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Giants Say They'll Play Ball

Weakened Storm Now Less of a Worry

KCBS Radio Morning News
April 05, 2019 - 8:15 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- The San Francisco Giants prepared for the team's home opener on Friday with an improving weather forecast offering hope that the game might start on time, or close to it.

Giants Executive Vice President Staci Slaughter said Friday morning, "We're going to try to get this game started as close to on-time as possible." First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 pm, after extensive pregame ceremonies to herald the team's first home game of the season.

The Giants have scrambled for several days to develop contingency plans for a storm that, earlier in the week, looked like it could be much stronger and longer-lasting.

By Friday morning, the National Weather Service was downgrading the storm, calling for a few hours of damp weather.

The Giants open their home season after a 2-5 road trip that saw them lose series against the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers.