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(CBS Sports)   The Oakland Athletics are getting their season off to a good start, and it's not even Opening Day yet   (cbssports.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-29 09:04:44 PM
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2014-03-29 10:52:32 PM
well the A's could move back to philly or kansas city, since i doubt oakland will build them a new field and the giants won't let them move to san jose.
 
2014-03-29 10:59:42 PM
Still smells better than Wrigley.
 
2014-03-29 11:01:19 PM
I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.
 
2014-03-29 11:08:27 PM
Peanuts! Get your Peanuts!!!
 
2014-03-29 11:11:58 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.


This.

As usual.
 
2014-03-29 11:39:04 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.


Wow! Lew Wolfe is a Farker! Awesome.
 
2014-03-29 11:41:19 PM
Since the Braves are moving to Cobb County, The As could move to Turner Field. Because we...*chuckle*...could always *chuckle* support two *giggle* Major League *laughing* I can't do it with a straight face.
 
2014-03-30 12:22:07 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.


I can't believe front row behind dugout goes for 50

/but it does
 
2014-03-30 12:33:55 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.

Wow! Lew Wolfe is a Farker! Awesome.


Heh, A's fans gotta hold it till they get home, meanwhile the Giants are opening an exclusive club. It's so exclusive that it's by invite only, for season ticket holders, with a $2500 initiation fee, and $1250 a year dues, and best of all, you can't even see the game from there. How very San Francisco!
 
2014-03-30 12:35:18 AM

thecpt: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.

I can't believe front row behind dugout goes for 50

/but it does


And you get to watch a terrific team. I love the Coliseum.
 
2014-03-30 12:39:02 AM
I would not be surprised if the A's move if they can get a stadium deal else where and i would not much blame them.
 
2014-03-30 01:01:22 AM
I love the A's and the east bay. But I'm probably not moving back any time soon.

They're welcome to play my back yard.
 
2014-03-30 08:40:39 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: RoyFokker'sGhost: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.

Wow! Lew Wolfe is a Farker! Awesome.

Heh, A's fans gotta hold it till they get home, meanwhile the Giants are opening an exclusive club. It's so exclusive that it's by invite only, for season ticket holders, with a $2500 initiation fee, and $1250 a year dues, and best of all, you can't even see the game from there. How very San Francisco!


The Giants are my secondary team, but this has GOT to be one of the cheapest, most pandering moves I've ever seen. What a complete waste of season tickets. A skybox is an extravagance, but at least it offers a view of the game. It takes a pretty epic d-bag to pony up all that money for bowling and billiards.

For a club that claims to honor the sport so much, you'd think you'd be able to watch the game. With all the planning and hassle getting to a ballpark takes, it's like going to the airport to have a Big Mac.
 
2014-03-30 10:08:07 AM

8 inches: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.

This.

As usual.


Heh, I've cut my rant down for brevity's sake. What do you think? :)
 
2014-03-30 11:40:04 AM
Are flapper valves banned in California
 
2014-03-30 12:00:04 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: RoyFokker'sGhost: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't mind. Cheap tickets, convenient location, quality baseball. I can hold my water for three hours. I don't want or need a new stadium.

Wow! Lew Wolfe is a Farker! Awesome.

Heh, A's fans gotta hold it till they get home, meanwhile the Giants are opening an exclusive club. It's so exclusive that it's by invite only, for season ticket holders, with a $2500 initiation fee, and $1250 a year dues, and best of all, you can't even see the game from there. How very San Francisco!


And the problem is Lew Wolfe doesn't want a home in Oakland. Once Selig is out of the Comisisoner's office, though, the other owners aren't going to put up with his shiat for much longer. The sooner Wolfe sells the team or signs on to Colosseum City, the better.
 
2014-03-30 12:21:15 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: And the problem is Lew Wolfe doesn't want a home in Oakland. Once Selig is out of the Comisisoner's office, though, the other owners aren't going to put up with his shiat for much longer. The sooner Wolfe sells the team or signs on to Colosseum City, the better.


I don't think the Athletics will find financial success in Oakland until the gentrification of the area is further along. Historically, Oakland has been a rather poor baseball city because the population has been more concerned with the business of surviving instead of just living. Now that Alameda County is experiencing a rejuvenation, more and more money is being freed up to spend on entertainment. Whether the area will reach a level that allows a tipping-point of revenues so the city can build a baseball palace that will satisfy the powers that be (Bud Selig and his ilk) remains to be seen.

