I'm a Giants fan attending all 3 games. It's VERY refreshing to be able to see a game down here with good fans. Dodger stadium is just a different mindset. Everyone there looks for ANY reason to fight.
Angel fans have been very cool both games...We had some good humored trades back and forth, but ending in Hand Shakes and "Good games". That's the way it should be.
BTW, Trout and Trumbo....HOLY!!!! You guys are set for a long time!
A few years ago, my wife and i went to Chase Field in Phoenix to see the Angels play and the stadium people there commented a number of times how much they like Angel fans and HATE Dodgers fans. I watched the Angels play two weeks ago in Denver and the fans there were very cordial and inquisitive about the Angels--- even in defeat. As a side note, there were a LOT of Angel fans at the game.
A few years ago, I was in Angel Stadium for a Sunday game against the Dodgers, who were in the process of getting swept by the Angels. With the Angels leading (they eventually won), Dodger fans were leaving the stadium chanting "Angels $uck." Do Dodger fans even look at the scoreboard?
Dodger fans USED to really know baseball. Sad to see the deterioration.
Nevertheless, that is why I am Red NOT Blue!
Sad to say that my oldest daughter's sometimes off and on boyfriend went to see the Angel / SF game on Monday night. He is an Angel fan and was denied access to the game because of wording on his shirt. He designs and makes his own shirts, and when asked he turned his shirt inside out, but unfortunately that was not enough for the Na zi stadium police. He had tickets that had face value of $68 but when he asked for reimbursment for his ticket, the Angel staff member involved pulled $1 out of his pocket and offered him that as reimbursement.
Sorry, I understand the Angels staff being on their guard against anything violent happening at Angel Stadium but I have known this guy for 5 years and have never known him to hurt anyone at all. I realize that Angels staff do not have the same history with this guy that I do, but really, just because he is Hispanic does not mean that he is any more likely than anyone else to cause any problems. He is one of the sweetest guys I have ever known.
That said, I respect the Angels right to refuse entry to anyone they choose. But really believe that if that is what they choose to do, the person they refuse to admit to the game should be reimbursed for the price of their ticket. What happened to my daughter's boyfriend this Monday was not acceptable behavior on the part of Angels staff.
An unfortunate incident, but look at it from the organization's point of view for a moment...
Once he's inside, it's just as easy to turn the shirt right side out again... so if they are serious about preventing certain language from appearing in the stadium, they *must* prevent the shirt from going inside. I don't know what language they objected to, but if it could possibly be considered profane I'm absolutely *thrilled* that they are taking a stand against it.
As far as getting reimbursement, as a season ticket holder I can assure you that MOST tickets are not worth the face value. When I can't go to a game I often can't resell my ticket for half of what I paid for it. Furthermore, the face value on the ticket is more than double what I actually paid. I can understand why you would want reimbursement in this situation... but unless the Angels were to make tickets non-transferable (so they could check how much was actually paid), a policy of reimbursing would lead to people attempting to make money by intentionally getting denied entry.
Yeah, the Giants fans these days are of a different stripe than the Candlestick parks days, a much younger and cooler set, for the most part.
AT&T is a great place to see a game, even if you're from an opposing team - no hassles, no "D" cells - although I gotta say, once you'e left the park, and are headed, say, to the Caltrain station, I'd cover up - and not just from the inevitable cold ...
I too was at the game last night and had a great SF family in front of us. Lotta fun banter back and forth, very clean and entertaining.
Years ago my friends and I went to Candlestick with Dodgers gear on (pre-FOX) and had hot dogs thrown at us (we weren't obnoxious). Granted we were in their yard, but I think the SF fans have grown for sure.
Thanks SF fans for being respectful in our yard and for cheering your quality team.
And Helen, I think you made the point as being a PRO for the Angel family experience...there are a ton of kids at the stadium and there's no reason to wear an offensive shirt. Save the dou.che shirts for the club and wear some Halo red.
Why are you bringing that up? It is "old" news. . . .or are you trying to imply that there is as much "crime" at the Big A as there is at chavez ravine?
I'd have to disagree with that, if that's why you brought it up.