It was Thursday in San Francisco, hot and humid with a few clouds overhead and no rain in sight — some might even call it earthquake weather. Luckily for the City By The Bay, the only rumblings came from the stomachs of hungry Rocket Lawyer SF team members as we made our way to Parking Lot A for an epic tailgate before the Giants-Dodgers game at AT&T Park.
After journeying from our office near Market Street, we arrived to find the motherlode of tailgating delights: a Tres Agave food truck, an assortment of beverages and even a Creme Brulee cart. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Boca burgers. Chili bowls. Salads. Corn on the cob. Nachos. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs. There was something for everyone.
Stuffing our faces with good food and mingling amongst our families and friends, we celebrated the end of productive summer. Even the non-bacon-wrapped-hot-dog-lovers had a good time.
“The mexi-burgers were muy delicioso!” said Case Van Arkel, a recent addition to the optimization team.
Oh yeah. Forgot about those. Delicioso indeed!
Our stomachs full and spirits high, we headed into the park to watch the Giants take on the dastardly Dodgers. Everyone from execs to interns sat together in our section of the stadium, which had turned conspicuously red.
In what could have been his last game for the Giants, pitcher Tim Lincecum did a standup job, with fans cheering him at every turn. With the game tied 2-2 most of the game, in the eighth inning Angel Pagan hit a home run that carried the Giants to victory.
“It was a really fun game,” said Sasha Volkov, part of the product marketing team. “I’m really glad we won!”
When the game ended, just below where the Rocket Lawyer team was sitting, Giants-Dodgers turncoat Brian Wilson confronted Giants CEO Larry Baer over his former boss allegedly not giving him his 2012 World Series ring.
That was fun.