Giants continue Underdog role in Playoffs vs Nats

Bert and Willy Mays Nephew Don

Bert and Willy Mays Nephew Don

It’s called the post season. In retrospect it seems more like a new season. We were at Washingtons National Park for both games and like the 44,000 plus at each one, we feel like we need a real rest. We are traveling as the teams are doing, and keep up with the exciting finish.
Warm, cloudy, and awash in a sea of white Nats towels  Nationals Park was alive for 4 innings

Warm, cloudy, and awash in a sea of white Nats towels Nationals Park was alive for 4 innings


The 1st game did not permit a lead of more than 2 runs, so it was a nail bitter. The Giants got the clinching run in the 7th when Paniks triple was followed by Poseys RBI. Solo homers by Harper and Cabrera off Strickland then made it a 1 run game in the 7th, and there the scoring ended leaving the Giants ahead 3-2
The Nats fans expected a victory

The Nats fans expected a victory

We are running behind on the blogs but have a bit of time at O’Hare to try to catch things up. It took us 2 hours to make it the 3 plus miles from our hotel to our seats in the stadium. We were supposed to pick up our tickets at player will call. The person directing people at the ticket window sent us all the way around the stadium, and when we arrived there we were told it was back one window from where we began.

Giants fans find each other in the metro

Giants fans find each other in the metro

After a walk to the Muni, changing trains, and a walk to the stadium, the walk around the stadium was too much for Bert and I needed to get a wheel chair for Bert. Game one Peavy was considered our best chance to win on the road per the “experts”.
Brig General Richard M Murphy former Giant bat boy) and his wife

Brig General Richard M Murphy former Giant bat boy) and his wife

Nats fans were baseball savvy and wanted photos with Bert

Nats fans were baseball savy and wanted photos with Bert

We were in section 114 with the other Giants faithful, Giants family members, and staff. We sat next to Willy Mays nephew on one side and the GM for San Jose Giants and his brother. Mark and his brother made us feel welcome and they had spoken to Righetti and had inside information that Jake was predicted to have a great game. It was an atmosphere that reminded me of a family gathering and I felt like this was the ideal group to share a Giants game with.
Until we took the wind out of their sails Nats fans roared

Until we took the wind out of their sails Nats fans roared

In front of us was Brig General Richard M Murphy and his wife. They are related to “Murph” from the Giants and were there celebrating his (Richard’s)50th birthday. He was a batboy for the Giants in his formative years. The stories and the people we meet continue to paint and incredible story. The game was a nail bitter and even I was exhausted.
Giants staff made every Giants fan feel welcome

Giants staff made every Giants fan feel welcome

One comment

  1. eronat3

    Sitting with the Giants family sounds wonderful. Sorry to hear about you needing a wheelchair, Dad. Sounds like it was quite an ordeal. I hope you were able to recover once you got to your seats. Hopefully, the Giants coming through on the field helps to improve your spirits.

    I’m writing this Sunday morning. Guess you’re on a plane flying back home. Talk to you tonight or tomorrow.

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