FanDuel - WFBC

November 09, 2006

How about those Fremont Athletics?: Just so the new Santa Clara 49ers don't get singled out for pulling up roots, the Oakland A's will announce next week their plans to build the new Cisco Field in Fremont, about 20 miles away from their current stadium, the Oakland Coliseum. Fun fact: Fans will have to park elsewhere and get shuttled in because the stadium will be surrounded by shopping malls.

posted by worldcup2002 to baseball at 09:47 PM - 17 comments

what produtive thing has anything in California in sports done in the last 4 years? but its cool they're rebuilding in many ways.

posted by Lionsfan20 at 10:14 PM on November 09

They should move to Kezar Stadium as well.

posted by NoMich at 10:22 PM on November 09

You know, I like the sound of the Oakland A's but I'm pretty damned happy that they're moving a helluva lot closer. Driving up to Oaktown takes for-freaking-ever. And I always run into some real assholes at the Coliseum. Fremont A's sounds stupid though. Like Free Monty's which makes me think of free strip shows or something which I guess wouldn't really be a bad thing.

posted by fenriq at 12:25 AM on November 10

what produtive thing has anything in California in sports done in the last 4 years? I'm not sure I understand what Lionsfan20 means (hell, I don't understand that question period), but Oakland has won their division 2 times in the last 4 years and finished 2nd the other 2 years. They play in an awful stadium and it would be good for them to have one designed for baseball.

posted by cabuki at 03:36 AM on November 10

In response to Lionsfan20, I recall there's some college football team in the LA area that has played decently over the past few years....

posted by tglenn29 at 07:45 AM on November 10

"Lionsfan20" - that name speaks for itself

posted by Tbonez at 11:58 AM on November 10

"Lionsfan20" - that name speaks for itself Well, not really. Is this Lionsfan20 a male or a female? I get the "Lionsfan" part of the user name, but what's up with the "20?" Is this the 20th time a SportsFilter user registered the name "Lionsfan?" I don't recall seeing "Lionsfan1" through "Lionsfan19." Do they exist? If so, where are they? Did this Lionsfan20 have something to do with their disappearance? Just where did this Lionsfan20 learn how to disappear people so effectively? Perhaps they worked for the Argentine secret police during the Dirty Wars era of that country's history? I also wonder how many steaks this Lionsfan20 eats per day. Maybe three? What do you think? 5? That's a lot of steak, but we all know how much those Argentine cowboys love their steak? If he's a cowboy, how comes he's not "Cowboysfan20?"

posted by NoMich at 02:04 PM on November 10

"Lionsfan20" - that name speaks for itself Well according to plentyoffish.com Lionsfan20 is a 5'9'' bald caucasian male who live in Manga, Utah, is a Virgo, and is 28 years old. He smokes occasionally and is non religious. He is also seeking a women and wants children.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:19 PM on November 10

haha that's good!

posted by yachts360 at 02:47 PM on November 10

You can't believe how long it took me to off all the other 1137 Thx's.

posted by THX-1138 at 04:30 PM on November 10

You can't believe how long it took me to off all the other 1137 Thx's. If any one of them was George Lucas - bless you, sir.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:22 PM on November 10

I don't know but #713 kept saying "Yousa bombad!!! Meesa no like!!" The eyes on top of his head bugged me so I popped him.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:15 PM on November 10

And thus rendered a great service to humanity.

posted by owlhouse at 06:43 PM on November 10

Some of you guys have been a hoot, but I'd bet that the "20" actually refers the the Lem Barney/Billy Sims/Barry Sanders history that goes with the digits. Back to the original subject, it occurs to me that New York has a lot of pro teams playing in the next STATE! At least these guys are staying in Cali.

posted by ctal1999 at 08:45 PM on November 10

Fans will have to park elsewhere and get shuttled in because the stadium will be surrounded by shopping malls. Californians and public transport? You guys really have entered a new era.

posted by owlhouse at 09:07 PM on November 10

Not really, owlhouse. We just like our shopping even more than driving.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:11 AM on November 11

We just like our shopping even more than driving. Given your traffic patterns, is it any wonder why?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:55 PM on November 11

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