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I was always a Giants fan. Will clark an Mr. thompson were my faveorite players. I remeber my first year if little league I was on the giants ... actually my first two years haha. I would wear my little league uni's to the giants games an freeze my ass off at candlestick. my first game was against the atlanta braves that was a fun game .. in 02 i went to all the home games of the world series. if anyone remembers seeing a 6'5 white dude selling papres out frotn and over by the espn booth that was me ... that was a blast getting paid to watch the world series haha... right now teh way the team is playing sickens me... and its a sad state of affairs on the main board..
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When I was 9 years old, in 1995, my uncle took me to a Giants game at candlestick. I watched some guy named Barry Bonds play. He bought me a Giants hat and I had a great time. Then, as we crossed the Bay Bridge heading home, I saw a shooting star. I like to think that that was the moment that sealed my fate as a Giants fan for the rest of my life.

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When I was 9 years old, in 1995, my uncle took me to a Giants game at candlestick. I watched some guy named Barry Bonds play. He bought me a Giants hat and I had a great time. Then, as we crossed the Bay Bridge heading home, I saw a shooting star. I like to think that that was the moment that sealed my fate as a Giants fan for the rest of my life.

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that's a great story. I went to my first giants game that year too. Too bad I had to see future Giants on the Mets team. I missed out on the one that was a Met and then is now currently the mosted hated Dodger by Giants fans.

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I became a Giants fan in the early 90's. Clark, Williams, Thompson. Baseball cards back then with friends was cool and that made me follow the local team. Been hooked since.


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My grandfather played the biggest role in my being a Giant fan. In the evenings after dinner whenever we would visit he would go back to his office to do his "billing", but really it was a chance for him to put the Giants game on the radio. Same thing at the weekend BBQ's always having the radio on in the backyard playing the Giants games. He regularly took me to the single A Giants games in Fresno growing up, and seeing the players go through the system at Fresno, and then getting the chance once or twice a year to go see them at Candlestick once they moved up was all it took. Hooked for life.

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Sadly, I became a Giant fan (relatively) recently... 2001! Even worse, I became a Giant fan because of a superficial thing like Bonds' HR chase! Hey, I admit it.

See, I played little league when I was a kid and I was TERRIBLE. I played on a team called THE OAKS, and we lost EVERY GAME (except one... it got rained out and we tied) that season. I would sadly never play again. ***

I never watched sports, only liked to play, so baseball was dead to me.

Until 2001. Barry goin crazy.

Of course, I followed the McGuire/Sosa chase in 98, but only vaugely... reading the newspapers here and there.

In 2001 it was totally different. My hometown team. Our superstar (who I thought was a major ASSHOLE up until then) CRUSHING the ball. Every AB was an EVENT.

So I watched.

Then of course came 2002. And I watched.

Wow, that sucked. !@#$ FIFI.

By 2003 I was hooked, going to about 10 games a year, watching 150+. (Yep, 10 games/yr is nothin, but hey I live in San Jose!!) emoticon

So yeah, I guess I owe it to MR BONDS
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*** edit: I never played little league again, but I play lineball with my buddies every spring/summer, and I've humped my 4-seam up to a blistering 70mph!! =D

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First I'd like to say this message board is way cool compared to the espn sf giants board. I also played little league baseball and my dad grew up watch the SF Seals play so when the Giants came here in the late 50's he was an instant fan. He taught me how to hit a curve ball and to always hate the Dodgers. I went to my first Giants game when I was 10 years old at Candelstick Park (I'm 46 on monday) and remember listening to many Giants games on my little clock radio im my room. I remember Bobby Bonds and Willie McCovey hitting a lot of home runs that year (1970). I also remember a lot of warning track fly balls too. Gil Hodges on the call: Bonds hits it high and deep to left center field way back aginst the fence and Foster makes the catch. I remember the Giants in a divisional series against the Pirates that year and I played sick so I could stay home and watch the game on TV. I have great memories as a Die Hard Giants fan and some heart ache too. Just like all of my Giants fan bro's here....


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First I'd like to say this message board is way cool compared to the espn sf giants board. I also played little league baseball and my dad grew up watch the SF Seals play so when the Giants came here in the late 50's he was an instant fan. He taught me how to hit a curve ball and to always hate the Dodgers. I went to my first Giants game when I was 10 years old at Candelstick Park (I'm 46 on monday) and remember listening to many Giants games on my little clock radio im my room. I remember Bobby Bonds and Willie McCovey hitting a lot of home runs that year (1970). I also remember a lot of warning track fly balls too. Gil Hodges on the call: Bonds hits it high and deep to left center field way back aginst the fence and Foster makes the catch. I remember the Giants in a divisional series against the Pirates that year and I played sick so I could stay home and watch the game on TV. I have great memories as a Die Hard Giants fan and some heart ache too. Just like all of my Giants fan bro's here....


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Newbie on this board today. On the old (not to be mentioned) board I suggested that I might be the eldest one there - there were a couple of posters who were close as I recall.
My Dad introduced me to BB but he had no favorite team. So how did a little kid growing
up on the coast of Western Washington become a NY Giant fan in 1950? 2 words - Eddie Stanky. If you were not gifted with a lot of
athletic ability and were vertically challenged
you could not help but adopt this guy and his team as your favorite. Durocher's quote was
"he cant hit, he cant throw, he cant run, the only thing he can do is win". When you watch
the replay of Bobby's shot in 1951, you will notice Leo being manhandled in the 3rd base coaching box by a Giant player with his warm up jacket on - that was Eddie Stanky. 1951 was his final yr as a Giant and an active player. Left to manage the Cards in 1952.
I retained my loyalty to the Giants tho and was delighted with the West Coast move in 1958. The first part of the 1958 season I was at Fort Ord doing Army basic training and on a weekend pass was able finally to see my first ML game at Seals Stadium. It was against the Cards with Stan Musial.
Much heartbreak thru the yrs but at least I remember seeing on TV a World Series win in 1954. Unfortunately I dont think I'll see another in my lifetime.

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