Nancy Jo Griffin: A baseball remembrance…

Nancy passed away before the 2015 Giants season started, but I know she’s watching games with Zuni from the big sky box above. I should point out, Nancy grew up in Southern California and was raised a Dodgers fan. But once she moved to San Francisco, she became a Giants fan forever.

We attended our first Giants’ game together on October 3, 1982. That was the game Joe Morgan’s HR ended the Dodgers season and had 50,000 fans rocking at The Stick. In 1985, we took our son Jared to his first game on August 18, and again the Giants beat the Dodgers.

Over the years, we went to many, many more Giants games with family and friends. We even caught the Giants on the road in LA and San Diego. Nancy loved going to Opening Day. And she had this amazing white sweater with baseball buttons, red seams, hot dogs, cracker jacks, and bats. I can honestly say when she wore that sweater to a game the Giants never lost!

Nancy and I also went downtown for the Giants first World Series Championship Parade in San Francisco in 2010. All I could say was, “Pinch me, I must be dreaming.”

Thank you Nancy for sharing so many great Giants’ memories with me. ❤ John

Nancy Jo Griffin (1953-2015)

Jared's first Giant's game August 18, 1985

Jared’s first Giant’s game August 18, 1985

Opening Day 2004: Nancy wears her Gamer Babe sweater and Giants beat Brewers 7-5!

Opening Day 2004: Nancy wears her Gamer Babe sweater and Giants beat Brewers 7-5!

Take me out to the ballgame...

Take me out to the ballgame…

Willie Mays Bobbleheads!!

Willie Mays Bobbleheads!!

Opening Day 2012 Giants blank pirates 5-0!

Opening Day 2012 Giants blank pirates 5-0!

Nancy and Zuni at McCovey statue in The Cove.

Nancy and Zuni at McCovey statue in The Cove.

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