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Giants Detail Jerry Garcia Day

The San Francisco Giants home game on August 9 went from just another ballgame on the NL West schedule to being one of the hipper days in franchise history several weeks ago when it was announced the team would honor Jerry Garcia on the night they play host to the Chicago Cubs.   Now, more details about what the Giants have planned to honor Captain Trips at AT&T Park  on the anniversary of his death are being revealed.  In addition to a special seating section and Garcia bobbleheads we caught a whiff of a few weeks back (story), Jerry's daughter, Annabelle, gets the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.  Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart will lead the crowd in Take Me Out To The Ballgame - backed by 7,000 kazoo playing Deadheads during the 7th inning stretch.  Bobby 'Ace' Weir is a fan of the game and its history.  More than a decade ago, he and Taj Mahal laid some early groundwork for a musical based on the life of  legendary pitching ace Satchel Paige, a guy as talented and innovative on the mound as Garcia and the Dead so often were on stage.    Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally, who knows more about the Grateful Dead than just about every Deadhead and more about baseball than possibly even some baseball commissioners, says the project got put on the backburner by Weir. Fans of both the band and the game can hope it will not fade away.

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