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(Deadspin)   Melky Cabrera cooked up a phony website and fake supplement product in an attempt to appeal his suspension for PEDs. You may be shocked to find out that it didn't work   (deadspin.com) divider line 66
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2012-08-19 11:00:50 AM
That's pretty stupid even by an offensive linesmans standards.
 
2012-08-19 11:44:35 AM
Not defending him, but I doubt it was all his idea. Either way, he's done as a Giant.
/go Giants
 
2012-08-19 12:56:56 PM
That takes a stunning lack of gray matter. Damn. I should stop being amazed by the lengths people will go to in order to conceal bad behavior, but that's absurdly hysterical.
 
2012-08-19 01:20:33 PM
on behalf of all Giants fans, I'd just like to say...

i2.listal.com

and don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
 
2012-08-19 02:10:35 PM
Melky Cabrera created Bleacher Report?
 
2012-08-19 02:12:13 PM

johnnylarue: Melky Cabrera created Bleacher Report?


Nice.

So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar
 
2012-08-19 02:16:58 PM

AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar


That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.
 
2012-08-19 02:22:15 PM

PowerSlacker: AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar

That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.


Who was juicing on the Phillies or Rays in 2008? Charlie Manuel?
 
2012-08-19 02:22:40 PM
He should have used Zombo.com. You can do anything with Zombo.com. Well, what are you waiting for?
 
2012-08-19 02:25:01 PM
This might help explain why he sucked for the Braves; he was skipping batting practice and other team workouts to take web design classes at Georgia Tech.
 
2012-08-19 02:26:30 PM

maxpower007: PowerSlacker: AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar

That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.

Who was juicing on the Phillies or Rays in 2008? Charlie Manuel?


Oops, 2007.

To answer your question, I'd go with Ryan Howard.
 
2012-08-19 02:41:19 PM

PowerSlacker: maxpower007: PowerSlacker: AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar

That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.

Who was juicing on the Phillies or Rays in 2008? Charlie Manuel?

Oops, 2007.

To answer your question, I'd go with Ryan Howard.


You shut your whore mouth right there.
 
2012-08-19 02:43:37 PM
Just when I thought that Ryan Dempster was making a push for Dumbass of the Year with the whole "I can't pitch in Toronto because I lost my passport" thing, Melky does something to prove that he deserves the award
 
2012-08-19 02:53:06 PM

PowerSlacker: maxpower007: PowerSlacker: AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar

That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.

Who was juicing on the Phillies or Rays in 2008? Charlie Manuel?

Oops, 2007.

To answer your question, I'd go with Ryan Howard.


static.tvfanatic.com

Eh, I dunno, he's kinda scrawny.
 
2012-08-19 03:10:00 PM

PowerSlacker: maxpower007: PowerSlacker: AliceBToklasLives: So . . . . . should the Giants be forced to forfeit the games Cabrera played in this season, given the fact that he was cheating?

/anything to keep my Rockies out of the cellar

That should happen right after Roger Maris and Hank Aaron have their records rightfully restored and the Red Sox are stripped of the 2004 and 2008 World Series titles.

Who was juicing on the Phillies or Rays in 2008? Charlie Manuel?

Oops, 2007.

To answer your question, I'd go with Ryan Howard.


Honestly, I would imagine that the vast majority of pro athletes still juice. Not so much for muscle, but for recovery. Just that most are not stupid enough to get caught
 
2012-08-19 03:23:08 PM

johnnylarue: Melky Cabrera created Bleacher Report?


I just spewed a mouthful of porter all over the bar at Hooverville in Seattle.
 
2012-08-19 03:44:15 PM
goddammit Melky...
 
2012-08-19 03:58:05 PM
Now that's brilliant, lol.
 
2012-08-19 03:58:13 PM
I believe he can still win the batting title
 
2012-08-19 04:00:06 PM
www.biography.com

Miss me yet?

/Image hosting disabled in this thread?
 
2012-08-19 04:05:33 PM
www.webwombat.com.au

Approves.

moviesmedia.ign.com

Disapproves. And really wishes you would stop saying that.
 
