April is finally almost here!
That's right, sports fans, the boys in black and orange are back from the desert and ready for round two.
On Friday April 5, the team will celebrate its home opener at AT&T Park with giveaways, nearby drink specials and even a Giants-themed bake sale outside of Waterbar. (Serg-eos cookie sandwiches, anyone?)
“As we look into 2013, we’ve been able to do something that doesn’t happen much in professional sports anymore, and that is to bring a team back,” he said. “Essentially the core of the team is returning, and that is something I think is important for fans, and significantly important for the team itself.”
Let's hope Larry's right.
To get pumped for the big day, we've put together a slideshow of the best moments leading up to last year's world championship. Don't see your favorite? Add it in the comments!
In NLCS game five, veteran pitcher Barry Zito brought the team back from a 3-1 deficit in what ESPN described as "a masterpiece."
For Giants fans, it doesn't get better than this. NLCS game five. Bases loaded. Buster Posey - whom, lest we forget, suffered a near career-ending injury just two years ago - blasts a grand slam into the stadium. Goodnight, Cincinnati. In fact, forget the image. Let's watch that one on video.
Way to start World Series game one right, Pablo. In his first three at-bats, Sandoval hit three consecutive home runs - the first player to do so in baseball history.
After a devastating performance in the NLCS, Lincecum redeemed himself in the World Series. In 4.2 innings, San Francisco's favorite freak struck out 8 of 16 batters.
Not only did Romo strike out the last hitter, he struck out Miguel Cabrera. In the tenth inning. And then we burned down the Mission.
And then there was the parade...