Yeah, I sat thru a lot of cold, damp, foggy, windy, miserable days and nights at Candlestick Park in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in that dump watching lousy baseball.
Amazing how the 2010 Giants won the WS and the 2012 Giants overcame an 0-2 deficit on the road against the Reds, then overcame a 1-3 deficit against the Cardinals, then swept the “unbeatable” Tigers, 4-0
First team to win 2 WS in 3 years in the NL since the Big Red Machine in the mid-70’s.
And a young team to boot, so they’re not done yet.
Bumgarner, Lincecum, Cain, Sandoval, Crawford, Belt, Posey (Likely NL MVP) Gregor Blanco and others.
Great defensive team too.
Even that goofball Hunter Pence contributed.
This team will contend for a while.
Giants came back from 0-2 against the Reds on the road, 1-3 against the Cards, then sweep the “unbeatable” Tigers and end up winning their last 7 playoff/WS games, and 8 of their last 11 playoff and WS games - amazing.
Winning 7 straight playoff/WS games is a huge task.
One of the best playoff runs I’ve ever seen and I’ve been watching BB since Bob Gibson against the Tigers in 1968, one of the most dominant teams I’ve ever seen, even though the Cards lost but I felt they were the better team.
I vaguely remember the Cards winning in 67 and Gibson dominating, but was a bit too young to care/remember.
Keep in mind, not everyone born and raised in SF is a flaming lib - many of us are conservative and California used to be a Conservative State and God willing, will be again someday.
It’s mostly the “transplants” that are liberals and are the ones that have ruined this once great city and state.
Amen to that from a fourth generation Californian.
I feel your pain! I remember one night we had upper deck box seats right behind the dish and ended up going down to the lower reserve sets down the right field line just to get out of the Arctic wind blast coming down over the hill behind the stadium.
I remember when they were talking about how much better AT&T would be weather wise and wouldn't believe it since they were only a mile or so apart until I was sitting in the cheap seats in the upper deck at AT&T wearing a T shirt during a night game, looking at candlestick and watching the fog boil over the hill and dump into the park. unbelievable.
I did see Willie Mays get his 3000th hit when I was 10 years old there before they closed it in, great day with my Pop, it was ball day as well.
I've got a buddy who knew somebody who had season tickets that he scored from time to time that were in Section 1, Row 1, seats 1 and 2, lower boxes. Awesome. I have a couple copies of the green sheet (sports section of the Chronicle) with me and my buddy standing up screaming behind Bonds (Pre-Roids ;) ) after he hit a Jack against the Rockies in the last year or so at the stick.