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Ny giants to be honored at at@t park

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  • #16
    Bonds saved the franchise in San Francisco - I am not sure they get the ballpark built without him. Put yourself back into 1992, the Giants were going to Tampa. Then two months later they sign Barry Bonds and stay in San Francisco. Amazing.

    I don't care at all for steroids, so it's not worth my time condemning him. Greenies were not only legal but encouraged, and seem to be just as powerful a PED. Notice how offense has dropped now that greenies are banned. And what is a PED anyway? A cortisone shot sure is a PED in my book.

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    • #17
      Update, if anyone is interested

      Originally posted by GIANTSGURU View Post
      I edited the first post which hopefully ends any and all problems. Hope didn't confuse too many of you. Intentions were just to inform.-GIANTSGURU
      http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/s...group=nygiants
      www.newyorkgiantspreservationsociety.com

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      • #18
        Awesome! I'll have to go to this game!
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #19
          The Giants wore NY Giants throwback uniforms for a 1991 game.

          Will_Clark_throwback.jpg
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #20
            Stadium replica looks great!

            polo.JPG

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            • #21
              I'd need to see a bigger picture, but it looks pretty accurate considering they weren't going to spend the money needed to produce a perfect replica only to give it away.

              The Giants have worn NY throwbacks several times. As the pic above shows, they did it in the early 90s, with all of the variations, and they also wore some '50s throwbacks for the Bobby Thomson 50th anniversary game.

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              • #22
                What a special night!! We were lucky enough to be announced on the field. Peter Magowan made a terrific speech about keeping the NY Giants memories alive. He then led us to the clubhouse where Willie Mays was awaiting our arrival. We chatted with him and then Clubhouse Manager Mike Murphy supplied each of us with a ball that Willie then signed. UNFORGETTABLE!!
                www.newyorkgiantspreservationsociety.com

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by GIANTSGURU View Post
                  What a special night!! We were lucky enough to be announced on the field. Peter Magowan made a terrific speech about keeping the NY Giants memories alive. He then led us to the clubhouse where Willie Mays was awaiting our arrival. We chatted with him and then Clubhouse Manager Mike Murphy supplied each of us with a ball that Willie then signed. UNFORGETTABLE!!
                  I think it's fine the San Francisco Giants continue to recognize the New York era, even if more than a half century has gone by. Did a little research, and only one position player(Mays), was still around when San Francisco made their first World Series showing in 1962 who had played in NY. This is a good thread, because it salutes the differences with these older cities, the memories of these teams is also tied to the cities where they happened. The first San Francisco World Title in 2010 just didn't have anything to do with New York, and the interest among the few living NY Giants fans was low for that reason. Conversely, John McGraw, and Mel Ott really have nothing at all to do with the San Francisco Giants. Few current SF fans know anything about those old Giants since the history didn't occur there.

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                  • #24
                    i totally agree with your last statement, "Few current SF fans know anything about those old Giants since the history didn't occur there." Some didn't even realize they played in NY. While out there, many of us tried to educate them on the history of the team. It is important to know where you came from, in life and I guess even on the playing field. I went to the trophy presentation in NY and I must tell many of the old NY Giants fans were there. Many still root for the team in SF. That I feel is man difference between Dodger fans and Giants fans. IMHO more NY Giants fans stayed with the team while Dodger fans for the most part abandoned the team (they had their right too) just like the Dodgers abandoned their fans in Brooklyn. The attachment of Dodgers and fans in Brooklyn seemed much tighter than the Giants and fheir fans in NYC.
                    www.newyorkgiantspreservationsociety.com

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                    • #25
                      According to yesterday's NYT, a SF Giants contingent led by Willie Mays will again be in NYC (next week) to celebrate their latest World championship with some of their former fans in an appropriate bar, and meeting with two nostalgia groups. Buster Posey will visit Yogi Berra in New Jersey.

                      I was a fan of the New York Giants, but I still can't get excited about the SF team. I do, on the other hand, think it's nice that they remember their origin. No other club has done this in the 20th and 21st centuries, as I recall, except for the Milwaukee Braves, who played a mid-season exhibition game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park for several years running.

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                      • #26
                        I am the President of one of the groups and must tell you how first class the organization is by doing this twice in three years. The Giants may not have been the greatest team on the field until recently but they always honored their past. It is all over their ballpark and coming to NY is just another example. BRAVO and welcome "HOME"!
                        www.newyorkgiantspreservationsociety.com

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                        • #27
                          I'm part of the New York Giants Preservation Society mentioned in article, actually the one quoted. You would be surprised how many older fans remain loyal to the Giants here in NY. I don't think people in SF truly understand what the Giants brass does by bringing the trophy back to its birthplace. We were lucky enough to be honored last June on the field during NY Giants Night at At&T Park. That night as we were leaving the field, Peter Magowan told us to follow him despite security telling us to exit the field by the first base dugout. What to do? I told myself that Mr. Magowan was the past "boss" and decided that the best thing to do was to follow him. He led us through the dugout, and as I was shaking Bruce Bochy and Hector Sanchez's hands, he repeatly told us to keep walking. Our walk ended at the Giants Clubhouse when Mr. Magowan told us someone would like to say hello to us. Sitting in Mike Murphy's chair was the greatest player ever................Willie Mays! We chatted for a few minutes and he signed baseballs for us.

                          BTW, We have an official website, Facebook Page, and Yahoo page as well. I can't provide links as per the Message Board Guidelines but just type in New York Giants Preservation Society and the aforementioned names. Great stuff on our team's pasT. I was not alive when the Giants moved so my team has always been the SF Giants going on 44 years now and the last 2/3 seasons has made it all worth it!! All Giants fans are always welcome and encouraged. Love to have you aboard!! Needless to say can't wait for Saturday morning and the Trophy!-Gary
                          www.newyorkgiantspreservationsociety.com

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                          • #28
                            Super cool, Mr Magowan a class act!

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                            • #29
                              I hope the San Francisco Giants are planning a tribute to the New York Giants that will be really memorable for 2014, the 60th Anniversary of that last NY Giants championship team (and last Giants World's Champs team until 2010)..

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                              • #30
                                They might do something although I expect it to be low-key. They had a very nice ceremony in 2004 with the "GIANTS" sign from the old Polo Grounds, which they explained had been sitting in storage for decades before somebody realized what it was. They flew in just about everybody from the 1954 team who was still alive for the ceremony, showed some highlights on the Jumbotron, and so on.

                                But they've lost a LOT of people since then - Dusty Rhodes, Marv Grissom, Larry Jansen, Don Mueller, Whitey Lockman, key contributors to the team. Plus Monte Irvin will be 95 next year and I just can't imagine he's going to make the trip. It would end up just being Willie Mays, Johnny Antonelli and a bunch of bit-part guys. So I don't think you can hold it against them if they decide not to do anything. They didn't do anything for the 60th anniversary of the Shot...because Bobby Thomson was dead.

                                I think if anybody has gleaned anything from this board over the years it's that the Giants do a good job of memorializing their NY past, but you can't have a ceremony with three or four people, even if one of em's Willie Mays.

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