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A Giants fan at CitiField

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So my wife and I partook in our yearly outing to see the San Francisco Giants play the New York Mets, but with a new twist. This year the outing was at the new Citi Field.

Due to the fact that there’s a down economy and the Foxes are watching our dollars and cents, I honestly did not expect to partake in my yearly outing this season. But luckily my wife decided I deserved the chance to see my G-Men (and a competitive team no less) so she bestowed me with tickets once again.

So what was my take away from this years game?

Well first the Giants lost in a shutout thrown by starter Bobby Parnell of all people. They had a couple moments of looking like they might get something going, then…no.

Second, CitiField is nice. Very nice. It’s intimate, has a great estetic to it and the open concourse design (which brought back fond memories of Wrigley Field) are a very nice new feature. Thanks to our seat assignment, we were also able to partake in the Ceasar;s Lounge, which looked more like it should be location on an upscale Westin Club floor that in a ball park. I also go to take my lap around the stadium visiting the big food court behind center field and the bar just off right field.

Lastly, I tweeted about the fact that as a Giants fan in New York, I get NO love from the hometown crowd. Most folks rib me about moving out to SF like the Giants did and that they stopped being a real time after 57′ (the last year in NY). But were I just another Mets fan, I would simply blend into the masses at the ballpark and never really nod, speak or bind with any of the other fans. But being a Giants fan, everyone in a black and orange SF cap, Giants shirt or Jersey is an instant friend. We greet one another with a nod, a “Go G-men” or other type of acknowledgement that we are indeed the minority and it’s good to have a friend in what is otherwise a hostile environment. Granted, it’s nothing like being a proud Giants fan in Los Angeles, but I’ll take it.

So all positives from CitiField this year. Hopefully I’ll be back again for another (hopefully winning game next year,

jfox015

Jeff Fox is an almost twenty year web front end/ digital user experience technology leader. He cut his teeth in the web's early days and has worked for fortune 100 companies, small startup agencies and several companies in between. In addition to being a passionate developer and technical speaker, Jeff is a dedicated tech and sci-fi geek gladly indulging in Doctor Who and Star Wars marathons. He is also a talented musician, writer and proud father of three little Foxies. And don't get him started about his San Francisco Giants.

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