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Tripleheader Saturday in San Francisco

8 August 2009 No Comment

Today is a complicated day for three sporting events – at least two of them are at the same venue. The wife and my original reason for being in San Francisco is for Nicole’s sociology conference – the American Sociological Association’s annual event. She is giving a presentation scheduled for 4:30 pm this afternoon (Saturday) and to be a good husband I thought I would attend.

With the San Francisco Giants game starting at 1:05 pm and a soccer doubleheader at Candlestick Park (Game 1 is between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Columbus Crew and Game 2 is between FC Barcelona and Chivas de Guadalajara) starting at 5:30 pm, I need perfect timing in order to see the end of the Giants game and make the doubleheader on time.

There are a couple issues that could occur:

1) I am not sure when Nicole is presenting or how long she will present. The session is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:10 pm. If she presents late I can make the MLS game by halftime (in order for the game to “count,” I need to attend only half the game with extenuating circumstances – which today falls under).

2) The Giants game could go to extra innings. As stated in #1, I am not entirely sure when Nicole is presenting. Extra innings works if she presents later in the session, but then I will miss the beginning of the MLS game.

Next part I forgot to mention – my parents are attending the soccer doubleheader and coming to the presentation. They need to pick me up from the Giants game, drive to the hotel where the conference is located, find parking, watch the presentation intently, get back to the car and drive to Candlestick Park.

Ideal situation – Nicole presents immediately at 4:30 pm for about 20 minutes and we immediately leave for the soccer doubleheader.

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