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I became a Giants fan around 1988. Baseball cards were real big with me and my friends, and living in the Bay you have to choose the A's or Giants.

Well I am a very visual person and I selected the team with the better colors. Yellow and Green are a terrible combination IMO, so I have been all about the ORANGE AND BLACK since 1988.

The Giants went to the series the next year and I thought "oh this is cool". Looking back, I never knew how special it was, and how long I would have to wait to see it again.





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I literally was born a Giants fan. From my very early days I was a Giants fan and my dad raised me to be one. I recall watching Matt Williams, Kevin Mitchell, and Will "The Thrill" Clark (My fav player). I also remember all the others.. Bill Swift, John Burkett double 20 win season, Willie McGee, and others. My mom was also supportive and would come to the games with us and let us yell at the TV when the Giants games were [sign in to see URL] then when they divorced she let me do it solo. I remember watching Giants baseball in middle schoold 5 nights a week. IT became a family [sign in to see URL] turned my step dad into a Giants fan from an A's fan because we watched so much Giants Baseball.



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this has got to be my favorite thread that doesnt involve sausage
love to hear these stories, cause baseball is a game that links people, friends, family, and generatios

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Born in TX, came to Cali when I was 4, [sign in to see URL] things I remember seeing were the orange lights of Da 'Stick, and the orange paint of the GG [sign in to see URL] of the greatest sights a kid of 4 would ever [sign in to see URL] Perry, Chris Speier, Doug Rader, Willie Mac, Mays, Bobby Bonds, Jim Barr, Tito Fuentes, George Foster, yes THAT George [sign in to see URL] were all on the very first poster of any kind I ever had, the 1971 [sign in to see URL] won the NL West that [sign in to see URL] Fuentes lived on Balcutha Drive in Foster City, and would play catch with us kids whenever we'd see [sign in to see URL] us all how to bounce the bat off the plate, [sign in to see URL] Luchessi (former Manager of the Texas Rangers) lived down the street, too, and Ed Podolak (former RB for the KC Chiefs, #14) lived in our townhouse complex in Foster [sign in to see URL] was a much, much simpler time, great era to be a [sign in to see URL] was at Bonds last game, and Willie Mac, [sign in to see URL]'ve bled Orange & Black for 37 years, although I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the Toronto Blue [sign in to see URL] because they had a guy on their team named Garth [sign in to see URL] Iorg, is that a name, or what?? And outfields don't get much better than Moseby, Bell, & Barfield...

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that 1987 AL East race was !@#$ exciting
7 of the last 10 games were between the Tigers and the Jays.. and every single one of those games was a 1 run game, including two extra innings games

of course Detroit owes Milwaukee a debt of gratitude as the Brewers swept the Jays in those other 3 games

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quote:

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Yes, Giants any day, but I do like to see the A's to good, thats my AL team.




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Well, when I was 10 I decided to join my local little league. I thought I should watch some games to learn the game, and my dad took me to a Giants [sign in to see URL]'ve been a diehard fan ever since.

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This is going to take the rest of my flexible life to [sign in to see URL] these MOVING PERIPHERALS [sign in to see URL]*T.....
  Grew up (Partially) in East Bay Area, 1970 - 1973. Became aware of Planet MLB in '70... anyone have a similar story? (Ducks under desk)
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This is going to take the rest of my flexible life to [sign in to see URL] these MOVING PERIPHERALS [sign in to see URL]*T.....
  Grew up (Partially) in East Bay Area, 1970 - 1973. Became aware of Planet MLB in '70... anyone have a similar story? (Ducks under desk)




welcome to the board Vic

and feel free to !@#$ swear all you want


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