AT&T Park is a flat-out beautiful place to watch a baseball game. Looking out from the upper deck stands behind home plate, you see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge beyond the left field wall and the San Francisco Bay water all around the outfield. A small portion of the bay just beyond the right field wall is called McCovey Cove. It's named after one of the Giants' most prodigious power hitters, Willie McCovey, who, as a lefty, would have hit many home runs into the cove had this stadium been open when he played. During batting practice and games, fans in kayaks wait for home run balls to come rocketing out of the stadium. One man, Joe, comes to almost every home game with a fishing pole and net to catch any "splash hits," the term for home runs landing in the cove. The outfield seats are situated below the outfield concourse, leaving views of the bay fairly uncluttered.
From my observations, every seat, infield and outfield, upper deck and lower, offers a great view of the game. The stadium design is quite similar to the retro modern style of Camden Yards. The green steel and red brick construction combined with the accessible downtown location and aforementioned water views make this stadium one of the most picturesque in baseball.
In this in-state competition between the Dodgers of Los Angeles and the Giants of San Francisco, the Dodgers came out ahead. Yasiel Puig hit three triples, a feat only achieved 15 times since 1950, and the Dodgers rolled to an easy victory.
Final Score: Dodgers 8, Giants 1.