The popularity of McCovey Cove has dwindled since Barry Bonds’ exit from baseball and the Giants’ lack of a consistent power threat.
But now that the team is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2003 — and because tickets for the first round sold out in 30 minutes — the waters beyond the right-field wall are again the place to be with your baseball gloves and fishing nets. Read More
One hour before kickoff, Margo Winton stood on the dirt and gravel of the outer parking lot at Candlestick Park throwing a football with her mom, dad and cousin — a ritual she has participated in every football season of her life.
The 22-year-old lifelong 49ers fan was among the thousands of people at Candlestick Park for the home opener of the NFL season. Read More
Devoted 49ers followers bonded over two sadly familiar feelings at The City’s watering holes Sunday: a head-smacking loss and an absent fan base.
Local favorites such as Greens Sports Bar on Polk Street, normally a Green Bay Packers bar, were filled with fans when the 49ers were conquered by the Seattle Seahawks 31-6 in the season opener. However, amid the crowd, only a handful were wearing red and gold — and mourning the defeat. Read More
If you’re wondering why the 49ers lost Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, here’s a clue: Niner fan Ed Castellanos decided to go to a sports bar with his buddies instead of staying home and turning on his neon 49ers sign, tuning the radio to a certain good-luck station and refusing to change the channel under any circumstances. Read More