2012-08-19 04:21:33 PM

dudemanbro: Not defending him, but I doubt it was all his idea. Either way, he's done as a Giant.
/go Giants


I'd say he might be done as an MLB player. Would any team in their right mind want to take the guy?
 
2012-08-19 04:26:19 PM

desertgeek: dudemanbro: Not defending him, but I doubt it was all his idea. Either way, he's done as a Giant.
/go Giants

I'd say he might be done as an MLB player. Would any team in their right mind want to take the guy?


If not through, he's just engineered a massive discount for that free agent contract.
 
2012-08-19 04:28:34 PM
Well, Melky's shown he has a career in politics if the baseball thing doesn't work out.
 
2012-08-19 04:44:21 PM
Shoulda blamed it on herpes medication

\Brewers fan
 
2012-08-19 04:48:05 PM

zarberg: Well, Melky's shown he has a career in politics if the baseball thing doesn't work out.


Or journalism as the Stephen Glass movie screenshots imply
 
2012-08-19 04:53:21 PM

robsul82: [www.webwombat.com.au image 300x364]

Approves.

[moviesmedia.ign.com image 450x298]

Disapproves. And really wishes you would stop saying that.



I love that film.
 
2012-08-19 05:14:25 PM
He should be banned from baseball just because his name is Melky. WTF is a Melky, something that is phoney and awful, and needs to be shunned. Go Andrew McCutcheon!
 
2012-08-19 05:33:37 PM
Dear Melky,

We'll take you in. Actually, we'll take just about anyone in at this point. Drinks on me at Cedar Creek in The Heights, if you want to sign here, Melky.

Sincerely,
Astros Fan

/Off to sob in a corner.
 
2012-08-19 05:46:28 PM
Serious question:

If you get caught faking evidence in an attempt to overturn or loosen the penalties applied to you in an MLB disciplinary case, can the commissioner increase your sentence? Could they make him sit for 100 games instead of 50? Or even impose a lifetime ban?

Or can they treat the fabrication of evidence as a separate violation of the rules, with a separate penalty?
 
2012-08-19 05:54:19 PM

Unauthorized Bratwurst: Serious question:

If you get caught faking evidence in an attempt to overturn or loosen the penalties applied to you in an MLB disciplinary case, can the commissioner increase your sentence? Could they make him sit for 100 games instead of 50? Or even impose a lifetime ban?

Or can they treat the fabrication of evidence as a separate violation of the rules, with a separate penalty?


The commissioner can do just about anything "for the good of the game," though the union would certainly have some complaints.

That being said, the only other time anything like this happened was the "Jason Grimsley Sneaking Through the Air Vent" thing, and no further suspensions were issued for that.
 
2012-08-19 07:00:51 PM

Unauthorized Bratwurst: Serious question:

If you get caught faking evidence in an attempt to overturn or loosen the penalties applied to you in an MLB disciplinary case, can the commissioner increase your sentence? Could they make him sit for 100 games instead of 50? Or even impose a lifetime ban?

Or can they treat the fabrication of evidence as a separate violation of the rules, with a separate penalty?


They will probably treat it as a separate violation, with its own penalty tacked onto the original suspension, and an end result that he will miss the playoffs (assuming the Giants make the playoffs) and the start of the next regular season.
 
2012-08-19 07:43:17 PM

gonzoduke: That's pretty stupid even by an offensive linesmans standards.


I'm pretty sure I read once where offensive linemen are some of the smarter guys on the field. I'll bet they are above average.
 
2012-08-19 07:45:55 PM

desertgeek: dudemanbro: Not defending him, but I doubt it was all his idea. Either way, he's done as a Giant.
/go Giants

I'd say he might be done as an MLB player. Would any team in their right mind want to take the guy?


Are you kidding? There is nothing to lose from signing a player like this. If he gets busted again, who cares? He got you wins and now you don't have to pay him anymore. This isn't college sports where the teams get punished for players' cheating.
 
