When I was assigned to interview noted hitter Hunter Pence, in person for an entire day, I was thrown off guard. First, I like the guy. A lot. And second, unlike so many a glorified chef or socialite, he's an actual celebrity in San Francisco—not only famous, he's a hero. I had my fears.
On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:
This spring, we spent a full day in San Francisco with Giants World Series champion Hunter Pence for this story, "He Might Be Giant: A Day in the Life of Hunter Pence." Turns out the man is as photogenic as he is talented at baseball and gaming, and we have a slew of fantastic photos, shot by Matt Edge, of the rightfielder to share with you.
After a remarkable victory at last year's World Series, los Gigantes are back again with a national tour featuring the 2014, 2012, and 2010 trophies.
MadBum, the nickname given to MVP and local hero Madison Bumgarner, who, in part, helped the San Francisco Giants clinch their third World Series in just five years, appeared on The Tonight Show last night. Also making an appearance? His underwear on Jimmy Fallon's derrière.
For those of you who can't make it downtown San Francisco (or simply don't want to deal with the rainy weather), 7x7 will post scenes from today's Giants World Series Parade. From the spectacle's start at Embarcadero to the big presentation at Civic Center Plaza, from Hunter Pence to Madison Bumgarner, we have all of the orange-and-black pride covered.
For the third time in five years, your San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Tonight's 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals cemented the team's status as a sports dynasty. All hail the Giants.
On July 20th, 1,200 guests joined in an evening honoring GLIDE’s 50-year San Francisco legacy in City View at the METREON. Attendees helped raise funds for GLIDE’s programs to continue providing innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in the San Francisco community.
It’s spring, the weather’s dandy, and the Giants are playing like the rock stars they are. So hustle yourself on down to AT&T Park, and stat, because there are also some new things for you to eat and drink.