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Fourth of July at AT&T Park

5 July 2008 No Comment

I booked our flights to San Francisco in early June and called my parents that we were planning to visit over the July 4th weekend. My mom, knowing I would want to go to a Giants game and not a believer in scalping tickets outside the park, logged onto the Giants website and discovered they were selling $32 face value tickets for $12.50 each (you have to buy at least 4 tickets plus a $25 Chevron Gift Card for a total of $75). My mom, excited about the deal (and probably more excited about the gas card) purchased the tickets.

We decided to eat at MoMo’s before the game. MoMo’s is directly a across the street from AT&T Park. You cannot miss it if walking by the stadium. We arrived at 11 am, order a bottle of champagne and ate lunch. After “Chunch”, the Ultimate Sports Wife and I hung out in the outdoor patio. The patio is crowded and apparently the place to be before and/or after a Giants game.

Today, players were allowed to wear Red, White and Blue hats to celebrate MLB’s national fundraising campaign for the returning of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today was also Andruw Jones and Nomar Garciaparra’s first game after coming off the disabled list. Jones went 0-5 and struck out 4 times, while Nomar has a better day – 2-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored.

The Giants paid tribute to Dave Righetti’s no-hitter on July 4, 1983. Today was the 25th anniversary of the Giants’ Pitching Coach’s no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox when he was a pitcher for the New York Yankees. Of course, the Dodgers rallied for two runs in the top of the 3rd inning after the tribute was played.

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