October 22nd, 2012
It was almost as wet inside the clubhouse as it was in the rain!
We’re going to the World Series!
The seventh and final game of the National League Championship Series has begun, and to kick if off the Giants held another entertaining pregame ceremony. The 129th Rescue Wing Honor Guard from California Air National Guard presented the colors while Susan Tedeschi sang the National Anthem as a fly over was performed by the VFA 137 “Kestrels” from Lemoore Naval Air Station. Kenny Lofton from the 2002 NLCS Champion Giants threw the first pitch and Rob Schneider said “Play Ball.”
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th game of this best-of-7 National League Championship Series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (1-2, 4.67) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Kyle Lohse (2-0, 1.96).
Here are some Giants Gems for Eli Whiteside’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Eli!
- He and his sister grew up on 80 acres of land owned by his grandfather, who raised cattle and grew corn though had a full-time job with Master-Bilt, which manufactures walk-in coolers. Eli helped bale hay and crush corn for feed.
- Has prematurely gray hair. Says it started turning gray when he was a high school sophomore. It went all gray when he started playing professional ball.
- Eli wrote a paper for school in 8th grade about wanting to be a Major-League player when he grows up. “It’s in his blood to play ball,’’ his mother, Cindy, says. “He and his sister lived and breathed baseball and softball.’’
- His nickname as a child was Scratch, for the scar on the left side of his face. He cut his face when he fell off his bicycle and landed on a broken tree limb.