Thursday, April 25, 2013

First game of the season

Number 36 of my 40 before 40 is complete. Athletic event has been checked.

I love driving into the city, over the bay bridge, to see this view.

Just 4 days after the Boston Marathon terror attack the flags were flown at half staff.

Wouldn't be a game without beer and hot dogs. (The hot dog was quickly consumed, no time for a photo)

What are all those "K"s and why are they backwards and forwards and orange? Here you go:
'K' is a Strike.
One theory is that the symbol "K" is used because it is made with 3 strokes of the pencil, symbolizing the 3 strikes for the strikeout. A backwards K means that the batter has struck out watching the third strike go by while a forward K means that the batter struck out swinging the bat, but missed. Every third K is orange.

A perfect night for baseball. The Giants won and we were treated to the opening of the season fireworks.
I can tell you, that after a hard week, that sharing a baseball game in a stadium with 40,000 other people, clapping together, doing the 7th inning stretch ritual together and watching the fireworks was pretty awesome, and a wee bit magical.

1 comment:

  1. as a baseball fan, this post hit that magic of the game RIGHT on the head. there's just something about being there with thousands of other people, especially for a night game... it's just like nothing else. this post makes me want to go to a game, like, right this second. :)