Monday, October 20, 2008

The Tampa Bay Giants?

A great shot of Mays Field by EricBVD from a balloon last year.

With the Rays going to the World Series, I can't help but be reminded that the Giants came close to moving to Tampa Bay in 1992. It was so strange to think back then that my 35 years of fandom might have been coming to an end. So I guess it's appropriate to thank Peter Magowan for buying the team from Bob Lurie, keeping it in San Francisco and getting a new stadium built. Thanks, Peter. I really mean it, though I'm sure you're going to regret not firing Brian Sabean for the crappy job he's done for the last 4 years.

Meanwhile, the Oakland A's are discovering that building a new park isn't as easy it might seem and that they may not be welcome in Fremont after all. One of the mayoral candidates is campaigning against the "Baseball Village" that's been proposed -- five miles from BART. It seems like another dumb idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The A's project in Fremont is alive and well! The Fremont Chamber of Commerce gave its formal endorsement of the project and citizens are very excited about the possibility of the A's moving to Fremont! You can get more information on the A's plan at and you can sign up to show your support for the A's move at

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