All week this week, you can get a free subscription to FG+ by arguing your case in the comments section at RotoGraphs. Here are the first two pieces — give it a shot, why not. While you are there, enjoy a piece pointing out that Oakland was not the worst spot for Cuban defector and star slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to end up.
I also spent some time dissecting the Cal/Stanford rivalry, with quotes from star players on both teams, and a personal anecdote. Not included in the story: once we were on the field after that 100th Big Game, getting pelted by frozen fruit from the Cal side, we noticed that the Cal students were trying to steal a goal post. They successfully took a post down and were trying to battering ram the Stanford side. Finally, the cops stopped paying attention to us and went over to stop them… but the rumor was that the Cal students actually got away with a goal post. Not sure I believe that one, but it was a crazy momentary look into the rivalry between two great schools. Even if the players have a more mellow attitude about the whole thing.