Earlier this afternoon, your San Francisco Giants took the field at Third and King Streets for their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park. The sun was out, our second World Series Trophy in three years was sparkling and Bruce Bochy looked just a little choked up as the San Francisco Fire Department honored his team by sailing a "2012 World Champions" flag into McCovey Cove on a fire boat while a triumphant orchestral score played over the loudspeakers.
To really send the spectacle over the top, the cast of the Broadway smash hit musical "Jersey Boys" sang the Star-Spangled Banner:
Barry Zito's left arm led the team to beat the Cardinals 1-0 in the home opening. Zito only allowed 3 hits and struck out 15. The Giants have won the past 15 games that Zito has pitched and it's the fifth straight home opener the team has won.
On Sunday, because they are fabulous, your San Francisco Giants will don gold-themed uniforms and receive their World Series Championship rings during a pre-game ceremony. The first 40,000 fans (so: everybody) will receive replica versions which will almost certainly contain no gold whatsoever.