April 4, 2007

opening day & yay 4 baseball!

This is pic of Padres winning pitcher Jake peavy in the middle and amazing songwriter Jeff berkley on the right. Post game.
Padres win! Padres win! Woohoo! We're undefeated. (for one day)
I went to the opening day game in San Francisco and The Pads shut out The Giants by a score of 7 to zip. Jake peavy pitched a gem. I was having an identity crisis on my way to the ball park. Ya see, our main man Bruce Bochy who managed the team left to manage The Giants and took along my dear friend Tim Flannery to coach 3rd base. A couple of other Pads also joined The Giants so we were calling them the San Francisco Padres. I wasn't sure if i could still root for The Pads. (I know if you don't like or understand baseball then this is boring the shit out of you but it's a big deal to me so please try and understand.) But it was in my DNA and the moment the game started I found myself root root rooting for The Padres. I couldn't help it. I want Tim Flan to do well this year and Bochy too but just not when they play Los padres.
This pic was taken at this private show I played afterwards in the city at Cobb's Comedy Club. I got Tim Flannery to get up and sing a song as well as Berkley and his singing partner Calman hart. If you don't have their CDs then go out and get em. Then winning pitcher jake Peavy got up and sang a real purty song he had just written. It was a fantastic evening of music. A huge thankyou goes out to Jeremy for making it happen. He owns a great Japanese restaurant in San Francisco called Ozumo and was the one to put on this shin dig and get me tickets to the game. He also suggested that i write a song I Poured Her A Sake and She Got Cocky That Night. So I did as I was told and made up the song at the game and played it that night. Good times. It's a long season of baseball ahaed of us and I love new beginnings. It's springtime and all is right for just one night.
Respect Yo,

Posted by steve at April 4, 2007 12:42 AM


mr. polio-

it was fabulous news to hear that your padres blanked those giants. i understand your ties to some of the new giants, but it is still the team that owns bonds and for that, they are the scum of baseball. i was crossing my fingers that peavy would just hit bonds in the face and end the sham....harsh? i know. why are the dodgers 0-2? what is even more weird is the pirates are 2-0. they resemble a real major league team. it's kind of neat.

i like your cute little hat. it makes me happy that you wear it properly and not like some ass with it turned backward.

and berkshire!

blood on blood,

Posted by: mitch at April 4, 2007 5:53 AM

Yayyyy! Congrats to you for holding it together. I'm sure you were all worked up before the game.

ps. Peavy has dreamy eyes. Why aren't you kissing him?

Posted by: dana at April 4, 2007 6:13 AM

why no post of "I Poured Her a Sake and She Got Cocky That Night" by the amazing songwriter on the left??

yes, dreamy pitcher eyes.

Posted by: cr at April 4, 2007 8:12 AM

I love you slighty more during this time of year... The crazy look in your eyes is extra special. Can't wait to see it for real when you come back east.

Viva la beisbol.

Posted by: carence at April 4, 2007 8:22 AM

whoa, who'da thunk jake peavy was so hot! I shoulda gone to that pads pearty that you invited me to when we first started our love affair.

kisses and good feelin' to your back


Posted by: bana... bananana... dang! at April 4, 2007 2:24 PM

Great game by Peavy yesterday. I love listening to Jerry, Ted and the new guy while slaving away at my desk. By the way, who is Jake pouring his beer on? Is that Barry Bonds bitch kissing his feet like he should be?

Posted by: Greg at April 4, 2007 4:36 PM

so many of the "inside" beisbol jokes are over my head and i'm at a loss for the most clever jocular jabs...BUT i love that so many of yous guys get NUTS this time of year. it's fun to watch.

ei yi yi, hottie blue eyes...
how sweet of you to let that guy in the picture with you and bezerkely...

dood, you should've asked for the shirt off his's a hot number! :-0
hope your back is no longer 'achey breaky'

here's to painless camels.

Posted by: ~d. at April 4, 2007 4:54 PM

Cute...hat, player, & polio.

Looks like you're feeling better and that is good.

I agree with a previous poster somewhere on this do need to write a book. What an adventure it would be!

Posted by: lisa at April 5, 2007 7:00 AM

make that 3-0 for the bucs

let's go bucs
let's go bucs

ps: are you on the celeb siting tour?

Posted by: pablo at April 5, 2007 3:04 PM

I only have one question... Did you talk to Ryan Klesko?

Posted by: spotty at April 5, 2007 4:57 PM

Congrats on the BIG WIN Poltzy!
I'm so glad you had a great time!
I love San Francisco......
You didn't happen to find my heart while you were there did you?
I'm still looking for it.
Happy weekend to you and everyone!

Posted by: mindy hertzon at April 6, 2007 11:02 AM

Steve Poltz your current Corky's radio commercial for the San Diego are sounds like a chocolate chip cookie.

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