Brandon Mendoza

Published: November 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Wonderful story! These are the kinds of things that create "magic" in the parks. It may seem trivial to some people... I feel like it's the little things that seem to go unnoticed, but are actually what are extremely important.

I get sad when I see CM's pretty much say "I don't know"... it rarely happens, but I've seen it first hand.

Most recently, I had the pleasure of finding a great spot to stand for Fantasmic!(we were considerably late to find a seat)... all because of a recommendation of a CM... now I really wish I could remember her name to let Guest Services know of her fantastic service! She even entertained a guy who was there by himself asking her questions about hidden Mickey's and even about "Murphy" and if she would ever be back this year.

Mike Gallagher

Published: November 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM

On my recent weekend-before-Halloween visit to Dorney Park, I stopped in the "Doomsday Grill"..normally called Game Day Grill..both nights to catch the respective scores of Yankees-Rangers and Phillies-Giants. Both games were either tied or about to be. But I got the results I wanted out of both games. And both series. But not the World Series. I lost two bets on that deal.
Bobby Miller

Published: November 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Great story Robert, sorry about the Northwestern score over the weekend. Happy 400th win JoPa. GO PENN STATE! ;o)

Bobby, formally known as Bob & Robert!!!!!!!

Tyler Stover

Published: November 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM

As a long suffering Cubs fan, I'm surprised the Giants fans didn't just assume they could at least beat the Cubs, if a spot in the Series was on the line.
Blake Nieman

Published: November 8, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Great story Robert! However, the sports fan in me has to point out that this wasn't the Giants first World Series Championship--just their first since 1954, and sixth overall.
Mike Gallagher

Published: November 9, 2010 at 7:32 AM

^Blake, Robert did specify SAN FRANCISCO Giants, so what he said is accurate. As a huge baseball fan, just trying to keep the peace!!! :)
Robert Niles

Published: November 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Thanks, Mike.

FWIW, I've always thought that sports teams ought to leave their names and histories behind when they change cities, as the old Cleveland Browns did when they became the Baltimore Ravens. Helps preserve clarity. I can't imagine that many New York (baseball) Giants fans became San Francisco Giants fans after that move.

Heck, it seems that, more often, fans from the city left behind grow to hate their old team after a move. Just ask anyone in Brooklyn or Baltimore about the Dodgers or Colts.

Blake Nieman

Published: November 10, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Ah, very good points! Looks like I'm the one who stands corrected :-)