San Francisco Giants Opening Day: A Fan's View

A fan's view of the 2013 San Francisco Giants home opener at AT&T Park.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Mark Garcia of Danville walks to AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Lots of people are wearing "lucky" gear this year... like these shoes which just MIGHT have helped the Giants win it all in 2012. (April 5, 2013)
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The boats were out in McCovey Cove early on Opening Day.
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Ticket booth workers were NOT busy on Opening Day. ALL of the tickets were sold for this game weeks ago. (April 5, 2013)
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Momo's is packed!
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There is now a second DugOut store in the front of the stadium. (April 5, 2013)
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The Willie Mays statue will be photographed countless times today. This is one of the most popular spots in the city to meet up with friends. (April 5, 2013)
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The sun was out. The skies were clear. Baseball was back in San Francisco
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This bronze-painted man was new to the stadium. On Opening Day he was located near the Willie Mays statue.
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Just after 11 a.m. a horn blew to announce the gates were open. To that-- the Giants fans waiting outside gave out a loud cheer. (April 5, 2013)
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Juan Marichal statue outside AT&T Park. (April 5, 2013)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: A stadium worker sells programs before the San Francisco Giants home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Fans enter AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Fans enter AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Fans enter AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The only plane circling the stadium early in the day was an ad for Budweiser. Beer? Before 11 a.m.? (April 5, 2013)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Fans take pictures of themselves before the San Francisco Giants home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Ticket please!
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Fans enter AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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This escalator that takes ticket holders to the Virgin America on the Club Level. The tunnel is made to look like the inside of an airplane.
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It's a sea of orange inside the park for the Giants' home opener of 2013. (April 5, 2013)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants signs autographs before their home game against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Cloudy skies over AT&T Park before the first regular season home game of 2013. (April 5, 2013)
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Opening Day pre-game festivities. (April 5, 2013)
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U.S. flag proudly displayed across the field at AT&T Park on Opening Day. (April 5, 2013)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: A general view of the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals standing for the National Anthem before the Giants home opener at AT&T Park on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Will anyone ever hit one into the giant glove behind the bleachers? Perhaps this will be the year. (April 5, 2013)
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The St. Louis Cardinals take their batting practice prior to the San Francisco Giants' home opener of 2013. (April 5, 2013)
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The 2012 World Series Championship flag arrives on a San Francisco Fire Dept. boat. (April 5, 2013)
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The firefighters on the firefighting boat handed the flag to long time fans who carried in the right field gate.
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The fans then handed the flag over to the players.
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There was an empty flag pole in outfield ahead of the game. That was soon filled with a WORLD SERIES flag. (April 5, 2013)
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The 2012 World Series Championship flag gets its rightful place at AT&T Park. (April 5, 2013)
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There is an outdoor bar on the second deck. Fans can look out to King Street.
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Only in the Bay Area could fans at a baseball game find a "make your own Bloody Mary" bar.
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This year for the first time, beer is offered in INDIA pale ale. (When simple pale ale is simply not enough).
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A wine bar is now available on the promenade level and they say they will do tastings.
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Forget hot dogs, this is a buffalo chicken sandwich.
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Or how about a grilled chicken sandwich with spinach instead of lettuce.
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Vegetarians have plenty of options at AT&T Park. This is an eggplant sandwich.
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This is another vegetarian option in a Greek salad.
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Hot fudge sundae stands now offer cones as well (and chocolate flavored ice cream).
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There are lots of things for children to do at the ball park, like playing in a mini replica of AT&T set up in the out field.
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And it's one..
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.. two..
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...three strikes you're out at the old ball game.!
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The winning moment. GIANTS WIN!!!
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The team floods the fields for the congratulatory handshakes.
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Fans then flooded the streets of San Francisco to try and make their way home.
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