I took this photograph from the upper deck beyond Left Field on 5/24/19. The SF Giants played the Arizona D-Backs and the D-Backs were taking batting practice. The fans in this section were waiting for batting practice home run balls.
Coming earlier to a SF Giants and going to Left Field is a fun experience during batting practice.
Back on October 5, 2000 and when Oracle Park was Pac Bell Park, I headed to these Left Field bleachers during batting practice when the Giants faced the New York Mets in game 2 of the National League Divisional Series. This is the place to be to see if you can catch a fly ball. This is the goal of many baseball fans. Going earlier beats out the competition during a normal game time.
I was so excited when I caught the baseball during this visit as the Mets were taking batting practice. I had my mitt ready in hand and saw the ball coming. It came high and hard. It came so hard that it was my stomach and mitt which helped me catch the ball. The other fans congratulated and were happy for my victory.
So if you want to have your own baseball victory, come early to Oracle Park and hang out during batting practice. Make sure you bring your mitt and be ready to catch your baseball.