Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Looking Forward To Baseball Season!

In our family we are big time fans of the San Francisco Giants! After watching football yesterday, I got to thinking that spring training will be here before you know it – and with that baseball season! When the SF Giants won the World Series, we attended the parade for them in SF. What a FUN day it was!!!! I don’t think people stopped smiling throughout the entire parade.Picture 057My father had never been to the new ball park so for Father’s Day we took him to a game there. So much fun – but ohhhh, what a windy day it was!Picture 006Picture 017 There is something wonderful about eating ballpark food – even though it isn’t the best food for you – but hey, gotta live it up once in awhile. Hot dogs and garlic fries – oh yum!Picture 020The energy at the games is lively and Lou-Seal gets the crowd going by throwing out shirts to the crowd. She makes me laugh, especially when she dances on top of the dugouts.Picture 024 The following photos are of the parade. The SF Fire Department started out the parade! (I get weepy when I see a fire truck!)Picture 083 Picture 033 Picture 044 People were everywhere




everywhere! On top of buildings and bus stops.

Picture 053 There was a sea of orange and black that day! These two doggies were decked out in their orange and black! Too cute!Picture 051Picture 077 As the team paraded past, number ONES were held as high as an arm could extend.

Thumbs up from Freddy Sanchez, too.Picture 070Picture 066Picture 067 Picture 072The players were awesome and you could really tell that they appreciated their fans.

Buster Posey claps and then waves to the crowd.

My only disappointment for the day was that Brian Wilson – the crazy guy that he is – took off on foot and ran down the streets waving to his fans. I so wanted to see him in person! I wonder if the beard will still be there this season ---- kind of hoping not cause he has such a cute Irish face!Picture 074 Picture 056 Picture 082 Picture 068Picture 035 So long






bay….Picture 026Picture 065 Till we meet again!

To our Giants – practice..



Looking forward to a new season!


fiberdoodles said...

Oh what a fun day!

Connie said...

I miss shopping and eating in SF more than anything we left behind when we retired to Idaho, honey. BUT there isn't a bigger fan of the SF Giants than my 32 year old granddaughter and her other grandmother. In fact, her other grandma got to throw out a ball one year because she loved them so much and never missed a game. She's about 90 now but she watches the games religiously! Grandma Dolly is how they announced her pitch that day. She'll never forget it I'm sure.

Great camera shots of the GG bridge and the bay. I love cruising the bay but usually so very cold, even in August.


Skoots1moM said...

girl, i'm with you!! I LOVE base-a-ball, hahahahah!
i'm a braves fan but I don't care who's playing, I'll watch and cheer. We've shared some pretty good games thru the years...
love all your pics and especially would like to taste that 'dog' masterpiece.

Perfectly Printed said...

My family LOVES the Giants too!!
The parade.. we were there. My in-laws were season ticket holders in the 50's and all throught the mid 80's. We aren't now it's a little out of our price range. We pick our games.

What is there, about 30 days until cathcers and pitchers report for Spring Training????

Happy New Year!! chris

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Go Go Giants!!!!!!! It will be happy day at our house when they win again!

marie said...

You know....I am not a baseball fan but this post could change all that! Especially that hot dog!

junquegypsy said...

Thanks for sharing your pics. What an exciting time it was for the Giants and their fans. My kids were lucky enough to go to a playoff game. Can't wait for baseball season!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing.


Elsie said...

FUN,FUN,FUN! Looks like it was a fun day for your dad and your family.

Donna said...

Love all the pics! I can't wait for baseball season myself. We are Braves fans living here in the
South and have been to the ballpark many times. I love the hotdogs, nachos ... makes me hungry!
Can't wait for the first pitch :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi dear one! How are you?
All my sweet pillows are coming out soon..Valentines Day is coming..of course some are always out... :)
Saw the sweetest tiny little stuffed black Scottie dog in a booth in our antique Mall across from the Mission Inn here in Riverside. Reminded me of you. Just the cutest thing. Wish I had bought it. It was the tiniest little thing an soft as down. Adorable.

I hope our New Year is a wonderful one for you, Becky!
Love and hugs to you!

It looks like everyone was having such a wonderful time in those photo's! Made me smile!

Betty said...

Me too! Me too! I wanted to be at the parade so bad! I'm hoping for a better year for our Giants this coming season. Practice, practice, practice is right!!

Kris said...

What fun!! Big Dodger fans here. And Angels too!!

Duke said...

What beautiful and exciting photos! You have made us hungry for a hotdog and we've never had garlic fries!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Linda said...

Oh how we love baseball season around here! My son says that there are 2 seasons...baseball season and waiting for baseball season! We go to Arizona for Spring training every year...can't wait until March! Your pictures were great ...looked like a fun day!!Go Angels!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Can you believe it? Although I played on a small town league in my 20's I've never been to the real deal. It seems such a long time to sit still, and I admit I'm not a sports watcher:>) It looks like you and your dad had a wonderful time though!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful parade. It looks like you had a great time !!

Happy New Year. Have a great one !!

trish said...

I love the Giants!! The last time I went home, that was my request, to see one of their games! Too awesome!! I wear my sweatshirt with pride! :o) Oh I miss the food and chill of the Bay!! :o)

janice15 said...

I hadn't realized you lived in San Francisco....I as well live her my Mom lives on Potrero Hill looking out across the Bay and the Bay bridge and can see the Baseball field. We can he the fans roar a lot of the times I remember the year we won a great day indeed...lovely post...happy sunday