San Francisco Giants

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Menlo Park resident Andrew Missan and his son Jonah were at the Giants game on Saturday when, as Andrew emails, “someone snapped this incredible picture of my son about to catch a ball thrown to him by Brandon Belt [Belt can be seen in lower left of photo] at the exact moment that Steve Kerr was running by.”

We take it as a sign that the stars are aligned for a Warriors win in Game 5 Monday night. Go Dubs!

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“Go Giants!” shout Laurel School kids decked out in orange and black (and some pink!)

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Today was Go Giants Day at Laurel School in Atherton. Kids were asked to wear their orange and black to show support for the San Francisco Giants as they play their first 2014 World Series home game at AT&T Park starting  later this afternoon. We’d say these kids do what they’re told — and very well! Photos by Laura Hamilton

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Personal remembrance: A disappointed Giants fan 25 years ago today

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When I was growing up in Menlo Park, the Giants moved to San Francisco. My extended family would attend games together, and my two uncles, who both lived in the City, taught me baseball and sowed the seeds for the lifetime fan I am. Twenty five years ago today, I was still technically living in Southern […]

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Lifelong San Francisco Giants fan Rob Dell’Ergo recounts the team’s first year at PacBell Park

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Rob Dell’Ergo is such a San Francisco Giants fan that he can recite momentous events witnessed while attending games with his Dad when he was growing up in Menlo Park, first at Seals Stadium and later at Candlestick. “The memories are endless,” he wrote on his application to join the guest services department at the […]

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Spotted: Lou Seal in the form of a birthday cake

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One local resident celebrated a milestone birthday this past weekend. She also happens to be a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. What better way to celebrate than have a birthday cake modeled after Lou Seal, the Giants’ mascot. As is often the case with cakes-as-art, this one was created by Beth Ann Goldberg’s Studio Cake, […]

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Giant fans show off their style at World Series parade and victory celebration

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InMenlo photographer Scott R. Kline is not a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan — he grew up in Indiana rooting for the Chicago Cubs — but he’s been a follower of the men in orange and black since moving to the Bay Area in 1982. He managed to catch a couple of playoff games against […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park ghoul working his voodoo for San Francisco Giants

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It was supposed to be all Detroit Tigers tonight in game one of the World Series, with MVP/Cy Young winner Justin Verlander pitching. But we’re guessing the Tigers didn’t figure that there was some major mojo going on in the streets of Menlo Park. Put a San Francisco Giants baseball cap on a frightening Halloween […]

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Spotted: Giants fan at Crissy Field

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InMenlo founder and photographer Scott Loftesness spotted this Giants fan out for a bike ride at Chrissy Field in San Francisco. Let’s go Giants – beat the Red in crucial game three! Photograph by Scott Loftesness

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Spotted: Truck that bleeds 49er colors

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We couldn’t help but wonder about the reaction to this gardening truck spotted on Blake Street late this afternoon. We’re all about feeling it for the 49ers, but what about the rest of the year? No matter. If it wasn’t for the fact that the Giants remain in a tight pennant race, the month of […]

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Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s Menlo Park roots on the 70th anniversary of his birth

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Rock historians note that Jerry Garcia appeared with the Warlocks (a pre-Grateful Dead band) at Magoo’s Pizza (635 Santa Cruz Ave.) in Menlo Park in 1965. Writes Corry Arnold in one of his Menlo/Jerry related posts on Lost Live Dead: “Apparently, however, the Warlocks racous fans violated a local band on dancing, and the shows […]

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Spotted: Barry Bonds’ “personal pitching machine” with the slugger himself

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When we interviewed Giants batting practice pitcher John Yandle, we knew he had a special relationship with Barry Bonds, thought of as the slugger’s “personal pitching machine.” So it wasn’t a complete surprise at the Giants game on Memorial Day to spot John greeting the team’s former left fielder. It was Bonds first time at […]

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