It was a great weekend for San Francisco Giants baseball. We didn’t sweep the L.A. Dodgers, but we took the series putting us 5 1/2 games out in front in the National League West. Toward the end of Sunday’s shut-out, one of ESPN’s announcers speculated that the Dodgers now probably have a better shot at capturing a wild card spot than of winning the NL West. Music to my ears.
I caught the first game of the series, going back on my solemn promise never to attend another Friday night Giants/Dodgers match-up, after several near-death experiences in past seasons. I even sat near the visitor’s dugout, and while the inmates were restless… I survived without ever throwing a punch.
Four hecklers behind me were tossed pretty early on. They were annoying, because two were Giants fans and two were Dodgers fans. So it was nonstop screaming no matter which team was at bat. These guys were particularly fond of the F-bomb — but apparently the police officers positioned nearby were not.
As I was leaving AT&T Park after the Giants’ 5-2 victory, the gentleman next to me summed it up nicely. “WOW, what a game! I have a feeling every game will be a dog fight like this one from here on out.”
I say, bring it!
I ended the night with more than 1,500 shots. Here are some of the best, if I do say so myself. Next up for me and my Canon… September 17 vs. the Colorado Rockies.