Blog me out to the ballgame

April 14, 2004

The San Francisco Giants play the Oakland Athletics in Oakland in June, and I’m hoping to get as many bloggers as possible to the game and to write about it on their blogs.

The game I’ve chosen is at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27. I picked an afternoon game because it’ll be sunny and great for taking pictures. I picked Giants-A’s to atttact the most local fan/bloggers.

I’ve already spoken to a couple local bloggers who say they’re game, so if you’re in the Bay Area, what say you come along for the fun?

This will not be a day for people to form into an unruly blob and talk tech. It’ll be a day to go to the ballpark and be a fan. We don’t have to sit together — it’d be better if we scattered ourselves around the park for the widest range of perspectives.

I’ll be in the outfield bleachers in straight-away center. Tickets for this game will go fast and might well be sold out before game day, so buy ’em in advance (a good idea even if you plan to sit in the bleachers — the ticket line for last Sunday’s game took 15-20 minutes, and that was a day when the stadium was half-full).

I’ll post reminders every few weeks to help jog your memory. If you usually work on Sunday (that means you, George), well, you’ve got two months to swap with somebody, so get busy.

6 Responses to Blog me out to the ballgame

  1. Jeff on April 15, 2004 at 12:12 pm

    If they don’t blog, it’s a shame.

  2. tom on April 15, 2004 at 12:37 pm

    Jeff: you should do this for a Lightning game.

  3. tom mangan on April 15, 2004 at 12:38 pm

    Duh: make that Devil Rays.

  4. Jeff on April 16, 2004 at 12:47 pm

    Well… if we went, we’d be the only three people there.
    Plus, it has a faint whiff of flash mob.
    But it could happen…

  5. Saheli on April 25, 2004 at 12:54 pm

    I don’t know if I’ll be back in the bay area then, but hopefully I will. Would you like a blogger who has never been to a baseball game and really wants to go to one? 🙂

  6. tom on April 26, 2004 at 6:48 am

    Bleacher seats are super cheap and the fans are as entertaining as the game, so come on out if you’re in town.