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A day at the Park: Here and there at AT&T prior to Game Two

The kids' zone in left field -- including the Coke bottle slide and giant glove -- is a signature element at AT&T Park.

SAN FRANCISCO -- We're three hours before the first pitch of Game Two of the World Series on another beautiful day by the Bay. I have been crushed with what's-it-like questions on Twitter and via email because AT&T Park is widely known as the most picturesque venue in baseball. This is my fourth trip and, yes, it's awesome.

DSCN2161Most common inquiries: 1) Why do the stands in the upper deck in left field look empty? They're not; they're auxiliary media seats and there's giant tables in front of every other row that give the illusion they're empty.  2) What's with all the stuff in left field? The giant Coke bottle is actually a kid's slide and there's a mini-AT&T Wiffle Ball Park out there!!!). 



Gotta love the glove too with the 501-foot marker (right). Another great photo spot. If you've ever wanted to take a look out on McCovey Cove, or stand atop those funky right-field stands, I represented you this afternoon.

To that end, I created a Flickr stream of a few dozen shots around the park. (I'm a relative newbie on that venture so go easy on me). Easily one of the most photogenic places in the majors. All the shots of McCovey Cove, the bay, the marina etc. were all taken inside the park from a food court in center field. Great stuff.

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @BNHarrington 


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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