Jon Crispin's Notebook

AT&T Park, Giants v Nationals

Posted in Architecture, Baseball, Beer, Buildings, Community, Jon Crispin, Landscape, Sport, Travel, Water by joncrispin on 23/05/2013

Yesterday I went to see the Nationals play the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  It was an interesting game.  Very few hits and not much scoring.  The Nationals won in 10, 2 to 1.  As you can see it was a beautiful day, perfect for baseball.  I was at the mercy of the guy selling the tickets, and just asked for a very cheap seat.  Ended up in section 302, which by my estimation is the nicest place to sit in the whole park.  The only problem was that for the first time in all my years of going to baseball games, it was difficult to concentrate on the action with this amazing view of the bay always pulling me away from the game.  Even if you HATE baseball, it is totally worth $24.00 to sit up here for an afternoon drinking a few beers and being part of a crowd of very friendly people. /  After the game I blasted over to the offices of Collector’s Weekly and met with Hunter Oatman-Stanford who wrote this article about the suitcases that really opened a lot of doors for me.  We were joined by two other editors and had a great chat about this and that.  I was totally blown away when they told me that the story had generated roughly 600,000 views on their site.  I really owe a lot to Hunter for his great interview and interest in the project. /  Made it out to the airport in time to catch the redeye back to Boston.  Got home at about 9.30 this morning and was happy to see the Pearl, who after a bit of a scare this weekend seems to be back on her feet.

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  1. candace pearce said, on 24/05/2013 at 1:01 pm

    Dear Jon,

    Thank you for all of your posts! They are wonderful to see and read. What was the Pearl’s bit of a scare this weekend? Glad she’s OK. Best regards, Candace Pearce


    • joncrispin said, on 26/05/2013 at 6:38 pm

      Candace, Thanks for asking about the Pearl. She has been having seizures lately when she gets excited. Usually when we have been gone and come home. Last Saturday in the morning she was just out of it. Like she had had a big seizure and couldn’t come out of it. Took her to the vet and she perked up a bit. But when we got home she went back to being a bit slow. The vet put her on a human anti-seizure medication and it seems to have helped. She is better and we are keeping out fingers crossed. Best, and cheers, Jon

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