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Crabs on Leno

Crabs-on-LenoAs the nation’s oldest minor league longest operating Summer Collegiate Baseball team readies for kick-off weekend  in Arcata, check out this historic footage of the Humboldt Crabs on Jay Leno.

Wait — is that Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson pouring beer on an innocent man’s head?  Oh, the sportsmanship!

WordPress won’t allow MySpace vidoes to be reposted here so follow the link.

  1. McKinleyvillan
    June 5, 2009 at 12:27 am

    that is no innocent man, that’s Steve Bonner! rock on dudes.

  2. Anonymous
    June 5, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the link! That was fun to see!

    Oh, and I’m sure that’s not the only time Bohner has told Wilson he’s a dead man!

  3. Anonymous
    June 5, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I think they were in a few bands together. Avenue of the Giants comes to mind. Marching band uniforms and songs about Myers Flat and Bigfoot. Good times.

  4. Joltin Joe
    June 5, 2009 at 9:36 am

    A great time of the year. Go Crabs go! Nothing like June in Humboldt. Three games this weekend at the Ballpark; fighting off the fog-burn during the day game and freezing during the night game! Take a blanket to cover the wet bleachers. Best nachos around. Play ball!

  5. June 5, 2009 at 9:43 am

    There is nothing innocent about Steve Bohner.

  6. HumboldtBlue
    June 5, 2009 at 10:57 am

    One nit to pick H, the Crabs are the nation’s longest operating Summer Collegiate Baseball team, they are not semi-pro nor minor league.

    It seems like a small distinction, but to the assholes at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis it’s a big deal. These guys are strictly amateurs.

  7. kaivalya
    June 5, 2009 at 11:03 am

    My understanding is that the Crabs are not minor league, they are semi-pro. Less regulations and more fun!

    If you can’t make it to the game, you can always catch them live on KGOE.

  8. June 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    “Best nachos around.”

    What about the awesome beer, which is shipped only a few miles and is half the price of a crappy beer at a major-league park.

  9. June 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the correction, HumboldtBlue.

  10. kaivalya
    June 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    But the players paid (albeit a meager wage) therefore making them distinctly not amateur?

    If they aren’t semi-pro, someone should update the wikipedia page

  11. Emerald Hexagon
    June 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I was going to rush in here and disabuse Heraldo and the readers of the blog of the notion that that bearded hooligan is anything remotely resembling innocent. I am glad to note that others have beat me to it.

    Hitch/Cutters reunion tour? what?

  12. June 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    See what happens when I talk nice? Everyone tells me I’m wrong.

  13. kaivalya
    June 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    So this post was really about Heraldo trying to be nice to Mike Wilson then?

  14. Skippy
    June 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve always liked the slogan:

    Arcata — we’ve got Crabs!

  15. June 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    A friend from San Diego said that a lame, mass-market beer at PetCo Park is $14.

  16. Anonymous
    June 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    MySpace vidoes ?

    Better slow down there, Heraldo.

  17. Ed
    June 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    With the exception of “kick off”as a metaphor for anything Crabs, I thoroughly enjoyed the Leno moment on this post.

  18. Tom Sebourn
    June 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    14 hours away and beer too!

  19. June 6, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    You can see Bohner in his current band, Magnum, here.

  20. June 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    And, if you look quickly, Commissioner Wilson here.

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