Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

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Fallen A's…by Josh Brown

The A’s have bad pitching and even worse hitting. The season is lost before the May has officially ended. Come’ on. Relax.

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May 31, 2005   No Comments

New owner. Here’s hoping to a new stadium.

Lew Wolff may be the grandfather-like owner A’s fans have sought since ownership of the team passed from the hands of Walter Haas and his family in 1995. Wolff, the new Managing Partner of the A’s has responded to the concerns of fans by making two items in his agenda as owner perfectly clear.

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April 15, 2005   No Comments

Introducing Your 2005 Washington Nationals by Josh Brown

Introducing Your 2005 Washington Nationals…

“Don’t get us wrong, I understand the impossibility of running a major league baseball team in Montreal. It’s remarkable the Expos were able to last 10 years in a market where nobody really cared. But let’s set the record straight—the dissolution of the Expos wasn’t due to a lack of fan support.”

“Capitalism isn’t driven by consumers.”

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April 5, 2005   No Comments

The Red Sox Win the World Series

The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series for the 1st time since 1918. I have been waiting a lifetime to hear those words and tonight, as the game ended with a comebacker to Keith Foulke, I could finally let it go. Tears of joy streamed down my face. I called my former roomate from college
and we shared the joy of the moment. I have loved the Sox since 1946. I have suffered through the
46,67,75 and 86 series. I have suffered through the
playoff loss to Cleveland in 1948. The loss to the Yankees in 1949. 1978 and 2003 were pure misery incarnate. All that was erased tonight as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4 straight after beating the Yankees in a playoff series by winning 4 in a row and then totally dominated St.Louis with outstanding pitching in this series.

To sum it up, I have reached baseball nirvana. Thanks Manny,Pedro,Curt,Derek,Tim,
Keith and all of the Red Sox players who have
brought so much joy to me tonight

Jerry Feitelberg [

October 28, 2004   No Comments

The Miracle on 161st st by Jerry Feitelberg

Tonight, the Boston Red Sox made history by coming back from a 3 game deficit and defeated the New York Yankees 10-3 to earn a trip to the World Series. No team in baseball playoff history had ever come back from such a deficit but the Sox did it. And they did it against the team that has tormented them for 84 years.

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October 21, 2004   No Comments

High Drama From Jerry Feitelberg

For those of you fans that listen to Marty on a regular basis you are aware that Marty often tells
his listeners that when you come out to the park you never know what you will see. Tonight’s game between the Red Sox and Yankees certainly filled
that admonition. First of all,Curt Schilling pitched
seven strong innings on a very sore ankle. He gave up 4 hits and one run. Bernie Williams hit a rocket shot to close the gap to 4 to 1 at that time.
Prior to that in the 4th inning Mark Bellhorn hit a
pitch to left field that clearly was a home run. It
hit a fan and bounced back onto the field. The umpire called it a double but after a short conference ruled that it was a home run and put the Sox up 4 to nothing. The 8th inning was one for the books.Miguel Cairo doubled and scored on a Jeter single to make the score 4-2. Bronson Arroyo
now faced Alex Rodriguez and A-Rod hit a dribbler down the 1st base line. Arroyo and Mintkiewicz
converged and Arroyo reached out with his glove hand to tag A-Rod. A-Rod then slapped Arroyo’s arm knocking the ball loose and it appeared that he was safe and that Jeter had scored. Terry Francona rushed out to the home plate umpire and
argued that there was interference and that the batter should be called out. The 1st base umpire’s
view was blocked and again after a conference the batter was ruled out and Jeter had to return to 1st base. The Sox got out of the jam and the 9th inning started with police in riot gear protecting the players and umpires from the fans. I know its New York but ,come on, it’s only a game.

Anyway, the Yanks come to bat in the bottom of the 9th and the Sox bring in their closer,Keith Foulke,the former A’s closer. He proceeds to violate the cardinal rule in baseball. DON’T WALK
THE LEADOFF HITTER. He gets Bernie Williams on a stikeout. Gets Jorge Posada on a popout to Bill Mueller then walks Ruben Sierra. The Yanks have
the tying runs on at 1st and second and the winning run comes to the plate. Tony Clark,the former Tiger and Red Sox player, is filling in for John Olerud has a low batting average but can do damage with his bat. The Red Sox need this out . They are trying to force game 7 after being down 3 games to none. And, they are on the road in a hostile and loud environment. Foulke gets the Sox fans running to the cupboard for their Pepcid,Mylanta,High blood pressure medication
as the count goes to 3 and 2 on Clark. The runners
on 1st and second take off as a hit will tie the game but Foulke gets Clark to strike out to end the game. New York is a very nervous city. Will the Sox pull it off and make the comeback or will they break their fans hearts one more time. This series
is a thriller,folks. Stay tuned. The final installment
of this saga is Wednesday in New York City. Be there.

