Candlestick Park closure

Youtube.com/Nina Parks EdutainmentFaithful 49ers supporter David “Heat” Canales who penned “Home (Farewell to Candlestick)

A swan song for the ‘Stick

Once merely a fan of the 49ers, David “Heat” Canales now gets…

 

George Rose/1995 Getty Images file photoDallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (22) battles for yards in a 1994 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick. Not pictured: a foul-mouthed drama student aping a gorilla.

Acting like an animal in front of Emmitt Smith

I wore a hairy costume to the only 49ers game I’ve ever…

 

1998 ap file photoQB Steve Young never stood outside Candlestick waving at cars on Highway 101

It was chilly, but monstrous park never disappointed

As a valley kid from Tracy who wore 49ers and Giants pride…

 

1997 AP file photoNiners defensive back Merton Hanks (36) celebrates with teammate Marquez Pope (23) after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 15

Nothing stands out more than my first Niners game

I’ve spent my fair share of time at Candlestick Park, especially since…

1997 AP file photoNiners defensive back Merton Hanks (36) celebrates with teammate Marquez Pope (23) after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 15
Otto Greule/1993 Allsport file photoThen-Giants manager Dusty Baker looks out at Candlestick Park

The long walk to Candlestick, marked with pride

Years of privation can induce a strange sort of madness in a…

Otto Greule/1993 Allsport file photoThen-Giants manager Dusty Baker looks out at Candlestick Park
Eric Riseberg/1989 AP file photoGiants star Will Clark points toward his teammates in the dugout after the go-ahead run crossed home plate during the fifth game of the NLCS in 1989. Watching from the upper deck? At least one awestruck future sportswriter.

Will the Thrill, The Wild Thing, Bedrock, baseball glory and my dad

The Candlestick Park era in San Francisco has been filled with historic…

Eric Riseberg/1989 AP file photoGiants star Will Clark points toward his teammates in the dugout after the go-ahead run crossed home plate during the fifth game of the NLCS in 1989. Watching from the upper deck? At least one awestruck future sportswriter.