Thank you San Francisco Giants

Though the season may be over I am still a very happy fan and looking forward to next year. I’m sure in all of the analysis of this season everyone will come back to the second half and everything that didn’t work. But, I think the second half of this season really showed what the team is made of and how you can’t count the Giants out that easily. It takes a lot of work to knock you out completely. Of course winning the World Series is the goal every year, but as a fan I’m happy to see the Giants being competitive. When September / October is coming around the Giants are a team people are talking about for the post season and that makes me very happy. Even with the year that the Giants had they were able to get into the postseason.

This season in particular was pretty memorable for me. My wife and I planned a trip to New York City this year, we’ve both never been, and you happen to be playing the Mets in the Wild Card game on the second night we were there. We went to Finnerty’s with our friends Wes and Joy to watch the game. I will never forget being in that bar when Gillaspie hit that home run. Holy shit that was awesome.

I will admit that there is a small part of me that is glad the Giants didn’t win it all this season. If they had it would perpetuate the silly even year stuff that, to be honest, I am over as a fan. I want the Giants to be competitive and go for it every year regardless of the last digits parity.

There are things to work on, so get started on preparing for next season Giants and let’s take it all next year. I will be there!

A day at a baseball game in Seattle with my Nikon film camera

Yesterday I posted a picture of an usher from a Mariners game I went to a couple of years ago with my now father-in-law. It was against the Boston Red Sox, whom I had never seen play before as they are an American League team and I root for the greatest baseball team ever, the SanFrancisco Giants who are a National League team.
The day was really fun. As I am not a fan of either team it was fun to simply enjoy the game for being a baseball game. Plus, it gave me the opportunity to look at around at the stadium and see what was happening around me. I had my Nikon EM 35mm camera with me, which actually used to belong to my father-in-law. He gave it to Cassidy long before we moved to Seattle and since I am a big photography nerd she lets me take pictures with it.
I snapped a few shots on some Lomography Color Negative 400 film that day. Here are a few others that I have scanned. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Not a picture of the Usher, but a Usher rather…

Usher at SafeCo field
Usher at SafeCo field

In the summer of 2013 Cassidy’s parents came to visit us in Seattle. One day Cassidy and her mom went wedding dress shopping and her dad and I went to a baseball game. It was the Mariners versus the Red Sox. It was a fun day and we had a great time at the ballpark. As I am neither a Mariners or Red Sox fan, go Giants, I watched the game from a different perspective than I am used to doing. Normally watching baseball and the amazing, awesome, love them until I die San Francisco Giants I am devoting my attention to the game fully. This time I took the chance to observe things going on in the park around me. I brought my Nikon EM 35mm with me and snapped a few shots that day. One of which was this picture of the usher that helped us find our seats. He was very happy to be doing his job, helping people to have a good time and make sure everyone was having fun.