Thursday, October 25, 2012

Black and Orange Civic Center



Van Ness Avenue at Civic Center has gone orange and black recently...



...presumably in support of the San Francisco Giants in the World Series...



...though the Davies Hall lighting and decorations seem to be more about publicizing the increasingly ambitious Dia de Los Muertos concert this November 2nd.



The best coverage of the Giants playoff games I've been reading is at the 40 Going on 28 blog. After a long paean to the Wonderfulness of the Giants, he slips this in:
"(Oh, one other thing, because it can't be all sunshine and roses: Hunter Pence, dude, you seem like a good guy, but what the fuck? You used to be able to hit? What the fuck happened to you? Did you participate in a some kind of black magic ritual and transfer all your Baseball Strength to Barry Zito? I mean, that's cool and everything, but I hope he's taking care of you because you look like a tweaked-out gardener swinging a brush cutter up there.)"



Happily, Hunter Pence had one of the few hits tonight in a close Game 2 Giants win. I'm still recovering from the last improbable World Series pennant two years ago, so this feels a bit like a dream.

3 comments:

Peteykins said...

Is there some reason they can't have those giant skulls in the windows all the time?

Michael Strickland said...

Dear Peteykins: I'll ask.

TK said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I've been known to paean in my time.