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post #1261 of 9650
At the rate we're going reaching 70 wins would be a light miracle.

This should serve as a vital lesson to all of us, don't ever let anyone tell you there's a surplus or logjam at any position and that platooning is a bad idea.
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You know its true. Gonna see attendance start to slip too. Not worth 80$ an outing for two for crap baseball.

 

At least I'll be able to go to a game for cheap. 

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Two guys at work stop by my desk all the time to talk s*** about the Giants.  Its been more an every day occurrence for the last couple of weeks now.  I just do not understand why A's fans have such a hatred for the Giants and us fans. 

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Caught the team in Toronto about a month ago since I'm traveling there for work

WTF at getting blasted like 8 - 0 by the Blue Jays sick.gif

Worst thing is the defense, or lack thereof

But I'm expecting another hot streak to end the season to catapult into the postseason laugh.gif
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Two guys at work stop by my desk all the time to talk s*** about the Giants.  Its been more an every day occurrence for the last couple of weeks now.  I just do not understand why A's fans have such a hatred for the Giants and us fans. 

 

Some of the A's fans that I've encountered seem to like hating the Giants more than they enjoy watching the A's. 

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Their Giants hatred has risen after 2012 WS
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I just do not understand why A's fans have such a hatred for the Giants and us fans. 

As an A's fan, not afraid to admit a lot of the hate for Giants' fans comes from jealousy. Can't be too upset with all the "new" Giants' fans gloating, it comes with success. The same would happen if the A's win another world series. Most legit Giants' fans I chop sports with at work, although happy with the team's recent success, still talk about the one that got away in '02 or the tough break in '93. As for the organization, I hate the Giants, Jeremy Giambi level type hate, with the San Jose issue being the biggest reason why. I already know that the good faith gesture made by Haas was made to the Giants' previous ownership and that current ownership owes nothing to the A's and are rightfully looking out for their own interests. Its just tough, like your neighbor needed land to build a new home, gave him some land out of good will and he ends up selling it to his boy. Now you need some land to build a new home and you ask your new neighbor for some land and he says "Na, I'm cool" mean.gif All Giants' fans I know can care less if they A's are allowed to move to SJ, wouldn't affect their allegiance. It is a business I guess. On a brighter note, at least we got 95.7 The Game now. laugh.gif
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I hope they don't leave Oakland! I go to maybe 8/9 A's games since I live in the Walnut Creek area and if they move to SJ I doubt I'll see any games.
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Because the Giants are trying to force the A's out of the Bay Area. I realize none of you believe this but look up the Sac Bee interview with that potential A's owner, he says it himself.
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Can't stand A's fans but I'd hate to see them leave. It would suck knowing I won't be able to watch an AL team if I feel like it unless it's interleague play.
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I just do not understand why A's fans have such a hatred for the Giants and us fans. 

As an A's fan, not afraid to admit a lot of the hate for Giants' fans comes from jealousy. Can't be too upset with all the "new" Giants' fans gloating, it comes with success. The same would happen if the A's win another world series. Most legit Giants' fans I chop sports with at work, although happy with the team's recent success, still talk about the one that got away in '02 or the tough break in '93. As for the organization, I hate the Giants, Jeremy Giambi level type hate, with the San Jose issue being the biggest reason why. I already know that the good faith gesture made by Haas was made to the Giants' previous ownership and that current ownership owes nothing to the A's and are rightfully looking out for their own interests. Its just tough, like your neighbor needed land to build a new home, gave him some land out of good will and he ends up selling it to his boy. Now you need some land to build a new home and you ask your new neighbor for some land and he says "Na, I'm cool" mean.gif All Giants' fans I know can care less if they A's are allowed to move to SJ, wouldn't affect their allegiance. It is a business I guess. On a brighter note, at least we got 95.7 The Game now. laugh.gif

 

How much money did the A's invest in San Jose before they gave it away and how much have the Giants invested since? Serious question. I don't know the answer.

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Because the Giants are trying to force the A's out of the Bay Area. I realize none of you believe this but look up the Sac Bee interview with that potential A's owner, he says it himself.

A few things.... 

 

One....I too would really  hate to see them leave the Bay Area.  I love baseball and when the A's are in the playoffs, not only do I try to go to a game or two, I actually root for them.

 

Two....The Giants are trying to "force the A's out of the Bay Area?"  Can you provide a link?  I know we are trying to prevent them from moving to San Jose, but I have never once read anything that says the Giants want them gone completely.  I think them building a new stadium in the East Bay would be more than fine.  But hey, if you can show me something that proves otherwise, I am all ears.

 

And three....fans of the Oakland A's have hated the Giants and our fans FAR before this whole stadium thing has happened.  So while that MAY be the case that YOU hate the Giants strictly because they are blocking the A's from moving to San Jose, please dont act as if that is the primary reason A's fans hate the Giants/fans.  Because it has been going on for far longer than this stadium debate has. 

