Saturday, 25 April 2009

Pacman bobbleheads in Giants-Padres game


Manny Pacquiao, the person and the bobblehead doll, were all over the AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Pinoy boxing icon was the honorary guest in the Major League Baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres.

Boxing’s pound-for-pound champion whose visit was part of “Filipino Heritage Night” hosted by the Giants threw the ceremonial pitch for the Giants-Padres baseball match.

Giants Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, who is half-Filipino, was behind the plate t

o catch Pacquiao’s pitch.

The “Filipino Heritage Night” is an annual event hosted by the Giants to honor the Bay Area’s

 large Filipino-American population.

Lucky fans also received limited edition Pacquiao bobblehead dolls which are now up for auction on Ebay.

Pacquiao was such a lucky charm for the Giants, his presence sold 11,000 extra tickets, which is better compared to last year’s Filipino night that drew a group of 5,000.

The event raised $50,000 that will be used by the Giants’ for their charity works, and last but not the least, San Francisco won the game, 8-3.

Pacman is in the homestretch of his three-month training for his scheduled fight against Englishman Ricky Hatton on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Ve

gas.

At stake in their 12-round bout are Hatton’s International Boxing Organization and Ring Magazine world light welterweight titles.

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