Congrats to the Examiner and the Warriors
Congratulations to the San Francisco Examiner as it celebrates its 150th year! My family and I are avid readers of the Examiner.
The Examiner has had a storied history, including a period of “yellow journalism” — a reflection of the zeitgeist of that period in our nation’s history.
Today’s Examiner offers San Franciscans valuable news information which focuses on San Francisco. It also provides news coverage of African-American, Asian-American and Latino communities in San Francisco, a coverage which is significantly lacking — most often seemingly absent — in The City’s other daily newspaper.
I see my fellow San Franciscans read the Examiner as we wait at the Muni bus stops and subway stations. Looking back at the Examiner’s recent history, I appreciate the wonderful journalistic work of reporters Elizabeth Fernandez and Annie Nakao, and columnist Stephanie Salter. Reporter Will Reismen was excellent.
I enjoy reading Rick Barry’s columns on the Warriors-Cavaliers championship series. My son, Minh Jeffrey, said to me when he was in high school, “Dad, there is this team, the Warriors. You watch, Dad, the Warriors are going to be super good in just a few years!”
Minh Jeffrey was born and raised in San Francisco. He goes to college in wintry Ohio near Cleveland, where the evening weather reports talk about the “wind chill factor.” You may ask, “Which team is Minh Jeffrey rooting for?” The Warriors, of course!
“S.F. State to host Junior Giants,” The City, June 15
S.F. has history with baseball
I was so very pleased to read about the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco State University inaugurating an urban youth academy for baseball. I come from an era when baseball was the national pastime. And for me, baseball still is the national pastime.
San Francisco used to produce great baseball players — such as Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri and Joe Cronin — as well as should-be Hall of Famer Lefty O’Doul, who has the highest batting average (.349) of any player not in the Hall of Fame. Sadly these great San Franciscans are almost ancient history.
It is past time for San Francisco to again produce great baseball players, and maybe a team appearance in the Little League World Series. So a big thank you to the Giants and S.F. State for resuscitating San Francisco’s tradition for producing great baseball players.
John M. Kelly
“B’way by the Bay’s ‘Lady’ not quite fair,” Peninsula, June 11
‘Lady’ a raging success
I just wanted to disagree totally with the review I just read by Robert Sokol.
I attended the Sunday matinee and my 10 friends and I, who are season ticket holders, were greatly impressed by the Broadway By the Bay production. It was a standing ovation at the end. Samantha Williams was a sweet, delightful Eliza. I enjoyed her interpretation of the role. Scott Solomon was great in his professor Higgins part. Really, the entire cast was outstanding. No one could leave the theater unhappy with the beautiful score in your head. Each cast member contributed his talents to the whole production. We are very blessed to have such high caliber community theater in our area.
Kudos to the cast. Kudos to the production staff.
Maybe Robert Sokol should revisit the show.