Hello, baseball fans!
Each year, the San Francisco Giants partner with the Giants Community Fund, players and their families to host the annual Giants Family Auction, where you can bid on used in-game items and prepared gift baskets by players and their families.
This year is very cool as the items used in the game are auctioned off individually from the game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 11, one of the most memorable games of the season, as well as Pride Day in Oracle Park. You can bid on caps, jerseys and even basics for this momentous occasion.
There are also meet and greet packages with various coaches, broadcast booth tours, as well as the chance to be the ‘ball-playing’ kid in an upcoming game.
You can also browse the baskets of various players, including Logan Webb, Mike Yastrzemski, Brandons Belt and Crawford, and others. It’s a day off, so if you’re looking for something to do, it’s always fun to read what they include, which can sometimes give some insight into their non-baseball interests.
Belt obviously has movie-themed snacks, his captain’s hat, fishing gear, and Legos. Yastrzemski offers a “for him” and “for her” basket if you want to have matching swag with the “his” or “her” of your choice. And don’t sleep on the basket of Joc Pederson, who (in my humble opinion) has the best loot with everything from a $500 gift certificate to a local jeweler, a set of Beats headphones, a poker set and snacks from Trader Joe.
And of course, it’s all going to a great cause, the Giants Community Fund, which does great work in Northern California communities.
What time are the Giants playing today?
They don’t, but they will kick off a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox tomorrow.