Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

The Force Was Not With the Giants

I did attend Star Wars Day at the San Jose Giants (California league A level affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) on Saturday, where Ken Patterson had organized a BASFA day at the ballpark.

Star Wars Night

Here's what it looked like from the Martinelli's VIP Box.

BASFA Night

A section of the VIP Box was set aside for BASFA members. Our admission included excellent food from "Tatooine Mike's" (as the BBQ was rebranded for today only) and two free drinks. But with the heat (you may have noticed game time temps of 34°C) we needed more.

BASFA Box

Also, the BASFAns migrated around our box seeking shade, so we couldn't take full advantage of our space.

First  Pitch

Here was the ceremonial first pitch. Star Wars characters were all around the park.

BASFA at Star Wars Night

Costumes were encouraged, and we got a visit from Chewbacca.

Mascot Time

As the sun mercifully dipped behind the trees, we also got a visit from the "little Giants" big mascot, Gigante.

Click through any of the photos to see more of them.

Alas, while the Force may have been with us, it wasn't with the Giants, who fell to the Modesto Nuts, 14-4. Still, we had a great time, and I hope to make another visit with the club maybe next season. We had lots of room to spread out and relax in the VIP box, and the cost was less than it would have been for upper deck seats and food at Emperor Norton Field at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Not that I'll turn down a reasonable chance to go see the Big Giants play, but minor league baseball has considerable attractions. Which reminds me that Lisa and I need to find a chance to go watch the Reno Aces play this season, too.
Tags: baseball, basfa
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