being a transplant from San Francisco I just have to say....

WHY?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

Why did the Isotopes have to change who they feed? I was perfectly fine with the Marlins. And part of why I moved here was cuz I could at least have some baseball, even though it was AAA, and it had nothing to do with the Dodgers. I'm a Giants fan through and through, so what is the most hated MLB team to me???? The Dodgers.

But NO!!! Today I find out that my beloved AAA team has switched from feeding the Marlins to the hated Dodgers.

UGH!!!! Why?

Sorry, I know there is a long history between that team and this town. Maybe I'm just being a brat. But OMG! so very distressed by this news.

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Comment by slamwagon on September 27, 2008 at 6:57pm
I hear ya.

Dodgers = eeewwwww
Comment by JC on September 27, 2008 at 7:06pm
I love San Fransisco. How could you leave?
Comment by Tom Frouge on September 27, 2008 at 8:06pm
Slave Girl -

I am a longtime Giants fan, and have been a 'Topes fan (and will continue) but I do feel your pain... I actually moved from SF to LA at one point! Would go to Dodgers Stadium with my Giants Jersey... sigh... On a related note, one bit of silver lining: if the Dodgers go all the way this year that would certainly stick it to Steinbrenner and the Yanks for getting rid of Joe Torre!
Comment by Slave Girl on September 27, 2008 at 8:38pm
Replies, kinda one by one.....

First off, Life Long Dodger Fan I assume you grew up here so you didn't leave LA and have to find a "better" team. Why you gotta talk trash about something you never had to do.

Second, thanks for the props my Giants peeps. I left SF because my job moved me here 7 years ago. And I have to say I really do like it. Even had several people follow me here to add to the wonderful melting pot that is Abluquerque.

Third, my man, who is probably one of the newest Burquenos cause he's been here a week, has also rocked the Giants gear at Dodger (or whatever corporate entity they are shilling out to this year) stadium.

Lastly, yea, ok, it will be kinda nice to see some maybe future hall of famers. Dodgers have more rep, so you're more likely to see them try to bring back some former greats. But even so, with the teams that come to town I've seen some pretty cool stuff at Isotopes games. Just from the Giants perspective, one of the first games I saw the first season had Rod Beck pitching!! Yes he did die shortly thereafter, from questionable causes, but back in the day that man was a closing god! And just this season I got to see Ramon Martinez, one of my most favorite Giants of all times play. All in all, I have to say, being raised a complete MLB brat, I've embraced the AAA thing whole heartedly. If for no other reason than to see the chilies and tortilla race somewhere about the 5th inning. :-)
Comment by Slave Girl on September 28, 2008 at 12:45am
Then I assumed wrong... And yes I know the history goes back a long way. If it makes you feel any better, I spent the first years of my childhood and also went to my first baseball game in Detroit.... GO Tigers!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by slamwagon on September 28, 2008 at 9:47am
West side of the park to avoid sitting in sun.

You'll also be closer to Dion's. :)
Comment by CB on September 28, 2008 at 10:20am
It is a great park to watch a game. Up close and personal!!!
Comment by SweetCaroline on September 28, 2008 at 11:20am
By birth I'm a 5th generation native San Franciscan. BY CHOICE - I'm a New Mexican for 15 years. My adult kids flew to SF this weekend to see the final Giants home games for the season. They flew back in April to see the 50th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies. They are thrilled that the Dodgers are coming here so that they can wear their Giants gear and the big Orange Fingers to the Isotopes games.

Me? I left SF when Joe Montana did. I don't know anyone on the Giants OR the Niners teams anymore. I'll happily cheer for the (Dodger) Isotopes just as I did for the Dukes. I am a closet Cowboy fan too! :)
Comment by Phil_0 on September 28, 2008 at 11:48am
Lots of ABQ folks grew up with the Dodgers as their team because of the Dukes...Tommy Lasorda even managed here for a while. I'm glad to see them back in town.
Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 28, 2008 at 5:38pm
For a miniplan you should definitely go for Club Level. I think they are $22 a seat, but the amenities are numerous; full bar, one-stop concessions (one can get Dion's, burgers, dogs, fruit salads, etc., all at the same counter, whereas at the lower level of the park most counters specialize in one or two things.) There is also a sandwich carving station (at something like 9.50 a pop) as well as the vaulted Bananas Foster over vanilla icecream served in a 'Topes mini helmet....

The vantage point is awesome and I have caught 2 foul balls.

Keep in mind these are amongst the most expensive tickets at the park, so there are many more bargains available.

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