I’m a San Francisco Bay Area native, and I’ve been actively following my favorite team  (the Giants) since 1978 (they had their first winning season in a while that year and had some exciting young players like Jack Clark and Bob Knepper).  The Giants fortunes didn’t really turn around until 1986, but I was hooked in ’78 and have been a major league baseball fan ever since.  I’m also a compulsive reader and have read a great many books about baseball over the last 30 years.  I was also a history major in college, and I think that an understanding of the history of the game adds a lot to my commentary.  I Hope you enjoy it.

2 Comments on “About”

  1. Max Tcheyan Says:

    Hey Burly,

    I would like to invite you to start having your articles re-posting at bleacherreport.com. With our blog import tool your articles would auto-import to your b/r profile and link back to your blog giving your work exposure to our established online community.

    Please let me know if you would be interested. Basically re-posting your work at b/r would provide you with another platform to have your articles featured on and allow you to grow your following and readership. Look forward to hearing back from you.


  2. Mark Jacob Says:

    Burly — I enjoy your blog, and thought you might be interested in a new book I’ve co-authored, “What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame” by Matthew Jacob and Mark Jacob. As baseball’s All-Star Game approaches, your blog readers might like the book’s stories about how Ken Griffey Jr. was allergic to the candy bar named after him, how Ted Williams timed his hotel room service with a stopwatch, and how Roberto Clemente nearly was killed by robbers but ended up with a box of takeout chicken. Go to this posting — http://www.whatthegreatate.org/journal/2010/7/8/rhubarbs-taters-and-cans-of-corn.html — at our website (whatthegreatate.org) for anecdotes about baseball greats and food.

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