Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold

Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold
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Giants Tix September 2015  

Posted by howard in nyc


Despite all the injuries, they still got a shot.  I'm holding back the Dodgers series because I may make it out for those, but if not I'll put them up for sale in the middle of the month.  Stubhub prices are pretty elevated, but you get them at face value directly from me.

Update:  I am not going to be able to travel the end of this month, so I've posted the last ten games on StubHub as well as here.  If you're interested, let me know quick.

9/11/15 F 7:15 PM Padres All Sold.  Wait'll Next Year
9/12/15 Sa 6:05 PM Padres
9/13/15 Su 1:05 PM Padres

9/14/15 M 7:15 PM Reds
9/15/15 Tu 7:15 PM Reds
9/16/15 W 7:15 PM Reds

9/18/15 F 7:15 PM D-backs
9/19/15 Sa 1:05 PM D-backs
9/20/15 Su 1:05 PM D-backs

9/28/15 M 7:15 PM Dodgers
9/29/15 Tu 7:15 PM Dodgers
9/30/15 W 7:15 PM Dodgers
10/1/15 Th 12:45 PM Dodgers

10/2/15 F 7:15 PM Rockies
10/3/15 Sa 12:05 PM Rockies
10/4/15 Su 12:05 PM Rockies

Giants Tix August 2015  

Posted by howard in nyc


Here are the August dates.  I'm gonna hold the last two series (Cubs and Cards) because I might be able to sneak out west that week.

Tourist season jacks up the prevailing prices on Stubhub - but you can get them at face value directly from me.

8/11/15 Tu 7:15 PM Astros Sold stubhub $87
8/12/15 W 12:45 PM Astros Sold Ben

8/13/15 Th 7:15 PM  Nationals Sold stubhub $95
8/14/15 F 7:15 PM Nationals Sold stubhub $85
8/15/15 Sa 7:05 PM Nationals Sold Susan
8/16/15 Su 1:05 PM Nationals Sold stubhub $130

8/25/15 Tu 7:15 PM Cubs
Sold stubhub $70
8/26/15 W 7:15 PM Cubs Sold stubhub $74
8/27/15 Th 12:45 PM Cubs Sold Marv

8/28/15 F 7:15 PM Cardinals ~$70
8/29/15 Sa 1:05 PM Cardinals Sold Marv
8/30/15 Su 1:05 PM Cardinals ~$70

Giants Tix July 2015  

Posted by howard in nyc


Here are the July dates.  I'll try to keep the site updated.

Shoot me an email anytime, or comment on the blog.

7/6/15 M7:15 PM
MetsSold Thad
7/7/15 Tu7:15 PM
MetsSold Thad
7/8/15 W 12:45 PM
MetsSold Thad

7/10/15 F7:15 PM
PhilliesSold Stubhub
7/11/15 Sa7:05 PM
PhilliesSold Stubhub
7/12/15 Su1:05 PM
PhilliesSold Stubhub

7/24/15 F7:15 PM
7/25/15 Sa1:05 PM
7/26/15 Su1:05 PM
AthleticsSold Tina

7/27/15 M7:15 PM
7/28/15 Tu7:15 PM
7/29/15 W12:45 PM
BrewersSold Marv

Giants Tix June 2015  

Posted by howard in nyc


Here are the June dates.  I'll try to keep the site updated.

Shoot me an email anytime, or comment on the blog.

6/1/15 M 7:15 PM Pirates Sold Stubhub
6/2/15 Tu 7:15 PM Pirates Sold Stubhub

6/12/15 F 7:15 PM D-backs Sold Stubhub

6/15/15 M 7:15 PM Mariners Sold Jimbo
6/16/15 Tu 12:45 PM Mariners Sold Stubhub

6/23/15 Tu 7:15 PM Padres Sold Stubhub
6/24/15 W 7:15 PM Padres Sold Stubhub
6/25/15 Th 12:45 PM Padres Sold Stubhub

6/27/15 Sa 1:05 PM Rockies $70
6/28/15 Su 1:05 PM Rockies $91

Been A Long Cold Lonely Winter  

Posted by howard in nyc in , , , ,


Glad it is springtime, and that baseball is back.  I've been away from the blog due to some personal setbacks and a difficult illness (nothing life-threatening, but sucks nonetheless.)  Plus, the disconnect between how I see the world, the way our nation is going, and the fictions that most people embrace, as offered by our media and our alleged leaders has worn me down.  I am tired of hearing/writing my own opinions and ideas, and don't feel much like bothering.

Reality will eventually reassert itself.  Part of me wants it to hurry, part of me fears that day.

But things are bad.  War, racism, economic manipulation and oppression, poisoned air, food, water and medications.  I still watch and read, particularly events in the Ukraine, but I have less and less to say.

So, sports.  On to Baseball season, and Giants Tickets.  In the post below.  

