Giants that turned Blue

I love the Giants/Dodger rivalry! I love the “BEAT LA” chant heard throughout the yard, the t-shirts, photos, signs, the e-cards, etc. It brings me back to high school when you had rivals and everyone would go all out in their school colors. Each school would try to outdo each other with witty signs and … Continue reading

Giants/Angels game June 19th, 2012

Giants/Angels game June 19th, 2012

Last Monday, the whole clan went on vacation to Anaheim for a Giants away game and DISNEYLAND! This was Matt Cain’s first start since the perfect game; we were all stoked to be there!
Let me paint you a picture: My brother was his Authentic M&N flannel McCovey jersey. My husband was in his brand-new M&N Will Clark batting jersey, a father’s day gift from the kids. Both of my sisters were sporting Giants T-shirts with my youngest sister in her Panda hat. The boys drenched in black and orange with a touch of eye-black under their big eyes and foam fingers. My daughter had on a Giants tutu, made by Rita Rebello Designs, and received tons of compliments (even from Angel fans)! I wore my Orange #18 Jersey and my favorite SF hat. My little sister created 2 signs saying, “In Cain We Trust” and “Gamer Fam from the City”. We were definitely ready for the game!
We pulled up to the parking lot and the attendant said, “Welcome! 10 dollars please.” I was like 10 dollars?!?!?! WOW! What a deal! (TAKE NOTES: ATT Park.) At first, I thought we were going to stick out like sore thumbs with all of our Giants gear, but to my surprise, WE were the majority! Nice… My sister in law reported last week that Giants fans at the Giants/Mariners game in Seattle surrounded her. We are taking over each stadium one game at a time.

As we entered the stadium, we did a lap to check out the yard. Not bad! Not bad at all! Pint of Shock Top for $10! Food was decently priced and I even bought a souvenir mini bat for 5 bucks!!! We got grub and drinks then headed to our seats.

We were literally 10 rows from the field, and I could smell the fresh cut grass. I looked up and there they were: Brandon and Brandon!!! I must’ve been in Heaven! Oh, and there’s Angel! I was so excited for the game to start. Main Cain strode out of the bullpen and Cain receives a well-deserved standing ovation from ALL fans.

During the game, it was quite uneventful. There was no fanfare, no special chants, no “CHARGE!” NOTHING for the Angels. Their fans even started doing the WAVE! Oh, the nerve! The Giants fans rocked the yard with TONS of cheers and jeers!

We ended up winning Game 1 of the 3 game series. They lost the next 2. It was a great experience, and definitely enjoyed our first away game as a family.

Nice to see some high ones live,

Dottie Hinson

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Brandon Belt… In the Shadows.

Brandon Belt… In the Shadows.

I feel like Brandon Belt’s performance in the series against the Astros was way in the depth of the shadows of some pretty remarkable innings. Not to discredit, Bum’s homer , but Belt hit a home run also. His first homer of the season and he is shows no signs of stopping. After Belt homered … Continue reading

Brandon Squared! Awesome Blog!

Brandon Squared! Awesome Blog!

Originally posted on Brandon and Brandon:
Like everybody else, I couldn’t go to sleep last night. I think I watched the replay of the final out fifteen times. Then I kept replaying the game in my head. And what I was thinking when I woke up this morning was just how unbelievable it was to…

It Was Meant to Be….

It Was Meant to Be….

I am so excited for Matt Cain!! He is such a great pitcher and team leader. He tossed an AMAZING game. This game is historic for the league ,the franchise, and most importantly him. He broke his own career high strikeouts of 12 and extended it to 14!!! And lets not forget the BIG ole … Continue reading

Bum….BUM….Bum……BUM……BUMMMMMM!!!!

Bum….BUM….Bum……BUM……BUMMMMMM!!!!

Congratulations to Madison Bumgarner on his 1st EVER Career Home Run!!! I love pitchers that can do it all. They are so amazing. Thats all. Just wanted to give a shoutout to the Player of the Game, BUM! Atta boy! Lay off the high ones, Dottie Hinson

Streakers! (WARNING: You literally see an @$$ in 1 of these pics)

Streakers! (WARNING: You literally see an @$$ in 1 of these pics)

Why the hell would you go to a Giants game and run on the field?!?!?! WTH??? There has been an epidemic of dumbassness going around at ATT Park. It totally throws the other team off, but also the GIANTS! Don’t come to the damn game if you are going to be foolish. To them, I write this letter:

Dear Stupid “fans”,
STAY HOME! Get drunk at HOME! Run around the living room at HOME! You are not “winning” when you do that dumb sh*t! Think about it, their are no positives that come out of running on the field. You don’t get on T.V., you don’t get to hug Buster Posey or Brandon Crawford, you don’t get to catch a ball. You get NOTHING, but a fat fine,record and EVERYONE thinking you are a IDIOT!!! Thank you and DON’T come again!!!

Sincerely,
Everyone at the Yard

Lay off the high ones,

Dottie Hinson

P.S. Just because my blog is called “beyond the balls” doesn’t mean I want to see yours. LOL

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The RE-Return of Panda-monium (Again)!!!!

The RE-Return of Panda-monium (Again)!!!!

Panda is back!!! Wait, what year is it again?? Same injury different hand.

I feel like he is a vital piece of this Giant puzzle. His bat and glove are definitely in need. But most importantly, his enthusiasm. He is like Lou Seal without the costume! He keeps the team motivated to win and is an inspiration to the team and Giants fans.

I am not sure on how to weigh in on his scandal. He doesn’t seem like a guy that would sexually assault anyone. Maybe she was hired by the Dodgers to throw his game off. Conspiracy?? I think so! LOL I know he spoke with the police and has nothing to hide. FOCUS PANDA! We need you!

We also need to get Crawford and Belt on board (or get them the hell out!). I wish in my perfect world, that Will Clark will come out of retirement. #22 for life!

Lay off them high ones,

Dottie Hinson

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Nyjer Morgan: Love or Hate?

Nyjer Morgan: Love or Hate?

Nyjer Morgan aka Tony Plush. Where do I begin?? Let’s go with the positives first. He is a Sf Native! Left-handed, and not a bad player. NOT GREAT, but good.
Now on to the negative… HE IS AN ASS! LOL He is very rude. I can understand being confident, but taunting the crowd, and putting out negative vibes in this world where kids look up to him. No Bueno! He thinks he is all that and a bag of chips!<<>> He should have stuck to his Hockey roots. It better suits his personality.

All I ask is win with class. I want to be proud of him not embarrassed by him.

Call me a hater or whatever, just don’t send me hate mail LOL. Thank you.

Lay off the high ones,
Dottie Hinson

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