giants_db017.jpgMost of us aren’t prepared to fly to Philly to watch our blister-afflicted Giants play on Saturday and Sunday, and nearly as many of us aren’t able to afford tickets to next week’s home games.

So the question of the upcoming weekend seems to be “where are you watching the game?” Sure, you can watch at home, alone (ha!), that is if you have a TV that gets FOX. But the viewing of sports games is oftentimes less fun when it’s done solo, don’t you agree?

The SF Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together a list of places that are apparently offering special gametime promotions, for example, Biscuits and Blues, they say, has “(f)our television screens and choice of any beer and yam fries for $1.00,” and Jillians tries to lure you to the Metreon with their “50-foot video wall.”

Their list, while nice, definitely skews towards the Convention & Visitors-areas of the city — taken at face value, you might think that few outside downtown and North Beach give a damn about baseball. Which I know is untrue! If I, for example, manage to leave the house, I expect I’ll be watching the game at Outer Sunset staple Underdogs, drinking a Mexican coke and stuffing my face with tacos.

What about you? If you’re watching this weekend’s games, where do you expect you’ll be watching them?

Broadcast of Saturday’s game begins at 4:30 PM PT on KTVU (channel 2), 1st pitch is at 4:57. Broadcast of Sunday’s game begins at 5 on KTVU, with first pitch going out at 5:19. You can check TV listings here, the Giants’ full schedule here.

Photo: Darryl Bush for the Appeal

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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