2012-08-19 08:06:45 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: goddammit Melky...


I hear Manny Ramirez is still available. :)
 
2012-08-19 08:27:54 PM
Ha, suck it Giant's fans! Someone actually tried to tell me Melky was dumb for taking PEDs AFTER getting the All Star MVP, as the reason he got it in the first place wasn't the steroids.
 
2012-08-19 08:48:03 PM

bubbaprog: desertgeek: dudemanbro: Not defending him, but I doubt it was all his idea. Either way, he's done as a Giant.
/go Giants

I'd say he might be done as an MLB player. Would any team in their right mind want to take the guy?

Are you kidding? There is nothing to lose from signing a player like this. If he gets busted again, who cares? He got you wins and now you don't have to pay him anymore. This isn't college sports where the teams get punished for players' cheating.



If he signs a contract and gets caught again, the team will still be on the hook for his salary.
 
2012-08-19 08:49:30 PM
^
Aside from the duration of the suspension, of course.
 
2012-08-19 09:00:41 PM
Anyone giving him a new contract will likely include a behavior clause.
 
2012-08-19 09:18:26 PM
i really liked melky when he was a yankee and was pissed to see him go. especially for what the yanks got in return. anyway, it seems like he had gained some workout ethics, got in shape and i don't believe taking testosterone alone is what contributed to his improvement(look at his numbers with the royals). all that aside, this website thing is more than likely the end of his MLB career.


and i really get a kick out of some articles that say ex-yankee outfielder, that's gold jerry.
 
2012-08-19 09:27:49 PM

dlriumtrigger: If he signs a contract and gets caught again, the team will still be on the hook for his salary.


League suspensions for PED use are WITHOUT PAY.
 
2012-08-19 10:10:44 PM
meanwhile in this BOS-NYY game, it's apparently a night for the 38-year-olds.. Jeter is 3-for-4 with two doubles and Ichrio has two homers
 
2012-08-19 10:40:50 PM
I read this article out loud to my roommate, who then thought that I was reading something off of The Onion.

/Jokingly said "He's juicing." watching the ASG
//Braves fan, so you can understand the disparity.
 
2012-08-19 10:52:15 PM

red5ish: dlriumtrigger: If he signs a contract and gets caught again, the team will still be on the hook for his salary.

League suspensions for PED use are WITHOUT PAY.



See my next post.


If he had signed a big multiyear deal, he'd still be owed the money following the suspension, which would have been substantial if he hadn't been caught this year.
 
2012-08-19 11:39:19 PM
Won't be surprised if he's banned from baseball for this, MLB is old school - look at barry bonds - he's only a free "agent" right now. Wonder why no team will pick him up.
 
2012-08-19 11:44:28 PM

Hardy-r-r: I believe he can still win the batting title


Rumblings are they are working on making sure he doesnt get it

dlriumtrigger: If he signs a contract and gets caught again, the team will still be on the hook for his salary.


Im pretty sure he was on a one year deal so it wont hurt anyone to sign him
 
2012-08-19 11:56:18 PM

Misconduc: Won't be surprised if he's banned from baseball for this, MLB is old school - look at barry bonds - he's only a free "agent" right now. Wonder why no team will pick him up.


B*nds arrogance knows no bounds, this douche actually thought teams were going to falling over themselves to sign him, a 44 year old known steroid cheater, his agent had to be shocked nobody called to sign the inspiration for fat head.
 
2012-08-20 12:36:59 AM

steamingpile: Im pretty sure he was on a one year deal so it wont hurt anyone to sign him


This is his contract year I believe. Oops.

steamingpile: B*nds arrogance knows no bounds, this douche actually thought teams were going to falling over themselves to sign him, a 44 year old known steroid cheater, his agent had to be shocked nobody called to sign the inspiration for fat head.


Whatever happened with the collusion suit he was gonna file?
 
