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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:59 AM

Bruce Lee devouring pigeons and beating up seagulls at AT&T Park..



Anyone who has had the pleasure of taking in a Giants game at AT&T Park without the protective covering of a luxury box knows that the San Francisco seagulls and pigeons become quite a nuisance around the 9th inning.

The scene at China Basin approximately three hours after the first pitch of a night game could come straight from an Alfred Hitchcock movie. These birds are aggressive and often don't wait until the last out to start dive-bombing for cold garlic fries or dropping their waste on unsuspecting fans.

Well, the Giants have taken notice and may have found a solution in Bruce Lee, a red-tailed hawk that has called AT&T Park home since November. "It's a warrior," Giants operations director Jorge Costa told The Bay Citizen. "You don't mess with it."

Costa and his co-workers at the Giants hope that Bruce Lee will keep other birds away and are prepared to explore remote-controlled fake falcons if Lee can't handle the foul fowls. Lee's first test will come Monday when the Giants take on the A's in an exhibition game. Since Lee took perch high along the third-base side of AT&T Park soon after the season ended, team employees have noticed him devouring pesky pigeons and intimidating the gulls. "Whenever it's even remotely in the area, there is no bird activity of any kind here," Costa said.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/baseball-san-francisco-giants/giants-talk/Giants-hope-hawk-can-solve-seagull-issue?blockID=679740&feedID=2539

Go get 'em Bruce!







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Reply Bruce Lee devouring pigeons and beating up seagulls at AT&T Park.. (Original post)
Upton Mar 2012 OP
Renew Deal Mar 2012 #1
Auggie Mar 2012 #2
trumad Mar 2012 #3
Upton Mar 2012 #4
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #5
Upton Mar 2012 #6
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #7
Upton Mar 2012 #8

Response to Upton (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:02 PM

1. Yes, the devoured corpse of a bird is what you want to see at the ball park

Take me out to the ball game. Root root root for the cannibals!

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. I believe the raptors feast after the game

If people would clean up after themselves there wouldn't be as much a problem, of course. Not just at ballparks but anywhere else. As long as they won't I think this is a great solution.

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Response to Upton (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 02:12 PM

3. They could always resign Randy Johnson.

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Response to trumad (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. Does Randy eat his kills?

Bruce Lee does...



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Response to Upton (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 01:19 AM

5. PETA's going to come down pretty hard on Commercialstick Park for this.

Bet on it.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:06 AM

6. Who cares what PETA thinks?

I can guarantee you Bruce Lee doesn't. He showed up on his own, is just doing what Hawks do naturally..and has found AT&T to be some fertile hunting ground. He's even got his own perch or platform on a light pole down the third base line. PETA should have no complaints..

Btw, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you originally have a Dodgers avatar which you changed after the McCourt stuff started coming out and the team fell on hard times? Well, now that Magic's group has bought the club, I see you've jumped back on the bandwagon again..

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Response to Upton (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:18 AM

7. Where's your sense of humor?

I just like the name commercialstick. I gave up the avatar at the end of baseball season. can't call me a fair weather fan. just like tommy and Vin, I lied dodger blue.

no offense intended, I'm sorry.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 12:44 PM

8. Are you serious?

Or just making light of the restraints DU3's alert/jury system has put on everybody? If that's the case, I can understand.

Otherwise, what are you apologizing for? It's almost impossible to truly offend me....and Giants and Dodgers fans have been talking trash to each other since before either of us were born. If the day ever comes that we're unable to do it in the Sports Forum, then I'm going to assess whether it's even worth it to hang around..

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