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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From Bowling to Bars: Urban Baseball Parks Boost Business: CNBC.com, April 2, 2012

From Bowling to Bars: Urban Baseball Parks Boost Business Twenty years ago, the Baltimore Orioles did something that at the time ran counter to every trend in stadium construction: They built their new ballpark right in the heart of downtown …

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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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Top Fantasy Baseball Tips: Executive Travel, March 2012

Writing this story led me to the tip about pig farmer Lindy Hinkelman’s fantasy baseball expertise, which I wrote for the New York Times. Top Fantasy Baseball Tips Follow this fantasy baseball advice to build and manage a winning lineup. …

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The Mechanisms of Pain: UCSF, Feb. 29, 2012

The Mechanisms of Pain Pain sensations take many forms, from the sting of a bee to the throb of an injury, from the ache of arthritis to the corrosive effects of a tumor. Scientists have studied pain for decades, yet …

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With long-term consequences, community college students struggle to pass college-level math classes: EdSource Extra, Feb. 7, 2012

In a new journalistic experiment, I wrote a story for the educational nonprofit EdSource to accompany a report on how students at community colleges are having trouble passing their math classes. With long-term consequences, community college students struggle to pass …

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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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Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say: UCSF, June 2011

This story was my contribution to a UCSF package on the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say Doctors fighting HIV/AIDS have a new strategy working …

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The Search for the Big Picture: UCSF, May 2011

The science of biology is undergoing a historic transformation, from one based on observation to one based on creation, and UCSF is in the forefront of driving that change. The move to a New Biology promises to accelerate an era …

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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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