2012-08-20 02:20:42 AM

The Bestest: steamingpile: Im pretty sure he was on a one year deal so it wont hurt anyone to sign him

This is his contract year I believe. Oops.

steamingpile: B*nds arrogance knows no bounds, this douche actually thought teams were going to falling over themselves to sign him, a 44 year old known steroid cheater, his agent had to be shocked nobody called to sign the inspiration for fat head.

Whatever happened with the collusion suit he was gonna file?


Yeah his agent shut that down after realizing MLB could come forward with other evidence collected but sealed under the union contract. That's what the FBI was wanting but could never use in court, if they were to sue then it could be used as evidence already introduced in another court case then bonds would serving real jail time.
 
2012-08-20 06:15:11 AM

jrodtheterrible: He should be banned from baseball just because his name is Melky. WTF is a Melky, something that is phoney and awful, and needs to be shunned. Go Andrew McCutcheon!


Well, "Melky" is short for "Melquiades"
 
2012-08-20 12:23:33 PM

dudemanbro: Either way, he's done as a Giant.


I was at least happy that his first statement immediately took the blame. I know appealing is pretty much SOP, but really the only thing that could make this any better would be him just STFUing and taking his beating. And the Giants just out-right cutting him. Right now.

Come to think of it, *can* the Giants just cut him, or is there some MLB / contract / something rule that prevents that?

If nothing else, it does show a risk of building too much of a character / unique identity on a team... the Giants invested a lot in building his image and *wham* a slap in the face. Thanks, Melky, you apparently-dimwitted asshole. I just hope everyone takes it as a unifying thing, "hey, screw that guy, we can do this" rather than "oh well, he's gone, I'm'a start looking for my winter vacation destination." We'll see.

There are only two aspects of the bigger picture that give me pause:

1) Is he -really- the only guy doing it? If so, fine, ban him. If not (which I strongly suggest), why is he the only one getting heat?

2) What was the timing, *really*? Maybe I missed the info in the original articles, but when was the test taken? When were the results known to the testing agency / MLB vs. when the suspension was announced?

I mean, I know that as soon as I hit Add Comment on this, I'm'a have to go add another layer of tinfoil under my cap, but: Banning Melky from the Giants, especially after the trade deadline has tied up potential replacements on their new teams, sure as shiat helps the Dodgers and their "new ownership! new team! new story! come back, fans!" narrative.
 
2012-08-20 01:01:20 PM

SFSailor: ...I know that as soon as I hit Add Comment on this, I'm'a have to go add another layer of tinfoil under my cap, but: Banning Melky from the Giants, especially after the trade deadline has tied up potential replacements on their new teams, sure as shiat helps the Dodgers and their "new ownership! new team! new story! come back, fans!" narrative.


Don't worry, it's gonna take 10 years of goodwill effort for the Dodgers to rebuild their fanbase. Fark the Dodgers.

/the last time I was in Dodger Stadium, Tommy John blew his arm out
 
2012-08-20 01:14:58 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Don't worry, it's gonna take 10 years of goodwill effort for the Dodgers to rebuild their fanbase. Fark the Dodgers.


I dunno... "OMG! Magic Johnson!" + oh so conveniently winning the NL West + fickleness of LA (and fandom in general) might cut that to two or three.

Hell, I said it at the time, and have many times since, but if they just stepped up and paid for Brian Stow's medical care and took care of his family financially, PacBell Park would be a sea of nothing but Dodger Blue for the next series.

I'd bet they could cut that 10 years to Fixed Right Now if they coordinated a big, splashy, anti-fan-violence day, with a ceremony announcing taking care of the Stows and establishing an endowed professorship and fully-funded academic research center and affiliated charitable foundation (even more points if they do it at a NorCal university instead of SC / UCLA, but I'd even take that) to do work in the field. The next Dodgers / SF game in SF could give out SF-logo'ed tshirts in Dodger blue and white, and vice versa in LA. Messaging something like, "We love it, but it's just a game," (or presumably something better written by a marketer, of course). Etc.

Or, you know, they could give Matt Kemp $160Million. I'm sure that'll work just as well.

(Sad thing is, it'll probably work even better. Alas.)

