Thursday, October 28, 2010

Game On!



There was only one word to describe
Game 1 of The World Series... 

  U N B E L I E V A B L E !


I still can't believe I was there!


Fans were lined up early to get a chance to peer through the "knot hole".


McCovey Cove was electric!


It was one big party!

(I didn't notice until I uploaded this image the name of the boat, Lazy Dolphin!)
 
McCovey Cove, named after Hall of Famer Willie "Stretch" McCovey, is where left-handed power hitters hit the ball out of the park to get what's called a splash hit home run.


 And then it's a race to retrieve the prized momento!





The rally pumpkin!


Giddy fans!

We took a lap around the ballpark before taking our seats. The energy was palpable.




Standing room only Sky Bar




Fans getting provisions.



Too cute for words!






We had amazing seats behind the visitors dugout.




Turned out we were also adjacent to a section of Texas Ranger fans.




The opening ceremony was very emotional for me as they introduced Juan Marishal, Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey who I grew up watching as a kid!  Every Christmas our parents would surprise us with opening day tickets and these guys were  some of the greats we loved!




After the introductions & National Anthem there were fireworks and a fly over!





I had chills!




You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening!




We were one big happy family of Giants fans collectively in the moment...




After the 5th inning it was all but impossible to stop dancing and waving our pom poms!





And at the end of it all, I couldn't help myself...




I just had to snap this photo of the group of Ranger fans sitting next to us.


I want to thank my husband's amazing boss for surprising us with tickets to the first game of The World Series and for the memory of a lifetime!


Game 2 tonight!
GO GIANTS!



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16 comments:

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

What great pics! Must have been electric...!!! Great seats you had! I'm going to today's game. YAHOO! Can't wait! People in this city are freaked out eh? GO GIANTS!!!

Jennifer and Austin said...

How fun! Great photos, you really captured the experience...Thanks for sharing, glad you had a great time :)

Kate from Party Resources said...

So fabulous! Since the Yankees are out...GO GIANTS! Best, Kate

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

A great night for you and your husband (nice boss!) and you shared your excitement so well. We were watching here too Terri and thinking of all the CA gals that were going crazy. Enjoy the rest of the series. XO

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness, what fun you had! Go Giants!!!
Great pictures that show your excitement and enthusiasm and made me feel I was right there with you!

Giants fan said...

I have also been a fan since I was little. What a great game. I have tickets for game 6, hopefully they will clinch in Texas though.

Kathysue said...

How fun to see it through your eyes!!! What a great time for allllll of the Giant fans. Go Giants game two is YOURS!!!!That was in my cheerleader voice and of course with a little bounce!!hehe, xo Kathysue

Pigtown-Design said...

What a great time! Nothing better than fireworks and flyovers!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous! I can still remember the butterflies I felt at the Atlanta Braves WS Game. Although I have been to many games over the years, there is an electricity to the World Series! The surroundings are familiar but the experience is "other-worldly"

So glad you enjoyed it and then shared your photos!

Genie

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a great compilation of images to relive the memory over and over.....I love watching the game with my new baseball buddy (now that son is away)....Thanks for the memories (Terri) and the tix (Les)....you are all the best....now Go Giants!!!!

Love,

Chris

Acquired Objects said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! That last picture is absolutely priceless! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween!

Cashon&Co said...

ouch.... that last picture stings a little!!
okay, us hicks are a'gettin serious now about baseball...it's game on in TX tomorrow. :)

Cashon&Co said...

ps. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

This looks amazing! Truly an experience of a lifetime. Had to laugh about the Rangers fans....that's what I would have looked like if I was there.

But, you're probably not even up yet....as the game went late and what a rough last inning.

Oh well.....next you're on Texas turf!!! It ain't over till it's over! :)
xoxo Elizabeth

eddieross said...

Who could possibly root for Texas after photos like these?! Does San Fran know how to party of what?!?!?!

E+J

Angie said...

You guys looks so cute!! Amazing photos!!! This post gave me chills and I am not really a sports kinda girl so that's saying something! ;)