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I happened to be in San Francisco this evening, and it was remarkable.  It was one of those amazing Autumn evenings when it stays in the mid-seventies well after sunset.  Usually tons of people would be out on such an evening, strolling with the sweeties, walking their dogs, and standing in long lines for ice cream.  But it was darn near a ghost town.

Was it the zombie apocalypse?  No, everyone was in their homes and apartments, or at their favorite bar, watching a baseball game.  It was the seventh game of the World Series, and the SF Giants were playing the Kansas City Royals.

I drove up to Twin Peaks to see if the city landmarks were lit orange as they were a couple of years ago when the Giants played in the World Series, and sure enough, all of the following were sporting orange glows

  • Coit Tower
  • Transamerica (Pyramid) Building
  • Ferry Building (top)
  • City Hall
  • Embarcadero Center

It was the bottom of the eighth, and SF was leading Kansas City by one run.  I pulled the game up on my phone and tracked the ninth inning.  Then it was the bottom of the ninth, Kansas City had two outs…and then I realized I could put my phone away and just listen.  I’d be able to tell soon enough if we won.

Sure enough, in a couple of minutes the screaming began.  I literally heard the city begin to scream.  Have you ever heard several thousand people screaming at the same time?  It was impressive.  Then the whistles began blowing, the horns began honking, the fireworks began going off all over town, and I even heard a train whistle that I swear was sounded in celebration by a local engineer who was a Giants fan.

Congratulations, SF.  Way to go!

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3 Comments

  1. wonderful Thank you! Linda

    • Thanks Linda. 🙂

      Glad the home team won, but sickened by the vandalism that ensued. 😛

      Stay classy, San Francisco! 😉

      RPRT Photo

  2. Mesmerizing!


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