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Dodgers News: Giants Slammed Online for Selling LA Merch at Oracle Park in SF

The Dodgers swept the Giants over the weekend, finishing the season series 15-4 against their arch-rivals and making it more likely that San Francisco, which broke the L.A.’s streak of eight straight division titles last year with a remarkable 107-win season, will finish 2022 below .500.

But losing three straight games to the rivals might not have been the most frustrating part for Giants fans, one of whom noticed and tweeted something distressing on Saturday evening. (Warning: There’s some language in the tweet below.)

A vendor had a kiosk set up inside Oracle Park that was selling Dodgers gear. Not just one option among many; if you zoom in on the picture in that tweet, it’s hard to find a single thing that isn’t Dodgers.

Really, this is just good old-fashioned capitalism for the vendor, who probably got word that Dodger fans were descending on Oracle Park for the middle game of the series. But it’s a bad look for the Giants, who assured fans it won’t happen again, according to Evan Webeck in The Mercury News.

A Giants spokesperson said on Sunday that it was a result of a mix-up with a third-party vendor and that the organization has assured rival merchandise will not be sold again inside Oracle Park.

Webeck texted with Shana Daum, the Giants senior vice president of public affairs and community relations. Daum said the third-party vendor is called Sevynn’s Negro League Apparel, a subcontractor of the Giants’ concessionaire, Bon Appetit. The stand usually sells vintage merchandise, but it was selling Dodgers sweatshirts and caps on Saturday night.

“We’ve spoken to Bon Appetit and have been reassured that selling Dodgers merchandise will not happen again in the future,” Daum said in a text message.

For the vendor, it’s a win/win. They get a little lecture from the Giants but no actual punishment, and they got to sell a crap-ton of Dodgers merch on Saturday night.

For the Giants, it’s just the latest in a season-long list of Dodgers-related embarrassments. Which, I guess, makes it a win/win for Dodger fans, too.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. When I was a child in the 60s, Dodger Stadium sold many team yearbooks and pennants including those of the Giants. But that was it for rival teams.

    1. I remember similar sightings at Candlestick Park in 70’s..the
      merch vendors inside always had a few hats etc of the other National League teams.. yes, even the Dodgers

  2. Back in the day, Willie Mays, Koufax era etc. It was routine to sell both Giants and Visitor gear before and during games. Back in the early 90’s I bought both my kids Braves hats not because they were Braves fans, they just liked the hats. When I went to games in the 60’s you could find the whole nine yards for both teams playing that day. What’s happened to our City by the Bay to be so petty.

    1. Yeah, I remember that into the 80s at the Stick as well. But I guess too many people want to insulate themselves these days against anything that disagrees with their view point.

  3. I grew up a Giants fan living in L.A.. I remember buying Giants hats along with other teams stuff at Dodger stadium in the 70’s… , but I hate the Dodgers. That’s what rivalries are about. Don’t sell Dodgers gear at Oracle Park!

    1. Although I am, with good reason, unimpressed with the Giants or its (CAN’T) “Beat LA” chanting fanbase, and I completely enjoyed watching the Dodgers take back the NL West, I would not care if Giants gear was being sold at Chavez Ravine. In fact, I feel that same apathy when I see Zaidi or former Dodgers in Giants gear….because we all know that the Dodgers you profess to ” hate” today, you will love the minute the Giants can sign them. GO DODGERS!

  4. Yes, 1st time I’ve seen this there.
    I used to get trolled as an easy target, all the time for wearing my Dodger gear to Oracle Park… until I, for the most part now bypass their chance to do so (by biking to Oracle, avoiding interacting w/their fans). Yes, the rivalry seems very intense here, demonstrably among Giants fans, as if it’s their mission to make it as difficult, uncomfortable, as possible on the visiting Dodgers team and their fans who travel well, or live locally (as I) attending games here. Pure spitefullness, vitriol on display with all the pitiness thrown in by SF G fans… which is driven by a fit of enraged jealousy (they not as good as LAD team, after all). Turnabout being fair play whenever the Blue Crew, pulmmels them or wins a series against them. That’s when Dodger fans get the ‘last laugh’, & their fans taunts, insults and boasting are silenced & subside.

  5. Gee so the Giants overall record versus the DOYERS IS Giants, 1,274–1,263–17[2] AND HAVE 8 Rings the Doyers 6….Nuff said

  6. WHY is “Giants” spelled out in Spanish on front of Giants uniform shirts?? Don’t get to watch often since I live in wrong place to get broadcasts.

  7. Boo F ______ing Hoo, los Gigantes fans! You do understand that typically this time of year more than half the stadium is dodger fans.

  8. Get over it. Every stadium you go to sells the rival teams merchandise. Giants fans are just a bunch of cry babies.

  9. Man FCK the vaGiants and their POS organization. Dodger fans are the reason Oracle arena gets as many sales as it does. Dodger fans need to boycot them and see exactly how much they need us.

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