Personally, I'd love to see Lew Wolfe build his own stadium, without any government money in San Jose, and tell the Giants organization to freakin' deal with it. The Giants used to be my second favorite team, and I always wished them well. After the showers of contempt I've seen heaped upon the Athletics organization by noveau Giants fans and the front office, I wouldn't care if PacBell Park slid into the bay tomorrow.

I think a lot of older Giants fans know this, and are a bit ashamed of their newer 21st century panda-hat wearing hipster aficionados, but I never see them attempting to rein the mouthy little farkers in. Acquiescence denotes approval, so y'all get tarred with the same brush.

It's a shame really. There could be a wondrous baseball renaissance in the Bay Area, and the only impediment is the San Francisco Giants Front Office. If only Bud Selig was still alive, maybe something could be done.
 
2014-03-30 01:24:47 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: RoyFokker'sGhost: And the problem is Lew Wolfe doesn't want a home in Oakland. Once Selig is out of the Comisisoner's office, though, the other owners aren't going to put up with his shiat for much longer. The sooner Wolfe sells the team or signs on to Colosseum City, the better.

I don't think the Athletics will find financial success in Oakland until the gentrification of the area is further along. Historically, Oakland has been a rather poor baseball city because the population has been more concerned with the business of surviving instead of just living. Now that Alameda County is experiencing a rejuvenation, more and more money is being freed up to spend on entertainment. Whether the area will reach a level that allows a tipping-point of revenues so the city can build a baseball palace that will satisfy the powers that be (Bud Selig and his ilk) remains to be seen.

Personally, I'd love to see Lew Wolfe build his own stadium, without any government money in San Jose, and tell the Giants organization to freakin' deal with it. The Giants used to be my second favorite team, and I always wished them well. After the showers of contempt I've seen heaped upon the Athletics organization by noveau Giants fans and the front office, I wouldn't care if PacBell Park slid into the bay tomorrow.

I think a lot of older Giants fans know this, and are a bit ashamed of their newer 21st century panda-hat wearing hipster aficionados, but I never see them attempting to rein the mouthy little farkers in. Acquiescence denotes approval, so y'all get tarred with the same brush.

It's a shame really. There could be a wondrous baseball renaissance in the Bay Area, and the only impediment is the San Francisco Giants Front Office. If only Bud Selig was still alive, maybe something could be done.


Part of the gentrification process you're talking about is Coliseum City getting built. Up to three new stadiums with options for hotels to replace any team that doesn't want to join in. Every issue Wolfe has raised has been answered, but he still won't join in. Construction could start within a week once the A's sign on, but Lew Wolfe hates the city of Oakland, despite all the support the city has given the team over the years. Every demand that Lew Wolfe has made and wants in a stadium is answered with CC; the only killing point being that it's still 8 Oakland.
 
2014-03-30 01:41:24 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Part of the gentrification process you're talking about is Coliseum City getting built. Up to three new stadiums with options for hotels to replace any team that doesn't want to join in. Every issue Wolfe has raised has been answered, but he still won't join in. Construction could start within a week once the A's sign on, but Lew Wolfe hates the city of Oakland, despite all the support the city has given the team over the years. Every demand that Lew Wolfe has made and wants in a stadium is answered with CC; the only killing point being that it's still 8 Oakland.


I have to disagree with you on the issue of support that the City of Oakland has given the Athletics. Basically, they've given none. The Raiders? Now there is a team that the City of Oakland's city council can get behind. They're willing to bend over (forwards or backwards, whatever Al Davis and his spawn command) as though the Raiders owned pictures of them in compromising positions. They have perverted the Coliseum to the Raiders' purposes, and destroyed any baseball ambiance that the old ballpark had, with that ridiculous Mount Davis. When the Raiders pull the strings, the City of Oakland dances. The Athletics? Not so much.

I"d love to see the Athletics stay in Oakland. Hell, I don't even want them to move from the Coliseum. Knock down that center-field panoramic impediment/ insult to architecture/ monument to the NFL, and you've got a damned nice and convenient place to watch a baseball game. But that'll never happen. So I understand when Lew Wolfe doesn't want anything to do with the City of Oakland.
 
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