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Were you there to witness Game 4 on October 8, 1989 and the National League Championship Series with the San Francisco Giants versus the Chicago Cubs?

I had a great time photographing the Stick at that game.  This photograph was shot minutes before the beginning of the game.  I remember it was a warm clear autumn afternoon.  I photographed a series of 35mm color negative pictures before and during the game throughout Candlestick Park.

The game was great with the SF Giants winning 6-4.  They won the series 4 games to 1.

Unfortunately, they lost to the Oakland A’s for the 1989 World Series.

Reflection over these memories have provided some life lessons for me —

  • Focus more on the Victories and Accomplishments Recognizing the Weaknesses —Though it was disappointing the SF Giants lost the World Series, it was great they won the NLCS 1989 Championship.  Sometimes I am disappointed by people’s actions which offend or do not perform as I would expect.  But it is more important to appreciate and celebrate their accomplishments.
  • Support and act to help others to overcome weaknesses — Coaches have a difficult time to figure out how to get the players to reach their full potential.  Players may get physically hurt and emotionally discouraged.  It takes wisdom to know when to add pressure or ease up on demands for performance. This also applies in our day to day life in dealing with family, friends or co-worker dynamics.  I have supported the SF Giants all my life.  This dedication should also apply in our relationships.
  • Be a Coach and Get Coached — 

I need photographs to remind, reflect and refresh my perspective.

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