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College Baseball, San Francisco, Stanford »

[16 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
No Strollers Allowed at Stanford Baseball

Saturday was another doubleheader day. My Dad and I were planning to attend Game 2 of the San Jose Sharks opening round series versus the Los Angeles Kings. But we were free in on Saturday afternoon, so we decided to also attend the Stanford baseball game versus Oregon St. The game started at 1 pm.
As was the case with the golf tournament, there were no scalpers for the Stanford baseball game so we bought tickets from the box office.

Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
Sunken Diamond is a great place to watch …

Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants »

[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Once again I was back at AT&T Park for Tuesday night’s Giants game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time my Dad was planning to attend. Also, Sean MacDonald (who runs the website sportsroadtrips.blogspot.com) was in town after arriving from Tokyo earlier today.
Parking at AT&T Park
This time I found a parking lot on Berry St. south of 5th St. that was only $20. It was definitely a long walk to AT&T Park, but worth saving $10 in my opinion. Plus, the parking lot was not that big so traffic getting …

Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants »

[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Dodgers at World Series Champions Giants

For the first time since the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants moved to California, the Dodgers and Giants played a game with the Giants as World Series Champions.
My original plan for Monday night was to attend the Sacramento Kings game. The Kings are threatening to move after this season and I have not been to a Kings game since December 20, 1994. However, as the afternoon moved along, I decided I did not want to make the long two hour drive to Sacramento (which would be longer when …

MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
StubHub Game Time Purchasing: Cardinals at Giants

It was a great day for a doubleheader. My Dad and I planned to attend both the San Francisco Giants game and Golden State Warriors game.
Parking was much easier today than it was on Friday. I have a friend who lives on Berry St. who let us park in his spot for free.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
In a turn of events, my friend told me that StubHub was now selling Giants tickets up until game time rather than cutting of sales two hours before the game as they do with Cubs …

MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals »

[8 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Giants World Series Championship Ceremony

As I mentioned yesterday, I planned my flight to San Francisco in order to attend the San Francisco Giants home opener Friday afternoon. With my parents both working on Friday, the Ultimate Sports Baby was coming with me.
Driving vs. Public Transportation to AT&T Park
I decided to drive to AT&T Park rather than take Caltrain up the Peninsula since it was easier with all of the stuff I needed to bring for Dylan. We got up there early so I had time to look for parking around the park. The official …

Detroit Lions, NFL, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers »

[27 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

As I wrote for the Emerald Bowl, I needed to buy seven tickets for the 49ers game today versus the Lions. However, Nicole, who usually is excited about tailgating before any football game was not that enthusiastic. After a short conversation it turned out she did not really want to attend the game and was only going for the tailgate. Rather than have her and her great uncle attend the game, we decided to go to brunch before the game instead. My parents, brother and I would still attend.
Obtaining TicketsFortunately …

Boston College Football, College Football, San Francisco, USC Football »

[27 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

There were three sporting events occurring at the same time in the San Francisco Bay Area today. First was the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco between Boston College and USC. Kickoff was scheduled for 5 pm. Second, the Golden State Warriors were hosting the Phoenix Suns in Oakland. Tip-off was scheduled for 7:30 pm. Third, the San Jose Sharks were hosting the Anaheim Ducks in San Jose. Puck drop was schedule for 7:30 pm. Since all of these games overlapped we could only pick one to attend.
The Emerald Bowl was …

Fans Behaving Badly, San Francisco »

[11 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

The NFL season is a week underway. For the second year in a row, I made it to opening day in true form. Last year, I was in San Diego to see my Bears, unfortunately, lose against the Chargers. This year, I was supporting my in-law’s favorite team, the Niners, against the Cardinals. Unfortunately, the highlight of both of these years was the tailgate before the games.
Of course, the loss is always a downer but more recently, NFL hooligans are also a pretty big …

Apathy in the Stands, San Francisco »

[8 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

Cheering for the Giants at a recent Giants-Dodgers game was painful. It was also boring.
Fans at AT&T must be so enamored by their baseball park that they forgot about the team that plays there. Where is the love for their Giants? There were no inappropriate heckles…no fighting in the stands…no trash taking in the streets- all the attributes of a fierce sports rivalry.

By Sunday, I had enough of “keeping the peace” with my in-laws and decided to show my true West Coast colors. I did what any respecting fan would …

Apathy in the Stands, San Francisco »

[4 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Being in San Fran for the fourth of July weekend meant only one thing: heading to AT&T Park for the Giants/Dodgers game.
I admit to being a part-time Dodger fan when on the West Coast. Yet, today, I tried to be a team player. I was with my in-laws (long time Giants fans) and given the fact that they were treating for brunch, I was not going to push it.
Any trip to AT&T Park should, at least, involve a quick drink at MoMos. We decided to do brunch. Actually, it was …