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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5240
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 1:37 am:   Edit Post

For any of you who have been following the amazing story that is the Oakland Athletics this year, my son and I have been to four of the last five games. We're going tomorrow afternoon to the final regular season game of the year - winner takes the West title in a one game showdown with the Texas Rangers. WOO HOO! THIS IS FUN!!!!

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 735
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

Hey Bill,

As a Rangers fan I've mixed emotions about this. Still, it's hard to deny what the A's have done to put themselves in this position. It's not how in you start the season, but in how you finish––The Rangers look spent and the A's are surging. I will say this, whichever team wins, I hope they pound dem no-good bums from da Bronx!

Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 247
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

Hey! The "Bums" moved out of Brooklyn to LA in 58 or 59. And those guys from the Bronx, who have made the playoffs something like 16 times in the last 19 years are anything but bums given that the team has, by far, the highest salaries (much of them undeserved) in MLB. similar situation to our west coast friends though, they win today (versus the hated Red Sox) and they win the division. They lose and if Baltimore wins, the Yankess will face either Texas or Oakland in a single game playoff. Personally, though I'm an east coast transplant life-long Yankee fan living in the midwest (Minneapolis), I'm sort of hoping for a world series of the recently downtrodden: Washington versus Baltimore.
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5246
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

Did anyone watch last night's game? I was there and it was INCREDIBLE!!!!

Bill, tbbo (the baseball one)
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 195
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!! and I`ll bet. Great game to attend.
I totally get it as my son is a Varsity pitcher for our High School, on the North Side of Chicago if ya know what I mean :-(

(Message edited by rjmsteel on October 11, 2012)
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3271
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:42 am:   Edit Post

Slightly off topic here - I'm sitting at work on dress-down day wearing my new 'steal your face' Giants t shirt that I bought at AT&T park when I was in Sf a couple of weeks ago. They had a full wall of grateful dead related Giants clothing / hats/ keyfobs etc. What's the relationship between the dead and the giants Bill?

p.s. slightly funny story - we realised by the time we got to SF that our hold luggage would end up well over the airline allowance if we didn't get something bigger for carry on luggage so we bought our son a bright orange Giants backpack which we filled with books / souvenirs / sweets etc. Standing in a mile long Queue at Boston's Logan airport waiting to get through security I was tapped on the shoulder by a security guard who said that as we were giants fans we could use the fast track lane :-)
Senior Member
Username: dfung60

Post Number: 567
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

The Giants have had a Grateful Dead tribute night for the past couple of years. SF is the Dead's home town, after all! On the tribute night, they have a Dead-themed promo item (Dancing Bears or a Jerry bobblehead) and a Deadhead special section. They sell other stuff where proceeds benefit charities of the band members. The gear is popular, and it seems to be at the Dugout Store year round now.

David Fung
Intermediate Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 194
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

I hope there will be a reprise of the National Anthem by Bobby, Phil and Tim Flannery (Giant's 3rd base coach and musician) for the World Series. Giants always get some great Anthem talent!
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2427
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post

when i was ten that was a big deal.
Intermediate Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 195
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

I'm guessing Willie is happy to have ANY birthday! I hope you reach that point, too (in a good way, I mean!). Very cool!

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