05.22.05

There’s Lots Of Fun Things To Do In Rancho Cucamonga. For Instance, You Can Drive Back To Los Angeles

Posted in Baseball, History's Great Hook-Ups at 7:22 pm by

(January 26, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE : the post below was published during the spring of 2005. I’ve been informed by persons close to Hank Stickney that after his wife’s passing, he has since remarried. If you’re wondering why or how that’s relevant to the post below, some concerned has been expressed — in rather pointed terms, I might add — that if you happen to encounter Hank Stickney and a female companion on a cruise ship or in line at Sizzler, you’re almost certainly meeting his new wife, a very sophisticated and charming lady who’d never in a million years accuse yours truly of having “a hidden agenda” or “anger management issues”.

Theirs is a loving, 100% legit marriage, and only a very sad, lonely, troubled individual would imply otherwise.

Also, the original headline of this post has been changed in order to make it tougher to find if you’re looking for biographical information about Hank via Google, which seems to be the primary source of his associates’ frustration. Hopefully they’ll tackle his Wiki entry when they’re done harassing me. – GC)

During the 7th inning stretch of last night’s California League clash between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Visalia Oaks, Quakes management posted a scoreboard note of congratulations to Quakes’ owner Hank Stickney and wife Dee on their 5oth Wedding Anniversary.

The Stickneys, also part of the group owning the Dayton Dragons and Las Vegas 51′s, waved to the crowd from their luxury box. Though to be fair, “luxury” is all relative in Rancho Cucamonga.

I shouldn’t have to give advice to an accomplished captain of industry like Hank, but Class A minor league ball is a hard enough sell on date night, let alone a golden anniversary. I hope the Stickney sticky couch wasn’t too uncomfortable.

Kendry Morales (above), formerly of the Cuban national team and a recent Angels signing, made his U.S. pro debut with a HR in the first inning for Rancho Cucamonga.

8 Responses to “There’s Lots Of Fun Things To Do In Rancho Cucamonga. For Instance, You Can Drive Back To Los Angeles”

  1. David J. Molina says:

    This is to inform those who write for this article, should know that Dee Stickney passed away in 2007. Mr. Stickney then remarried to a wonderful woman Beverly Brandler who is now the new Mrs. Stickney.

  2. Julie says:

    Please take down this information as it is insulting to his new wife Beverly.

  3. GC says:

    Dear Julie

    no offense is intended to towards Beverly Stickney. This post is almost 7 years old. A news item related to Mr. Stickney’s prior marriage cannot possibly be considered insulting to a woman who was never mentioned until you brought her up.

  4. Julie says:

    Just doesn’t reflect well on Mr. Stickney now does it? Your revisions are sadly, mean spirited. If it was your spouse or parent, you would be mad but, maybe you can’t see it that way..

  5. GC says:

    I have not one bad thing to say about Hank Stickney, personaly or professionally (nor do I know the first thing about him beyond his business interests, save for what I’ve been told by his friends and family over the past several days). That some of those friends and family are unable to grasp the concept of a free press, nor are they wiling to acknowledge that Mr. Stickney is a public figure, doesn’t reflect well on them. I’ve been repeatedly harassed this week about this nearly 7-year-old post by persons who somehow thought it was an affront to the reputation of Hank’s 2nd wife. I am sorry to say that such accusations are the height of delusional paranoia. But in the unlikely event anyone on earth was using CSTB as their sole source of information about the Stickney family, I have now gone to the unusual extent of pointing out the following (for the majority of you who find such elaboration unnecessary or uninteresting, i thank you for your indulgence) ;

    a) THIS POST IS FROM 2005. PERSONS WHO WERE ALIVE AND/OR MARRIED IN 2005 ARE NOT NECESSARY ALIVE OR MARRIED IN 2012. IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT “DEATH” OR “MARRIAGE”, PLEASE CONSULT THE INTERNET OR YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

    b) HANK STICKNEY IS NOW MARRIED TO THE VIVACIOUS BEVERLY STICKNEY. IF YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING THEM IN PERSON, PLEASE BE ADVISED THEY ARE M-A-R-R-I-E-D, EVEN IF INTERNET ARTICLES FROM A PRIOR DECADE MAKE NO MENTION OF THIS.

  6. Beverly Stickney says:

    While it is well and good to post information regarding an accomplished person, it is also the responsibility of any blogger with half a frontal cortex, to update information, as well as avoiding personal opinions, and libel posts with poor ethics. To slander a couple for where they happened to choose their wedding anniversary , and refer to a man in his seventies as cheap date is an affront to all individuals in their senior years. Not only is it not objective, it reeks of underlying passive aggressive anger over individuals who achieve a measure of success, unlike people like this blah, blogger, with an obvious need to feel they are better or more moral than himself, a nothing burger. Most people with an IQ above imbecile level, keep updates on those they slander. I am sure any of the hundreds of people Hank has helped over the years, would stand in line to meet this half baked blogger!

  7. GC says:

    Dear Anna Nicole Beverly,

    no one has been libeled or slandered. You’ve had every opportunity to explain how my account of the 2005 ballgame was incorrect. The “cheap date” line was an obvious joke — and if a public figure cannot handle such a gag after announcing his 50th Wedding Anniversary at a minor league baseball game, perhaps he ought to reconsider being in the public eye.

    I’ve no obligation to be objective — this is my blog, not yours. I appreciate the constructive criticism / blogging etiquette lessons from a woman who seems to think bloggers ought to be obliged to revise 7 year old posts to account for all deaths / remarriages (meanwhile, the captain of industry in question’s own company feels no such obligation to amend his web biography) and/or delete said posts simply because her feelings might be hurt. That’s not how a free press operates, but because you’ve repeatedly claimed I’m responsible for persons believing you’re Mr. Stickney’s mistress rather than his spouse, I went to the unusual length of amending the original entry.

    I’ll also add you were previously invited to write your own entry on the subject (which I promised to publish in full), but apparently you thought it more helpful to encourage other employees of Hank (presumably some of those persons he’s helped over the years) to campaign on your behalf via email.

    “it reeks of underlying passive aggressive anger over individuals who achieve a measure of success,”

    wow, I wonder what that must be like. To have achieved a measure of success. In the meantime, you’re left to wonder what it must be like to actually encounter someone who isn’t paid to follow your instructions. I’ve no doubt your husband is a wonderful person and I wish him nothing but the best in his golden years. And I remain hopeful there’s no further confusion at banquets, country clubs, “Man Of The Century” testimonials, etc. about the nature of your relationship, which you can see I have clearly spelled out is that of MAN & WIFE.

    (you’re welcome!)
    GC

  8. nichole says:

    Ha.

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