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Thursday BP: Giants release details for loosened restrictions

Masks are no longer required at the ballpark.

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Hello and happy Thursday.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants announced a whole bunch of changes that will be taking place for fans attending games at Oracle Park. The “too long; didn’t read” version is that the restrictions are going to be loosened. A lot.

We’ve known for a little while now that the Giants would be returning to full capacity later this month, as California is lifting size restrictions on athletic events on June 15. But the Giants are going a step further. In addition to allowing full capacity — which inherently means no social distancing — the Giants are no longer requiring fans to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test. On top of that, masks are not required at the park, though the team is still strongly recommending them.

I don’t feel great about that, but what do I know.

Concessions are also returning to normal, though the team will continue to allow — and encourage — fans to order food on their phones to avoid creating crowds in covered spaces.

The Giants are also re-opening the portwalk viewing area in right field, which could potentially change the way wind blows, and keep the ball from playing as live as it has.

Enjoy the games if you go, Giants fans. And please be safe.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

The position-by-position home run records of the San Francisco Giants (Aug. 19, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)

Giants links

What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Washington Nationals today at 4:05 p.m. PT.

Hope it’s a great Thursday for all of you.