We still don’t know if they’ll get to play the series finale between the Braves and Giants today here at AT&T Park, but they’re going to wait as long as possible, since Atlanta doesn’t have another trip back here this season.
The weather is a particular shame because the Giants have a bunch of players from the 2000 team here for a reunion in honor of the 10th anniversary of the first regular-season game at AT&T Park.
Here are some photos from the media gathering held about three hours ago:
In case you need another good last-minute reason to attend tonight’s game (assuming the K Zone offer for $5 off select tickets hadn’t already enticed you), it’s Commemorative Croix de Candlestick Night on this Orange Friday.
In 1983, the Giants launched a promotion to celebrate those hardy souls who stuck it out for an extra-innings night game at Candlestick Park, awarding a Croix de Candlestick pin. You can tell the true diehards from the Candlestick days by the rows of orange pins circling their caps. Tonight’s pin is a black version, but it still boasts the motto from the original pin: Veni Vidi Vixi (“I came, I saw, I lived”).
Almost forgot: It’s also Forever Giants Friday, and tonight’s special guest, who’ll be signing autographs down the third-base line before the game, is shortstop Johnnie LeMaster. Here’s a shot from the last Forever Giants Friday, with Robb Nen.