Posts Tagged ‘Champions’

OMG, OMG, Watch the Giants at the White House Today at 1:00 PM Live Via UStream-TV – Here’s Your Link for Baseball History

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Barack Obama + San Francisco Giants = ???

Now, I’ve checked with the IT people from your workplace and they say that normally they don’t like it when employees use up bandwidth, but that today is a special day, so it’s all good.


Try this at 1:00 PM PDT. I think it’s KRON-TV Channel 4. [UPDATE: It started at 1:08 PM.]

And if that doesn’t work for you, there’s always or

And look who’s there – it’s Willie Mays!

SF Giants 

City Hall Lit Up Orange to Celebrate the Giants Becoming National League West Champions – A Halloween World Series?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This is sort of what our City Hall, the highest Baroque-style dome* in the Western Hemisphere, looks like these days.

The color’s right, anyway. It’s Giants Orange (Anaranjado de Gigantes). Perfect for Halloween, right?

Well, if the Giants win the World Series in four, then we’ll be celebrating on the night of Halloween, October 31st, 2010. (Maybe they could shut down the streets and then we’d march around City Hall counterclockwise or something….)

Click to expand:

Via jesmith81

Or, there’s this version, if you’d prefer:

Via jesmith81

And here’s a standout tripod-shot photo from last night.

Go Giants!

*Is it bigger than the U.S. Capitol Building in DC? Sure, why not? Depends on how you look at it, tho.

The building’s vast open space is more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) and occupying two full city blocks. It is 390 ft (120 m) between on Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street, and 273 ft (83 m) between Grove and McAllister Streets. Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol, and has a diameter of 366 ft (112 m), resting upon 4 x 50 ton (3.5 x 44.5 metric ton) and 4 x 20 ton girders (3.5 x 17.8 ton), each 9 ft (2.7 m) deep and 60 ft (18 m).