I was at the game last night. Holy hell, that was as much fun as I've had at the old ballyard in ages.
There were maybe 20,000 people there, but that means you could walk around and sit/stand anywhere that was open. None of the ushers really bothered us.
Crowd was great. Not to have that snobby indie rock part of me coming out, but the one true benefit of the post-Bonds era is that the posers are pretty much gone, especially on weekday night games. It actually has a Candlestick feel to it in the bleachers, which may not always be a good thing for parents bringing their kids (a little rowdy, a little excessive drinking, and lots of "Dirty Sanchez!" chants).
We walked right by That Guy from Tuesday's game, the Asian dude with the Giants hat full of pins who spent the entire time clapping and yelling. He was definitely getting the love from the fans and staff who recognized him. Gamer.
Fred Lewis' catch-and-throw was AMAZING to witness in person. The crowd was totally jacked after that.
Is it too early to talk about Tyler Walker being the team MVP? Not to jinx the guy, but did anyone predict he'd be this solid?
The way the team came on the field after Ort's walk-off hit (LOL Jim Edmonds) was like they had just won a playoff series. Really cool to see these guys so excited for each other. Not sure if it was shown on TV, but Kevin Frandsen hobbled onto the field when the game was over, dropped his crutches and gave Ort a big bear hug. Awesome.
I screamed myself hoarse.
I agree with Fairweather Fan from last night's thread: "Even if we lose 100 games, if they all go like this, I'll take it. This is a team I can watch." Good times, good times.
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