Instead of taking a poll or lamenting the latest bit of Giants’ misfortune, I figured I’d make this morning’s BP more of a gathering, so here’s someone’s home video of going to see the Cardinals play the Giants at Candlestick Park in 1967.
And here’s the box score for the game. You’ll notice that Roger Maris was a pinch hitter and that Willie Mays started the game. This also offers footage of Candlestick before it was reconfigured for football, something I think I’ve only ever seen once or twice before, and certainly never in beautiful 8mm color and in motion.
Towards the end of the video, the filmographers make their way down to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. I got a kick out of seeing the original Alioto’s sign, which is the same as the current Alioto’s sign (at least, it’s similar to the last time I was in the city).
I can’t help but think that a family just like this could experience the city in much the same way in 2018 thanks to our good friends at StubHub. Tickets to all three games of the Padres series starting tomorrow — as part of the final home stand and games of the season — start at just $6 each. Cheap tickets make it a lot easier to budget for taking in a ballgame and for seeing the sights in what used to be the most beautiful city in the world.