Bright and early this morning, the front office trotted out the World Cup at AT & T ballpark to remind baseball fans – and a posse of excited reporters – just who the World Champions are (in the event it slipped their minds!), workers scrambled last-minute to trim the grass on the field before the teaming masses descend from all corners of the Bay area to participate in America’s favorite past time, and a slew of baseball enthusiasts are calling in to work crying-the-blues about being “sick” so they can hot-foot it down to the waterfront to catch the much-anticipated match between the Giants and the Cardinals this afternoon.
No doubt, the lead singer for TRAIN is also taking a second glance at the "tricky" lyrics for the Nation Anthem, too - so that when the band belts out their rendition of the sentimental tune this afternoon - there are no Christina Aguilera-style slip-ups that prove to be a humiliating embarrassment for the popular San Francisco-based band to endure.
And, a headline on the cover of the San Francisco Examiner reads:
KISS THE RING!
Giants’ fever is sweeping across the city with renewed frenzy.
For good reason!
On the heels of a big victory in San Diego yesterday – where the Giants scored big with a win against the Padres (8-4) - fans are optimistic that their celebrated home team will nab it today.
Expect some surprises, too.
A banner – yet to be revealed – will be hoisted at the beginning of the game with a message that the Management promises is sure to cause quite a sensation with the fans and sports enthusiasts alike.
At press time, it was announced a handful of seats – standing-room-only – are still available for $99.00 a pop.
The gates are open to ticket-holders at 10:30 a.m. (by the way)!
Meanwhile, some die-hard fans have tossed together “splash crafts” to paddle about on in the Cove next to AT & T park where they’re expected to catch a picturesque bird’s eye view of the game.
If the Giants win?
Well, there will be a hot-time in the old town tonight, alright!
See ‘ya there!
San Francisco band warbles National Anthem!