Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Posts from — August 2005

Fifteen Reasons To Explain 46-15

The Athletics have put together one of the best 60 game stretches of winning baseball in the history of the sport.

With all due respect to the New York Giants and their fabled 39-8 late season run that caught the Brooklyn Dodgers at the end the 1951 season, Oakland’s 2005 streak might be better.

Click below for the reasons why the A’s are the hottest team in baseball. [Read more →]

August 7, 2005   No Comments

Good for you Felipe

I agree with Felipe Alou,manager of the
San Francisco Giants in turning down
Larry Krueger’s apology after what he
said about Caribbean Giants players
and talking about Felipe Alou
and in the same sentence Cream Of Wheat.

By Amaury Pi-Gonzalez [

August 7, 2005   No Comments

The Giants: A Team in Transition by Ed Stern

Marty; No one will contend that this has been an enjoyable year for the fans, management, or the players. Very early on, this page offered the opinion that the team was going nowhere this season. Clearly, looking at 13 games under five hundred, that opinion was justified. However, at the end of the day, August 6th, there is reason to continue watching this team, with interesting speculation concerning the future.

Click below for more on the Giants and their renewed optimism.

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August 7, 2005   No Comments

Cooperstown Confidential by Bruce Markusen

Putting A Wrap on Hall of Fame Weekend

This year’s induction festivities in Cooperstown, NY, delivered a much-needed boost to the local economy, as large groups of Cubs and Red Sox fans spent gobs of money along the village’s Main Street. According to most estimates, about 25,000 to 28,000 fans visited Cooperstown on induction weekend—the highest figure in the last five years. In recent years, more modest crowds have generally ranged from 15,000 to 20,000 fans…

Click below for more about the Hall of Fame’s marquee weekend. [Read more →]

August 4, 2005   No Comments

Bonds goes to the A'S as DH

Here is one way of solving the Athletics
attendance problem.
Just get Barry Bonds to play for the
A’s and make him the Designated Hitter,
he will be playing at 42 years old
in the Bay Area and drawing many
fans from all corners of the Bay.

By Amaury Pi-González [

August 4, 2005   No Comments

A's As Good As 70's Team? by Ivan W. Golde

This is my first article for Love of the game productions and it is an honor to be a part of Marty’s website. My basic premise is this club, the 2005 Oakland A’s reminds me more of the A’s clubs of the 70’s than any A’s club since
1975, the last of those great A’s seventies clubs to appear in the playoffs.
Why do you ask?
Click below for the answer! [

August 3, 2005   No Comments

Veteran announcer flies often to call Mariners, Giants, in Spanish


SEATTLE — When Amaury Pi-Gonzalez was a boy in Cuba, he would stand a broom upside down on his porch and pretend to call baseball games. Now he’s living his dream in the radio announcer’s booth in two different major-league ballparks.

Pi-Gonzalez, 60, does Spanish-language play-by-play for the Seattle Mariners and the San Francisco Giants, which leads to lots of frequent flier miles. [Read more →]

August 2, 2005   No Comments

So, who is clean ?

Some of the people today that talk about the
use of “illegal substances”must have
just dropped from the sky from
another world.
Who said baseball was a pure game ?

By Amaury Pi-González [

August 2, 2005   No Comments