Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Two minutes with the Ultimate Harbour Master

I had a short conversation with Harbour Centre's wunderkind Jason Castro yesterday, Friday, at Robinson's Galleria.

Rick: Jason, congrats sa MVP Award at sa championship.
Jason: Ah. (smiles). Salamat. Salamat talaga.

Rick: Nung down kayo after yung game one na talo, ano pinagusapan niyo as a team? Alam niyo ba na kaya naman habulin yung Hapee?
Jason: Hindi pa tapos yung laban. Yan ang pinagusapan namin ng team. Nangyari na 'to dati last conference kaya hindi kami kinabahan. Swerte rin kami na marami nag-step up. Yung pressure din kasi nasa Hapee kasi kami alam na namin kung ano ang kaya namin gawin.

Rick: Lahat na yata sa amateur napanalunan mo na. So Singapore Slingers na?
Jason: Ibang challenge yun. Sana naman maganda ipakita ko. Kasi hindi lang para sa akin 'to pati na sa lahat ng Pilipinong basketbolista.

Rick: Kelan ba alis mo?
Jason: July. Kaya relax muna ako.

Rick: Thanks, Jason and good luck.
Jason: Salamat. O... blowout naman dyan.

We both laugh.

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