They Might Be Giants

An 8' bronze statue of Willie Mays stands at the entrance to Pacific Bell Park, the new home of the Giants that opened at 24 Willie Mays Plaza in San Francisco in April. The first privately financed sports venue in the US since Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, the $319-million new ballpark is the result of some ingenious dealmaking, indirectly inspired by the voters - who refused four times at the polls to approve public financing for a new stadium. About 20 minutes from downtown on foot, it

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