Sunday, June 21, 2015

My World: The San Francisco Giants

On June 12, 2015 I went to the Giants game at AT&T Park. That night, there was fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer, which was why we were there. My niece lost her battle last February to this dreaded disease.

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We caught the pregame stretching with Joe Panik (12) and Matt Duffy (5).

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Kids filed in for the singing of the national anthem.

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A memory that will last forever for these kids.

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Madison Bumgarner was the starting pitcher.

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Here goes.

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The struggling Diamondbacks of Arizona came to play that night.

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Angel Pagan, centerfield.

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Joe Panik, second base.

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Buster Posey, catcher.

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Brandon Belt, first base.

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Brandon Crawford, short stop.

The Giants were getting no hit by the Dbacks.

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Madison Bumgarner, aka MadBum, was known to hit it over the fence.

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He got on base.

But the opponents had their number that night and a change of pitcher was necessary.

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The meeting at the mound with manager Bruce Bochy.

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Hunter Strickland (60) getting briefed by Buster Posey.

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Sometime later another pitching change. The infielders watched as the new pitcher got warmed up on the mound.

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Jeremy Affeldt got the call.

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In the end, the home team could not overcome the deficit and the sold out arena had a lot of disappointed fans.

Anyway, our seats were high up. I probably was five rows away from the highest row. The fact that these shots were decent enough speaks volume to the capability of Canon point and shoot camera. I did not bring my DSLR because I was coming in from work.

MY WORLD

22 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun day to watch a game even if they didn't win.

    You know, I've been thinking of getting myself a point and shoot camera. Sometimes, I find the DSLR bulky and heavy.

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  2. I'm wondering...now I have to go check the Giants' roster, does Hunter Pence still play for S F?
    I used to love watching his enthusiasm when he played his first ever season for the Astros.

    And of course, I lived in Tucson AZ for some time, so I like the D Backs too.

    Love what they [at the game] did to raise money...AND awareness.

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  3. What great photos from that distance.

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  4. Great photos indeed and the next best thing to being there!! Have a wonderful new week!!

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  5. Fantastic baseball photography! Love San Fran!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. Love it! I caught the SF Orange and had to check it out! The Giants are a special kind of team. Ryan Vogelsong is out local favorite but all the other players are great too. Glad they had a good turn out to support a worthy cause!

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  7. I'm so sorry about your niece, it's such an awful thing, I lost my grandmother to breast cancer in 2003, wouldn't wish it on anyone :-(

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  8. Looks like fun - those are impressive shots from a point-and-shoot!

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  9. Sorry about you niece and Godspeed.

    The Giants always do a great job in their efforts for causes. Great shots of the game. I am a local like you.

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  10. looks like a fun event. nice captures.

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  11. Oh yes if you didn't tell us i wouldn't think those are not by a DSLR! And their colors are so lovely, the formations too.

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  12. well, these shots are great! ^0^ they certainly did not look like point and shoot, had you not mention you were far back I would've thought you got great seats.
    now this is the kind of game that i'm not familiar about. like literally, i don't understand it. ^0^

    ps: so sorry about to hear your niece...

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  13. fine images of a game I don´t know anything about.
    The filing children photo reminded me of a couple of photographers gathering children from all over the world. In each location they form a letter and take a shot of it. They will be done when they have created the whole alphabet. :)

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  14. Great shots of a fun game.

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  15. You have captured moments in the game beautifully.

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  16. Wow! That IS a good camera! I thought you had front row seats! Sorry they lost, but it was for a great cause!

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  17. I'm very impressed with your camera. Until you said where you were seated I thought you were in the bottom rows. Go Giants!
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  18. Fabulous shots from your Canon point-n-shoot, Maria. Now I wonder which one you have??? I have the PowerShot SX50 HS with a zoom of 1200mm. I call it my magic camera because it does the same thing. Unbelievable. Good for you...even though you lost.

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  19. Hi! So sorry about your niece.BTW, Nori Aoki is one of San Francisco Giant members. I hope he will come back soon.

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  20. Hi! So sorry about your niece.BTW, Nori Aoki is one of San Francisco Giant members. I hope he will come back soon.

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