SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in an 18-inning, 5 hour and 35-minute game that ended at 1 a.m. The Giants apologized to residents after a firework show after the win woke up many people who live close to San Francisco’s Oracle Park. Loud booms roared through the Mission Bay and other waterfront neighborhoods.
Many neighbors responded with angry tweets, complaining about the fireworks being loud. One resident, Elizabeth Clark, tweeted “Wtf – 1 am fireworks? I’m in the Oakland Hills and thought we were all about to die.”
The Giant released a public statement reading:
“For the second time in Oracle Park’s history our game extended to eighteen innings, which for the first time delayed the fireworks display into the next morning. As a result, we have initiated discussions to adjust our fireworks policy, particularly under circumstances where game times run much longer than expected. We sincerely apologize for the disruption and anticipate having a new policy in place before the next fireworks display.”