Bruml's no-hitter puts Menlo in the semifinals Sports, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on May 22, 2011 at 6:35 am
Palo Alto also qualifies for semis
With senior Jake Bruml pitching a no-hitter and striking out nine, Menlo School advanced to the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division III baseball playoffs with a 10-0 victory over Sacred Heart Cathedral in a quarterfinal that was shortened to five innings at Washington Park in Santa Clara on Saturday.
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Posted by PalyDad, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 22, 2011 at 9:58 am
I am officially tired of Keith Peter's infatuation with all things Menlo. Paly accomplishes the exact same thing, in Div 1, yet Keith thinks the news is Menlo. Menlo, a Division 3 team that was thoroughly pounded by Paly 14-7 during the regular season. Let's guess - where was Keith - at the Menlo game, not the Paly game.
The Daily News and John Reid were at the Paly game, capturing photos, interviewing players, writing an article - being a journalist and representing the City of Palo Alto. Keith is too busy writing about Stanford, Menlo School, Sacred Heart and Castilleja. We should call this paper the 'South Bay Private School Gazette'
For gods sake, just ask the Paly Viking to write an article and reprint it. It would be lazy, but it would be better than how you handles things presently.
Posted by E, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on May 23, 2011 at 10:12 am
To PalyDad - I know you are frustrated by the perceived lack of coverage, but please don't stoop to crying about it in public. Let's leave that to the other schools. In the end, Paly does get plenty of coverage, because the programs are so outstanding. Keith Peters has never taken sides on these things, and has always been more than fair.
Posted by Justa Fan, a resident of Woodside, on May 23, 2011 at 11:33 am
I attended the SHCP vs Menlo game. There was a hit from SH in the first inning, but they chose to rule it as an error for Menlo instead. When the ball is hit so hard it pops out the ss glove, it's a hit! With the way the game was being called, the Irish were never given a fair shot.
Posted by Fan, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on May 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm
I was also at the game, and I don't see how an umpire can unfairly call a swing through strike, and SHC had an unbelievable amount of swing throughs. SHC was not given a fair chance by the absolute dominance of Menlo's starter.
To blame a 10-0 win on the umpires is na´ve, and disrespectful to the effort of Menlo's players
Posted by High School Coach, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on May 24, 2011 at 10:28 am
I've coached at both Paly and Gunn and always made a point of emailing results and highlights to all of the local papers (PA Weekly, PA Daily, SJ Mercury). One of my personal goals was to get each player's name in the paper every season. I wasn't always successful but I gave it a shot.
I would include JV results and highlights as well; sometimes they need to fill space, and having the information was key to getting coverage. I know there aren't enough reporters available to attend every contest, so I did what I could to help.
Most of the time, the contents of my emails were copied verbatim in the PA Daily, and slightly reworded for the PA Weekly. The Mercury would list results and stat leaders.
Coaches really have to put on a PR hat to get their teams covered (except for football and boys' basketball). That's just the way it is, even at the collegiate level.
Posted by Justa Fan, a resident of Woodside, on May 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm
About the Menlo/SH game, I never said in my comment that I blamed the umpires for the loss. The Menlo team played great, I simply was pointing out that the calls were not going both ways. I am taking nothing away from Menlo, they played great and I wish them luck in the game today. Please people, stop taking everything so personal.