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troymccluresf

  • joined Jun 22, 2009
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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San Francisco native.
First Giants game: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN199007010.shtml
Attended Candlestick Park, Oakland Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, Pacific Bell Park, Angels Stadium, Old Yankee Stadium, PNC Park, Citi Field, Petco Park

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  • NBA Golden State Warriors
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Beer of pumpkin season

Semi-relevant business first: Fangraphs is having a meetup tomorrow night at 21st Amendment. Our own Lies and Perfidy will be holding court at Pyramid in Walnut Creek (not Berk like I dumbly said...

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Beer of the Series or week or whatever: Haight-Castro Beer Crawl

Sorry it's been a while; I've been fairly busy these days. Also, which one of you nerbs was the one that said hi to me at Drake's this past Friday? Sorry I wasn't more talkative; it's been a while...

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Beer of the Series: Russian River Beer Revival & BBQ Cookoff

Sorry I've been AWOL. I was out of town last weekend and was dead swamped & tired this week. On a related note, if you're ever in Middletown, CA, don't go to the Chevron. They sell Nazi-emblazoned...

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Beer of the Series: Lagunitas Brewing Co (Petaluma)

We should probably do a beer meet-up sometime this season, shouldn't we? Maybe a weekend day game at Toronado, and we can take over the back room? Or maybe Shotwell's or Rosamunde Mission?

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Beer of the Series: Astros @ San Francisco

Houston apparently has some beer. But I'm gonna write about Almanac in San Francisco, since I don't know shit-all about Texas beer beyond Spoetzel (Shiner Bock) and a coupla bars in Austin...

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Beer of the Series: Giants @ Pittsburgh

Quick note: I'm working Drake's First Friday today (Fri 7/6), so if you're around, come say hi (and dress warm; it gets windy). It's behind/between the Walmart & Sports Authority in San Leandro. ...

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Beer of the Series: Giants @ Washington DC

First, a semi-related tidbit. via WaPo: In the days after Harper’s quote, Denver Beer Co. brewed a small, special batch of Canadian lager, and named it, "Clown Question Bro." They tapped the...

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Beer of the Series: Los Angeles @ Giants

I used to dislike LA. I mean, I don't love it now, and I'd never live there, but I've definitely warmed to it quite a bit. And because my life revolves around beer, it's largely because the S...

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Beer of the Series: Giants @ Oakland

The Bay Area as a whole is pretty much its own appellation as far as beer goes. Aside from Beer Revolution's East Bay vs SF night during beer week, there's rarely much distinction made, and we...

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Beer of the Series: Giants @ Anaheim

This weekend I noticed that Lookout Landing does this thing where they have a Beer Of The Series, which I think is pretty nifty. There are a not-insignificant number of beer geeks here on McCovey...

The Return of Pat Burrell

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The Return of Pat Burrell

SFPL Historical Photographs

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Really cool photos from the past 160 years, including quite a few of Seals Stadium & Candlestick's construction.

There is no way I'm suffering through this alone.

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There is no way I'm suffering through this alone.

Completely, utterly, horrendously off-topic, but some friends showed me this video last night, and...

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Completely, utterly, horrendously off-topic, but some friends showed me this video last night, and all I could think of was Creepy Zito. Also, has anyone ever seen Phil Collins and Matt Williams in the same place at the same time? Just sayin…

Never-Seen Photos: Willie Mays

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With all due respect to Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, and even Babe Ruth, Willie Mays was the greatest all-around player baseball's ever seen. The epitome of the "five tool" threat -- he could run, throw, field, hit for average and with astonishing power -- Mays bedeviled opponents and thrilled fans for more than two decades. Here, on the 60th anniversary of his May 25th, 1951 major league debut, LIFE.com presents previously unpublished photos of Mays by Loomis Dean, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Ralph Morse from the '50s and '60s -- an era when the Say Hey Kid's preternatural talent and infectious joy on the diamond provided millions with one more giant reason to love the game.

If I weren't a Giants fan, I'd say this has gone way too far. But I am, so suck it, Mat Latos.

