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To kick off the 2014 season, the San Francisco Giants and Manager Bruce Bochy, Giants broadcasters, alumni and executives joined over 1,000 fans at the Giants Community Fund’s annual Play Ball Lunch presented by Blue Shield of California. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund. The entire 2014 Giants team was in attendance. A select number of Junior Giants players from local leagues had the opportunity to sit with a Giants player or coach during the luncheon.
As the Giants began this series with the Boston Red Sox we remembered the tragedy that occurred on April 15 during the Boston Marathon. On that terrible day, a much celebrated Boston tradition was attacked and the city and its people tested. The result was a display of excellence by the city’s great public servants, a furthered sense of unity and support among its citizens, and a powerful reminder of the strength of the city of Boston and our great nation to stand in the face of adversity.
The Giants welcomed two special guests to throw out the first pitches at the game tonight, Amanda North and Aaron Hern. While watching her daughter run the marathon, Amanda saw a wounded stranger lying on the sidewalk, she called for help and offered comfort, ultimately helping to save the strangers life. At 12 years old, Aaron was was one of the youngest to be affected, he suffered ear trauma, severe leg damage, and nightmares about that day, but has been fighting hard to put the event behind him.
The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s President, Jeff Idelson, was at AT&T Park tonight to accept some artifacts from Matt Cain’s Perfect Game, including first base, Matt’s hat and cleats and the first “K” on the right field wall. Also on hand was San Francisco’s Mayor, Ed Lee, who presented Matt with the Key to the City and a proclamation declaring June 13 of every year to be Matt Cain day (be sure to mark your calendar!).