/ last time for me was late in the season that contained Gibson's famous home run; he hit one while I was in the stands, too
// mad at Melky, and now moving from "mad, but at least he owned it" to "fark THAT guy"
/// really feel bad for the guys that put effort into the Melk Men gaggle
 
2012-08-20 01:45:47 PM

steamingpile: Misconduc: Won't be surprised if he's banned from baseball for this, MLB is old school - look at barry bonds - he's only a free "agent" right now. Wonder why no team will pick him up.

B*nds arrogance knows no bounds, this douche actually thought teams were going to falling over themselves to sign him, a 44 year old known steroid cheater, his agent had to be shocked nobody called to sign the inspiration for fat head.


If there is any justice in the world, Bonds will go into the Hall of Fame...50 years after his death.
 
2012-08-20 02:35:53 PM

SFSailor: last time for me was late in the season that contained Gibson's famous home run; he hit one while I was in the stands, too


My last Giants-Dodgers game was a doubleheader at Candlestick, and manager Frank Robinson incited a brawl by rubbing his nose at Dodger reliever, Steve Howe. That was FUN!

/always liked Candlestick...
 
2012-08-20 02:53:50 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /always liked Candlestick...


While the merits and charms of Candlestick can be debated, the fact that PacBell Park is a model of how stadiums should be done cannot. From being entirely privately financed, to revitalizing dramatically a dumpy and nearly abandoned area, to incorporating at least faaiirrly well public transit, to increasing a region's interest in a team, to improving the organization's image, etc etc etc.

Every time someone wants public money to support a brazzillionaire's hobby/plaything, I point to the fact that PacBell Park, arguably* the most beautiful baseball stadium, was built in arguably** the most beautiful city in the country and only made it more scenic -- without as much as a public DIME. And despite having many, MANY other things to do in the area, it's been sold out, or nearly so, pretty much since Day One.

If they can do it, other teams should be able to build -something- functional in East Bumfark where land is essentially free, by comparison.

* Arguably. PetCo, the Pirates, and some others are close or even in some ways superior. There are some nice stadiums around right now... won't give PacBell all the credit for that, but it deserves some.
** Arguably. But it's hard to argue that another metropolis is more beautiful overall

Stupid Melky. I'm biting my nails waiting for more of a reaction from the organization -- I'd like a public disowning / termination, and an apology on behalf of Melky and the org as a whole from Krukow and Kuiper for building up the Melk Men image and Melky in general, but I won't hold my breath. Stupid Melky. Hope the team can get over it, as I really don't want to see weeks of "OMG! MAGIC JOHNSON MADE THE DODGERS AWESOME AGAIN!" trumpeting.
 
2012-08-20 03:11:47 PM
I'm plenty pissed at the Giants organization over their Bogartization of San Jose, but I have to admit they built a first-class facility. Hunter's Point used to be a good place to meet motherstabbers and fatherrapers, but now it's a great place to open a restaurant. I still haven't had the opportunity to go to a game there (I moved away the opening season), but it is on my "bucket list". Maybe this year, in late October or early November, we can see another Bay Bridge World Series (this time without all the extraneous drama). Oh, but the same result. :)
 
2012-08-20 03:46:26 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm plenty pissed at the Giants organization over their Bogartization of San Jose


Interesting. This perspective confuses me, but I admit I was an SF local, not an Oakland local. (And I am a loud supporter of the NL, but that's a flame for another war.) Why shouldn't the A's be aspiring to figure out how to have a wonderful stadium in a reclaimable part of Oakland (say, somewhere down at the waterfront?) like the Giants? Why does a good part of the fanbase seem to want to see them shipped off to the relative hellhole that is San Jose? Then again, while I did attend A's games as a poor college student (wheee, bring your own cooler full of margaritas to the bleacher seats FTW!), I lost the thread on their apparently shiatty ownership and organizational decisionmaking a long time back.

