SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants' slow start likely will mean little this weekend. The anguish and torture that became so familiar to fans with all the close games during last season's remarkable run to the World Series can be forgotten for a few days at least.
It will be a jam-packed opening series with three sellouts against St. Louis at AT&T Park. The reigning champions will raise the winning flag Friday in their first home game, receive their championship rings Saturday night with Commissioner Bud Selig in the house, and recognize Rookie of the Year catcher Buster Posey in a pregame ceremony on Sunday.
And, possibly adding to the frenzy of the coming days: a potential verdict in the perjury trial of home run king Barry Bonds.
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