It sounds crazy and it is very unlikely. Would either team be willing to make it happen? I doubt it. But the fact that this is thrown out there has to force somebody to make a move to relieve the A’s of being prisoners to the territorial rights. They need a new stadium and if they can’t be at the Coliseum, going to AT&T Park just doesn’t make much sense.
Now that this is out there, will something be done? I doubt anytime soon and they probably will lease the Coliseum for another year. But the more we think about it, the more pathetic this situation appears and it’s very clear that a resolution could happen sooner than later.
There’s a bigger, serious issue at hand when fans are out of control and hurt one another. When a Dodgers fan was stabbed during the week by a Giants fan, it really put a black eye on fan behavior.
This comes after the Brian Stow incident two years ago where he was beat up in the parking lot at Dodger stadium.
And Kluwe should know better. He’s had to have seen fan fights in stadiums for years as an NFL punter. He shouldn’t be making jokes out of it.
But here we are. As much as I like his personality and his sense of humor, this was one joke I wish he didn’t make.
Yesterday, this happened.
And now we know who did it. His name is Alexander Poulides.
And as you can read from the story, it’s very, very confusing.
Going to have to get used to seeing this a lot more.
Brian Wilson has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers and could get called up soon.
This has gotten Giants fans to react to the fact that their former closer and hero has joined the rival. Keep in mind that Wilson was coming off surgery and the Giants did not want to bring him back. Supposedly the Giants considered it this week but as a businessman, Wilson knew joining a first place team made more sense.
And of course on Twitter, this brought out the foolishness of people who could not tell the difference between “traitor” and “trader” from their vocabulary.
Here are a collection of tweets from fans on Twitter with their lack of knowledge on the word.
If this is old news, then I guess I’m late to the party.
Nike has always done the “____ Knows” campaign with their athletes. Over the years we’ve seen them market their athletes with these shirts for Bo Jackson, Yoenis Cespedes, Adrian Peterson and so on. But up until then, they’ve only been with shirts and sometimes shoes.
But for the first time to my knowledge, the company has produced a line of caps to go with the famous slogan. This is something that Nike appears to be reaching out with in their sights for a new avenue to market their players.
Tim Lincecum celebrates his no-hitter with Buster Posey.
I didn’t watch the entire game. I was too busy watching the A’s beat the Red Sox. But I switched over just in time to see Tim Lincecum throw a no-hitter. No-hitters are always fun, no matter who throws them. It’s a sign of a great accomplishment and it lives forever in time. Despite four walks and a career-high 148 pitches, it still is an amazing feat.
The Padres are a bad team and it showed. But having that kind of control and ability to stop a team, that’s impressive. And the reaction from Lincecum is what made it so special to see. The relief on his face after the final out shows that he still knows he has it in him and maybe this was what he needed to get his confidence back.
Go celebrate. It’s still amazing to see in baseball. No matter who throws it, it’s a moment in time that will never be forgotten.
This is a terrible idea. You’re basically asking your fans to go on Twitter and publicly post their phone numbers. Worst of all, the fans are dumb enough to agree to it.
Where should the security guard go?
Last night in MLB Network, they spent an entire segment dedicated to ball etiquette. Why? Because of the above incident. Here’s the video.
The way the ball came down the line, the initial reaction was smart by the security guard. Get away from the ball. That’s normal protocol. But after that, that’s where he messes up.
He shouldn’t be running into the field of play. He should be looking at where the ball is and run towards foul territory when he sees the ball go back into fair territory. He has to understand that he can’t stand anywhere that would disrupt Andres Torres.
A cafe at a ballpark? On the surface, it sounds stupid. But digging deep into it, it makes the most sense.
I heard about this over the weekend but really didn’t pay much attention to it. Then this morning, I decided to look more into this new cafe AT&T Park is putting together at the ballpark and I was confused on how I should react.
My first initial reaction was that this was stupid. Ballparks shouldn’t have cafes like Starbucks or a Peet’s. Whatever happened to a simple ballpark with hot dogs and beer? And as one of my friends pointed out, the stereotype of Giants bandwagon fans not paying attention to the game gets furthered with this. This cafe idea to me was just not necessary.
But then again, that Build-A-Bear wasn’t necessary either and the Giants embraced it. I then realized that this is the way the Giants will always be. They aren’t your typical, classic baseball atmosphere. That was lost when they left Candlestick Park.
A’s take three out of four games vs the Giants.
** A ramble. A rant. Whatever you want to call it, it’s me expressing my thoughts. May not be very coherent, but it’s from the heart.
I am so glad that this Bay Bridge interleague series is over. As much as I enjoy the battle of the two Bay Area baseball teams, it does bring out the worst out of some people. And for one national writer, it brings out ignorance.
What Jon Heyman addressed in his post may have been partially true in terms of stadium differences, but what he failed to realize was that he was comparing apples to oranges. And in reality, there can’t be a comparison because the differences of Oakland and San Francisco are so far different that this baseball “rivalry” is different from any other interleague series in baseball.
Take it from me. I grew up in the Bay Area. I know both very well. I was born in Oakland, raised in Richmond, attended school in Berkeley, went to church in San Francisco, worked in San Francisco, went to college in San Jose. I know the Bay Area. I’ve been all over the place. I understand Oakland. I understand San Francisco.