But anyone who is a baseball fan should try to find a way to make a trip to see a game at PacBell. Hop a flight, grab *any* ticket from a scalper, and take in all the views. There really isn't a bad seat in the house, and you can spend a good amount of time just taking a lap of the joint. It's particularly interesting if you go or have been to Orioles Park in B'more: As nice as that place also is, it is clearly the beta for PacBell, and you can see many clear ways they took out an eraser and improved the original drawings for their next attempt.

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: this time without all the extraneous drama


To this day, whenever there is sudden, unexpected radio silence during any form of radio broadcast, I get an immediate knot in my stomach, as I was listening to the game when the 'quake hit, and it just went silent, at least on my LA-rebroadcast feed, and came back some time later with Major Drama. Every time since, of course, it's been because the intern tripped and hit the board or the computer burped or whatever, but every time it happens, I immediate assume Something Horrible has happened. Really kinda wish I hadn't tuned in.

Regardless, unfortunately, it seems a Freeway Series might be more likely to happen before another Bay Bridge Series. But we can hope!
 
2012-08-20 04:04:29 PM

SFSailor: Hop a flight, grab *any* ticket from a scalper...


Heh, I once drove 350 miles from the Oregon border to Candlestick with my Dodger fan girlfriend without tickets to see the "two-flaps down" playoff game against the Cardinals. Took me all of 5 minutes to secure seats. Love me some Jeffrey Leonard. Lowell Cohn used to call him "Penitentiary Face". Leonard protested this, so Cohn changed it to "Reform School Face". Lowell Cohn/=class act.

I'd say the reason for the desire to move to San Jose is that Oakland has never been a good baseball town. I remember going to games in 1973 and '74, when the A's were World Champions and there being 3 or 4 thousand in attendance. Even the Walter Haas (hallowed be his name) era never brought the attendance that it should have. Oakland's government is run by buffoons, who could fark up a soup sandwich. A stadium deal could never get done, unless the A's resorted to Al Davis-like hijinks.

Walter Haas donated the rights to San Jose to the Giants to keep them in the Bay Area, so they wouldn't have to move to Tampa, Florida. You find out who your friends are when you are in need. Obviously this was a one-way friendship.
 
2012-08-20 04:06:40 PM

SFSailor: Why does a good part of the fanbase seem to want to see them shipped off to the relative hellhole that is San Jose?


God, I hate people from Frisco, go fark yourself.

/how SJ is a hellhole compared to Oakland is beyond me
 
2012-08-21 09:54:10 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Oakland's government is run by buffoons, who could fark up a soup sandwich. A stadium deal could never get done, unless the A's resorted to Al Davis-like hijinks.


And the Al Davis Hijinks Spectacular probably doomed them from ever getting a new one, for more than a few reasons. Really too bad. I like Oakland, and it'd be nice to see the A's resurgent.

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Walter Haas donated the rights to San Jose to the Giants to keep them in the Bay Area, so they wouldn't have to move to Tampa, Florida. You find out who your friends are when you are in need. Obviously this was a one-way friendship.


Yeah, that sucks. Given that the Giants have a minor league team in San Jose (I'm assuming, though, that came after the Haas rights donation? Making that a worthless point?), I can see an argument for "it's part of our fanbase." But, yeah, if there really does start to be some legitimate noise about moving the A's out of the Bay Area, it would be nice to see the Giants try to help keep them local-ish. San Jose or Sacramento would certainly be better than Vegas, or Portland or wherever they may get an itch to try.

TheJoe03: God, I hate people from Frisco, go fark yourself.


That usually says all I need to know about someone, but what the heck....

TheJoe03: /how SJ is a hellhole compared to Oakland is beyond me


Insecure much? Since you didn't actually rebut the point but, rather, just hurled an expletive (and a pointless, juvenile, non-contributing one at that), I might as well reply, but certainly no more than once:

