(Edit - NLCS - Whoops!)
Hi everyone! First post here. I went to last night's game with my wife (a life-long Phillies fan) since it was a win-win for us - we had never been to a postseason game before, and the Giants/Phillies are our favorite teams. I wore a Giants jersey and she had a Phillies one.
Here are my thoughts after going to my first playoff game:
The Citizen's Bank Park staff couldn't have been nicer. Some of them asked how our relationship was working out - I told them that Pat Burrell was holding us together. Some of them expressed their love of the Giants' new home and how much they enjoy the city of San Francisco.
Most of the fans were gracious and gave some clever jabs and jokes, which were expected. I only saw about 8 or 10 other Giants fans at the game, and unfortunately all of them (including myself) got a good 10 or 15 minutes of "Hey You, you suck!" "Turn around, you suck!" or, my favorite "Hey Giants Fan, YOU SUCK!"
We had seats right behind the left field wall (right behind Pat Burrel). The entire game (at least 5 minutes every inning) was devoted to "Hey Pat...YOU SUCK!" over and over and over...(and over and over). My wife grew up rooting for him, so it was nice to see him play in Philly again, but this got annoying by the end of warm-ups.
The people got into the game once the Phillies got ahead, and the only problems involved Phillies fans fighting with each other. After each fight, security would escort someone out of the park and the crowd would yell "Taze 'em! Taze 'em!" Maybe a little funny, but kind of sad, too.
All in all, it was a fun experience, but being subjected to Giants torture for 3 hours was much more nerve-wracking than I had anticipated.
PS - The top of the ninth was the quietest I have ever experienced (at any level of baseball). Those people must not watch the Giants much - they were worried about them dropping 5+ to catch up (!!!). I was pretty relaxed at that point, just waiting for more on Tuesday (torture, that is...gulp...).