May 16, 2003
BDBL Weekend West: San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - For the first time in league history,
a "BDBL Weekend" gathering was held on the West Coast. Jeff Paulson, Matt
Clemm, Brian Hicks and Greg Newgard attended a game between the San Francisco Giants and
New York Mets at Pac Bell Park.
"It was a great night," said Newgard.
"Beautiful weather, great park, exciting game and some good people. I hope the East
Coasters can match this kind of experience."
"It was a great night and great to meet the West
Coast contingent," added Hicks. "I hope to do this again in the future on
both the west and east coast. Hopefully, next time I won't be fatigued from end of the
semester finals and a long day of traveling. And, whatever you do, never, ever,
ever, challenge Matt to a Giants trivia quiz. He has the uncanny ability to memorize
details about every Giants game from 1989 to now. Give him a date and he can tell you the
winning and losing pitchers, odd occurences, what the score was, etc. It is truly
From left to right: Clemm, Hicks,
Newgard and Paulson.
"Jeff and I had a blast in our attempts to prove
that Pac Bell Park is the best park in baseball," said Clemm. "One great
thing about this league is to be associated with folks who know just as much as baseball
as you do. We were able to throw out old names like Craig Lefferts, Mickey Hatcher, Billy
Ashley, and Dave Hollins and we all knew who they were. When I mention Craig Lefferts
around the office at Yahoo!, I get blank stares."
"it was a great evening," echoed Paulson.
"It was very nice meeting both Greg and Brian. Greg is a real nice guy, very
knowledgable about the Astros (I was asking him all about my Astro prospects Lane and
Buck). And Brian is just as witty in person as he is over the internet. After talking with
him, I was amazed at the amount we share in common (such as strato-basketball). I also
pitched him a few movie ideas and a few stories of my personal life which he thought I
should make into a movie."