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A Giant Celebration

After the Giants won the world series. Again. On Sunday night…we took to the streets like proper San Franciscans so we could dance, take turns wearing a giant panda head, posture, pose, laugh, share a bottle of jack, collect high fives from strangers, and celebrate with our fellow city-dwelling fans. We saw a lot of love and high spirits…but not any vandalism or major destruction. Yes there were some fires in the street, but they were contained and police were plentiful.

Here are some iPhone snaps from the evening…

 

 

 

 

 

That Historic Game One

Andy and I were some of the luckiest individuals in baseball fandom to attend the historic Game One of the 2012 World Series where the Giants beat the stripes off the Tigers 8-3. I took turns shooting with my Nikon and my iPhone, listening to the radio, donning a panda hat, clapping, singing, dancing, and mostly whooping, hollering and chanting for my boys. Seeing those homeruns by Panda was unreal. I remember feeling incredulous after he hit the first one…and then he kept going. Just wow. Lincecum threw flawlessly, coming in to relieve Zito, who also pitched beautifully. There were Cy Young winners all over the place. And for the crowd at AT&T–fired up for another world series birth, fired up to be at home for the opener and relishing the lovely indian summer weather that is classically SF–it was a total party.

 

 

 

#552: The Pitch

Matt Cain on the mound.

  

  

 

Humm Baby!

See you at the park!

 

 

#547: Getting Ready…

Opening day is just around the corner…
Can’t wait!

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#546: winnings

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Tree Climbing, Again

Tree-climbing on the Neckarwiese in Heidelberg, early June.

Ahh, summer.