Film producers looking for stories from 1989 quake series

Do you have any special memories of the 1989 earthquake that changed the lives of many of us living in the Bay Area a quarter of a century ago?

Electric City Entertainment is putting together an exploration of the Loma Prieta quake that hit just moments before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the Series between the A’s and Giants.

The film will be the second in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series produced by Jamie Patricof, whose first ESPN film was Straight Outta L.A.

This current film will be looking back at the 1989 series from the perspective of 25 years having elapsed. In addition to using archival footage, the producers are looking for personal and previously untold stories from the fans’ perspective.

If you have a story to tell about that day and that World Series and are interesting in sharing it, you can write it down or out together a video and send it to thedaytheseriesstopped@gmail.com.


Sogard and Posey do battle for `Face of Baseball’ Monday

OK, let’s get right to it – the MLB Network’s “The Face of Baseball’’ campaign is just hokey.

Using Twitter to pick one player on each roster to represent that franchise, then put them in a series of head-to-head fan votes is just a little over the top.

But since it’s pitting the Giants vs. the A’s, it may be time to look past that.

Monday morning fans will be asked to vote on Twitter on Eric Sogard of the A’s against Buster Posey of the Giants in the third round bracket of the competition.

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Starting series with a day game has its drawbacks

It’s unusual for the first game of a homestand to be a day game, and as such, the building up to Monday’s Memorial Day game between the Athletics and the Giants at the Coliseum was a little out of the norm.

Neither team took batting practice, the A’s having flown in from Houston Sunday night and the Giants having made the trek from San Francisco early Monday morning.

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