For many fans, sports is a release from everyday life, a way to let go of the stress from work or any other problems. And once in a blue moon, a team captures the imagination and hearts of a city and fan base – this year, that was the Oakland A’s.
This week marks the official start of the baseball season (yes, I know the A’s and Mariners played two games in Japan, just didn’t have that Opening Day feel). And the San Francisco Giants have made several upgrades to improve the fan experience in 2012.
What was meant to be a special night for former Golden State Warriors great Chris Mullin, having his number 17 jersey retired, turned into one of the uglier moments in recent franchise history as owner Joe Lacob was nearly booed off the court during the ceremony.
Sports fans have been avidly following the three-ring circus that was the San Francisco 49ers as they tried to court the most coveted free agent of all time, Peyton Manning.