San Francisco’s Pacific Bell Park in 2000 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for April 27, 2018

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Pac Bell Park. I always liked the sound of that. Yes, I know it is a corporate name. But there was a ring to it, and not just because of the word Bell.

Having Pacific in the name connected it to San Francisco.

I took this picture during my first ever trip to the park. I had been to Candlestick Park more times than I could remember. The Stick was awful. It had character and fans who were there loved baseball.

But it stunk.

So seeing the Giants play in a palace for the first time… ever… was quite a thrill for me.

I walked all around the park. I went to what should have been the worst seat in the house. This pic was taken from the upper deck and obscured by the foul pole.

You know what? It was STILL a great seat. That combined with the boats made me realize “This place is amazing.”

Nostalgia for the Stick? Oh please.

Shirtless dudes at Candlestick Park, 1990 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for April 24, 2018

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Candlestick Park was rarely packed. But this 1990 game between the Dodgers and the Giants brought out everyone. And clearly, the policy at the Stick was “No Shirt, No Shoes, NO PROBLEM!”

Sully Baseball Podcast: It is never the wrong time to win 7 straight games – April 7, 2018

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Boston Herald Staff Photo by Matt West

Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week’s worth of games in a row.

Coming out of the gate strong in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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