OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Giants on pace to sell 3 million tickets
SAN FRANCISCO -- This week, the San Francisco Giants launched 2005 individual ticket sales by selling more than 84,000. Combined with season ticket sales already in place, the Giants have sold more than 2.4 million tickets to date for the 2005 campaign. With this number, the organization is well on its way to exceeding three million in attendance at SBC Park for a sixth straight season.
I give the Giants credit for continuing to fill the seats at their ballyard. I am sure they are more concerned about the post Bonds era ahead. How many of the 3 million are Giants fans and how many are just Bonds fans?
and i care because
I give the Giants credit for protecting and promoting one of the greatest cheaters in the game.
Yeh, and even more sickening ... he is projected to hit his (or should I say continue to cheat his way to) 715th HR against the A's at home.
Well, does anyone know where the A's are as far as ticket sales for this year?
Don't know about the A's, but see where the Nationals (who still don't have an owner) have sold 15,000 season tickets, to date.
The fact that 3 million Bay Areans are drawn to see Puffy the Fraud is an encouragement to the powers that be in MLB that they don't need to be concerned with the integrity of the game.
"Puffy the Fraud".
Ballparkfrank, your friend gave good advice! Whenever I go to SBC for the A's/Giants games, I use the time that Bonds is at bat to get to the ladies' room and grab some snacks. It's amazing how the restrooms will go from huge lines to being completely deserted in a span of about 2 minutes. ....Hmm. I suppose that means that there IS one thing that's likeable about Bonds.
I guess I have to ask....Who cares?
well i care. why do we have to hate someone so much for steroids? we know we benefited from it in the past and we know it is part of the game. Every analysts has said it and i will repeat because i am a baseball coach....you still have to hit a baseball at 90+ MPH and hold when it is inches outside the plate. If he batted .200 i could understand but the guy has a phenomonal eye and no steroids can give that. Let SF have their day in the son and set aside your bias for a moment. This is bigger than rivalries. If Bonds was an Athletic they would be hating us and we would be loving Bonds. This is bigger than baseball. We have an oppertunity to see the most respected record in sports broken in our lifetime and possibly on our turf. Just love the game.
Well, excuse me, but you need to do a little background check ... Bonds has been royally hated since before steroids was even mentioned. Also, consider checking out what this country's foremost authority, (Professor) Charles Yesalis has to say about steroids. And I don't mean just today's quote in the CCTimes. He has several books on the subject and has been quoted many times.
Bonds has been a JERK since his days in Pittsburgh. The best example was the argument with Jim Leyland during Spring Training of '91 or '92, which was seen on Sportcenter a lot. Some people in the media (Giants homers) call Bonds the greatest players of all-time, but being a CHEATER, and not able to throw out a cripple Sid Beam in 1992 NLCS dismiss this claim. Back to the attendance, A's average 2 mil. while San Francisco at the pace for 3 mil., but in Southern California clubs will always outdraw us for whatever reason from playoffs teams to new ballpark.
"The only exception of course, are the fans buried out in McCovey Cove"
what scares me the most is that folks who are actually coaching kids are so clueless about what steroids can do to a person...
What I meant was the giants could draw 25 million fans...I do not care...My team has OAKLAND on their jerseys...That is who we should care about!!!
Lil, I just came to back to comment on that. You are so right.
The drugs have definitely affected Canseco's brain!
"We have an oppertunity to see the most respected record in sports broken in our lifetime and possibly on our turf. Just love the game."
Yeh, I saw Hank Aaron break it ... no steroids, either. Except for steroids, no way Bonds even passes Frank Robinson, let alone Mays, et al.
Remember the old saying: "The best defense is a good offense." BB went aggressively on the offensive and the lame reporters were too wimpy to fight back.
Barry's pulling out the race card is just plain stupid. He mentioned being compared with Babe Ruth. Doesn't he know that Aaron broke Ruth's record years ago? ...and that Henry Aaron is a Black man? ... and that no one has a problem with Henry Aaron, only with Barry Bonds?
Barry has the arrogance of a man that knows he's got an ace up his sleeve while playing poker with the blind.
I like that one Lil
Bonds stands at the plate in full body armor with a strike zone the size of a tea cup waiting to smack the criple pitch. Add a little juice and you get HR records.
Right on, mroakland; can't believe I forgot to mention his (usual) piece of furniture on his right arm. I'm beginning to think Hudson was one of a handful who had the guts to throw inside. Can't wait to see a Pedro/Barroids matchup.
It's amazing how the restrooms will go from huge lines to being completely deserted in a span of about 2 minutes. ....
you still have to hit a baseball at 90+ MPH and hold when it is inches outside the plate. If he batted .200 i could understand but the guy has a phenomonal eye and no steroids can give that.
Everyone seems to completely overlook the HGH factor. HGH has been PROVEN to improve hand-eye coordination and can't be detected in a urine test.
Yes Eyleenn which is why I have been saying that there's no reason for anyone to expect the players to be off HGH. Many are probably still taking steroids with some new masking agents. I'm sure the testing has spooked some players into quitting the drugs but it will definitely not eliminate the problem.
Kevin, tell it to "Salsero"!
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