On this day I took my sister (Judy) and Ashley to see a Giants game at Candlestick Park.
It was my first time in the park, and my first time to be at a Giants game. (Maybe my first time at a Major League Baseball game.)
Over the course of the summer, the Giants moved from second place (where they were on the night we saw this game) into a very exciting struggle to be in first place and make the playoffs a year after they'd finished in the division cellar.
It was the beginning of what I call the modern Giants' era. Although they've had a few tough years since that time, they've pretty much been a competitive baseball team since. They have certainly captured my heart, given that since that time I was twice a season ticket holder and twice a staffer at the ballpark.