Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Postseason Share - SF Giants receive $10K each

According to the Associated Press, Major League Baseball released the postseason shares for the World Champs and other teams that placed. The total pot was just north of $57.3 million. The total is generated by 60 percent of the ticket money from the first three games of each division series, and the first four games of each league championship series and the World Series.

Here's the breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals: $323,170 full share
Texas Rangers: $251,516 full share
Milwaukee Brewers: $133,511 full share
Detroit Tigers: $126,902 full share
Tampa Bay Rays: $30,758 full share
Philadelphia Phillies: $30,401 full share
Arizona D'backs: $26,675 full share
NY Yankees: $26,239 full share
Atlanta Braves: $11,089 full share
LA Angels: $10,862 full share
Cleveland Indians: $10,366 full share

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SF Giants Will Have an Alternate Road Jersey in 2012!

This one is too good to be true, but is reporting that the SF Giants will have an alternate road jersey in 2012, and it will be an updated version of the one worn in the late 80s, early 90s. Yup, you know the one I'm talking about ... the classic interlocking "SF" road jersey that The Thrill, Robby Thompson, Matt Williams, Jose Uribe, et al made famous.

Honestly, the road and home jerseys from that era are awesome, and our personal favorites! So save your money, and be ready to purchase those jerseys when they become available ... we'll bet now that those will sellout once they hit the racks.

This jersey is coming back in 2012!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Johnnie LeMaster interviewed regarding his BOO jersey

Our very own Johnnie LeMaster conducted a special interview on Nov. 10, 2011 related to the night that he wore the Boo jersey against the Montreal Expos at Candlestick Park. Freakonomics Radio Podcast conducted the interview (link below) with Johnnie and dedicated the entire show on booing. Fast forward to the 24:00:00 mark to listen to Johnnie.

*Hat tip to Diana for giving us the heads up. For that, you will receive our special 2012 Sons of Johnnie LeMaster shirt that we'll have printed up in February!! E-mail us your shipping address.

LeMaster interview

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bryan Stow Fundraiser Concert TONIGHT!

SF Giants third base coach, Tim Flannery, and his band the Lunatic Fringe are scheduled to play a concert tonight at Yoshi's in San Francisco. All proceeds will go directly to Bryan Stow, to assist with his medical bills.

As of this morning, tickets ($45) are still available for this benefit concert. So, if you're in the City and have no plans tonight ... go to this beautiful venue to hear some great music for a great cause!

Tickets for tonight's concert

Monday, November 07, 2011

SF Giants kicking in $50K to help the Polo Grounds in NYC

Story from the AP ...

Associated Press

NEW YORK — The San Francisco Giants left New York after the 1957 season but they haven't forgotten their old ballpark.

The New York Post is reporting ( ) that the Giants are donating $50,000 to help the New York City Parks Department rebuild the last remaining bit of the Polo Grounds, their former home in Manhattan.

The Polo Grounds was torn down in 1964 and is now the site of a housing project. But the city is spending $950,000 to rebuild a stairway that used to lead from a ticket booth down to the stadium.

The football Giants also played at the Polo Grounds and are donating $200,000 for the project. The Yankees and the Mets are each contributing $100,000, and the Jets and Major League Baseball are each donating $50,000.

Jonathan Sanchez traded to KC for Melky Cabrera

Well, it's been discussed since the end of the season that Jonathan's future with San Francisco was coming to an end, and today it did. Sanchy, along with Ryan Verdugo, were dealt to Kansas City for outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Clearly, the Giants were frustrated with Jonathan's maturation as a starting pitcher, his inconsistency on the mound, and his mental makeup were the downfall to his tenure with the Giants. Nevertheless, no Giants fan should dismiss his contributions to the club. Remember, he sealed the 2010 NL West division on the last day of the season, which led to a World Series title for the club.

In Cabrera, this might be the leadoff centerfielder they've been looking for. He had a career year this past season with Kansas City, but it will be interesting how he adjusts on hitting regularly at AT&T Park. The postseason is also something Melky is familiar with, having appeared in the playoffs in four different seasons, and helping the Yankees win the World Series in 2009.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Baseball poem

With the season ending, and the SF Giants one-year anniversary on winning the World Series, we present our baseball poem ...

So comes another fall ...
and my heart aches as my love departs
Each spring, my love reappears with glamour, promise, and hope ...
through all of emotions that my love provides, it is the glimmer of hope that keeps me going
Some may hate it, while others love it ...
but one thing remains the same, my heart will ache through the winter months waiting for my love to reappear
As in life, one thing is true, my love will reappear in the spring reklinding my heart and soul