The home opener is upon us at last, and Hank Schulman has some information for those of you lucky enough to attend, and for those who will be watching at home (or at work).
If you’re going to be attending, gates open two and a half hours before the first pitch, unless you’re entering through Triples Alley or the Gotham Club, in which case you can enter three hours early. The giveaway item will be an Opening Day Calendar to the first 40,000 fans.
The Giants encourage you to be in your seats no later than 12:45pm for pre-game festivities. The National Anthem will be sung by Chris Isaak, before the tributes begin.
First up, the Giants will celebrate their 60th year in San Francisco, featuring a return of many Giants throughout the eras, including Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Vida Blue, Felipe Alou, Chris Speier, Joe Amalfitano, Dave Dravecky, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Jeffrey Leonard, Kevin Mitchell, Robby Thompson, Marvin Benard, Robb Nen, (literally) Travis Ishikawa, Brian Johnson, Cody Ross, Jeremy Affeldt, Dusty Baker and Barry Bonds.
Additionally, former San Francisco mayors will come together to honor the late Edwin Lee, who passed away suddenly late last year, who oversaw two of the Giants World Series parades.
First pitch is at 1:35pm and you can catch the game on NBC Sports Bay Area or KNBR.