Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Case for Amy G; Giants/Comcast Field Reporter



I had a dream.

It began with Larry Baer chasing me out of AT&T Park into the cross street near Momo's. He left. I had nightmares and eluding him, I stopped over to the bar and had a slightly cold Amstell light.

Why he was chasing me I had no idea. It was a dream mind you, but there could be several reasons. Call it a case of dynamic dreaming. I didn't have a clue. Could it have been my Amy G bashing? Perhaps, but this just in: I had an epiphany.

Amy G is da lady! Seriously, I'm not kidding. In case you don't know, Amy Gutierrez is the Giants field reporter for Comcast. She's taken a few hits for her less-than-journalisticese reporting. Then again, Amy G, I've come to the conclusion, is not on the payroll to be Lara Logan. She's quite fine as Amy G.

In essence, Amy G is the Giant's community organizer. She's not supposed to be digging for stories about what Brian Sabean is doing between innings. She knows her role. I've bagged her a lot but it dawned on me she's simply a part of the marketing plan, the lunch board. Amy G isn't roast beef--more of a Reuben, and that's fine and even if it weren't, the Giants and Comcast like her work. And apparently so do the majority of fans.

I tweeted Ms. G a few months back; I don't know the specifics but I think it was in response to an innocuous post she had left. She hit me back with a sly comeback. I wish I could remember, but it was rather funny. Amy G gets it. The evolution of the epiphany thus commenced.

Amy G knows she's not curing diabetes. While I'd like her to be a bit more Lisa Salters I realize everyone has their own style. So officially now, I'm burying my Amy G grudge. Power to the people. Love and peace, dude. Amy G, you go girl!

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28 comments:

  1. That's strange, Rich. The Giants fans among my family and friends still don't care for Amy G. But congratulations on carrying a John & Yoko approach to Amy G! The G-Men's two titles do help her cause some, as whatever she has done is working.

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  2. I hope Amy G was embarrassed about her inclusion in the 2012 World Series parade. She looked like a homecoming queen waving from the back of a convertible. And her contribution to the on field success of the Giants was . . . ? Like all employees associated with the franchise, she get's another ring.

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    1. Amy G is a nice lady but she's horseshit on the air, plain and simple. She is a total shill like everyone else for the Giants. Pathetic!

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  3. I care for Amy G. Always have. Paul G.(or Mr.Amy G.) is a very lucky guy. During the playoffs..some beautiful female celeb was being interviewed-cant remember who- the very next report was from Amy G.,and the instant comparison was that Amy was the more beautiful woman...just stuck with me.

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  4. Amy G is what the mute button on my remote is for ...

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    1. Lmfao. Worked there for a season. Unlike the other media personnel, she is horrible to the workers there. Horseface. Awful and mean.

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  5. Interesting that you use a sandwich to describe her. She plugs Luccchesi's Deli up here in Petaluma which has an "Amer the Gamer" (roast beef, smoky cheddar cheese, mayo/pesto blend, lettuce, pickles, onion, horse radish on a roll)named for her.

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  6. Yet another reason just to watch Ray Fosse, Glen Kuiper and Kate Longworth on Oakland Athletics telecasts. Amy G is what the Giants want -- someone who's a rah-rah that thinks everything is wonderful and nothing is terrible. Then there's the clown (Krukow) and the straight guy (Kuiper) on television. Every damn AB to Krukow is a life-and-death situation. For a pitcher, that's true. But after awhile, the five-alarm fire approach gets old to the listeners. But give Glen's brother some props. He does a good job, despite having the biggest ham to come out of San Luis Obispo as his partner. One day, they should put side-by-side graphics of Krukow and Bozo. The only difference: Krukow isn't wearing makeup. But they are perfect for the Giants zombie audience.

    As for the Athletics telecasts, they get it. Smooth, insightful and not too over bearing.

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    1. Plus, the A's boys can see the humor in a man falling to his death...they sure do get it!

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  7. A portion of the proceeds from that sandwhich goes to Charity.

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  8. Way, way better than that awful Cammy Blackstone they used to have.

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  9. Thank god you buried the hatchet. She's fine just being herself and it is refreshing that she is not trying to be a "Daria".

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  10. @AnonymousDecember 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    Only problem with Ray Fosse, Glen Kuiper and Kate Longworth, is they don't do Giants games. I mean, who the hell wants to watch the A's? Apparently not many if you go by the ratings.

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    1. And yet the Giants are still worried about the A's moving to SJ.

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  11. "Amy G isn't roast beef--more of a Reuben,..."
    And you were wondering why Rich has a hard time with woman?

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  12. This radio gig is making you a softie, Rich. I have a feeling we'll be seeing or rather hearing Mrs. Gutierrez sometime in the near future on your show

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  13. Gary R use to rip her when she frist started. Paul G. got in his face about talking shit about AMY on the radio. Gary said it was Dan Dibbbbly.

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  14. Another reason to dislike the Giants, they give a full playoff share to the cheater Melky while the A's vote a full share to charity. And remember the next time you hear a comment about the Dodger's payroll....the Giants just committed 78 million to Affeldt, Scuturo, and Pagan. 78 million dollars for those three. Keep buying the trinkets at the park, sheeple.

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    1. They gave a full share to Melky because they had no choice. This is part of the labor agreement.

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    2. Did the Giants give any portion to charity?

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    3. Dumbass, the Giants didn't "give" Cabrera a share, it was mandated by the league, just as A's "cheater" Bartolo Colon would also have got a share had the A's made it to the WS. But they came up short.
      Did the A's distance themselves from "cheater" Bartolo Colon? Heck no, they re-signed him to a contract that could earn him between $5-$6 million.
      It is admirable that the A's voted a $35K playoff share to be split between 8 charities, yeah that $4400 to each charity is very generous. The idea was from good guy Jonny Gomes, who the A's let go.
      Cheat=sign for $5-$6 million, suggest giving $5K to Hurricane Sandy relief=adios.

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    4. 2:31 Put on your Panda hat and watch a Giant replay.

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  15. RE 12:14 PM

    So the Athletics donated a playoff share and the Giants did not.

    The inference that the Athletics are charitable and the Giants are not is laughable.

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    1. The A's players voted a full share to charity thereby reducing their own amount received, the Giants players could have done the same but evidently chose not to.

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  16. RE: 12:20

    So you are saying the only way local baseball teams and players support charities is via playoff shares?

    Sounds like San Jose envy to me.

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    1. at 2:43, you've gone off on such a tangent from the original comment..........do you work for KNBR or the Giants?

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  17. Amy G does those nice little fluff pieces during the game that may interest a few of the women or the casual fans, but her appearance and insights are essentially a waste of time and more of annoyance to those of us who are more interested in watching the game.

    I also can tell you that Kuiper and Krukow DO NOT like having to waste the time during the game to constantly go to her for some little piece of useless pablum, and when is the woman going to learn how to sound like a broadcaster instead of sounding like some breathless high school girl with an annoying voice?

    But Larry Baer of the Giants and Ted Griggs of Comcast must like Amy G. because she's been doing it now for five years! The viewers? I think most either don't care or would be just as happy to do without her blather.

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