Man, people sure do take their bobbleheads seriously around here.
The Giants sell out every game, so it’s understandable that fans would want to get to the ballpark early when the team is handing out one of the really premium promotional giveaways.
We never could have imagined, however, that practically all 25,000 fans who eventually received the Tim Lincecum bobblehead had already arrived to AT&T Park by the time the Astros team bus pulled in three hours ahead of game time. Seriously. The lines extended for what seemed like miles. Here’s the aerial view, shot from the very top row in right field at AT&T Park:
Here’s something I didn’t know before today: Henry Sosa, the former Giant, is quite the barber. He, like Wandy Rodriguez, has been known to serve as the official team hair cutter through the season, especially when the team is on the road.
Sosa’s most famous patron? Without question, Hall of Famer Willie Mays, whom Sosa took a little off the sides for during Spring Training this year. “I asked him if he wanted a Mohawk,” Sosa laughed.
We most definitely were not going to leave San Francisco — and end our week-long culinary tour — without tasting the most famous item offered at AT&T Park: the world famous Gilroy Garlic Fries. Smothered in butter, garlic cloves and parsley, the portions are large, the fries are delicious, and, best of all, the vendor throws in two mints for later.
The beauty part about the Garlic Fries is you don’t actually have to purchase them to enjoy them. The aroma filters through the entire ballpark and is by far the most identifiable scent at all Giants home games. It’s been a staple here for years and I would imagine this is one ballpark food option that will never be phased out.
(Hopefully, crab cakes won’t be either, because that’s what I’m ordering on Sunday.)
Upcoming pitching matchups:
Sunday at Giants: Bud Norris vs. Matt Cain
Monday vs. Pirates: Wandy Rodriguez vs. Ross Ohlendorf
Tuesday vs. Pirates: Henry Sosa vs. Charlie Morton
Wednesday vs. Pirates: J.A. Happ vs. James McDonald
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