Until then... I'll share some photographs from the San Francisco Giants' game on Sunday vs. the Miami Marlins.
This is my wallet card's first trip to AT&T Park and it was a pretty decent game between two teams I have very little interest in.
And even though neither Buster Posey or Giancarlo Stanton started... I was able to cheer on some personal favorites: Ichiro Suzuki and Norichika Aoki. Here's a look at Ichiro's iconic samurai stance at the plate:
Unfortunately... Ichiro failed to get a hit, but he walked in the 8th and stole second base. And in the bottom of the ninth he showed fans that he's still a valuable asset to baseball with intelligent plays like this:
If that play seems familiar... it's because he's done it before and has slowly perfected the art of deceiving runners:
As for Aoki... he had a great game at the plate. He led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, then stole second base... which prevented the Marlins from turning a double play on back to back groundouts. Later in the inning he got the Giants on the score board when Brandon Belt drove him in.
And in the bottom of the ninth, he walked with the bases loaded to drive in the tying run. San Francisco won on the next play when some guy I had never heard of drove in the winning run.
It's a shame I missed all of the bottom of the ninth game heroics... since my friend and I left during the top of the inning to avoid the after-game traffic jam.
Oh well... the tickets were free. And like I stated earlier... I had little invested in either team playing.
How about you? When you go to games... do you always stay for the entire game? Or do you sometimes leave early?
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!