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Coke bottle and mitt

This time, it was riding the Muni streetcar to AT&T Park, to attend my second game of the day. I arrived there, having only bought a ticket for 1 game online, and hoped to buy for the other games at the ballpark.

After picking up my ticket, I had to go to the advanced window inside the ballpark. So I went in right away, without getting to see the exterior of the stadium. I figure I would have time to do that in the other days. I went to my section, which was on the 3rd level, to see what the view was like, and to decide if I'll buy tickets for the same area, since these were one of the cheapest. As it turned out, they were great, so I went to the advance window and bought tickets for the other 2 games in the same section.

I walked around the stadium in the concourse area.

me by the mitt
Then along the bay, alongside the famous McCovey Cove, where home run balls get into the water. There would be people on kayaks hoping to catch a home run ball.

And as seen on TV, I passed by the giant Coke bottle and mitt in left field. Nearby is a small replica of AT&T Park, where kids could play some ball. More about these features and more in the review here.

I went up to my seat, which had a view of the field and the bay, plus I saw boats passing by. The fog would roll in later on, and it was interesting to see.

The San Francisco Giants took on the Chicago Cubs. The Giants needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Same with the Cubs, but they would need so many things to go their way for that to happen.
scoreboard
The game turned out to be low-scoring, since the Giants just can't hit, and a pitchers duel between Brad Penny and Ryan Dempster. But it's their pitching that allows them to be in the playoff hunt. Both teams traded a run in the 4th inning. Then in the 7th, John Bowker hits a solo home run, to give the Giants a 2-1 lead. It looked like they would win, as they were 1 out and 1 strike away. But Jeff Baker hits a 2-run homer, to put the Cubs ahead, and they ended up defeating the Giants, 3-2.

This was an interesting day, going to 2 games in 2 ballparks. The experiences turned out to be opposite, as my time at the A's game was sunny and hot, and the crowds was small, while the Giants game was foggy and cold, and more people at the game. The Giants' ballpark had a lot more to see than the A's. Overall, I had fun at both places.

pinpilinpauxa says:
I was born in SF but am not a big sports fan.
My parents love the Giants and 49ers...
Posted on: Oct 30, 2009
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Coke bottle and mitt
Coke bottle and mitt
me by the mitt
me by the mitt
scoreboard
scoreboard
AT&T Park entrance
AT&T Park entrance
me at Giants game
me at Giants game
bunch of Cubs fans
bunch of Cubs fans
McCovey Cove
McCovey Cove
marina by the ballpark
marina by the ballpark
on a cable car in AT&T Park
on a cable car in AT&T Park
signs pointing to Giants previous…
signs pointing to Giants' previou…
marina
marina
table of green plaques (not sure w…
table of green plaques (not sure …
plaque for Willie Mays
plaque for Willie Mays
plaque for Willie McCovey
plaque for Willie McCovey
slide down the Coke bottle
slide down the Coke bottle
Coke bottle
Coke bottle
can barely see the Bay Bridge, due…
can barely see the Bay Bridge, du…
Giants taking the field
Giants taking the field
Giants vs. Cubs
Giants vs. Cubs
San Francisco Sights & Attractions review
Ballpark by the Bay
In the city by the bay, AT&T Park was built by the bay, and opened in 2000. The place has gone through a few name changes, and has a bunch of features… read entire review