It may interest a lot of you to know that you can find some really cool stuff on eBay that is dedicated to our favorite former park. From replica models to posters honoring the Beatles’ last ever concert, eBay seems to have a great selection of cool collectibles. Check it out:
Here are some great quotes about Candlestick Park during its reign of terror over the Major Leagues.
“I got prepared for Candlestick by putting down all the windows in my car, taking off my jacket and driving around San Francisco”
“The trouble with this ballpark is that they built it alongside the bay. They should have built it under the bay.”
“It’s like trying to hit a cotton ball wearing an overcoat–no one from Candlestick will ever win a batting championship.”
“If I had to play here, I’d think seriously about quitting the game.”
Check back in the next few weeks for more great Candlestick quotes
All quotes were taken from Nick Peters’ Tales from the Giants Dugout
Yesterday, the Dodgers played the Red Sox in the LA Coliseum in front of over 115,000 fans. Normally, I would never use the Dodgers as an excuse to push an agenda, but it seems the event was a success. I don’t know if any of you caught it, but the dimensions of the field were horrific (the left field foul pole was 205 ft. from home plate). To adjust for these problems, large nets were constructed over the outfield walls. Honestly, it looked horrible. Regardless, I think this is a good sign for the Giants getting one more game at the ‘Stick. If the Bums can pack 115,000 into a football stadium, why can’t we pack 63,000 back in the ‘Stick?
For all of you out there looking for some good anecdotes from the Candlestick era, I highly recommend you check out Nick Peters’ Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugout. The book is chucked full of great stories that have made the Giants such a unique (and often frustrating) team to watch. Regardless, the ups and downs that Los Gigantes have provided us with surely make this a worthwhile read (plus you could easily finish it in one night).
Check it out here (sorry for the long URL): http://www.amazon.com/Tales-San-Francisco-Giants-Dugout/dp/1582616868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203371511&sr=8-1
I was checking out sayhey.wordpress.com when I saw this gem. In addition to this classic Will Clark footage, there is another video of him in the post-game interview on the site.
This was taken from YouTube. It’s a great video of some action at the ‘Stick. Keep watching it until the end so you can start imagine that you’re sitting back there in 1992. If you recall, this was the year where everybody thought Los Gigantes were going to leave for Florida. Ironically, it was the Dodgers that saved us…. Regardless of their team’s impending adios, the ‘Stick faithful still give it a nice atmosphere.
Dear Loyal Visitors,
Sorry that there has not been an update in literally 4 months. The reasoning for this is that Yours Truly has been away in Italy for a study abroad trip. That and the fact that the season has been over for a few months has lead to this being a pretty dead site. Don’t worry, though, things will be up and running again real soon. Continue to keep coming by and tell your friends and family about our cause!