Opening Day at AT&T Park was a thrill for Bay Area baseball fans. Win or lose, the Giants are back in town at last.
Examiner reader Sharon Gray, who contributes regularly to the Examiner.com photo blog, was part of the capacity crowd that was treated to a flyover by two FA-18s, the “Jersey Boys” Tony Award-winning cast singing the national anthem, the Giants' new HD signboard and a massive American flag unfurled on the field.
The Giants were defeated by the San Diego Padres, but most fans were happy just to be at the ballpark on a beautiful, sunny day.
Gray submitted these photos of the event. Enjoy!
(Sharon Gray) It was a gorgeous day at the ballpark.
(Sharon Gray) The sellout crowd watched with disappointment as the Padres shut out the Giants, 7-0.
(Sharon Gray) Mayor Gavin Newsom may have been the only fan who wore a jacket at the sunny game.
(Sharon Gray) The media frenzy is revving up for Barry Bonds, who is hoping to break Henry Aaron's all-time home run record this year.
(Sharon Gray) Barry Zito throws the first pitch of his first regular season game with the Giants.
(Sharon Gray) Orange and black was the favored fashion color scheme of the day, naturally.
(Sharon Gray) The beer is more expensive than last year, but at least it still tastes great.
(Sharon Gray) Barry Zito was outpitched by Padres' starter Jake Peavy and got zero run support.
(Sharon Gray) Fans are buying up Bonds memorabilia while they can still afford it.
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