Today might be the most boring day in sports. It is, after all, a day in which no major sport will hold an exhibition of any kind. I realize that Monday was technically yet another gameless day, but I am counting the Taco Bell® Legends & Celebrity Softball Game as a professional exhibition. I guess I’m just a traditionalist — or maybe just a fifth meal enthusiast. Whatever the case, it was The Big Hurt back on the mound and Rollie Fingers picking it at first again.
All of this is to say: you should have plenty of free time today. And, while I recommend putting pants on and going outside, you might also want to take a minute to compete for some free stuff from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria.
We’re giving away 10-person pizza parties to a few lucky commentors (the first of which will be given to a commentor from Monday’s contest post). But the greater prize is Amici’s “September Baseball in the Big Apple” giveaway.
Amici’s is giving a lucky Giants’ fan (or a fan of any team, really) two round-trip tickets from San Francisco to New York City. But, that’s not all.
Here’s a full breakdown of what the winner will receive:
- 2 round-trip tickets from SF – New York City
- 7 Nights lodging at a top Manhattan Hotel
- Ground transportation
- Major League Meal Money ($99 per person per day) = $693 per person for a total of $1,386 cash.
The contest goes from 12:01 a.m. PDT July 15, 2013 t0 11:59 p.m. PDT August 16, 2013. To enter to win, you need only to follow THIS LINK or click on our Amici’s banner. Then, once you’re taken to the official contest page, provide your name, email address, and phone number to officially enter.
The winner, determined by random drawing, will be announced on this website on August 20th (He or she will also be notified via email).
10-Person Pizza Part Contest
Since there’s little in the sports world to obsess over today, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Over the past few years, between their time in New York and San Francisco, we have witnessed some of the greatest games ever played by the Giants. There is really too many to name, but that won’t deter me from trying.
Game 1 of the 2012 World Series: Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, two of which came of off the previously unhittable Justin Verlander. Wow indeed, Justin. Wow indeed.
Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS: Barry Zito tossed 7 2⁄3 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals who had a commanding 3-0 series lead. #RallyZito changed everything.
Game 5 of the 2010 World Series: Tim Lincecum pitched 8 innings of three hit, one run ball. Edgar Renteria launched a three-run home run of of Cliff Lee, thus effectively winning the game for the Giants. And the Giants won their first World Series title since moving to San Francisco.
Game 3 of the 2010 NLDS: Brooks Conrad is all.
Game 6 of the 2002 World Series: With 5–0 lead with one out in the bottom of the 7th, the Giants wi
Game 3 of the 1989 World Series: Not memorable for anything other than the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Game 7 of the 1962 World Series: The “What if McCovey just hit the ball a few feet higher” game.
Game 1 of the 1954 World Series: This is of course the date of Willie Mays’ incredible over the shoulder catch that he coupled with a 450 foot throw to home, keeping Cleveland Indian Larry Doby from scoring.
Game 3 of the 1951 NL Pennant Playoff: “THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left-field stands! The Giants win the pennant and they’re goin’ crazy, they’re goin’ crazy! HEEEY-OH!!!”
July 14, 2013: Tim Lincecum threw 148 pitches, none of which went for a hit.
June 13, 2012: Matt Cain pitched the first perfect game in franchise history.
July 10, 2009: Jonathan Sanchez pitched a perfect game, but Juan Uribe didn’t field one.
October 7, 2001: Barry Bonds launched his record-breaking 73rd homerun of Russ Springer.
July 2, 1963: Juan Marichal pitched a 16-inning shut out, throwing a total of 227 pitches.
April 15, 1958: The Giants played their first game in San Francisco, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0.
September 23, 1908: The events of this game are commonly referred to as “The Merkle Boner.”
Okay, so that’s not all of the, but it’s quite a few. Anyways, you’ll have a chance to add to the list in today’s contest question:
***If you could go back in time and attend any game in Giants history, which game would choose?***
Comment below to be entered to win one of three 10-person pizza parties from Amici’s. These parties will be given away by Steve Berman (the Bay Area Sports Guy) once he returns from Malaysia next week. Steve will select, at random, a one commentor from each of our “Contest Posts,” one of which ran on Monday and other which will run on Friday. The winner of the first pizza party will be selected from one of the commentors of this post.