Let's see... the Oakland Hills, the Bay Bridge, the Estuary and its importance as a port not just a pleasant place to sail, the small neighborhoods of old, architecturally-interesting houses, some honestly decent restaurants in a variety of cuisines, a city center with both some history and some rebirth, pleasant weather of bay-cooled summers rather than barren heat -- and, of course, it's a quick BART ride or bridge crossing into the city and a usefully shorter drive to Napa and Tahoe than San Francisco, giving it two wins over even SF... vs. an arid, coast-less sprawling meh at the salty, shallow Ass End of the bay whose greatest contribution to the area is either boring, partially-inhabited semi-industrial business parks filled with businesses somewhere between "no, really, we deserved that funding! Let's move to a new office park! Pop the champagne!" and "do I hear $20 for this PC, $20 for this pc? Sold! Moving on, lot 174...", or strip malls often containing massage parlors of questionable intent (n.b.: Some may consider this a bonus, certainly.), or housing for people who don't want to or can't spend the money to live somewhere more interesting, or a crummy little airport, or being renowned as "that frustrating and ugly chunk of the drive from SF to [somewhere interesting, like Monterrey or SLO or the like] where there's always traffic," or a large soulless shopping mall or two. Sure, the HP Arena is nice, but it's certainly no Coliseum in terms of iconic impact. But, it gets you a soccer team and a hockey team. So there's that. That's almost as nice as World Series- and Superbowl-winning histories.

But I only worked there 3-4 years. Maybe I missed the wonderful part. Is it one block long, or two?

Hell even the MacArthur Maze is more interesting than anything going on in SJ.
 
2012-08-21 10:35:41 AM

SFSailor: Given that the Giants have a minor league team in San Jose...


Yeah, this does bring up the issue of MAJOR compensation, and perhaps they could just move TO Oakland. It might be handy to have your AAA team across the bay, and there are a lot of Giants fans in the East Bay. The Coliseum would make an excellent minor league facility. That might be a win-win for everybody. And that's how I'd like to see this come out; with everyone happy. Although If they moved to Vegas, I'd be there every weekend as it's only 100 miles from here.

SFSailor: And the Al Davis Hijinks Spectacular probably doomed them from ever getting a new one, for more than a few reasons. Really too bad. I like Oakland, and it'd be nice to see the A's resurgent.


It's funny, I'm a rabid A's fan, but cannot stand the Raiders. I was six or seven, and my dad was a Marine recruiter in Denver and Floyd Little, the HOF running back for the Broncos came to our door soliciting season tickets (wow, how the game has changed). I've been a Bronco fan ever since, and with that comes the baggage that I must loathe the Raiders.

SFSailor: Hell even the MacArthur Maze is more interesting than anything going on in SJ.


I LOL'd hard. S.J. does have an excellent flea-market... So they got that goin' for 'em. Also, they almost always know about any regional earthquakes before anyone else. :)
 
2012-08-21 12:22:26 PM

SFSailor: That usually says all I need to know about someone, but what the heck....


That's why I said it, it pisses of the douchebags in your city. Your city is fine for visiting but in reality it's an unlivable shiat hole. Oakland just sucks. Good for your guys though, keep your snobbery out of SJ, you assclowns keep coming down here and making our city worse. Crime and all that is up now that you weirdos keep moving down here.

/not everyone loves cities full of bums, burnouts, gang bangers, and weirdos.
 
2012-08-21 12:25:20 PM
"I've got lots of friends in San Jose,
La la la-la la la la-la-la-la-la."

/we're sorry :(
 
2012-08-21 12:42:32 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /we're sorry :(


Don't be, I like people from the East Bay, but people from SF are annoyingly smug, arrogant, and apparently blind to the decay of their own town. Imagine how bad they'd be if there wasn't the tech boom down in the south Bay.
 
2012-08-21 01:49:51 PM

TheJoe03: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /we're sorry :(

Don't be, I like people from the East Bay, but people from SF are annoyingly smug, arrogant, and apparently blind to the decay of their own town. Imagine how bad they'd be if there wasn't the tech boom down in the south Bay.


Heh, I gotta confess: my only connection to the Bay Area is I used to live where smug and arrogant were invented, namely Marin County. You can tell I lived in Novato, because if you ask a Novatan where they live, they say "Marin". If they live anywhere besides Novato or Marin City, they'll tell you so. Novato is where the hired help lives.
 
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