Something very, very cool arrived in the mail for the female DG today – a 1960 San Francisco Giants scorecard for a game played against the Milwaukee Braves at Candlestick, a thoughtful boost for her recovery sent by long time friend Carla McMorran. The lineup was filled out – Mays vs Aaron! – and box score neatly penciled in. Almost as fun was looking at the ads and remembering old SF restaurants and watering holes, most but not all long since shuttered.
The gift took on greater significance when she was reminded during the Giants broadcast that it was 50 years ago today that a young minor leaguer by the name of Willie McCovey make his major league debut, going four for four. The perfect tribute to the great Hall of Famer was Pablo Sandoval plunking a home run over the right field arcade into McCovey Cove. The female DG met McCovey once during the dark days of January 2007 and boy was it a bright spot.