bans, half-watching as the collection of undervalued assets and overpriced commodities known as a professional football…
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Season's Gratings

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News, Feature Here Comes the Fog

Here Comes the Fog

I have seen Lost in the Fog hats and Lost in the Fog shirts and Lost in the Fog oil paintings being sold alongside Lost in the Fog tote bags. I have seen a LST N FOG vanity plate and…
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The San Francisco Chronicle's labor accord with the Northern California Media Workers Guild was ratified by the union's sullen and defeated membership in July, but for anyone who doubted the ominous gestures in the 40-some pages of the contract --…
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Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals

By Robert M. Sapolsky Scribner (2005), $24 "An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart," Sapolsky writes at the end of Monkeyluv, and if there's a through-line in this wide-ranging and wonderful essay collection, it's the author's ceaseless…
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News, Feature Ballpark of a Future Past

Ballpark of a Future Past

Few American structures have been invested with as much mystical juju as the baseball stadium. It is a kind of civic talisman, if for no other reason than it makes grown men think about their daddies. A good one is…
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News, Dog Bites Brugmannalysis


A few weeks ago, our music editor, Garrett Kamps, received the following letter from Bay Guardian Publisher and regular SF Weekly pen pal Bruce Brugmann. The note -- which we think reads, "How can anybody trust Clear Channel/BGP/New Times awards?"…
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News, Feature Remembering Our Camelot

Remembering Our Camelot

Sometime soon, the divorce of Mayor Gavin Newsom and Kimberly Guilfoyle -- postponed recently due to unspecified "legal issues" -- will at last be finalized, and thus will end the saga of San Francisco's Camelot couple, provided the lawyers can…
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News, Feature Say-It-Ain't-So Joe

Say-It-Ain't-So Joe

The earth beneath Joe Morgan's feet is impossibly flat, every bump smoothed over, every blemish manicured into oblivion, all so that a white cork-filled ball might roll straight and true, the way it has for a hundred years. I am…
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Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

By Michael Lewis W.W. Norton (2005), $12.95 Coach is Michael Lewis' ode to his high school baseball coach, Billy Fitzgerald, a martinet of the old school who taught his players "how to cope with the two great enemies of a…
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News, Feature Darth Vega to the Rescue

Darth Vega to the Rescue

The party was about to end, but for now everyone was in the foyer, standing three or four deep, some perched on tiptoes and some hanging over the staircase banister, all of them watching every grimace, twist, and torque of…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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