I have not seen (or thought of) the Croix du Candlestick button for a long time until I came across this old t-shirt in the Haight Ashbury. AT&T Park nights makes you forget the ones at Candlestick very quickly. This t-shirt reminded me of all the nights back in Candlestick when I was growing up.
The Croix du Candlestick was given away to fans who stayed through extra innings of a San Francisco Giants’ night game. Candlestick was particularly cold and windy at night, and many fans did not stay for the 9 inning games. Even fewer stayed for the extra inning games. The Croix du Candlestick was a badge of honor. The marketing genius of long-time San Francisco Giants Executive Patrick Gallagher.
It is very good to see the team spirit in the Haight. There were many other establishments that were outwardly showing their support for the San Francisco Giants.