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MLB Web Site Issues Giant Slap in the Face to Fans

Updated on December 31, 2017
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A Community of Long Suffering San Francisco Baseball Fans is Eliminated Along with the Elimination of All of Their Online Identities.

Silencing a vibrant community of long suffering Giants fans.
Silencing a vibrant community of long suffering Giants fans.

Giant Slap in the Face to Online Fans

MLB Web Site Issues Giant Slap in the Face to Fans

During the cold winter months baseball fans often have little to console themselves except for roaming their team's web site again and again hunting for any shred of news about their beloved hometown nine and commiserating with one another in the section where the readers' comments are allowed under each of the different blog articles.

Although the site was a bit stingy in allowing a commenter an avatar or any other such jpeg (possibly a cost saving decision by the team to save on band width), user names reflected the pride of Giants fans in following their team; Mays24 (something to that effect), Giantsfanforlife, SayHey1958 and so on...

In the San Francisco bay area and its baseballian suburbs; from Antioch to Turlock, Eureka to Mendocino and beyond, wherever Giants fans may reside, through the exchange of ideas in the comment forums over the years they eventually built a kind of online community.

A vibrant community through which the pouting fan of the orange and black found some of that consolation. The Los Angeles Dodgers fan that treaded there must be at their witty best to make the grade, where lively exchanges of opinion and banter provided fans much needed intellectual stimulations. Until the coming of spring training once again melted their cold, cold hearts.

Giants Fans End Up On Wrong End of MLB Web Site Upgrade

Hats off to all of the Giants fans that were struck down in the prime of their MLB web site commenting.
Hats off to all of the Giants fans that were struck down in the prime of their MLB web site commenting.

Ten Dollars a Beer, Even More for a Hot Dog and Now This!

Besides charging ten bucks for a beer and about the same or more for a mere hot dog, it was one of the worst things an ownership group could do to their fan base. Yes it's true that it often got vicious and insulting on there, especilly to trolling Dodgers fans. But for the most part it retained the boundaries of civility.

Except of course when it came to lambasting the Giants front office, that leadership group who not long ago received the boundless love of the former by virtue of three succesful World Series appearances. But what have they done for them lately except field a hapless, and still worse, a boring last place group of losers?

And so the wrath of the community, through their ever more insightful chains of conversations built to a deafening crescendo that appears to have finally moved the Giants' suits to give their online fans THE BOOT.

The boot arrived in the form of a bogus phony "Upgrade" to the web site that changed virtually NOTHING. Nothing except for the stark elimination of all of their fans' online identities up to that point. Identities lovingly cultivated over years of lively comments, conversations and heartfelt salutations. Thus effectively silencing this community of their long suffering fans (even one last place finish by the San Francisco Giants defies the limits of time and space to their fans to achieve a seeming purgatory).

Why this was done is that the front office, B. Evans and crew, could no longer stand the heat emanating from their own MLB online comments kitchen and so closed it down. So finally after years of building this online community of loyal fans, they had had enough of this unseemly byproduct of allowing free speech.

Now any would be commenter is subjected to such a gauntlet of sign up proceedures that only a comparitive handful of the once large community remains. The difficulty of even winning a user name making escape from Alcatraz a breeze by comparison.

Simply an unexpected byproduct of the web site's upgrade, yeah right.

Yours truly,


Giants fans given the boot.

Simply an unexpected byproduct of the web site's upgrade, yeah right.
Simply an unexpected byproduct of the web site's upgrade, yeah right.

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© 2017 Martin Monroe


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