SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The KCBS morning crew is getting prepared for the “Madden-Mariucci Battle of The Bay Charity Bocce” Tournament and the Coach said they really need to practice.

KCBS’ Stan Bunger told John Madden that he took some balls down to the neighborhood court recently, but said it’s made of oyster-shell flour and is no comparison to “Campo de Bocce”. Bunger complained the court is lumpy and slow in his neighborhood.

Coach Madden ensured that no matter the condition of the court that Bunger still gets to practice his stance, his aim and release point.

“When Mario Veltri taught us how to play many years ago, he taught us a system where you get all the way to the ground and put the ball right on the ground and kind of roll it like a bowler,” Bunger said.

Madden made light of another player in the tourney who doesn’t seem to know what to do with his left hand when he’s throwing. “He’s got the right hand down because he’s right handed. I said, ‘you throw with your right, where do you put your left?'”.

Madden commented on his comical form. Bunger and morning sports anchor Steve Bitker joked that they could work on their form right in the KCBS studio.

“People say, ‘Geez, I played lousy.’ and you ask if they practiced and they say ‘no’. Well how can you play good?”

(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)


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