I showed up at the ballpark like an hour before the game started (because I'm Singaporean and "kiasu" and very determined to get that free bobblehead) so I had time to walk around the park and investigate the area behind the scoreboard which has super good food. I've been to AT&T Park a few times before, but because I had the time to walk around, I was really struck by how beautiful the park is. Like, it's so beautiful it's almost obscene. Why do the Giants have to play there? :P
Anyway, my thing with the Giants *sigh* is that I cheer for the starting pitchers I like: Zito, Cain, Lincecum and Lowry. Yeah. >.< So I did really enjoy tonight's game! Lowry didn't have a very good first inning - he threw like 25 pitches - but after that he settled down and did pretty good. He got so many strikeouts! And the bullpen didn't blow it (despite Vinnie Chulk and his 24032750 balls), so he got the win.
I bought a program and there was an article in it that was supposed to be about the young Giants pitchers, but actually was about Barry Zito wistfully reminiscing about his harem of pitchers in Oakland.
In particular, Zito found a kindred soul in Haren, and that bond has helped Haren rebound after two tough months in his first full year in the Majors.
At that point I thought they were going to launch into a short fic with lusty Zito/Haren porn, but it just went on to talk about how Haren "raved" to Lowry (his college friend!) about Zito like a giddy schoolgirl.
Later on, they start talking about Tim Lincecum, who is 12 years old (which is probably why I like him) and then Zito starts talking about how much he reminds him of Hudson.
"Huddy has a real power sinker, which is pretty rare in the game," Zito says. "Lincecum is a little guy who generates a lot of velocity. He's got a big stride, and he looks pretty composed."
Then Barry started weeping, mourning the fact that Lincecum isn't actually Hudson, and that he's no longer in Oakland. (My Zito bobblehead nods.)