Saturday, April 23, 2011

Back To The Ball Yard!

Went to my first game of the season last night at ATT Park, home of our World Champion San Francisco Giants. The only problem was that we lost to Atlanta.

But that was a small price to pay for the joy of just being in the place. I’ve been going to 5 or 6 games a season since this ball yard opened 11 years ago. Beautifully located near downtown, with a view out over the bay toward Oakland, it’s a fan-friendly atmosphere with good seats, good food and, at least last year, a team that was the best in baseball.

There was one difference last night. I’ve never seen so much energy from the fans. I attribute it to the residual effect of winning it all. It was like attending a very big party. For a guy like me, who goes to actually watch the game, it can be annoying. The people in front of us, for example, barely paid any attention to what was happening on the field.

But again, a small price to pay for the fun of just being there. Our next game? May 21 against Oakland.


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