June 12th, 2008

Giants Fanatic

A Blast from the Past

Watching today's Giants-Rockies game, I got it into my head to maybe go see a Giants game this season. As I mentioned a while back, my attempt to join a shared season-ticket plan went horribly wrong and wasted lots of money. I won't do that again. Looking for tickets, I found a lower-box seat near third base going for only half the price of a walk-up ticket and roughly 3/4 of its face value. I reckon the owner was in the same boat as I was, stuck with a ticket he couldn't use and trying to get something back on it. So for only $25 (plus the inevitable fees that add another $7.50 to the price), I now have a ticket to Friday night's game against the Oakland A's.

It's Orange Retro Jersey T-Shirt night, and apparently the Giants will be playing in those endearingly awful 1980s orange uniforms. Despite thinking the uniform wasn't very good, I can't resist a freebie, so I'll have to make sure I get up to The City early enough to be one of the first 20,000 through the gates.

Unfortunately, it's Barry Zito on the mound for the Giants against his old team, so I am not very confident of a win for the Giants, but hey, I expect it should be a good night for a ball game in a great ball park, so I'll make the best of things.
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