The Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park and are one win away from entering the World Series.
Staff members at Lefty O’Doul’s are preparing to serve more than 3,000 eggs to hundreds of Giants fans expected to drop in for an early breakfast.
The breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 333 Geary Blvd., near San Francisco’s Union Square.
“We have a lot of Bloody Marys ready to go,” Lefty’s owner Nick Bovis said.
Lester Chambers, of the Chambers Brothers, best known for their hit “Time Has Come Today,” will perform “Giants Time Has Come Today,” Lefty’s spokesman Lee Houskeeper said.
If the Giants lose to the Phillies tonight, the breakfast will be moved to Sunday in anticipation of a Saturday win.
Bovis is not worried about jinxing the team by planning a celebration.
“The Giants sold me World Series tickets, so if anything, they’re jinxing themselves,” Bovis said.
Bovis was at AT&T Park for Wednesday night’s exciting win.
“You could feel it in the air … so electric,” Bovis said.
Indeed, eyes were glued to TV sets at homes, bars and restaurants throughout San Francisco during Wednesday’s nail-biter of a game.
Diners rearranged chairs and tables at Pluto’s restaurant on Irving Street in the city’s Inner Sunset neighborhood to get a better view of the TV.
At the 24-Hour Fitness on Ocean Avenue, a roomful of sweat-soaked fitness buffs cheered in unison from their treadmills as Juan Uribe’s sacrifice fly ended the game.
Across the city, a group of about 30 cyclists out on a weekly ride listened to the game on a radio boombox strapped to the back of a cargo bicycle.
By the time the group reached the Legion of Honor, the game was at a fever pitch in the ninth inning, so the riders leaned their bikes against a curb near the fountain and clustered around the radio, passing around flasks of whiskey to keep warm and calm their nerves.
When the Giants scored the winning run, the group erupted in cheers and cartwheels and exchanged high fives and hugs.