This past Tuesday the San Francisco Giants premiered 2012 World Series Film, a movie chronicling their season’s effort at The Castro Theatre. This sold out, special event screening of the soon to be released DVD doubled as a benefit fundraiser for one of the team’s favorite local causes, The San Francisco Food Bank, whom they donated $10,000 to help carry on their good work.
Beloved former San Francisco Giant, Dave Dravecky-infamous left handed pitcher, member of the ’89, Battle of the Bay World Series Giants team-was the guest of honor. Joining Mr. Dravecky was Hall of Famer, Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco native, movie narrator, and television/film star, Benjamin Bratt, clubhouse manager Mike Murphy, Giants pres./CEO Larry Baer, manager Bruce Bochy, announcer Jon Miller among other local luminaries. Also on hand were 1500 of the most loyal and happy fans in all of baseballdom.
Giants P.A. announcer Renel Brooks-Moon acted as M.C., introducing several of the special guests. Bochy got the biggest ovation, but that could be because he was carrying the World Series trophy down the aisle.
Asked for his thoughts on the event Benjamin Bratt said, “Baseball to me was always more than a game and the San Francisco Giants were always more than a team.” The crowd of fans seemed to concur as they enthusiastically awarded the film a standing ovation at it’s conclusion.