Monday, October 25, 2010

No more Phillies cap for me!

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MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM DECLARES “SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRIDE WEEK”
Mayor Urges All San Francisco Giants Fans & Local Businesses to Show Pride in the National League Champions as World Series Begins Wednesday in San Francisco


San Francisco, CA–Mayor Gavin Newsom has officially proclaimed it “San Francisco Giants Pride Week” beginning Wednesday, October 27th and continuing through the end of the World Series, set to begin Wednesday in San Francisco between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers. Mayor Newsom is urging San Francisco Giants fans and local businesses to show their pride in the National League Champions by wearing the Orange & Black or displaying signs, flags or other shows of support for the hometown team.

“The whole City is rallying in enthusiastic support of the San Francisco Giants as they take on the Texas Rangers,” said Mayor Newsom. “I encourage every fan and every local business to show support for the Orange & Black anyway they can throughout the World Series. Let’s show the world San Francisco is a true baseball town and help boost this remarkable team to a World Championship.”

In a show of civic pride for the hometown team, the City will continue to fly the Giants flag over San Francisco City Hall and around Civic Center Plaza and light City Hall, Coit Tower, the War Memorial Opera House, the Treasure Island Administration Building and San Francisco International Airport in Giants Orange. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) are also joining in the show of Giants pride. The Ferry Building, Embarcadero Center and other San Francisco buildings will soon be lit in Giants orange.

Mayor Newsom and Mayor Robert Cluck, M.D. of the City of Arlington, Texas, the home of the Texas Rangers, will announce their friendly World Series wager tomorrow.

2 comments:

Shaken Mama said...

Maybe I'm a skeptic, but it seems a little sad that a mayor has to encourage this kind of team spirit. When I grew up in Pittsburgh, for example, people just swooned in excitement over anything to do with our sports teams, without anyone having issued a statement that it would be prudent to do so.

parksie555 said...

Say it ain't so! Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas are turning over in their graves!

Just kidding. Hope you get to go to a game.