So here's the deal regarding the Mays Field website.
We set it up a couple of years ago as part of our quixotic effort to spread the Mays Field meme. The idea was always one part consciousness raising, one part goofing around and one part, who knows, getting someone in power somewhere to see how much BETTER it would be to name the park after a human.
The Mays Field campaign has gotten a fair amount of press and circulated a pretty popular petition and I'm always surprised how people I encounter sometimes up and say, "Mays Field" as if it's the natural name of park. At the same time, no one's really had the time to actively push this along and the offical name is still what it is.
My own sense is that if the Giants are winning, this kind of campaign gets a big gust of wind at its sails. Then it becomes more fun to go to the ballpark and when people are having fun, Mays Field just springs to the lips. When Ray Durham's hitting less than Barry's weight , it's not so much fun.
In the meantime, there's this website and it could use some attention. Some posts. Some discussion. Some energy. Neither Ed Batista, nor Allen Gunn nor I can provide what it needs right now. Does anyone out there want to take over?
If you are interested, why don't you send a note to the google group, MaysField@googlegroups.com. Introduce yourself, communicate whatever you want about your vision for the site, see if anyone has anything to say in response. Maybe a few people will surface and you can collaborate (and it's not like Ed, Allen or I are disappearing. And it's not like the Giants will *never* win again (is it?). So this is just about trasnferring formal control and technical responsibility in an orderly way.)
On a technical level: The MaysField.org site is currently maintained on TypePad. It's possible to export the site content from TypePad, but it's not clear how easy or difficult it would be to recreate the site on another platform. If you would like to take over management of MaysField.org, we recommend that you open a TypePad account--a Basic account costs $50 per year--if you don't already have one. The MaysField.org domain is registered with GoDaddy. To make it as easy as possible to transfer management of the domain, we will require that you have a GoDaddy account. If you have questions, we'll sort them out.
Any takers to be steward of Maysfield.org during the Fabulous Lincecum Era?