Lions ring in busy homestand
Tuesday was not only the start of a nine-game homestand for the Giants at AT&T Park, it was Chinese Heritage Night, one of many special events slated for the ballpark during the season. Those with special pre-purchased tickets, proceeds of which will benefit local Chinese charities, received a Giants-themed “Year of the Tiger” figurine.
Pregame entertainment featured the always-amazing lion dancers, a video of which is embedded below. Check out Lou Seal having some fun with his new friend partway through the video.
The remainder of the homestand is jam-packed with promotions and special events, including:
Wednesday: Crazy Crab crab feed and Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Night
Thursday: Day baseball!
Friday: College Night and Healthcare Night
Saturday: Brewfest at the Park, Exploratorium Day and Giants cap giveaway
Sunday: Giants skateboard deck giveaway (shown at right)
Monday: Day baseball! Giants stars and stripes T-shirt giveaway
Tuesday: Irish Heritage Night
Wednesday: Senior Appreciation Night, Girls Softball Night with Jennie Finch and San Jose Giants Night
A special note about Monday’s Memorial Day game: Not only is it a day game, but Tim Lincecum is scheduled to make his 100th Major League start against Rockies ace (and no-hitter owner) Ubaldo Jimenez. Best of all, that game is a Giants Dynamic Deal of the Week, with View Level tickets available for just $7. See you at the yard!
Bet your shirt
If you’ve ever thought about buying a Matt Cain player T-shirt, today would be the perfect day to do so at the AT&T Park Dugout store.
As part of the Dugout store’s “Shutout Saturday” promotion, not only is that shirt (along with selected other player T-shirts) $5 off on Saturdays, if Cain pitches a shutout today and you’ve purchased the shirt by the sixth inning, you’ll receive a baseball autographed by Cain himself. And even if he doesn’t, hey, you’ve got a cool shirt for $5 off.
The Dugout store also has a “Walkoff Wednesday” promotion, where player T-shirts are again $5 off, but this time, if a player hits a walk-off home run, you receive his autographed ball. I suppose you could still pick up that Cain shirt you’ve been eyeing, but I’d think the likes of Bengie Molina or Aaron Rowand might be a better bet.
Then again, if it’s the bottom of the 15th inning and Bruce Bochy’s run out of position players, he could do worse than tap Cain, who has four career long balls.