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What is this place and Who is Merkin????


What is this place??
I would like to say thanks for choosing this board to call your own.
We have almost 50 new members since last Thursday (10/12/06), which more than doubles our “active” population.

I know many of the existing board members personally from either meeting in person, over the phone, exchange of emails, or PM’s.
Now, I look forward to getting to know many new members as well.

So I figured it would make sense to give you a little background on the board you are posting on and the people that are your mods.

People who met each other (mostly) on the [sign in to see URL] Message Board created this board.
Until now, almost everyone came from the [sign in to see URL] board.
Each came over for various reasons, such as Trolls, Rude Posters, and Over Zealous Mods.

Now we try to run this board as the opposite of the [sign in to see URL] board.
[sign in to see URL] trolls are banned upon recognition (and we have a couple that lurk here already)
The Mods are to remain neutral, and you can talk as much smack as you feel.
Posters are encouraged to be civil with each other, unless you know each other.... then talk as much !@#$ as you want....

Now mods may make minor changes such as small graphics here and there, but any MAJOR changes such as board format our color schemes will have to have the support of the membership.

So anyway, we try to run this thing as a democracy and this is much your board as anyone’s. If you have a suggestion and get the support of the membership, the Mods will make it so (within the limits of technology and money).


Who is Merkin? (like anyone really cares)
OK, I started posting on the [sign in to see URL] board in 2004. That year the Giants top prospect had a first name that also meant Pubic Wig..... and this made me laugh to no end.. therefore..... the poster known as Merkin was born....

On the [sign in to see URL] board I’ve been harassed by trolls, had countless posts deleted, and been banned at least 10 times (usually, for no good reason). I continue to post on [sign in to see URL], but I have spent more and more time on this board.

I was born in the Bay, but moved around until age 9, when I returned to the Bay for good.
I was always a baseball fan from when I was very little, but really became an obsessive Giants fan when I was a Freshman in High School in 1985. In 1986 the Giants had a good young team and I discovered APBA and Bill James Baseball Abstract and it was downhill from there.

I spent High School going to as many games as I could, until college in 1989. I was in my second month at college in October 1989, and I did NOT go to the Series in 1989, which was probably a blessing in disguise. I became more and more rabid and was in attendance the last day of the season in 1993, where I was assaulted by a group of Dodger fans.
Now the strike in 1994 REALLY hurt, and I was really pissed off at Major League baseball for a couple of years. I followed baseball in the years after the strike, but I was nowhere near as rabid.

But the 1997 team and Brian Johnson’s home run drew me back in and I started going to more and more games in 97, 98, and 99.
Now the new park came around in 2000, and suddenly it was easy in and easy out and that made a world of difference. I was now old enough to be making a pretty good living, and how could you NOT love that new park.... I became even more and more rabid about the Giants to the level of obsession.

After the World Series in 2002, I realized it was more economical to be a season ticket holder and I bit the bullet. I have been a season ticket holder for 4 years now, and I go to anywhere from 40-60 games per year. And that ain’t to bad considering it takes me 60-90 minutes to get to the park after work....

So that’s Merkin in a nutshell, just an rabid Giants fan that basically spends his time one of three ways...
1) Working
2) Watching Baseball
3) Reading or Talking Baseball

So as you can see, Merkin is a healthy well rounded person....
Feel free to PM him with any questions or whatever,
and if you are at the ball game, Merkin will buy you a Red Stripe... as long as it doesn’t interfere with watching the game =D


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Who is Monkey???


The LOUDEST Chick you EVER HEARD!!!
She goes to most ballgames with me... in fact I think she made a few more than me last year....

She can expand upon this is she wants
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WHO IS MONKEY51?

I started lurking the [sign in to see URL] message board and then joined in August 2004.
 Then I was these long names and then settled with Monkey51.
 I like monkeys and Lowry is 51.
There's my name.
Also, Lowry was my first autograph so there's a little more to the 51.

I had just graduated elementary school and started middle school in 1992.
I had some interest in the Giants.
 I went to my first game in 1995 at Candlestick Park.
I sort of started liking the game again.
I would listen in class in middle school and then just lost interest.
 I started again back in 2004.
That was the fall of 2004 after I came back from England.

I needed a hobby and I knew baseball.
 I went to a few in 2004 then in 2005 the flood gates opened.

Merkin says I'm loud because I think after one of the games he was driving home
 and or listening to midnight replay and he heard this voice and realized it was me.

Enjoy this and if you have questions for me feel free to ask me.

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Who is The Jacq?


The Jacq
Is one of my old work buddies.
I took him to his first game in 2003, an extra inning Dodger game
He was hooked.
The Jacq has since moved out of town, but still follows the Giants via the internet and MLB Extra innings...
Oh, and he is 100X better at Photoshop than Merkin

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Merkin says I'm loud because I think after one of the games he was driving home
 and or listening to midnight replay and he heard this voice and realized it was me.



Well that, and you were Razzing Miguel Cabrera so bad from the Left Field Bleachers, he turned around and gave you the bird...

Too freaking funny, you were the only one yelling, so I know it was [sign in to see URL] had the whole area around us laughing our !@#$ asses off......



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merkin wrote:

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Merkin says I'm loud because I think after one of the games he was driving home
 and or listening to midnight replay and he heard this voice and realized it was me.



Well that, and you were Razzing Miguel Cabrera so bad from the Left Field Bleachers, he turned around and gave you the bird...

Too freaking funny, you were the only one yelling, so I know it was [sign in to see URL] had the whole area around us laughing our !@#$ asses off......




we were losing so bad that's what i do to entertain [sign in to see URL] you have to admit it made the game a little better right? you forgot who won the game didn't you?

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learned some stuff from this thread...
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