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  1. #841
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    1.Location- SF, CA
    2.Favorite Giants player- Posey, Sandoval
    3.Favorite former Giants player- Bonds
    4.What other sport teams do you root for?- 49ers, Warriors, USC Trojans
    5.Anything else you care to share?- Went to games 1 and 2 of WS

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    Welcome. And we all know who will be a fan of you because of your name...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SFrush90 View Post
    Welcome. And we all know who will be a fan of you because of your name...
    No kidding, the guy must be a Raiders fan



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    Hey guys, my name is Seth and I'm a huge Giants fan!! I'm 24 and looking to discuss Giants baseball. I just left giantsboard.com because they rather discuss everything BUT baseball. I checked out this site when searching for forums and you guys seem like a lively bunch so this should be a fun place. Pence has become my favorite Giant

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    Welcome, glad to have you on board!

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    Welcome to the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Killer_P's View Post
    Hey guys, my name is Seth and I'm a huge Giants fan!! I'm 24 and looking to discuss Giants baseball. I just left giantsboard.com because they rather discuss everything BUT baseball. I checked out this site when searching for forums and you guys seem like a lively bunch so this should be a fun place. Pence has become my favorite Giant
    Welcome Seth.
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    Have been a Giants' fan all my life. Born in the east bay (near Richmond), went to U.C., now living near San Josť. I'm a Giants' fan because my dad was (he was born & raised in S.F., and was a Seals fan before that - he watched Joe Dimaggio achieve his 60-game hitting streak with the Seals).

    My most memorable Giants' memory :

    Well that's hard. There are several, I can't pick just one. I'll do it in chronological order :

    - 1960s & 70s: this isn't ONE memory, it's just hot summer Sunday double-headers in the bleachers at the 'stick with my dad. Eating dogs and drinking coke, watching Willie man CF, Bobby Bonds in RF, McCovey at first - and getting a massive sunburn because my dad always insisted on going to double-headers.

    - 1997. The Giants have just clinched their first post-season spot since the new owners bought the team. The game ends, and "reserved, mean, angry, selfish" Barry Bonds (the adjectives are those provided by the press, of course) goes wild, hugging his teammates and then getting on top of the dugout and spends a minute or two high-fiving the fans while jumping up and down like a 12-year-old kid.

    - either '98 or '99. I'm in the family pavilion at the stick with my kids. (Remember the family pavilion in RF? $5 adult, half that for kids.) I'd just gotten back with the hot dogs and was handing them out during one of Barry's at-bats and then there's a loud *CRACK* of the bat and the crowd starts going wild. I'd been looking at the dogs and my kids, so I look up and there is a ball rocketing *straight* *at* *my* *head* - literally. I yell "look out" at my kids, and duck. The ball hits a seat about 4-5 rows directly behind me (yes, it would have hit me). People are running around trying to get the ball, I just drop to my knees and watch it go *boink*, *boink*, *boink* as it rolls down each level under the seats. Just as it drops down to my level, 2 seats over, the idiot sitting next to me figures out the ball is rolling down and stands up, kicking the ball away. Grrrrrrrr. The 3-4 minutes I was handing out the dogs and eating them was the only time I wasn't wearing my glove the entire game. Grrrrr.

    - 2000. Game 2 of the NLDS (vs. Mets), sitting in section 116 behind home plate. The energy at that game was absolutely incredible - I'd never felt anything like that before. All damn game long, down by 1 measly run until the 9th. Then, the Mets score 2 in the top of the 9th, so they are up by 3 when we go to the bottom of the 9th. Both Bonds and Kent get on, and JT Snow comes up as a pinch hitter. He gets around on a pitch and hits a fly to RF. The crowd starts going wild but JT is slowly walking down the line watching the ball as it starts to curve foul and the crowd realizes it's a *very* close call as to whether the ball will make it to the wall or if it will even stay fair. The place goes deathly quiet - everyone is literally holding their breath, waiting to see where the ball will land : the place is almost as quiet as a tomb. I'm sitting behind home plate and *I* hear the tinny "TINK!" as the ball lands on top of the 3-foot-deep tin roof on top of the right field wall. That "tink" must have been heard by everybody in the stadium, it had gotten so quiet. But the quiet only lasted about half a second as the crowd goes absolutely WILD - J.T. has hit a home run and tied the game in the bottom of the 9th, the ball was fair by maybe 10 feet and made it over the wall by *maybe* a foot. I thought the crowd was loud and electric before! I never, EVER had experienced anything like that explosion of joy and noise before, and didn't again until ...

    - 2002. Game 5 of the world series. Again, section 116 behind home plate. I had thought the 2000 NLDS crowd was electric, but this crowd was electric and up-beat, and ON FIRE - all game long. Loud and so full of energy, you could feel the energy tingling on your skin. It wasn't that it was my first world series game - I think that it was because it was the first WS game for almost EVERYBODY in the stadium. The Giants scored early, they scored often, at the end of the game we were up by 10 or something, and had a series lead of 3-2 going down to L.A. This is really the craziest, happiest, most energetic crowd I have ever experienced at a ballgame. *ALL* *GAME* *LONG*. They had given out "thunder stix" to the fans and you heard them all game long.

    - 2010. First home game of the NLCS, again in section 116 (I couldn't swing seats for the world series that year). The funny thing is, I don't remember much about the game (except that Cain was dealing) - no real individual memories of the game itself. It's the *day* that I remember: beautiful day, getting to the park THREE HOURS before the start of the game, having "brunch" at the java house next door (burger and fries and 2 beers), the crazy number of people all over the place, the absolute zen peace feeling apparently felt by everyone, everybody smiling, walking around the park and the marina before going inside, smelling weed every minute or two during that walk, batting practice, and overall what a great day it was.

