Al is a big Giants fan, he has been all of his life, practically, at least since they moved to San Francisco in 1958 when he was 8 years old. He and some of his friends share season tickets, and this year he had 2 tickets to a game in each post-season series that was played in SF. So we went to a couple of the play-off games together, and he wanted to leave early since we live 100 miles east of San Francisco, and we would have to drive about half that to get to the BART station. Then we rode the train all the way into the city, and then walked along the embarcadero for a mile or so to the stadium.
We got there almost 2 hours before the game, so we ate lunch in the garden behind center field. We both had flat bread with sausage and arugula, and it was delicious.
After lunch we still had plenty of time, so we decided to take a tour of the stadium. We went up the stairs by the scoreboard and had a beautiful view of the marina, the bay, the Bay Bridge, and Yerba Buena Island.
Then we went up even more stairs to get a close up of the baseball glove. This baby is HUGE!! No one has hit a ball into it yet – lol!
Next to the glove is the Coke bottle, and it has all kinds of slides for little kids to go on.
From the walkway behind the bleachers, we watched the grounds crew getting ready for the game, and the stadium was already starting to fill up.
We walked all the way around the stadium from next to the scoreboard, behind the left field foul pole, past third base, home plate, and first base, and finally got to our seats in time to see the teams announced and the big flag carried out onto the field.
After the game, we walked back to the BART station and saw the USS America, a brand new 844-foot amphibious assault ship that was commissioned the next day. We were away from home for over 13 hours, but it was worth it! We both had a great time, and the Giants won!