Giant fun for San Francisco baseball fans

There were many different types of fans at the San Francisco Giants game this Wednesday: those decked out in their orange and black jerseys, those there to relax and spend time with their family and even those who work to make the customers happy. They all have a one-of-a-kind way of enjoying the ball park experience.

Coach Jack Dempsey bonds with his son, also a member of Half Moon Bay soccer team. Photo by: Sami Siteman

Coach Jack Dempsey bonds with his son, also a member of Half Moon Bay soccer team. Photo by Sami Siteman

Jack Dempsey, coach of the  Half Moon Bay club soccer team, brings his players to the game to encourage team building.

“The kids love the game,” Dempsey said. “We love to come here and broaden our horizons.”

The kids, wearing matching panda hats in support of Giants player Pablo Sandoval (nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda”), watched the game while enjoying snacks from the concession stand.

For Coach Dempsey, one of the best parts of going to the stadium is having some of the classic ball park food.

“I get to eat all the junk food that I want,” Dempsey said. ” My favorite is the garlic fries.”

Claudia Sykes often goes to games with her family. She was accompanied by her husband, two daughters. This time it was even more special because her brother-in-law, who came from Australia, joined them, and he had never been to a baseball game before. “My favorite part is having fun with my family,” Sykes said.

While most fans observe the game from the stands, hot-chocolate vendor Anthony Cruz is grateful for the small bits of the game he catches while working.

“It’s a lot of going back and forth, and I can’t catch all of the game, but I’m fine with that,” Cruz said. “I have a job to do.”

Cruz also said he likes to socialize with fans, who often give him updates on the game. Though his job might be tough, he still manages to appreciate some aspects of it.

“I like making fans happy when I sell hot chocolate,” Cruz said.

Anthony Cruz sells hot chocolate to fans beginning to feel the evening chill. Photo by: Sami Siteman

Anthony Cruz sells hot chocolate to fans beginning to feel the evening chill. Photo by Sami Siteman