Atherton resident Laura Daschbach Pitchford read Tim Goode’s account of taking batting practice against Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver and text her own Seaver memory with a bit of Tim thrown in:

“Love [the Seaver] story. My brother Mark played Little League with Tim Goode. And we sat next to Tom Seaver once on a plane and he sent my son Rooney this autographed photo after!”

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Remembering the time I took batting practice from Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver

I was saddened at the news of the passing of baseball great Tom Seaver on Wednesday. He was one of the best pitchers ever, and as a fan I enjoyed watching his rare mixture of grace and power that allowed him to win 311 games over a 20-year career that finished in 1986. He was […]

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M-A names Aisha Swayzer head Track and Field coach

Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger  announced today that Aisha Swayzer is the new head coach of the Track and Field team. Originally from Omaha NE, Aisha has been involved in track and field since running club track at the age of 10. She also ran for Omaha Northwest High School […]

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Soccer player Madison Haley is next UpNext speaker on August 25

Emails Vikram Seshadri: “We have another event planned for August 25th at 6:00 pm. The speaker is Madison Haley, a two-time NCAA champion soccer player for the Stanford women’s team who is also on the US U-20 national team. She plans to talk not only about her experience in athletics but also in community service, gender […]

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In this SIP summer, Menlo School and SoPen Water Polo players adapt their community outreach program

In a typical summer, Menlo School water polo players would be training hard with SoPen Water Polo Club, headed up by Jack Bowen, Menlo School’s water polo coach and Aquatics Director, scrimmaging weekly, and often practicing several times a day with other clubs to prepare for the fall season. In addition, they’d be participating in […]

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19 Sacred Heart Prep 2020 grads to continue athletic pursuits in college

Nineteen senior student-athletes from Sacred Heart Prep’s 2020 class will continue their athletic and academic careers at the college level. The Class of 2020 includes 13 Division I athletes, two Division II athletes, four Division III athletes, coverings a wide offering of different athletic interests.

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Neighborhood walking: What is a photo of Pat Burrell doing on a porta potty?

Well, we’re pretty sure that’s Pat Burrell who takes up one side of a porta potty spotted on a neighborhood walk in The Oaks. Being a huge baseball fan, we have great memories of him when he played for the San Francisco Giants. For those who’ve forgotten: Burrell signed with the Giants during the  2010 season, […]

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Steph Curry to hold live Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci on March 26

Stephen Curry will hold a live Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, at 10:00 am PDT. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will join the Warriors’ star  – and Atherton resident – to answer questions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Curry is currently accepting questions via […]

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Local organizations and businesses respond to coronavirus crisis – some with free offerings

Coincidentally this morning, I interviewed Atherton resident Robbie Kellman Baxter about her latest book, The Forever Transaction (coming April 6). Following her earlier book The Membership Economy, it details how businesses and organizations can build durable, long-term relationships with customers. Our conversation about the importance of organizations and service providers “doing the right thing in times […]

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Chris Saunders is new Menlo-Atherton High School football coach

Chris Saunders is the new head coach of the Menlo-Atherton High School varsity football team. The hiring was announced by M-A Athletic Directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger on Tuesday, March 3. Saunders is a Bay Area native who has spent the last six years coaching in the West Catholic Athletic League primarily as an […]

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Takeaways for kids playing Little League baseball about Houston Astros cheating scandal

While watching ESPN the other day, I learned about a wave of Little Leagues who are banning the Houston Astros as being one of the teams in their Little League. If you haven’t yet heard, there has been an awful cheating scandal going on in Major League Baseball. A few months ago Mike Fiers, a […]

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