In Which I am Dwarfed by a Buster Posey Poster, on Boycotting Sports Organizations and What Giants Beat Writers Should be Saying

Me and my Buster Posey poster!

Emily with poster.jpg

I won it (it’s limited edition, no less) in a Twitter giveaway from the Fresno Grizzlies, the Giants AAA affiliate.  It was really hard to get a good picture of me with the poster because from a lot of angles it dwarfed me.  In reality, he’s… ahem, a foot taller than me.  He might dwarf me in person too.  As y’all know, I’m not really a huge Posey fan- so this may or may not join my enormous Return of the King poster on my walls- but I have to admit this is a pretty nice lookin’ poster. 

I also learned today that my grandparents, White Sox fans, but longtime Dodger season-ticket holders have decided not to get season tickets for the 2011 season because they’re disgusted with the organization and feel they basically aren’t trying.  It’s essentially what I did during the World Series, switching allegiances because I was unhappy with the organization, although obviously the Giants were winning.  But I’m curious: have any of you ever boycotted a sports organization (literally, by not patronizing them or just by not rooting for them) because you were unhappy with the management?  Comment and let me know. 

Giants fans and writers seem to be going a little crazy waiting for Sabean to make, you know, at least one move and every Bay Area  beat writer wrote their 1,000th “Why We Need Huff and Uribe” article.  Time for a new line.  Like, “Why We Need Ryan Braun”.  Just an example.

Diamond Girl

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5 responses to “In Which I am Dwarfed by a Buster Posey Poster, on Boycotting Sports Organizations and What Giants Beat Writers Should be Saying

  1. seedboy

    Diamond Girl:

    I have been a Dodgers fan for three times your lifetime. I am unhappy with current ownership, but must admit they are superior to the prior ownership, Rupert Murdoch and Fox.

    When I was your age I lived in So Cal, but became a fan of the Oakland Raiders. They were very good, and definitely the most exciting team in football. Here is an example from 1978
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuOqUIHBZc
    They left to go to LA shortly after I moved to Berkeley in 1980. However, they returned to Oakland in 1995, and I became a season ticket holder. Things were good for a while, but starting in 2003, the Raiders stunk on ice. This was largely because of a meddling owner who was once a great football mind but is stuck in the 1970s. It got so bad that I stopped buying season tickets after the 2008 season (a decision much regretted by my older son Theo). Now, it appears the Raiders are on their way back. I’m re-thinking the season ticket thing.

  2. seedboy

    Diamond Girl:

    I have been a Dodgers fan for three times your lifetime. I am unhappy with current ownership, but must admit they are superior to the prior ownership, Rupert Murdoch and Fox.

    When I was your age I lived in So Cal, but became a fan of the Oakland Raiders. They were very good, and definitely the most exciting team in football. Here is an example from 1978
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuOqUIHBZc
    They left to go to LA shortly after I moved to Berkeley in 1980. However, they returned to Oakland in 1995, and I became a season ticket holder. Things were good for a while, but starting in 2003, the Raiders stunk on ice. This was largely because of a meddling owner who was once a great football mind but is stuck in the 1970s. It got so bad that I stopped buying season tickets after the 2008 season (a decision much regretted by my older son Theo). Now, it appears the Raiders are on their way back. I’m re-thinking the season ticket thing.

  3. raysrenegade

    Diamondgirl,
    Congrats on the great Twitter swag from the Grizzlies.
    That is sure to be a valued collectors item since the announcement of Posey’s NL 2010 ROY award.
    More than a few Dodger bloggers have thrown the Dodgers under the bus recently for their jacking of the Season Ticket packages and the utter distance suddenly placed between them and the fans.
    Might be more to do with the McCourt drama, but you can’t forget those who eat those great Dodger dogs and come faithfully to Chavez Ravine in droves. Hopefully they will come to their senses before they fully alienate the team’s management and fans for good.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  4. kaiserthegreat

    Cool score. Is it a photo or a painting? Nice addition to a Giants shrine!

  5. sfdiamondgirl

    Michael- cool, indeed! It’s a photo, edited to look a bit like a painting. My sister actually asked me the same thing, so it’s not really evident which it is in person unless you look closely. Thanks for reading!

    Diamond Girl

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