The last time the San Francisco Giants had their backs against the wall, when they were down, 0-2, to the Cincinnati Reds last week, I mentioned the Outta Here Cheesesteak at AT&T Park. It was my last order of business for the 2012 baseball season, which seemed to be on the verge of ending for San Francisco. However, following that cheesesteak post, the Giants managed to win three games in a row, on the road no less, to topple the Reds. And so I considered that to be a sign. Not wanting to disturb the good vibes, I left that cheesesteak post up as long as possible. But its charm seems to have finally worn out; the Giants are once again in a dire situation, down 3-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
As a result, I’ve decided to go back to the well for a little Bay Area baseball manna. I present the delicious Reggie Jackson Special, as offered by Lois the Pie Queen in Emeryville: Two tender and delicious pork chops, two eggs, two home-style biscuits, and hash browns. I’m a lifelong Bay Area sports fan, so I do realize that Reggie Jackson played most of his career with the A’s, Yankees and Angels, and never with the San Francisco Giants. But it’s all I’ve got at the moment. If I knew of a dish called the Willie Mays, or the Will Clark, I would’ve sought it out.