The players and the fans are more than ready to play playoff baseball.
Being a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan is like a full-time job.
Take 22-year-old Darryl King-Monroe, for example. He showed up at AT&T Park Wednesday at 2 p.m. There wasn't a game, just practice. But King-Monroe stood outside the players' entrance for three hours collecting autographs and chatting up the team's chances with his fellow Giants groupies.
At 5 p.m. it was time to head over to McCovey Cove to catch some batting practice and hopefully some balls. Quite a few flew over the wall and into the water.
By 8 p.m., he hadn't snagged the prize but he was having a great time trying and didn't seem a bit tired. This Giants fan was energized by the possibility that his team may finally land a chance to win the World Series. He did scrape together $70 for a standing-room ticket to Thursday's game against Atlanta.
A series of wins is all the payment King-Monroe wants for a lifetime of rooting for the orange and black.
Thursday's game is sold out you can still get inside -- if you're lucky and are willing to pay. We checked this morning and discovered StubHub was showing tickets still available but the cheapest we found was $85 for standing room only.
The cheapest seat is $89.99 but it's in the upper deck and pretty far down the first base line. The most expensive seat on StubHub is field tickets at $1,250 per ticket.