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Great story, [sign in to see URL] you are a Giants fan, too! It always amuses me when those get on the bandwagon when we are doing well and then they fall off when we are tanking big time (like right now!). The trueblue (not Dodger blue) fans will stick it out when the Giants are in the playoffs or lose 100 games!

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I was a big baseball fan from when I was really little. But I was more into playing than watching.
I was born in California, but we moved out of state from ages 3 to 9.

My first memories of watching baseball was the Yankees beating the Dodgers in the World Series in 1977 when I was 6 (REGGIE!!!).

When we moved back to the Bay, Willie McCovey visited one of our little league games. And I started to care more about the Giants.

But I REALLY went nutz for the Giants when I started High School in 1985!!! We used to sit around and play APBA baseball with the 1985 Giants thinking if we just juggled the lineup then wouldnt suck so bad!!!
Watching the evolution of the Giants from 1985 to 1987 really got me hooked for life.
I almost felt like we grew up together...

I wish I could have seen McCovey, Cepeda, and Marichal put SF on the map.
When I first got to college, I figured out they had old Chronicles on Microfiche in the basement of the library.
I spent too much time reading tons of old Chronicles to get a sense of the time.
It was really cool to get a sense of history through real time naratives.
The lack of perpective of time, made it much more emotional, and real.

and dont worry, i spent more than enough time OUT of the basement partying too =)

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Great story, [sign in to see URL] you are a Giants fan, too! It always amuses me when those get on the bandwagon when we are doing well and then they fall off when we are tanking big time (like right now!). The trueblue (not Dodger blue) fans will stick it out when the Giants are in the playoffs or lose 100 games!

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I was a big baseball fan from when I was really little. But I was more into playing than watching.
I was born in California, but we moved out of state from ages 3 to 9.

My first memories of watching baseball was the Yankees beating the Dodgers in the World Series in 1977 when I was 6 (REGGIE!!!).

When we moved back to the Bay, Willie McCovey visited one of our little league games. And I started to care more about the Giants.

But I REALLY went nutz for the Giants when I started High School in 1985!!! We used to sit around and play APBA baseball with the 1985 Giants thinking if we just juggled the lineup then wouldnt suck so bad!!!
Watching the evolution of the Giants from 1985 to 1987 really got me hooked for life.
I almost felt like we grew up together...

I wish I could have seen McCovey, Cepeda, and Marichal put SF on the map.
When I first got to college, I figured out they had old Chronicles on Microfiche in the basement of the library.
I spent too much time reading tons of old Chronicles to get a sense of the time.
It was really cool to get a sense of history through real time naratives.
The lack of perpective of time, made it much more emotional, and real.

and dont worry, i spent more than enough time OUT of the basement partying too =)



I have to admit that for awhile I didn't follow the Giants [sign in to see URL] dad decided that it was warmer at A's games so we went to those games when I was in high school(the days of Reggie, Bando, Rudi, Catfish, Vida, etc). But, when I went to college, I started paying attention to the Giants again.

The ex was a Dodger fan and we would end up going to a lot of games at the Stick because we'd get better seats there than in [sign in to see URL] I made him sit through a whole lot of Giant victories (especially in 1991 when the Giants knocked the Dodgers [sign in to see URL] funny to watch Giant fans do the Tomahawk chop to the Dodgers as we watched the scoreboard as Atlanta won their game as well).

I think my ex or my Dodger-loving brother gave me a video of the Giants [sign in to see URL]'t seen it in awhile but is full of good stuff! (I don't remember what year it goes up to). emoticon

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I’m glad I’m a Giants fan. I was born in San Francisco and I will be true to the city. I am not a bandwagon fan, and if someone thinks I am they are sadly mistaken. I have learned to deal with the tough losses and learned that some players really need to be traded or released.

Thank you to those that have helped me come this far in my journey. I will remember you all. Here's to a memorable 2006.



Great story, [sign in to see URL] you are a Giants fan, too! It always amuses me when those get on the bandwagon when we are doing well and then they fall off when we are tanking big time (like right now!). The trueblue (not Dodger blue) fans will stick it out when the Giants are in the playoffs or lose 100 games!

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the only thing i knew about 2002 was the "save" jt did for dusty's son. that's the only thing i knew because i didn't follow the game. if i had become a fan after that then you would know i was a bandwagon fan. and those that claim to be fans but don't have enough time to just check the front page of the giants site are not real fan. they're fans, but not as serious. like thoses that go to the games just to be there.

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I was BORN a Giants fan.

Seriously though, I'll have to blame Merkin for it.
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I was BORN a Giants fan.

Seriously though, I'll have to blame Merkin for it.



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Giants bought my team and moved them to Arizona, and then started playing in our old park. Didn't have any choice.

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Giants bought my team and moved them to Arizona, and then started playing in our old park. Didn't have any choice.





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Yeah, to Phoenix and became a Giants farm team. If you ever talk to McCovey ask about the help he got from Sal Taormina when they played together there in 1958.

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good thread for thenewbies, so I figured it was worth a
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good thread for thenewbies, so I figured it was worth a
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[sign in to see URL] REASON for being one is checking out all the good looking guys we have on the team. those that can't field or hit don't get respect from me. if you can do [sign in to see URL] drool over you =D

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