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Published October 24, 2012
TIGHT SQUEEZE: Preparations for tonight's World Series Game 1 were frenetic yesterday at AT&T Park, as MLB was significantly compromised by a time crunch of less than 48 hours between the end of the NLCS and the start of the World Series. That is a tight turnaround by historical standards. Further complicating the issue was the NL's home-field advantage, as the NLCS went to a full seven games. As a result, many league staffers did not arrive in S.F. until late yesterday, and several efforts such as credentialing for more than 2,000 reporters and photographers extended well into last night. The Giants last night hosted a World Series gala for more than 2,000 guests at the sprawling, historic Fairmont hotel in downtown S.F. Finalizing plans for the event, similarly, was a last-minute affair given the Giants clinched the pennant less than 24 hours pior. The Fairmont was previously owned by A's Owner Lew Wolff, with whom the Giants are sparring over the A's desire to move to San Jose. Wolff and several business partners sold the property earlier this year for $200M (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal).