Our Heroes Wow Us Again

SPORTS FEATURE - October 2012

Story by Sari Wisoff and Ashley Salinas; Videography by John Hassen; Interview by Miles Andersen, KC Badala, Miguel Friedman, Taylor Galla, Sean Gannon, Scot Hogan, John Hassen, Zak Kopstein, Marcus Narodny, Alina Rainsford, Ashley Salinas and Sari Wisoff

From Branson, Marin Academy, Marin Country Day, Marin Horizon, Marin Catholic, Marin Waldorf, Redwood High, San Domenico, Tam High and Terra Linda High Schools

WWe drove up to the AT&T Park, minds filled with nothing but the Giants logo, staring out the window of the car at the building in which our heroes spend their days. We were given our emerald green press passes and led down hallway after hallway, through the paths so familiar to the players of our favorite team, and then up a small flight of stairs into the Giants dugout. Our eyes widened as we saw the players warming up on the field, the empty green stands, the colorful advertisements, and the AT&T Park sign standing bold and beautiful against the crystal blue sky. Our nostrils flared as we took in the smell of churros, hotdogs, and all that other ballpark food that you just can’t get to taste the same anywhere else. Our ears sharpened to the sound of the Michael Jackson music in the background, the crack of the bat, even the hum of the plane flying low over us dragging a Geico banner behind it. Our fingers itched to touch the bat lying on the bench of the dugout, to catch one of the baseballs being thrown by the Giants players as they warmed up, to feel the blazing San Francisco sun on our faces.