If you missed the home opener on Friday, here’s the video of the entire Giants’ pre-game World Series ceremony. And here’s a nice photo of the World Series ring from CSN Bay Area. A lot blingier than the ’24, ’33, and ’54 championship jewelry

Of note on the video, Brian Wilson makes a very Brian Wilsony speech starting around 29:15, and a tribute to Giants’ fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium on opening day and remains in a coma, begins around 34:40. The Giants have dedicated tonight’s game versus the Dodgers to Stow.

On the heels of the Stow incident, security will be tight tonight at AT&T Park, where the Dodgers and Giants open a three-game series. The San Jose Mercury News talked to Jorge Costa, the Giants’ senior vice president in charge of ballpark operations about the heightened tension in the stands.

Costa, who has been handling Giants security since 1989, said part of his job is to “assess the overall mood of the event.” And passions are running high, even by the standards of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports.

In the aftermath of the Stow incident, Costa asked fans to keep cooler heads this week and urged them to alert security of brewing trouble. Fans can send anonymous messages by texting “80899” followed by “security” in the body of the text, with details about the area of concern.

“We have to look at this building as a little city of 42,000 people,” Costa said. “Like any other successful community, residents play a role in keeping each other safe.”


Video: Giants World Series Victory Ceremony; Security Braces for Dodgers Series in Wake of Stow Beating 11 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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