May 20th, 2009

Giants Fanatic

That's the Ball Game

Free tickets for tonight's San Jose Giants having been distributed at BASFA a couple weeks back, dave_gallaher and dinogrl agreed to carry me along to see the Giants' A-league franchise play the Inland Empire 66. Because of traffic delays for Dave getting away from The City, we were a bit late getting to San Jose, arriving in the third inning. The free tickets were good for the outfield bleachers, where we tried to squeeze in for three seats. Dave and I left Spring to hold our place while we went to the BBQ to get dinners.

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San Jose was shut out for most of the game and went to the bottom of the ninth down 2-0. The leadoff hitter got aboard with a hit that should have been a triple but was ruled a ground-rule double on account of the ball having rolled under the chairs in the bullpen. The runner advanced on a fly ball, and then Giants promising prospect Buster Posey came up and drove in the run. However, that was the last run scored, and the Giants lost 2-1. By cooincidence, that ended up being the final score by which the San Francisco Giants lost to San Diego shortly thereafter.

Aside from the home team not winning, it was a nice night at a good place to watch a ball game. One of these days, I really do hope to put together a trip where BASFA rents out the VIP box located next to the third base dugout. I've been at a company outing there, and it's lots of fun with good food from the barbecue.