2014 World Series Parade
Reposted from ESPN, Tuesday, November 25, 2014. NEW YORK — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606, topping the previous mark of $370,873 set by San Francisco two years ago.
San Francisco’s total was up from $307,323 for the Boston Red Sox last year. The players’ pool of $62 million was down from $62.7 million last year and a record $65.4 million in 2012.
The Giants split $22.3 million into 47 full shares, partial shares equivalent to another 9.65 and 17 cash awards, the commissioner’s office said Monday.
A full share on the AL champion Kansas City Royals was worth $230,700, up from $228,300 for the St. Louis Cardinals last year and down from $284,275 for the 2012 AL champion Detroit Tigers.
The players’ pool included 50 percent of the gate receipts from the two wild-card games, and 60 percent from the first three games of each division series and the first four games of each league championship series and the World Series.
Full shares were worth $125,288 for the Baltimore Orioles, $115,481 for St. Louis, $31,544 for Detroit, $31,543 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, $29,845 for the Angels, $29,418 for theWashington Nationals, $16,556 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and $15,266 for the Oakland Athletics.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
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Last month ESPN held a contest to decide the “Best Ballpark” in the major leagues. Miller Park in Milwaukee won the contest while AT&T Park in San Francisco came in a distant second. You can read about it in the “Related Articles” section below. But when I read this I couldn’t help wonder if the ballpark food entered into this, because everyone knows AT&T Park is hands-down the winner in that category. Here’s a sampling of the food at Miller Park I found this morning at “My Boyfriend Fatty’s Blog“. I would categorize these as “Worst #1 and Worst #2. See what you think.
Worst Ballpark Food #1. This is called the “Crazy Meatloaf Sandwich” from the Comet Cafe, near the Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park. It may not be the worst, but it sure looks like it!
Worst Ballpark Food #2. This didn’t actually look too bad until I realized what’s in it. It’s called a “Pulled Pork Parfait” and I can only begin to wonder what the cream-colored filling is made of. This little gem is available at a concession stand at the Brewers Miller Park.
Peanuts and crackerjacks anyone?
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Tagged AT&T Park, Baseball park, crazy meatloaf sandwich, espn, Fenway Park, Food, Miller Park, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Brewers, my boyfriend fattys blog, peanuts and crackerjacks, pulled pork parfait, San Francisco, Sports
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen Buster Posey on a lot of interviews and he’s a really nice guy. The impression one might get from watching this commercial is that Buster’s kind of a self-centered jerk, which he isn’t. So I’m wondering;
- Who writes these commercials?
- Who decides which players get to say what?
- Are they out to get the guy?
- Are they trying to make him look impatient and self-absorbed?
To tell you the truth I’m not a huge ESPN fan (still a little testy over the 2010 World Series treatment they gave us Giants fans) and this little spot doesn’t help much. I’d like to see something that represents the true Buster Posey; something like what Amy G. does on her “Buster Knows Squat” series.
Joey Mauer’s “Head & Shoulders Shampoo” Commercial
I guess we’re all a little protective of Buster Posey here in the Bay Area. I hate to say it but I’d almost rather see him doing some of those Joey Mauer commercials, you know, the Head & Shoulders thing. Not that he has dandruff or anything but it would make him appear more like the really nice guy he is.
Nice Guy Buster
I mean Joey gets to smile in all those shampoo commercials, and I’m sure Buster has just as much to be happy about as Joey. Seeing nice guy Buster Posey laughing and smiling on a national TV commercial after all he’s been through. Now that’s a commercial I’d really like to see. How about it ESPN?
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Tagged 2010 World Series, Amy G., Amy Gutierrez, Buster, Buster Knows Squat, BUSTER POSEY, espn, Head & Shoulders, San Francisco Giants, SportsCenter
Madison Bumgarner, the ultimate Pitcher!
Remember that old “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” thing? It was an ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” theme back in the 60’s and it’s been going through my head as I’m writing about Madison Bumgarner’s performance tonight. Last Tuesday, for those of you who’ve been in solitary confinement or otherwise unable to know what’s going on in the baseball world this past week, Madison Bumgarner broke some records. Well not actually broke them, but matched those that
- Discussing the Cy Young?
hadn’t been touched since the early 1900’s. It was the most unbelievable first inning I’ve ever watched in baseball….any baseball, including T-ball and Little League. The Bum lasted exactly 1/3 inning in which time he allowed nine hits and eight runs, and recorded only one out in the first third of the first inning. It was an inter-league game between the Giants and Minnesota Twins. I could hardly breathe watching Bumgarner leave the game and head towards the dugout to sit and watch the remaining 8 2/3 innings in shame and embarrassment. After the game he somehow managed to hold his head high, speak intelligently with reporters and answer each question thoughtfully, speaking softly in a monotone, and promised to learn from his mistakes and do penance and say one our father and three hail mary’s. I really felt for this kid and all day I was going through some sort of anxiety wondering how he, and I, would make it through tonight’s game after the first “ball” was called, probably on the first pitch.
So tonight when the 5:05 game between the Giants and the Cleveland Indians started right on time, on ESPN, in front of the entire world to see, Madison Bumgarner threw his first pitch. And then another, and another. And he proceeded throwing precision pitches culminating with 11 strike-outs through the seventh inning! OMG! It’s what we live for in baseball…..our local hero just did the impossible and the crowd’s giving him a standing ovation and I’m giving him hoots and hollers jumping around the living room telly.
Just another usual ordinary game for the Giants, ending with a final score 3-1. Same old stuff. But as far as the SF Giants 21 year old pitcher Madison Bumgarner goes? He’s back! Mad Bum and all his glory and I’m back there to watch him do it all over again. Tuesday – total disgrace; Sunday – en route to the Cy Young! Don’t you just love it? Baseball, I mean. Pretty darn cool.
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