First off, Thank you to my friend Beth for offering up a ticket to me! I really appreciated it! I wish I could go to more games. Secondly, I was at last nights game and during the game I yelled out to Aubrey Huff “Daddy” Dollas’ , “You complete me!” I make no apologies to the people sitting in front of me, who turned around and gave me a weird look. I told them, “What? Haven’t you seen Austin Powers or Jerry McGuire?” I have to say, Timmy pitched a great game with his 11 strikeouts. Lopez and Wilson adding to those making it 14 strikeouts. The man of the game Pat “the bat” Burrell, hitting a three-run home run. AMAZING!! A great night for sure!
I may have said it before, but… This is a different Giants team. They are a bit like the team of the 80’s but different none the less. We have such a lively bunch of characters. Everyone on this team contributes in some way. It’s amazing to watch! I feel like I know them. It’s a great feeling.
With that said, Giants baseball is not for the faint of heart. Oh, no… The Giants Torture can be a bit much for some. Die-hard Giants fans know this torture all to well. We have learned to live with it. Much like earthquakes. I kid, I joke. Seriously though, frankly, I’m tired of all those fans who are jumping on the bandwagon now. The die-hard fans have put up with all the pain and the agony of defeat. We went through seasons of emotional roller coasters. We know who the die-hard fans are. We have to welcome those who were lost or maybe those who can’t handle the G-Torture. So I will say to them, “Welcome back to the show folks. These men out here are your 2010 Giants!” If your wondering, who I am to welcome these people, I am a Die Hard Fan!!
The Padre series is coming up and they lost to the Cubs today. So the NL West is in reach! I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I love “my” team and the men that wear the uniform loud and proud. They make me proud to be a Giants fan!
This will actually be about me and baseball, since this is a “MLB Blog.”
I, like many of you, was born a Giants fan. I was born and raised in Hayward and even though I no longer live in the Bay Area, I am a true Bay Area girl. A fan of all Bay Area teams, but my heart was always with the SF Giants. The first baseball game I ever went to was in the mid 80’s. I actually won the tickets through a Bay Area radio station, KFRC.
I remember getting to Candlestick Park and being so excited about just being there. I will never forget the first time I saw The Baseball Diamond, the field I have seen so many times before on TV. What a beautiful sight. I will never forget the first time seeing the baseball field. I was IN LOVE! I got goose bumps then and still do when I go to AT&T Park. I love it.
I also recall falling in love with #22 Will Clark (Will “the Thrill” Clark). He was bigger than life on TV and even more so in-person. I remember players like Jose Uribe, Bob Brenley, Robby Thompson, Kevin Mitchell, Matt Williams, Mike Krukow, Dave Dravecky, Candy Maldonado, and Roger Craig at the helm.
I have been to at least one game every year since then. I now live in the Central Valley but still make it out to the yard, whenever possible. I am also a mother of two and I have raised them right, as Giants fans. Not bad for a single mom. Now… they will always remember players like Pablo “Panda” Sandoval, Aaron Rowand, Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey, Brian Wilson, Aubrey Huff, and I can go on and on. I look forward to more in the near future and years to come.
**Just watched Juan Uribe’s homerun!!” Yeah Baby!! Now Edgar Renteria!!! OMG!