About Toni Cecchetti

I’ve been a baseball fan all my life. As a kid, Johnny Bench was my hero. As a teenager, I thought the Dodgers fielded the cutest infield in the bigs: Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Davey Lopes (still extremely handsome, even in Dodger Blue) and Bill Russell. Even a die-hard Giants fan has to admit they were a good-looking bunch of guys. But I’m a Northern California girl, so I went for the local team. Yeah, sure, I could have rooted for the A’s, but I was of the opinion that Charlie Finley’s mascot said a lot about the man. For those of you who don’t know, it was a jackass, oh excuse me, a donkey, appropriately named Charlie O. When I was a teenager, I spent part of my summers in San Francisco with my godparents and their family. My godfather’s mother, Mrs. Flynn, sat at the kitchen table huddled over a transistor radio listening to Lon Simmons and Russ Hodges call the Giants games. Everybody, including me, loved Mrs. Flynn, so I declared myself a Giants fan too. Mrs. Flynn is the original Gamer Babe. If not, she is at least a charter member.

I bleed orange and black.

I am a constant reader, a sometime writer, a fabulous cook (self-proclaimed, but who are you to argue?), wife, mother and friend. I have the greatest family in the world, some of the best friends a girl could ask for, 2 really great kids who make me laugh and keep me entertained, and who I love more than life itself.  And a husband. What can I say about my husband? He’s retired. Need I say more? I will. When he said for better or for worse, he meant it. Literally. And he proves that day in and day out.  I don’t live in The City, but both my kids do and I’m not that far, all I have to do is head down the road, cross the bridge and I’m at The Yard.

4 thoughts on “About Toni Cecchetti

  1. Janet De Mattei-Cervo says:

    Hey Toni, I am a Giants fan too! And Yes, you are a loyal friend (loyal being a really big deal to me) and like most (not all though) of my Italian gal friends a
    pretty darned good cook!
    Looking forward to reading you blog.
    Go Giants!!


    • Janet-I already know how loyal you are! You’ve always been a very good friend to me…I think it might be the Italian thing! Thanks for following my blog. I’m always open to suggestions and ideas for posts from all followers, so let me know if you have any special requests. love ya, tc

      and, of course, GO GIANTS!!!


  2. Debby Bennett says:

    Hey Toni…Love your blog, and I can’t believe you remember the story of the green vegetables, er, the green sno-cones! Yep…we are definately a family of S.F. Giants fans (and yours too) – always have been, always will be. HUMMMMM Baby…GO GIANTS!

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    • Awww, Debby Bennett–you tell the best stories! Wait til I do the blog about scorekeeping! CFU? UFU? You taught me everything i know about scorekeeping abbreviations. I remember it all!! Thanks for reading–love ya, TC


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