    - 2010. Game 5 of the W.S. - at home, in front of the T.V. The stress and agony all game long, every batter, almost every pitch until ... the top of the 7th and Renteria. I don't have to say anything more as every Giants fan knows *exactly* where s/he was at that instant, who they were with, and what it felt like.

    - 2010. Thanksgiving. Sitting down to dinner at my sister's with about 10 family members. She says "We all have a lot to be thankful for this year ..." and I raise my left hand over my head, curled into a fist, and interrupt her, yelling "World CHAMPIONS, baby!!!!" Everybody laughed, and one of my nephews fell out of his chair he was laughing so hard. I'm known as the "crazy Giants fan" in my family {along with one of my brothers} - so they all knew what it meant to me. My brother "the other crazy fan" high-fived me, and we went on to enjoy one of my best thanksgivings ever.

    I of course have a bunch of negative memories as a Giants fan, but ever since Nov 1, 2010 they don't seem to matter as much anymore, and I don't dwell on them. There *IS* one highly negative and bitter memory that I'll tell you, and it's also from Nov 1, 2010. It was right after Renteria put us up by three - RIGHT after. Rowand was the very next batter. Lee had been unraveling that inning (Lee had thrown two balls to Renteria before his HR) and Rowand comes up and SWINGS AT THE FIRST PITCH, which would have been a ball, and flys out weakly to right. He didn't take a single damn pitch and swung at crap. It was one of those "flying so high, then kicked in the balls" moment. Visions of Game 6 of the 2002 WS, up 5 runs to zero late in the game, were flashing through my mind. I couldn't help myself and I completely lost it; I started SCREAMING at Rowand on TV, insults that shouldn't be repeated in public. I *still* haven't gotten over that AB from Rowand. I know I should let it go, but it was *exactly* the type of ******** that he routinely pulled over the previous 2 years.

    Anyhow, that's me.

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    Nice. **** Rowand. Never liked him.

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    I know how much 2010 meant to me and you had to live through more heartache than me. Great stories. I wish I could have seen Mays and McCovey but I think I would feel for them like I feel for Bonds not winning a championship (Mays in SF).

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    I have been a fan since approx. 1987. My dad was not a baseball fan, so I had to find the game on my own, which I did, in the 7th grade, primarily through baseball cards. I was a half-and-half fan until '90, when the A's broke my heart for the 3rd consecutive year (I was always a slightly bigger Giants fan than A's fan). Now the A's are my #2 most hated team.

    I have been posting on boards rather regularly for about 8-10 years now. I was with Disney pre-robustification, and have been a reg at another site now since 2010.

    By biggest/best Giants memory is, without a doubt, Rent's HR. I am not sure that can ever be topped. Will's single up the middle used to have top-billing, but that does not even compare anymore.

    As for Games I have been to, I was at Scotty's 1-hitter and I was at Will's first career grand-slam (oh yea, that was also Mike Schmidt's last game).

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    I was born in Chicago and started out a White Sox fan thanks to my dad.

    But I went to Cal and have lived in San Francisco for 25 years, and really started to prefer the Giants in the Bonds era. Still root for the Sox but they are a distant #2. No conflict thank goodness, although the 1997 trade the 2 teams did (from the Sox point of view it was called the 'White Flag' trade) was interesting. Conor Gillaspie is hitting well playing 3rd for them now, Eric Surkamp is sucking in their bullpen.

    A few of my favorite Giants memories: clinching the NL vs the Cards in 2002, clinching the NL vs the Phillies in 2010 (shoulda swung the bat, Ryan!), Renteria's HR, Cain's perfecto

    Wasn't at any milestone games except I was there to see Bonds' final HR, number 762.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgkings View Post
    I was born in Chicago and started out a White Sox fan thanks to my dad.

    But I went to Cal and have lived in San Francisco for 25 years, and really started to prefer the Giants in the Bonds era. Still root for the Sox but they are a distant #2. No conflict thank goodness, although the 1997 trade the 2 teams did (from the Sox point of view it was called the 'White Flag' trade) was interesting. Conor Gillaspie is hitting well playing 3rd for them now, Eric Surkamp is sucking in their bullpen.

    A few of my favorite Giants memories: clinching the NL vs the Cards in 2002, clinching the NL vs the Phillies in 2010 (shoulda swung the bat, Ryan!), Renteria's HR, Cain's perfecto

    Wasn't at any milestone games except I was there to see Bonds' final HR, number 762.
    Your user name sounds like a Chinese fast food restaurant. Any connection?

    Just kidding guy, welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgkings View Post
    I was born in Chicago and started out a White Sox fan thanks to my dad.

    But I went to Cal and have lived in San Francisco for 25 years, and really started to prefer the Giants in the Bonds era. Still root for the Sox but they are a distant #2. No conflict thank goodness, although the 1997 trade the 2 teams did (from the Sox point of view it was called the 'White Flag' trade) was interesting. Conor Gillaspie is hitting well playing 3rd for them now, Eric Surkamp is sucking in their bullpen.

    A few of my favorite Giants memories: clinching the NL vs the Cards in 2002, clinching the NL vs the Phillies in 2010 (shoulda swung the bat, Ryan!), Renteria's HR, Cain's perfecto

    Wasn't at any milestone games except I was there to see Bonds' final HR, number 762.
    welcome.


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