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SF GIANTS WANT TO PLAY WORLD SERIES AT LEVI’S STADIUM IN SANTA CLARA

The Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the 49ers
The Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the 49ers

San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The San Francisco Giants are going to the World Series for the third time in the last five years, and their fan base is definitely growing exponentially.

This means that when they host their part of the seven-game World Series against the  Kansas City Royals, the 41,503-capacity AT&T Park may not be big enough to accommodate their die-hard fans.

It is for this reason that the Giants are  now negotiating with the 49ers to use Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara to host the Royals for games 3, 4 and 5 of the World Series,  assuming of course there is a game 5.

The new Levi’s Stadium has a capacity of 68,000 and can easily accommodate Giants fans plus a sprinkling of Royals fans.

The board of directors of the 49ers will meet in an emergency meeting tonight to consider the Giants’ request.

SHAMED BY FIFA’S WORLD CUP: BASEBALL’S ‘WORLD SERIES’ TO BE RENAMED ‘AMERICAN SERIES’

imagesNew York, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) played since 1903 between the American League (AL) and National League (NL) team champions.  A total of 109 series have been contested, with AL winning 63 and NL winning 46.  The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff in the fall.

But people have always wondered why it is called ‘World Series’ since it only involves American teams — all U.S.-based except for the Toronto (Canada) Jays.

In contrast, the FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.  A total of 32 teams from all over the world compete for the much-coveted title.

Facing continued criticism for being  “elitist, arrogant and colonialist” both the AL and NL have finally agreed today in New York to put the label “World Series” to rest.  Beginning with the 2014 season, the playoffs will be called “The American Series” to better reflect the teams participating in the tournament.

As expected, the Toronto Jays protested the move, proposing instead that the tournament be called “The North American Series.”  The proposal was, of course, overruled by the arrogant representatives of the  U.S-based teams.  Because of this, the Jays have threatened to boycott the 2014 World Series , errr… The American Series.

The current title is held by the Boston Red Sox.