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but dland, he did say it stems from jealously.
I don't think he listed SJ as a primary reason...rather one of HIS reasons. laugh.gif
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Because the Giants are trying to force the A's out of the Bay Area. I realize none of you believe this but look up the Sac Bee interview with that potential A's owner, he says it himself.
A few things.... 

One....I too would really  hate to see them leave the Bay Area.  I love baseball and when the A's are in the playoffs, not only do I try to go to a game or two, I actually root for them.

Two....The Giants are trying to "force the A's out of the Bay Area?"  Can you provide a link?  I know we are trying to prevent them from moving to San Jose, but I have never once read anything that says the Giants want them gone completely.  I think them building a new stadium in the East Bay would be more than fine.  But hey, if you can show me something that proves otherwise, I am all ears.

And three....fans of the Oakland A's have hated the Giants and our fans FAR before this whole stadium thing has happened.  So while that MAY be the case that YOU hate the Giants strictly because they are blocking the A's from moving to San Jose, please dont act as if that is the primary reason A's fans hate the Giants/fans.  Because it has been going on for far longer than this stadium debate has. 

I'm sorry, I can't provide a link to a quote from a Giants official explicitly stating that the Giants want the A's out of the Bay Area. But I can provide the link to that article that I mentioned earlier:

http://www.modbee.com/2010/01/23/1019702/piccinini-reflects-on-as-deal.html
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More likely, Piccinini suspects the San Francisco Giants ownership had a hand in convincing Selig to make sure the deal never materialized, especially since Selig has called the A's move from Kansas City to Oakland "a terrible mistake."

"I can tell you there's an executive with the Giants, who shall go unnamed," Piccinini said. "I ran into him at a Warriors game. He said, 'I hear you're getting involved with the Padres. We want you in San Diego; we just didn't want you here.' "

Mark Purdy of the Mercury News also believes that it's the Giants intention to have the A's leave the Bay Area.
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Yes. That's my opinion. "@kfury: @burritojustice @JohnBranchNYT @MercPurdy Is SF trying to kick the As out of the Bay Area completely?"

Purdy has been consistent on his coverage of the territory situation and hasn't shown any bias in his coverage. He also recommends going to the site I go to to find as much info about this situation:
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Good dialogue on A's ballpark issue tonite but it's clear many don't know all facts. Go here: http://newballpark.org/ for best background.

I would encourage you all to research for yourself to find the answer to what's going on. I'll give you a head start with some article, first from Purdy himself:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_23485648/purdy-san-jose-takes-big-swing-at-major

Even the Giant's hometown paper doesn't come out to endorse the Giant's stance on this case:

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/San-Jose-cries-foul-over-A-s-4608182.php

ESPN's David Schoenfield also comes out in support of the A's case (in case you wanted a non-partial party's input on this)

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/37163/time-for-mlb-to-let-the-as-move

Let's make this a quick, civil discussion after whoever wants to participate in this becomes more educated on the matter.
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post #1276 of 9650
I just saw the worst Ab in the history of MLb in whatever Pablo was doing. But ir was so bad it forced a uncatchable pitch and thus Pablo made it to first.

In related news - im going on 7/8 and realized Harvey is pitching for the Mets so I'm more excited for that.
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post #1277 of 9650
I was thinking of going to a game this weekend but with BART on strike I'm reconsidering.
post #1278 of 9650
I have tickets on the 9th. Hope the strike is over by then
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Ill leave at 4 from the east bay and it wont be bad.
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Who do you want him to play?

Pence 0-5 Pablo 0-5 (3 K's)

I'f your name isn't Buster Posey you haven't been doing **** the last two weeks. Yea lets blame Juan Perez get outta here with that mean.gif
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Rock bottom keeps getting deeper.
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post #1283 of 9650
Posey out of the lineup today...

This would be the first time in history a team has been no hit twice in the same series.
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I hope they don't leave Oakland! I go to maybe 8/9 A's games since I live in the Walnut Creek area and if they move to SJ I doubt I'll see any games.

I hope they don't, I hate A's fans.
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Why I hate Giants' fans:

 

Various reasons.

 

 

I hated how, back in the early 2000's, Giants' fans were more concerned about bragging about how many HR's Bonds was hitting as opposed to the concern they had about their team winning games.

 

 

 

I hate how all of these Giants' "fans" appeared out of nowhere around October 20, 2010 and again around October 20, 2012. These people don't watch baseball, don't watch a lick of baseball, but feel that they have "bragging rights" over legit A's fans. Like... you think you're so cool because you conveniently started rooting for a local baseball team when they were up 2-0 in the World Series? Then they have the nerve to claim that the Giants' are their team. Sorry, but you don't have a team. You don't watch baseball.

