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Patch Poll: A's or Giants? Who's Your Favorite Bay Area Baseball Team?

The Major League Baseball season kicks off today. Honor your favorite team by voting in our poll and explaining your pick in the comments.

 

The Major League Baseball season opens today.

Officially it began last week when the Oakland Athletics played the Seattle Mariners in Japan, but those games were played around 4 in the morning in California Time.

Regardless, what better way to swing into the season than with a friendly fan poll on Patch?

If you want to attend the home openers, the A's play the Mariners Friday night at 7:05 p.m., while the Giants take on the Pirates April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

We'd also love to see any photos you have showing your team spirit. (A little face paint wouldn't hurt either.) Click the green "add" button to post them here.

Explain your vote in the comments below. Friendly heckling allowed.

For a Giants schedule, click here. For the A's, click here.

Both schedules are attached as PDFs. You can also download schedules directly into your online calendar program from the team websites.

Play ball!

Tom Ricks April 06, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I was listening to the radio yesterday and realized that baseball can not longer be "America's past-time" unless you have a thick wallet. The lowest priced ticket to a Giants game is now $30.00!!!!. So let's figure this out. For a family of 4 you have $120 in tickets, $20 in parking, $40 for hot dogs and soft drinks ---that totals $180.00 for an afternoon out...---I believe the Giants have lost touch with the fans who root for them..--
Austin Walsh April 06, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Fair point Tom. But this certainly isn't a phenomenon that is specific to the Giants, because that is the case with most baseball teams. In fact, it's not just an issue that exists in baseball today. Most professional sports teams, and even some universities, are charging fans exorbitant prices for a day at the ballpark. There is a myriad of factors that go into the rising prices, primarily the increased salaries that clubs are paying coaches and athletes, but the fact remains that many fans feel priced out. Lucky for some though, we live in the age of 40" plasma color TVs. So though it may not be possible to take a family out to the game as frequently as one could a decade ago, the alternative of staying home and watching the game from the comfort of the living room in high definition is also a more lucrative option than ever before. And Tom, if you really have an insatiable urge to go watch a live game, you could travel the extra distance over to the O.Co coliseum in Oakland and watch the Athletics for about half the price of a Giants game. Also, you could make the trip south to San Jose and watch the Giants minor league affiliate. It's a lot of fun, the food is great, the prices are more reasonable and some years down the line you may have the opportunity to say that you saw the next great Giant play before he made the big leagues.
betty torrez April 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
The Giants by all means!!!!!

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