Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Ridge

After yet another sunny early-morning dog walk, you head into work and punch the first few letters of the weather guy’s site into your browser. You click down to the pre-filled address—you obviously don’t have time to type the whole damn thing—and scroll through the day’s forecast. Your expression is mainly lifeless by now, slightly pissed at best. It’s reminiscent of your...

The real 395

The 395 south of the sign is south of heaven. Written by Kyle Magin Scenic US Route 395 ends abruptly. Somewhere southbound along Eastern California’s beautiful backdoor byway toward Southern California, around Olancha after you see the first Joshua Trees popping up from the shitty soil, CalTrans makes it very clear you are leaving the state-designated Scenic 395 corridor. The land beyond it--a...

Old Dude is Still Figuring out Facebook, Blows Up Horndog Fest for Julia Mancuso

This week's social media equivalent of someone 'introducing' you to Modest Mouse. By Kyle Magin People who are sincere on social media are the best. A typically fun/sexy/I-live-in-sunny-perfect-places Facebook post from World Cup skier Julia Mancuso of she and bestie/rad snowboarder Hannah Teter paddleboarding in bikinis on Lake Tahoe this week produced this particular comment thread: https://www.facebook.com/JuliaMancusoUSA/photos/a.10151613204437693.1073741826.131459577692/10152906345252693/?type=1&comment_id=10152906353447693&offset=0&total_comments=124&comment_tracking={%22tn%22%3A%22R3%22} Robert Dwyer Perfect butt! ! Like ·...

#YallQuaeda: To What End?

Dear Marginalized, undereducated, Fox News-watching, gun-toting white boy in Oregon blaming government regulations on National Forest land for your lot in life instead of blaming government de-regulation in trade and finance, I don’t know if any of you can access the internet to read this. Hell, I’m not sure you can read. What I DO know is that you should immediately...

Death of the Press Box’s 16 biggest posts of 2016

It was the worst of times and then times got fucking worse. By Andrew J. Pridgen and Kyle Magin In hindsight we might think about how cute and quaint our complaints of this year really were with no world wars, no internment camps, no jailings of dissenters and not having to say sentences like, “I can’t believe they bombed my Starbucks...

Trump Nation’s uprising would soon be undone by its own absence of physical well-being

We used to be a country defined by physical and mental fitness. For a growing swelling portion of the population, that is no longer the case. By Andrew J. Pridgen Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and the fringe masses of anti- basic human decency proles he’s whipped into a relatively dangerous mass frenzy have one thing in common. And surprisingly, it’s...

Q&A with big-line shooter Court Leve

Beyond the Press Box is a regular feature profiling the folks who color outside the lines of sport. To preface this interview, well, just maybe look at the pictures. That's about 10k words right there. And would like to thank Truckee, Calif.-based Court Leve for taking the time with us; that's (almost) bigger than any of the lines you'll find...

The Earth is thawing out the next five unstoppable human-destroying plagues at this very moment and all people can talk about is effing Donald Trump, Ryan Lochte and Colin...

...We are all guilty I suppose. By Andrew J. Pridgen We peeps do a really good job of really fucking up priorities on a regular basis. Owe three months rent? I’ll just put that jacket on the card….and maybe some T-bell. Hello Crunchy Cheesy Core Burrito™. Building’s burning down? Where the fuck is my phone? (Have you seen my fucking phone?) Can we sit...

Something was a little off in Sochi

You've experienced this, right? You walk into a party and everything seems pretty normal. There’s a table with party snacks — seven-layer dip already demolished with tortilla chip scrape marks on the side of the pan. Spinach dip in the hollowed-out bread bowl cooled to an inedible pot of dried cheese and green. Solo cups teetering at the end next...

World Series – Games 3-5 – Ending on a techicality brings high ratings; Ortiz batting .733 and playing a position should bring end to DH

The best argument ever for the abolition of the designated hitter is a 37-year-old nightclub owner from the Dominican Republic with 431 career home runs, most of them as a DH. By Andrew J. Pridgen ...But more on that in a minute. First, the ratings: Game three, the first World Series game to end on an obstruction call, (which is basically the equivalent...

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