Sunday, April 25, 2010

Giants Outing

Patrick was visiting this weekend from Auburn and he and Alex went to the Giants/ Cardinals game on Friday night to watch Tim Lincecum raise his record to 4-0 on the season. Nancy, Cass and I joined Pat and Alex yesterday at AT&T for the second game of the 3-game series.

Happily the weather cooperated and it was a beautiful afternoon at 24 Willie Mays Plaza.

The Giants were giving away a Pablo Sandoval bobblehead doll to the first 20,000 fans.

We had some thought of trying to get one, until we arrived at the stadium just after 4PM for the 6PM start and found the line for the bobbleheads stretching all the way down the Embarcadero almost to the Bay Bridge!

We decided that none of us wanted a bobblehead that badly so we headed into the stadium through one of the gates where the dolls were not being given away.

We made our way to our seats in Sec. 112 in the Lower Box area and I then headed off to the Sheboygan Brats stand near the left field foul pole for one of their fully-loaded offerings. After stopping off Murph’s Clubhouse Pub for a Guinness on the way back to our seats, I was ready for game time.

Barry Zito delivered the first pitch of the game around 6:05.

Pablo played well on his day with a couple of hits and some excellent plays in the field.

However, Barry was the star of the day - he pitched one of his best games as a Giant with 10 strikeouts to record his 3rd win of the year. Worth every penny of his $126MM contract? Maybe not, but this season is certainly looking far better than the last two. It is nice to hear chats of "Barry - Barry" at the ballpark again.

We had a great time...

... and what better place in the world to watch a baseball game?

It was also a historic baseball day for the Moyle clan on the East Coast as Rob and Janet took Cece to see her first MLB game - a 3-1 Mets victory over the Braves at Citi Field in New York. As one can see from the below taken on the subway to the park, and during the game, Cece is obviously a gamer!

Now if the Giants can only overcome the 2-0 deficit they are facing this afternoon. Matt Cain just gets no support.

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