Editor’s Note: This column originally was published on Nov. 27, 2007. The whole thing began in 1964. Bob Murphy was chatting pleasantly. As usual. It is his specialty. In this case, Murphy was chatting as he stood on the field at Notre Dame Stadium, the day before Stanford played a football game there. The team was holding a light practice. Murphy, an administrator in the school’s athletic department, was watching.
Let me tell you a story. In the summer of 1984, the Purdy family vehicle motored west from Ohio. After several days of interstate fast food and rest stops, we cut through the Sunol notch of Interstate 680 and emerged into the glorious wilds of Fremont before the road bent left to San Jose where we viewed . . . the future. I was soon to begin a sports column gig at the San Jose Mercury News. I had no clue what I was getting myself into, although I pretended to do so for writing purposes.
I SAW your piece about the three different proposed A’s ballpark sites. Wow, were you and Andy Dolich brave. You should have tried walking from the nearest BART station to the sites at night. Which walk would you rather take the family on at 10:30 after a night game? I’m 6’6″ and 260 and I’m not all that comfortable walking to BART after a game now. I’m definitely not interested in a mile-long hike to a BART station, day or night, after a game at Howard Terminal.
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