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February 1, 2013

I enjoyed my classes at SDSU. They challenged me, and for the first time in my academic career, I rose to the challenge and nailed a few straight A semesters. But. They weren’t enough. Scratch that: The programming classes were enough quantity-wise. And some had quality. But the quality was wrong. All theory. Not practical […]

June 29, 2012

Was that you out in the bleachers last night, getting a cup of coffee in the 7th inning, as the fog poured in off the Bay and Mad Bum drowned the Reds with movement and location? ATT Park in San Francisco photo by Jamie Balaoro Thought so. What, did you walk home? After draining that […]

April 5, 2011

“This game is about failure. You’re a hitter, you fail 70% of the time. This game is how you deal with failure. You strike out, you get made to look bad in an at-bat, you’ve got to forget about it. Come back, challenge the next at bat. Don’t give anything away.” – Jon Oropeza

September 30, 2007

Last day of September. Last day of this baseball season. First of the morning, old lefty Tommy Glavine hurling in Flushing. Mets win and they’re in – all the Fish are playing for is that weird sense of continuity, the last leaves on an October tree. – Jon Oropeza