If I only write once a month, mentioning even just the highlights (let alone every significant play, hit or pitch) would read like one unending game story punctuated with season ending injuries and stellar yet unpredictable pitching.
Doubtful that would make for an entertaining read.
While I began this website as an exorcism for my fanaticism, admittedly I have gained some amount of personal validation through increasing readership. And of the thousands of pageviews I have received, 20% are coming from returning visitors. Thank you for reading.
A few weeks ago, this website (www.bleeding-black-and-orange.com) was extended membership to the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. The BBA boasts an intimidating membership list of baseball related blogs, some of which are updated every…single…day. As time lapses between my own posts, I question the value of this website. If the articles aren’t timely or recent, is the website still relevant? Is my perspective worth sharing?
Is anybody reading anything I write?
Am I’m worthy of holding BBA membership among these elite authors, baseball enthusiasts and fellow fanatics?
Yes. The answer to these questions are emphatically YES.
My voice is unequivocally unique and there are simply not enough women with above average writing skills blogging about baseball.
So, in celebration of this revelation, I have chosen to forgo my usual rant, and instead I’m sharing with you the details of an event so amazing, so extraordinary, you’re going to wonder why you haven’t heard about it already. Or, maybe you have…
It all started with our EPIC, now annual, spring training trip to Scottsdale…
…and spilled into San Francisco 4 months later.
This unparalleled evening was imagined and hosted by Sean Breuner, the mastermind behind many of our Scottsdale shenanigans. The invitation read:
Ladies and Gentleman –
In commemoration of the 1st Annual Scottsdale Championship weekend, I would like to cordially invite everyone for an evening of food, catered by Kellan’s Kitchen (kellanskitchen.blogspot.com) and of course drinks, poured by yours truly. Kellan will be preparing a menu to be approved by the directors of the board.
Sean Accommodations Chair
Kellan Co-Caterer Chair
Keith Co-Caterer Chair
Wagner Alcohol/3 Wags Chair
Caitlin Flip Flop Chair
Colvin Ring Chair
Shea Overnight Chair
Kuhn Airport Lounge Chair
Alana Chateau/Athlete Chair
Zoe Giants Blog Chair
P-Hu Southwest.com Chair
Meghan Rollie Pollie Chair
Chris Vino Chair
With this collection of talent and energy, the Giants will unquestionably springboard into the 2nd half of the year on their way to another championship and yet another Scottsdale extravaganza.
It was on Thursday June 30th (who’s idea was it to RAGE on a Thursday?) that we invaded Breuner’s 7th floor Chateau-inspired North Beach flat. Panoramic views of the bridges & bay, a rooftop garden oasis and beautiful weather made this an event only executable in our fine city by the bay. Who said San Diego is America’s Finest City, anyway?
Accompanying the decoratively set table were our Giants-inspired menus, printed courtesy of Kellan’s Kitchen.
Noted by player number, each dish was inspired by a member of the Giants roster. Chef Kellan was kind enough to dish his thoughts behind the food…
13 – bacon jam. just creamed Cody Ross
55 – “The Freak” – because of the unorthodox cooking method of wrapping salmon in ham then roasting atop corn husks.
38 – orzo salad, inspired by Brian Wilson’s
“Most Interesting Closer In The Game” ads… On the Marlins.
12 – napa cabbage slaw. named for Nate because hes a local boy
(napa cabbage, green apples, cilantro)
17 – berries & angel food cake. cause aubry huff wore a thong.. ?
it was a stretch.
|If you are in the SF Bay or Lake Tahoe areas and are need of a private chef or catered event,
Kellan’s Kitchen should be your first choice.
Our elaborate meal (with equally elaborate orange-themed drinks, including blood-orange mimosas) was complimented with party favors from our favorite Giant’s front office slave.
And while everyone took home a special treat, the absolute highlight of everyone’s evening was wearing the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Championship Ring.
|On my “I Do” finger for a reason…
It’s BIG. HEAVY. And REALLY EXPENSIVE.
Is it safe to say that not one of us has ever worn a ring on our finger with so much value?
I think so. We all know the value of this ring lies not just in the glitter and gold, but instead in what it means to the entire club, players, fans and the city of San Francisco. The Giants didn’t win the series alone. We are ALL world champions.
And as every person in the room was eternally grateful to Kasey for sharing something so special, she just kept saying “you are all truly real fans, you deserve this just as much as I do.”
|Master Chef Kellan Hori also writes a blog. His is mostly food (and sometimes Giants) related.
So that’s why I’ve shared this story. Because even though your chances of wearing this ring of champions is slim to none, you still deserve it. We all do.
Cheers to fabulous friends, phenomenal food, and the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants.