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Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

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Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter, although that’s probably what it is. With …

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The Wizard of O.co: San Francisco magazine, September 2014

The Wizard of O.co A decade after Moneyball, the cult of Billy Beane is alive and well—perhaps nowhere more than in Silicon Valley. By Dan Fost Sept. 26, 2014 Billy Beane is so over Moneyball. “I’m sort of sick of …

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Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans: New York Times, April 6, 2012

Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans As the A’s take the field for their home opener Friday against the Seattle Mariners, the team’s overachieving glory days depicted in last year’s “Moneyball” starring Brad …

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Merger With Investigative Unit Likely to Mean Major Shift in Bay Citizen Coverage: New York Times, March 29, 2012

Once a media reporter, always a media reporter. Although I had not written my media column in the San Francisco Chronicle for several years (I left the paper in 2007, but Media Bytes had ended well before that), The Bay …

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Bay Citizen, Center for Investigative Reporting to Merge: The Bay Citizen, March 27, 2012

Once a media reporter, always a media reporter. Although I had not written my media column in the San Francisco Chronicle for several years (I left the paper in 2007, but Media Bytes had ended well before that), The Bay …

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Pig Farmer’s True Prizewinner is His Fantasy Baseball Team: New York Times, October 2011

Lindy Hinkelman, pig farmer and fantasy baseball genius. Photo by Rajah Bose for The New York Times

I broke this story at the end of the 2011 baseball season, when the best fantasy baseball player in the world – with winnings of more than $300,000 over the past three years – was revealed to be Idaho pig …

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Bay Area’s Little Leagues Overflow With Would-Be Giants: New York Times, April 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The good vibrations from the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory last fall continue to reverberate in the Bay Area, where children inspired by the improbable success of the Giants’ assemblage of castoffs have overwhelmed local Little Leagues. …

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Deli-licous!

  I need a corned beef sandwich, on rye, with cole slaw and Russian dressing — now! I just finished reading an advanced copy of David Sax’s marvelous book, “Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and …

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Jews, Muslims and America

I had a great experience this week hearing two inspirational friends of mine read from their new books. They both dug into an area of personal interest and wound up illuminating a fascinating history that can teach us all something …

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SXSW 2008: Revenge of the nerds

Everyone kept asking for a take on the Sarah Lacy-Mark Zuckerberg keynote interview run awry at South by Southwest in Austin last week. Having weighed in on the subject in Fortune.com, I might as well offer my thoughts.  My main thought …

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