 

 

But most of all, I currently hate EVERYTHING about the Giants' organization because they are cock-blocking the A's from getting a ballpark in Santa Clara County.

 

I don't like the city of San Francisco. I think it's dirty, and I hate the hills.

 

 

If it were up to me, the Warriors would get the new Niners' arena in Santa Clara, and the Niners would get the Warriors' future arena.

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I hate how all of these Giants' "fans" appeared out of nowhere around October 20, 2010 and again around October 20, 2012. These people don't watch baseball, don't watch a lick of baseball, but feel that they have "bragging rights" over legit A's fans. Like... you think you're so cool because you conveniently started rooting for a local baseball team when they were up 2-0 in the World Series? Then they have the nerve to claim that the Giants' are their team. Sorry, but you don't have a team. You don't watch baseball.
I've got family and friends who are A's fans that swear up and down this is the sole reason they hate the Giants. I personally don't think the Giants are winning crap this year. Would I like them to, sure, but I don't believe it. But, what I do hope is that the A's win it this year if it's not the Giants. Not because I'm some sort of A's rider or anything along that line, nor is it about a NorCal pride thing. I hope the A's win it because one of two things will happen:

1.) The A's will get the same frontrunning fans that we have, then I can throw that **** back in their face for the bandwagoners.

2.) A marginal to no amount of fans jump the Oakland bandwagon, thus debunking the thoughts of A's fans that a majority of Giants fans are just here through the good times...and I can throw that **** in their face.

For the record, I don't hate the A's, I just don't like their fans.
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I hate how all of these Giants' "fans" appeared out of nowhere around October 20, 2010 and again around October 20, 2012. These people don't watch baseball, don't watch a lick of baseball, but feel that they have "bragging rights" over legit A's fans. Like... you think you're so cool because you conveniently started rooting for a local baseball team when they were up 2-0 in the World Series? Then they have the nerve to claim that the Giants' are their team. Sorry, but you don't have a team. You don't watch baseball.



You act like that doesnt happen when the A's start playing well too. I use to go to a ton of A's games when I lived in the Eastbay and there was a drastic difference in stadium turnout and fan support when the A's werent playing well to when they were in the hunt. Even last season, empty stadiums in Oakland all around until the end of the season, when the A's made their playoff push.

I had Giants season tickets for 7 years and I can tell you first hand, more people show up to Giants games than A's games when their teams are doing poorly.

But ultimately what you're referring to are bandwagons. Every team has them, no matter how many true fans support the team. You act like its just the Giants that have fake fans appearing out of the blue when the teams playing well calling the Giants their team. As if the A's had no fake fans last year who hopped on the wagon after the final game of the regular season. You should hate your favorite team across the bridge for that same reason then.
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post #1288 of 9650
A's fans shouldn't even be talking about fanbases. I don't know if they still have those $2 ticket days, but when I used to go those during my high school years, there was practically NO ONE there. Can't talk @#$% about other teams' fans when your own fans refuse to pay $2 to watch your team play, and half the people there are Giants fans who couldn't afford tickets for that day's game. Other than that, I have no problem with the A's (really couldn't care less about them)
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You act like that doesnt happen when the A's start playing well too. I use to go to a ton of A's games when I lived in the Eastbay and there was a drastic difference in stadium turnout and fan support when the A's werent playing well to when they were in the hunt. Even last season, empty stadiums in Oakland all around until the end of the season, when the A's made their playoff push.

I had Giants season tickets for 7 years and I can tell you first hand, more people show up to Giants games than A's games when their teams are doing poorly.

But ultimately what you're referring to are bandwagons. Every team has them, no matter how many true fans support the team. You act like its just the Giants that have fake fans appearing out of the blue when the teams playing well calling the Giants their team. As if the A's had no fake fans last year who hopped on the wagon after the final game of the regular season. You should hate your favorite team across the bridge for that same reason then.

 

 

Of course more people go to Giants' games when they're playing poor. Why? Because they have a nice ballpark and these corporations buy out the seats. Their park is like Staples Center during Lakers' games... 60% of the people there don't know **** about what they're watching, they're just there so they can tell Carol and Steve that they went to the game last night.

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Of course more people go to Giants' games when they're playing poor. Why? Because they have a nice ballpark and these corporations buy out the seats. Their park is like Staples Center during Lakers' games... 60% of the people there don't know **** about what they're watching, they're just there so they can tell Carol and Steve that they went to the game last night.
This is what kills me about this "Cockblock to San Jose" argument. You badmouth the big wigs who attend games, yet it's these same big wig yuppies (as one of my friends called them) with their corporations and their highly paid employees that you're trying to swoop to build a new ballpark in San Jose. Hypocrites.
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