May 2, 2008

Red Bull Air Race Returns To SD

I got to attend the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay on Saturday, September 22, 2007, thanks to Larry and Judy Thrall and thanks especially to their friend Mary Ann Williams. Thanks again to Larry, he and I will be going...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:41 AM in San Diego, Sports

October 21, 2007

DMG Has Letter In U-T Sports

I have a letter to the editor on Page 2 of today's Union-Tribune Sports section. They changed a few words and dropped my last paragraph, but that's cool. Here's what I sent them: As the Colorado Rockies wait for their first visit to the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:12 AM in Sports

October 3, 2007

DMG Goes To Red Bull Air Race

I got to attend the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay on Saturday, September 22, thanks to Larry and Judy Thrall and thanks especially to their friend Mary Ann Williams. One of my photos is above. To see a gallery of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in DMG's Photos, San Diego, Sports

September 16, 2007

DMG Catches Pennant Fever!!!

One of my oldest loves is baseball, and this year's Major League division races are down to their final two weeks, so I have my annual case of Pennant Fever, baby! Saturday night I went to the Padres-Giants game at Petco Park with my...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:12 AM in DMG's Photos, Sports

October 11, 2005

I Had A Miserable Sports Week

My favorite sports teams had a miserable week... The Padres got swept by the Cardinals in 3, leaving me with a quartet of useless Game 4 tickets. St. Augustine High School lost to Servite. SDSU lost to UNLV. The Chargers lost to the Steelers....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:45 PM in Sports

October 8, 2005

Time For Craft To Take A Hike!

I just sent the following letter to the Sports department of The San Diego Union-Tribune: I am a 1972 graduate of San Diego State who worked as a statistician for the Aztecs football team in Don Coryell's penultimate year as Head Coach. I have...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:34 PM in Sports

October 1, 2005

I Scored 4 Tix For Sunday's Playoff!

Woo Hoo!!! Go Padres!!! After 2 1/2 hours of pushing Redial with my left hand while working a mouse with my right hand, I finally got through by phone to the Padres ticket office and bought four tickets to the fourth National League baseball...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:54 AM in Sports

January 9, 2005

San Diego Suffers Three Sports Losses

While watching a replay late last night of the San Diego State basketball team's Mountain West Conference opener at Brigham Young University, I was thinking I wanted to write an article about three major sports losses in San Diego this past week. During the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:35 PM in San Diego, Sports

December 19, 2004

Congratulations San Diego Chargers!

Congratulations to the professional football team I've followed through thick and thin since 1961, the San Diego Chargers, who just beat the Browns 21-0 in snowy Cleveland to clinch their first AFC West Championship since 1994! The Bolts are back! Everybody click here and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:21 PM in Sports

November 23, 2004

Oh Doctor! Vote For Jerry Coleman!

Long-time San Diego favorite Jerry Coleman, famous for crying "Oh doctor!" after great plays, is one of nine present or former Padres broadcasters who are listed on the preliminary ballot for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame's 2005 Ford C. Frick Award, which...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in San Diego, Sports

September 19, 2004

Want To Go To A Padres Game With DMG?

I have tickets for two of this season's final Padres games at Petco Park, and I don't yet know who I'm going to take with me to either event. If you'd be interested in joining me for one of the games, please e-mail me...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:28 PM in Sports

September 3, 2004

I Have Tickets For "Mr. Padre Weekend"

A month ago I bought tickets for the Padres-Rockies games tonight and tomorrow at Petco Park through the Padres web site. It's "Mr. Padre Weekend," honoring our team's great future Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn! I took 137 San Diego Catholic School Alums to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 PM in Sports

July 30, 2004

I Scored Tickets For Tonight's Game!!!

I scored tickets for tonight's sold-out Padres-Dodgers game at an auction yesterday on the Marketplace page of the Padres web site! The auction was scheduled to end at 12:05 p.m. and I placed a bid at 11:36 a.m. At 11:53 someone outbid me by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:06 PM in Sports

May 22, 2004

I'm Calling Petco Park "The Pet"

I've heard only one possible nickname for Petco Park, new home of the San Diego Padres, and that's "Bark Park," which I loathe! I've therefore decided to call our magnificent new ballpark "The Pet"! If you haven't heard that one before, remember that you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:03 PM in Sports

April 25, 2004

I'm Not Thrilled With The Chargers Draft!

I spent most of Saturday and parts of Sunday watching the National Football League hold its annual draft of college players on ESPN. I'm not even going to try to explain the Manning Mess! I'm just going to talk about the players the Chargers...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:10 PM in Sports

April 24, 2004

America Mourns Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman is dead. :( It was all over the news yesterday and will be there again today and tomorrow. He was killed during fighting in Afghanistan. I borrowed this picture of him from Associated Press. When I first heard about Tillman quitting the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:20 AM in In Memoriam, Sports, USA, World