[Slusser] A's catcher Bruce Maxwell is kneeling for the National Anthem. He's the first MLB player to do so. Maxwell has hand on heart, facing flag by CalmerThanYouAre9 in baseball

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They sang it on the 4th of July (or whatever the 4th of July fireworks night was). That's the only time I heard it.

Do people normally stand for that song? It was weird to see everyone rise as if it were the national anthem.

My friend owns a loft right next Laney College. What will happen to his property value if the stadium goes in? by heavymetalismetal in oakland

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do you think more or less people will want to live there after the stadium is built?

This is a better question for an economics or real estate subreddit, but generally speaking there seems to be an increase in housing value for homes near sports stadiums.

When a new stadium is being built, the sports team almost always gets public subsidies and funding from tax payers. One reasoning for this is that the stadium will bring in more economic activity overall and make the city money in the long run. This seems not to be true most of the time. More often than not, the economic value of the new stadium ends up being less than the subsidies provided to build the stadium.

So the property value will probably rise after the stadium is built, but will likely not rise as much as any official estimates claim.

Also, note that it's unlikely that housing prices will rise during construction, and if anything may fall until construction is complete. It seems like most baseball stadiums take 3-4 years to build from the ground breaking to opening day.

Sonic Internet any good? (live in Walnut Creek) by nerdoe in bayarea

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in alameda and have had sonic for a year now. I have no complaints, we have multiple people watching YouTube and Netflix during peak hours and I never noticed any lag.

Pizza Hut giveaway by SmokeyMcBear01 in OaklandAthletics

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, be aware, that this is a dine-in only deal.

Pizza Hut giveaway by SmokeyMcBear01 in OaklandAthletics

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

probably makes more sense to check with the Pizza Hut location you are trying to go to instead of the As.

I created a site which publishes the daily crime reports that BART has chosen to stop publishing by ben174 in bayarea

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Censored is the wrong word. If it were being censored OPs website would not exist. It's not being reported, which is different.

I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just think censorship is important enough that we should use the term accurately.

A's fans, why are you a fan of Oakland over San Francisco? And do you like the Giants? by OceansideAZ in OaklandAthletics

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The coliseum is more accessible (for me) and much more affordable so I ended up going to more As games than Giants games. I don't have anything against the Giants.

Allergic to bananas. I see them in almost every shake recipe, is there a reason for this? Alternatives? by dharma41 in gainit

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bananas are high calorie, sweet, thick texture and cheap. You'll be hard pressed to find another fruit that shares all those qualities, but you certainly don't need to use bananas in smoothies.

Mango, blueberries and papaya come to mind as fruits that might work well as banana substitutes. Or just leave it out.

28 y/o... Semi-retired with $1,500/month passive income... What would you do? by leanfire123 in leanfire

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 32 points33 points  (0 children)

A lot of people are recommending activities, which is great, but I would focus on building meaningful deep friendships and relationships. That can be hard to do when travelling. But there are other people who don't work 40+ hours a week.

Instead of Tinder hookups, see if you can find a more meaningful relationship.

Trump left hanging by polish First Lady by eww10 in BetterEveryLoop

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks a bit less intentional than how Trump left Merkel hanging when they met a few months ago.

http://trumphandshake.win/leaders/angela-merkel.html

[Athletics] Someone broke up with their girlfriend via video-board message by CoryGM in baseball

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was there, not paying attention to the screen until I heard people starting to cheer. It was for this tweet.

Best Way to Commute to 9th St in Oakland by [deleted] in alameda

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Naw, there's a bike lane most of the way, and then there is a little walled off section for bikes and pedestrians, but the walled off section is only on one side of the road, so you have to cross over the street to get there. There's never too much traffic on that road.

The worst part of the bike ride is probably between the Park St Bridge and Embarcadero. What I usually do is take Oak rather than Park to the bridge, and then get on the West side sidewalk of the bridge and just stay on the sidewalk on 23rd and then cross over to the other side of the street on Kennedy. I've taken the sidewalk on Kennedy too, and it's not bad.

Best Way to Commute to 9th St in Oakland by [deleted] in alameda

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bicycling over the Park St Bridge and then taking Embarcadero is the way I would usually go. Note that the part of Embarcadero that goes over the estuary is currently closed, but it's not a big detour.

In terms of buses, the 51A is really convenient and will take you to downtown Oakland from Park.

Paid signature gatherers looking to overturn L1 rent control by mr_chip in alameda

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One of these folks came to our door yesterday claiming that the city has implemented measure M1 even though voters voted against M1. He asked if we voted against M1, and when he found out we voted for M1, he left with a bunch of rude sarcastic comments.

My dad is a foreworker at BART. Ask him anything! by [deleted] in bayarea

[–]DressedUpNowhere2Go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why not just keep the doors open through the process?