Giants Tix April 2015  

Posted by howard in nyc in , ,


This winning World Series thing is kinda nice.  Sure, it is the journey of a six month season that is the great pleasure beginning each spring, but these shorter October journeys are pretty good too.

Same story as prior years.  I will put the tickets up one month at a time, since my travel plans are usually last minute, and I like to use the seats when I am visiting Cali. so around the last week of each month I will post available dates for the following month.

Tickets can be transferred electronically, instantly and securely, via the giants' web site. you can pay me with Paypal, (even though i hate those fuckers i don't have an alternative set up) or if we have done business before, just send me a check.

The Giants really jacked up the prices this season.  I don't blame them, the increases have been quite modest over the years.  You win, you get to charge more.  They use differential pricing, so I will list the literal face value for each date. Face value is typically $70 or $91 for weekend and day games,  other games $56 or $35.  I'll cite the face value, but the price is always negotiable, up as well as down.

Shoot me an email anytime, or comment on the blog.

Here are the April dates.  I'll try to keep the site updated.

Mon 4/13 1:35 PM Rockies Sold Stubhub
Tue 4/14 7:15 PM Rockies Sold Stubhub
Wed 4/15 7:15 PM Rockies Sold Stubhub
Thu 4/16 7:15 PM D-Backs Sold Stubhub
Fri 4/17 7:15 PM D-Backs Sold Stubhub
Sat 4/18 6:05 PM D-Backs
Sold Stubhub
Sun 4/19 1:05 PM D-Backs
Sold Stubhub
Tue 4/21 7:15 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub
Wed 4/22 7:15 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub
Thu 4/23 12:45 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub

Fri 5/1 7:15 PM Angels $56
Sat 5/1 1:05 PM Angels

Sold Stubhub 
Sun 5/3 1:05 PM Angels                        Sold Stubhub
 Mon 5/4 7:15 PM Padres Sold Stubhub
Tue 5/5 7:15 PM Padres Sold Stubhub
Wed 5/6 12:45 PM Padres Sold SanCarlos Kid
Thu 5/7 7:15 PM Marlins Sold Todd
Fri 5/8 7:15 PM Marlins Sold Stubhub
Sat 5/9 6:05 PM Marlins Sold Stubhub
Sun 5/10 1:05 PM Marlins Sold Todd
Tue 5/19 7:15 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub
Wed 5/20 7:15 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub
Thu 5/21 12:45 PM Dodgers Sold Stubhub
Thu 5/28 7:15 PM Braves $56
Fri 5/29 7:15 PM Braves $56
Sat 5/30 7:05 PM Braves Sold Marv
Sun5/31 1:05 PM Braves $70


Posted by howard in nyc


Well, three cases now.  The New York Times had assured us as recently as Tuesday that experts state the chances of ebola reaching the US were extremely small.  (That statement has been removed from the NYT website.)

I am anticipating tons of misinformation, for the most part unintentional, on both the overly 'no big deal' and the 'time to freak the fuck out' ends of the spectrum.  I have no idea which end is the correct choice at this time.

The dynamics of such an infectious pandemic are beyond my experience and understanding.  For the AIDS, I had a front row seat and I know that one, but that was a very different ballgame (much more difficult to transmit, incubation period of years.)  But I'm learning as fast as I can.

I have no idea if the approach of isolation, symptomatic and supportive treatment, and allowing the spread to burn itself out is worthy of confidence or of panic.  I am not clear on the ease or difficulty of transmissibility (considering some workers in full hazmat gear have been infected.) I do not understand the dynamics of spread in a large, dense city like Dallas or DC as opposed to the villages and modest urban areas of West Africa.  I have no idea if the CDC is doing a fantastic job, or are a bunch of bumbling happytalk fools dooming us to a mass death episode (or if their efforts are largely irrelevant.)

The fact that while China and Cuba sent hundreds of doctors to West Africa to work to stop this pandemic, while our government sent thousands of soldiers doesn't fill me with hope.  Seems representative of our general mindset.

Regardless of the actual threat level, I anticipate a rapid swing from too-calm complacency to full-on freak out, complete with militarized trampling of laws and freedoms in the interest of public health.  (Again, I have no idea if such a freak-out is right or wrong, warranted or not.)  Already in Dallas the finger-pointing wrt discharging the patient from the hospital, and authorities not allowing a cleanup crew to properly dispose of contaminated materials are signs of freak out.

I bet we in the developed world will have our own behavioral answers to the irrational violence directed against aid workers and hospitals in Senegal and Liberia seen in the past weeks.  Same level of irrationality, different flavor of expression is my guess.

That we as a society, and our governing authorities, are going to act stupid is a pretty easy and safe guess.  Now the tough guess--how bad is this gonna get?  With minimal information, knowledge about such things nor experience, I'll wild-ass it that it will be scary but not too bad, a few hundred deaths before burning out.  And the resultant panic will have significant economic and other societal bad effects, but will be blamed for much much more should this pandemic coincide with the next phase of financial panic and collapse.