Jerry Feitelberg
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October 20, 2004   1 Comment

3 wonderful games

The last two Red Sox-Yankee games were a fan’s
delight. On Sunday night the 2 teams battled to
the 12th inning in a 4-4 tie. The fans in Boston could be seen praying for a miracle. David Ortiz,Boston’s MVP, came through with a game winning homerun and kept the sox hopes alive for 1 more game. Tonight in a taut game the Yanks surged ahead to 4 to2 lead until the 8th when Mr Ortiz hit yet another crucial homerun to bring them to within a run. The Sox scored another run and tied the game at 4 apiece. Extra innings again. Every pitch, every swing, every ground ball could turn the game. The Sox got robbed when Ortiz was caught stealing. Hs hand was in ahead of the tag but he was called out. Wakefield’s knuckleball was all over the place and there were 3 passed balls in one inning and yet the sox survived.I can’t remember if it was the 13th or 14rh inning but
Damon reached 1st and was moved to second
when Ramirez walked. I think it was Ramirez and that set the stage for David Ortiz once again. Estaban Loiza had pitched well and Ortiz fought off
several pitches and then hit a soft liner off his hands
into centerfield to end the game. The Sox live for
another day as the ALCS goes back to New York and Curt Schilling will be pitching against Jon Lieber.
The drama in the last 2 games is the stuff that makes baseball such a great game.It was riveting baseball.

Over in the National League. The Astros and Cardinals were locked in a scoreless game. Carlos Beltran made a catch will be on the highlight reels all winter. Bakke pitched a tremendous game as
did Woody Williams Brad Lidge finished the Cards off in the 9th and that man,Carlos Beltran
singled to right. Beltran stole second easily and Tony LaRussa had an open base and walked the hitter to set up the double play with Jeff Kent coming up. Kent is a guy that hits into a lot of double plays but not tonight. On the 1st pitch ,
he hit the ball a ton and it gave Houston a 3 to nothing win and a 3 games to 2 lead in the NLCS.

These games are heart pounding,thrilling baseball.
I just can’t get enough. It almost makes the World
series anti-climatic after these great struggles.

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October 19, 2004   No Comments

something new, something blue

After last night’s game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals, I saw something that I had never seen occur
in baseball. I had seen it in hockey when after a hard
fought playoff series , the two teams would line up and
shake hands and congratulate each other. It is an
admirable show of sportsmanship. However, in baseball, one team usually jumps up and down and the
losers walk glum-faced back to to the clubhouse with
their heads down. Last night, the Dodgers came on the field and congratulated the Cardinals. Shook hands
and hugs for the players and managers. I know the object is winning but when teams show their appreciation to each other for the hard work and effort to get to the playoffs and each team plays as hard as they can, there are really no losers. Yes the Cardinals will advance and the Dodgers will go home
but baseball now is better off for what those two teams did after the game. Let’s hope they have started a new tradition in baseball.

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October 12, 2004   No Comments

Billy Beane morphs into Charlie Finley

It would seem that a similar pattern of the field Manager revolving door may be starting with the A’s. Today’s Contra Costa Times leads one to believe that Ken Macha may want to leave the Manager’s job due to Beane’s resistance to deviate from the old Baltimore strategy of two walks and wait for the home run. All the years Baltimore employed this strategy they won three championships from 1966-1983. They lost more than they won, including three playoffs to the A’s. Lighting and lumber will always beat those who wait for things to happen.

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October 5, 2004   No Comments

A Giant Win

The Dodgers have to be talking to themselves tonight. The Giants beat then 4-2 to move within
2 games of 1st place. Is it possible that the Giants
could sweep the Dodgers? Why not. Stranger
things have happened. It’s quite possible that there
will a 4th game with the Dodgers to determine
the outcome. For all the Giant fans out there you
just have to love the desire that this group has shown all year. The get an A for effort and there
could just be another miracle waiting to happen.
Shades of 1951.

Jerry Feitelberg [

October 2, 2004   No Comments