WATCH: San Francisco Giants kayaker “Cove-gates” with grill in McCovey Cove

  • David Whitlock

The great American Tailgate is a tradition as old as sports itself.  Usually, it’s held in a parking lot just outside the stadium with upwards of 50,000 of your closest (or newest) friends.  This San Francisco Giants fan takes tailgating to a new locale.  Let’s call it the “Cove-Gate”.  Check out this enterprising fan who broke out the classic Weber grill on his kayak in McCovey Cove behind the RF wall at AT&T Park (via MLB.com)

Don’t try that at home unless you know what you’re doing, fires and boats usually don’t mix well. While the broadcasters aren’t so sure he’s cooking, note the hot sauce in one of the cup holders (to complement the long neck in the other).  The Giants are not only 5 games ahead of the field in the NL West, they’re one cool tailgate ahead of all major league baseball fans.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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