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If I weren't a Giants fan, I'd say this has gone way too far. But I am, so suck it, Mat Latos.

Hey all... as I mentioned before, I'm helping put on a fundraiser raffle for Bryan Stow this Friday...

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Hey all... as I mentioned before, I'm helping put on a fundraiser raffle for Bryan Stow this Friday evening at Speakeasy. We're still collecting raffle prizes, but so far we have massages, tattoos, a Green Apple gift card, the Giants World Champion issue of Uncanny X-Men, some gorgeous photos from the ballpark, and I'm working with a contact at CSN to get some tickets and other stuff. I'll add more as I get it in. Also, Ashkon'll be there from 4-6pm. And if anyone has anything they'd like to donate, please do let me know. I'm troymccluresf on Twitter and Gmail/Google Talk.

Fairweather fans of reigning World Series Champ Giants fail to sell out Petco Park

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"Their team won the World Series just a few months ago and they can't even support them enough to sell out our ballpark!" Pretty funny.

And then, on my walk home from work, I see this in Duboce Park. No, last night's attack wasn't...

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And then, on my walk home from work, I see this in Duboce Park. No, last night's attack wasn't about baseball, but seriously, dude? Today? Link.

Nice little article about a nice little painting. Note the AT&T Park Coke bottle. And speaking of...

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Nice little article about a nice little painting. Note the AT&T Park Coke bottle. And speaking of Coke, I suspect the trucks at Coca-Cola HQ didn't get this paint job.

Moylan's making a Giants beer

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NOVATO, CA – In honor of the World Champions (World Series Winning San Francisco Giants) at the Cove, Moylan’s has created a smooth, American Black Ale brewed with orange zest.

Since we’re on the subject of flowcharts and Major League Baseball is just around the corner, I...

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Since we’re on the subject of flowcharts and Major League Baseball is just around the corner, I have prepared this handy guide that will help you decide which baseball team you should root for. Do you have a soul? [No.] Yankees. Source: http://www.interpretationbydesign.com/?p=4786 Direct image link

Brian Wilson's back on Twitter.

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Most likely real, since he's visiting Twitter today.

Ring revealed?

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Late Monday, NBC San Diego and NBC Bay Area posted an alleged prototype of the Giants World Series ring. Both articles have since been yanked from both sites. Via the magic of cache, here's what remains: "[F]amous Tiffany's &Co. has prototyped the Giants' World Series ring, with team management set to soon review it. Details are still coming in, but when we know the jewel count and the underlying thoughts behind the specifics of the ring."

Big surprise, Joe Morgan's a jerkface

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SS: The worst player I ever dealt with was Joe Morgan. Oh my gosh. He was a prima donna. One time I was doing some work for the Giants — I did some work for them, too — and I walked into the clubhouse. Now, Wilson was making the Giants’ jerseys at the time, and they had apparently sent a size 44 jersey for Morgan, when he wore a size 40. So I walk into the clubhouse and Morgan just lets me have it, cussing at me, he throws his jersey at me, he goes, "Hey you, this is your fault! What kinda shit is this? Fix my fucking shirt!" And I went nose-to-nose with him and said, "Hey, you don’t ever talk to me that way." He and I nearly got into a fistfight. A few players had to break us up. Also, he made a couple of neat Giants-related things here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65516705@N00/sets/72157625746633066/detail/

1,242 megapixel scrollable, zoomable image of NLDS Game 1

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You can tag yourself with Facebook, too. I'm the one in 331… top deck just left of the LF foul pole.

Stay classy, Yankee fans. Not to say this doesn't go well beyond this silly little sport we all...

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Stay classy, Yankee fans. Not to say this doesn't go well beyond this silly little sport we all care about. McCovey Chronicles, somewhat liek the Bay Area is a bubble of sanity (in some ways) and it's easy to forget how fucked up people still are to those different than them.

Jamie Molina might have a tumor on her liver

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On another note, I'm asking for a favor. I just came from the doctor's office with Jamie. She's been undergoing tests for the past few weeks, and the doctor is saying she might have a tumor on her liver. The latest test results should be back later today or tomorrow. Please say a prayer. Thanks.

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