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You guys really missed the boat... again

Original post made by Izzy on Jun 3, 2011

Brandon Crawford. Maybe you've heard of him? Rookie playing for the San Francisco Giants. Ringing any bells? Graduate of Foothill High.

He's starting his first major league home game for his team tonight and not even a mention on your site.

What's up with that.

Go Brandon! Make Pleasanton proud!

Comments (14)

Posted by Yes, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

You are so correct. We need to call or email info to the Pleasanton Weekly. It's our paper and we should keep it on top of POSITIVE news as well.

Posted by Maja7, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I sent a comment to the Editor. It's unfortunate......they missed the boat. Haven't seen this week's edition but you'd think he'd be on the cover.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

The PW is too busy fawning over their favorite son, Jerry McNerney...our resident socialist. Can't get enough of those photo ops ... and "controversial" topics like ...

- supporting the Vets,
- saying "no" to cyberbullying, etc.

Posted by Elitist, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Yeah, no kidding. A kid being able to hit a baseball is sooooo much more newsworthy than veterans' affairs or cyber-bullying.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

Hey Elitist,
Apparently you've not been paying attention to McNerney's voting record.

America is in a battle of Democrats vs. the U.S. Constitution and McNerney is among the most prominent voters against our Constitution.

But the Pleasanton Weekly continues to write puff pieces about McNerney and does not scratch the surface to probe his opinion on any controversial issue. They call their puff pieces "journalism." I call it a "leftist echo chamber."

Posted by Fan, a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Not only is Brandon a very hard working and deserving young man but his mom Lynn is one of the best 5th grade teachers in town. Both of my children have been fortunate enough to have her over the years. She has had Brandon and other local athletes come into her classroom each year to talk to her class about the importance of staying focused on academics while enjoying extra curricular activities. Each year the families in her class have felt like they were part of his magical journey playing for UCLA, the USA team, the San Jose Giants and now the SF Giants.

it's too bad the Pleasanton Weekly isn't really in tune to what the citizens of Pleasanton really want to read about.

Congratulations to Brandon for working hard and making your childhood dream come true! Also to mom Lynn for allowing all of your students and their families to be part of his journey! And that is what this community is all about!

Congratulations to Brandon for working hard to make his dreams come true and to Lynn Crawford for allowing all of us to share in your journey!

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Back to the subject at hand (sorry, elitist, to divert from your sucking up to McNerney).
Crawford ended up with what turned out to be the game winning hit last night. Besides beig able to hit a baseball, he's a damn fine shortstop, as well.
The TV broadcast kept showing his family and friends in the stands--all smiles and high fives---they must be so proud. Nice to see an uplifting story.
Elitist, too bad you never got picked to play in little league. Glad to see you got over it.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hearty congrats to Brandon!

The competition is so fierce out there. We're with you Brandon!

Posted by Elitist, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Yep, I bet Brandon must be anti-McNerney. That, and an ability to hit a baseball, is far more important than someone's kid being accepted into grad school at the Univ. of Chicago. Shows real Pleasanton community values at work.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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Posted by PW Staff - misses, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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Big congratulations to Brandon Crawford - this is an incredible feat and should have been done up more than this!

Posted by Blossom, a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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Posted by JJ, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Congratulations to Brandon and I read that his mom Lynn caught a foul ball at his game this weekend.

Posted by Cubs Fan, a resident of another community
on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

"his mom Lynn caught a foul ball at his game this weekend."

Now there's a pithy fact that calls for intensive reportage. Where was the commie-based PW when the foul ball was being caught? Probably trying to score an interview with Jerry McNerney.

C'mon people, where's the outrage?

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