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A little shy when I passed through, but oh well.
Anyway, they have some great shots of this critter on the Twitter.
See you there!
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At first I was thinking…Easter?
And then I thought Boston Marathon.
And then I realized it was for the GSW.
Is it a little cheesy to do this so far ahead of time?
Oakland doesn’t have much, you know.
They were going to get a pair of pandas from China, but that didn’t work out.
That’s Venus, the Evening Star, to the right of the dome, BTW.
And that’s a #5 Fulton hover bus heading inbound on McAllister…
Let’s see here, is it really true, as this San Francisco Examiner source greaser reports, that:
Now let’s take a look at who really threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the recent Giants Home Opener on April 5th, 2013:
“San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left, and second baseman Marco Scutaro throw the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 5, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)”
That’s right. It was Panda and Scutaro.
But it’s understandable that there was confusion, right? Check it:
And there was this, from Mark Farrell’s excitable aide, Jess Montejano:
Hey, here’s a clue:
“Turns out Farrell was at the “ceremonial” first pitch that happened at the start of festivities around 12:45
But hold on, doesn’t the ceremonial first pitch “mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game?”
Yes. Yes it does.
So then is this true?
“Farrell now joins the ranks of politicians such as President Bill Clinton, who threw out the first pitch at the new AT&T Park in 2000, and then-Vice President Richard Nixon, who threw out the first pitch at Candlestick Park in 1960.“
No. Not at all.
Sorry to be so nitpicky, but, after all:
“It’s the details folks. Pay attention to the details and make them a priority. Details make or break what you’re trying to do.”
All you have to do is scan the excellent live blog transcript from Katie Baker here to see how and why the Panda Express proposal over at UC Berkeley got kicked to the curb. For a shorter take, this detailed PANDA conspiracy chart explains everything. It all fits together, man!
Baffled Panda Express Panda, getting kicked to the curb:
The kids at UCSF don’t seem to mind the P.E. they have up atop foggy Parnassus:
Raise your left paw and recite The Pledge:
We never, ever add MSG
We cook only in 100% soybean oil
We chop our veggies fresh every day
We prepare our unique sauces in-house
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Take your chances, why not?
Well, round about a half-decade ago, a deal got inked that would have a couple giant pandas reside in the East Bay as guests of the Oakland Zoo. What’s the hold up? Air conditioned rocks? Permits? Something like that.
When we do get our bears, their romance will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. And then when we get bored with that after a couple of years the bears will produce a cub, which will renew interest. They got this all planned out, just as the producers of the Friends TV show did. We should calll these pandas “Rachael and Ross.”
An evil stuffed animal lies in wait – this is all the panda we’ve got these days. Click to expand:
Is the Oakland Panda Project still trying after all these years?