By Kerry Crowley | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 9, 2019 at 6:46 pm | UPDATED: April 10, 2019 at 4:49 am SAN FRANCISCO–Days after the Giants came up short in their pursuit of superstar slugger Bryce Harper, fans still paid premium prices and packed the team’s home ballpark in a showing that suggested the 2019 club might have enough star power to draw big crowds. On March 9, the Giants sold more than 11,000 tickets as the team filled Scottsdale Stadium to capacity. The cheapest ticket was a $60 lawn seat, the energy in the park was electric and no, the Giants did not score in an 8-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs. There was once a time when Cactus League spring training games were a more cost-effective way for a family to watch its favorite baseball team play. This year, the best deals will be almost certainly be available during the regular season. Securing cheap tickets to watch the Giants play at home is a luxury that might be available to … [Read more...] about Six-dollar seats? Giants games are ridiculously affordable and it’s only April
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By Kerry Crowley | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm | UPDATED: February 18, 2019 at 3:38 am SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Like more than 100 other major league free agents, Cameron Maybin sat at home through the cold winter months wondering if the right opportunity would materialize. For the second straight offseason, the well-traveled outfielder waited until mid-February to sign a contract. “Going through an offseason wondering if you’re going to get a job, wondering why it’s been so tough for guys to get jobs, it’s not been fun,” Maybin said bluntly. After signing a one-year, $3.25 million deal last February with the Marlins, Maybin agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Giants Saturday. Despite the wait, Maybin said a number of teams expressed interest in him throughout the offseason. He picked the Giants because of a chance to secure playing time in center field or stake a claim to a … [Read more...] about Buster Posey’s comments on winning help Giants recruit new outfielder
HOME » FOOD + WINE » Glasgow Travel Guide: Where to Party, Places to Eat and Drink in Glasgow Glasgow serves up a heady mix of gastronomy, beautiful architecture, entertainment, and style that define this heartland. It is a city full of fascinating museums and contemporary art spaces, many of which are free, the drinking dens and restaurants are very vibrant here too. With an abundance of pubs and bars, Glasgow is the city of scintillating nightlife. Along with being the best shopping destination in the UK, it is the perfect place for a stress-buster weekend getaway. Glasgow is also an underrated stag do (bachelor party, for Americans!) destination. The city offers many options for the night owls – adventurous activities, erotic entertainment, mouth-watering food and fun games are available at desirable rates. Glasgow has plenty of top restaurants that are hidden away in the city’s neighbourhoods with some of the most extraordinary recipes. Enlisted below … [Read more...] about Glasgow Travel Guide: Where to Party, Places to Eat and Drink in Glasgow
By Nick Green | [email protected] | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: December 17, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm The aging 1950s Sears store at the south end of Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the now-sleek mall, recently revamped for the first time in decades at a cost of more than $300 million. Sears, bankrupt and teetering on the verge of liquidation, is often virtually devoid of shoppers despite the holiday season, while the rest of the bustling mall is packed. Newly finished store facades such as at the relocated Marshall’s next door make the Sears building look even dowdier by comparison. “It’s dead,” said veteran Torrance commercial real estate broker Sheri Messerlian, known at City Hall as the Queen of Hawthorne Boulevard, for her brokerage skills and knowledge of the local market. “The parking lot looks atrocious,” she added. Bankrupt Sears was one of the original anchors of what was … [Read more...] about With Sears in trouble, what could Torrance’s Del Amo Fashion Center replace it with?