Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Catch the Giants and A’s in the Bay Area This Summer
Want to know our favorite thing about baseball? The seasons last so dang long! All the way from early spring to mid-fall, those players are running around their diamonds, hitting home runs, and making amazing double plays. It makes the heart ache just to think about all the baseball happening right now. Which is why we want to take today to highlight the already well-known fact that the Bay Area has not one but TWO amazing baseball teams. Between the two of them, there are enough home games happening in and around San Francisco to practically make it so that you never need to leave a ballpark.
The Giants, perhaps the more heavily lauded of the two teams, play at the famous Oracle Park (which was once the famous AT&T Park). Widely considered one of the most picturesque and delightful baseball stadiums in the entire sport, Oracle Park affords visitors with stunning views of San Francisco bay, plenty of fun extra events for children (and childish adults), and, of course, some of the best of the Bay Area’s local beers chilled to perfection and ready to flow from the taps.
Coming up in July, the Giants have plenty of games at Oracle Park for you to attend. Playing against teams such as the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Mets, and the Cubs out of Chicago…the Giants will be playing these games on July 5th, 6th, 7th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Barry Bonds is still an unpleasant memory, but want to watch baseball regardless? No problem! Playing in the American League of the MLB are the Oakland A’s, and these guys are only a stone’s throw away from San Francisco. Head across the bridge and into Oakland (an amazing city in its own right that is definitely worth some exploration) where you will find the A’s gearing up to play home games against the Twins, White Sox, Mariners, Brewers, and those feisty Texas Rangers.
While the A’s stadium doesn’t have the same aesthetic clout of Oracle Park, it is still absolutely worth the visit.