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Giants honor Robin Williams with Mrs. Doubtfire clip, moment of silence

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Somewhere between the silver screens of Tinseltown and the bronze plaques of Cooperstown sits a corner lot in the American cultural canon where ghosts emerge from corn fields, titans bust stadium lights with home runs, Casey can't come through in the clutch and Robin Williams isn't just a Giants fan, but a giant in his own right.

The world lost a tremendous talent when Williams was found dead at the age of 63 on Monday. While there are no words to properly qualify his invaluable contributions to the generations of people who marveled at his brilliance on the screen and stage, recalling fondly bright moments from the past can provide morsels of solace in times of immeasurable sadness and monumental loss.

It was in this vein that the Giants honored Williams--a longtime fan and friend--playing a clip from the beloved Mrs. Doubtfire on the scoreboard at AT&T Park and holding a moment of silence on Tuesday prior the team's first game since his passing. 

Whether he was mimicking Carlton Fisk in his Oscar-turn as Good Will Hunting's Sean Maguire or exciting the crowd before a Giants playoff game, Williams consistently brought joy to the lives of the millions of people familiar with his infectious smile and his incredible catalog of work. He'll be dearly missed.


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