Dieter Kurtenbach, East Bay Times

Dieter Kurtenbach

East Bay Times

Alameda, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dieter:

Kurtenbach: Someone had to boo the cheating Astros in Oakland. So I did it.

The COVID pandemic robbed Oakland fans of a chance to jeer the cheating Houston Astros, so sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach took on the responsibility. → Read More

The Deets: It’s time to defund baseball’s fun police

Major League Baseball has countless issues, but players trying to police the fun out of the game is one of the biggest. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Harding Park’s PGA Championship makes it clear — fans can’t come back soon enough

The 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park was played without fans, and that undercut the magnitude of the major tournament. → Read More

The Deets: Why Tiger Woods won’t win the PGA Championship (and who will)

Dieter Kurtenbach breaks down the San Francisco major. Also: The Giants and A's win, but Oakland loses. → Read More

The Deets: Jesus Luzardo is the ace the Oakland A's needed

The 22-year-old Luzardo could be the difference for the first-place Oakland A's. → Read More

The Deets: What the 49ers signing Jordan Reed means for George Kittle

The 49ers might make a big offensive change with the former Washington tight end now in the mix. Plus: another NBA team is coming to the Bay Area (sort of). → Read More

Kurtenbach: Kyle Shanahan aced last year’s test. Now he gets a tougher one.

The 49ers will only have 15 practices to prepare for the 2020 NFL season. → Read More

The Deets: Expectations vs. reality for the Giants, A’s

The Giants and A's have similar records, but the narrative around the teams could not be different. Also: The Giants' latest trade shows why the rebuild will work → Read More

Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers are paying everyone but George Kittle

George Kittle will sign a new deal with the 49ers — it just won’t be the deal he wants right now. → Read More

The Deets: Nick Bosa is going to be the NFL’s first $200 million defender

The 49ers defensive end isn’t due a contract for a while, but after his brother was paid, it’s clear Nick Bosa will break the bank… Plus: Giants fall, A’s sputter, and bench… → Read More

Live reaction to the Giants’ (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime 2020 home opener

Sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach breaks down the strangest Giants home opener in our lifetimes. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Forget the Dodgers, this is the team the Giants should emulate

The Giants should aim to replicate the San Diego Padres model for success. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Blame MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for the Marlins COVID-19 outbreak

The Miami Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak threatens all of Major League Baseball, and responsibility falls on the leagues' commissioner, Rob Manfred, for allowing it to happen. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Jimmy Garoppolo is entering a make-or-break season (again)

The San Francisco 49ers can't afford to wait-and-see on Jimmy Garoppolo after the 2020 season. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Wait, can the Giants make the playoffs now?

Major League Baseball's expanded playoffs might give the no-name San Francisco Giants a chance at October baseball. → Read More

Kurtenbach: It’s Opening Day of a season we’ll never forget

A 60-game schedule, no fans in the stands, a runner on second base to start extra innings and many other concessions means a bastardized season welcomed with open arms by baseball lovers. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Giants kneeling matters, but we don’t need national anthem at fanless MLB games

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler took a knee, President Trump tweeted, and the anthem controversy is back again. Dieter Kurtenbach has a solution. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The hidden cost of California’s delayed high school football season

The decision to postpone the California high school football season in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis has serious repercussions on senior players. → Read More

Kurtenbach: A.J. Green could solve the 49ers’ biggest problem

The 49ers’ wide receivers are talented, but young. A.J. Green’s contract impasse in Cincinnati might provide San Francisco an opportunity to improve on the cheap. → Read More

Without Posey in 2020, SF Giants have no reason to delay Joey Bart era

The San Francisco Giants don’t want to call up top prospect Joey Bart just yet. That’s the wrong call ahead of a weird 2020 baseball season. → Read More