Giants Go to Bat For San Bruno - NBC Bay Area

Giants Go to Bat For San Bruno



    Our cameras were allowed into the hot zone 24 hours after a PG&E pipe exploded destroying many lives and homes. (Published Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010)

    The San Francisco Giants series with the Los Angeles Dodgers will begin on a serious tone Tuesday night.

    Before the first pitch, the Giants will honor the victims of the San Bruno explosion and fire during a pre-game ceremony.

    The team will also donate $3 from every ticket sold to the City of San Bruno Glenview Fire Victims Fund.

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of San Bruno," said Larry Baer, Giants President and Chief Operating Officer. "San Bruno families have been passionate Giants fans for more than 50 years. Now it is our turn to give them the support they need during this difficult time."

    The Giants also asked fans to open their pocketbooks and donate.  They will have drop off locations around the park.

    The explosion hit home for the team.

    One of the Giants players rents a home in the fire zone.  Third-baseman Pablo Sandoval rents a house there for his mother.  She was safely evacuated and his home was not damaged in the blast, but there was concern for her safety in the early hours after the explosion.

    "My family is the most important thing to me," Sandoval said at the time.

    His mom headed south after being evacuated to stay with her other son Michael Sandoval, who plays for the San Jose Giants.