San Francisco Giants fans have been trumpeting their support for the team during its run to the World Series, and starting tonight a local bar is hoping an actual trumpet will keep their opponents awake the night before the series starts.
Lefty O’Doul’s, located near San Francisco’s Union Square, will have a local musician playing a trumpet outside the bar tonight, possibly within earshot of the Texas Rangers, who are reportedly staying at the Westin St. Francis across the street, bar manager John Fair said.
The musician will be playing “El Deguello,” a bugle call used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo, Fair said. He said the music is meant to represent orders to give no mercy to the enemy.
Fair said the trumpeting is not necessarily to antagonize the Giants’ opponents, who might not be even be able to hear it.
“The walls are so thick over there, and insulated very well, so I’m sure it won’t affect them,” he said. “It’s more a joking type of thing.”
Lefty O’Doul’s put a sign in front of the bar declaring itself “Giants World Series HQ,” and Fair said he expects big crowds at the bar for the series, which starts with Game 1 on Wednesday at AT&T Park.
He said it was a wild scene at the bar during Saturday’s Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, which the Giants won 3-2 to clinch the series on a late-inning home run by Juan Uribe.
“It was packed from the front to the back. You couldn’t even move,” Fair said. “It was a good night, and when Uribe hit that homer, everyone jumped up. It felt like an earthquake.”
CONTACT: Lee Houskeeper (415) 777-4700
Nick Bovis, Lefty O’Doul’s (415) 710-9524
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