When asked what, exactly, was the matter with the Coke Bottle slide of old, a Giants staffer on the scene explained lighting and wiring was being replaced. Our calls to the team for further explanation didn't turn up anyone who, A. Knew, or; B. Would call us back. While walking past the stadium, however, we did notice the bottle is now equipped with hundreds of randomly blinking lights recalling the blizzard of flashbulbs that used to erupt whenever Barry Bonds strode to the plate. If those were there before, it eluded me. (NOTE: It has been pointed out that these lights are not a new addition. Fair enough. But, it seems, these are new lights).
Meanwhile, the staffer in the parking lot also politely asked your humble narrator to kindly move to one side so as to avoid being sent sprawling by a German automobile with a peace sign-flashing Giants outfielder in the passenger's seat and a stunning woman behind the wheel whose platinum hair was of a color legally mandated of baseball players' wives and girlfriends.
Thanks to him.