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Editor of Around the Foghorn. Kentucky Bluegrass bred. Avid San Francisco Giants fan and not-so-closeted Pittsburgh Pirates fan. AT&T Park is my second favorite place on earth, the first being Scottsdale Stadium during Spring Training. Halfway through visiting all the MLB stadiums. Fueled by Coca-Cola and Chuck Taylors.
Bleeding Dodger Blue from a depraved SoCal upbringing, we were nine kids in all, a ready-made baseball team. An army veteran, I relocated to San Jose in 1974, where I became a professional student, attending San Jose State for the next eight years. There was no internet, I could not get Vinny’s voice on the radio, and the Dodgers had just been creamed by that team across the Bay, so I became an ardent fan of the San Francisco Giants, by simply turning on the radio. Sans electricity and running water, I moved up on a ridge-top in Northern Mendocino County in 1982, and together with my wife Annie, raised three sons on 20 acres. Still on that mountain, retired from teaching language arts to middle schoolers in Laytonville, I am living the dream of experiencing a Giants team which stacks up with the best of all time.
A Northern Irish, San Francisco Giants fan. Weird, I know. Writing for Around the Foghorn and Call to the Pen. I spend my time watching baseball at 3am, and writing.
Born and raised in the Bay Area. Self-proclaimed sports nut, wine expert, and computer genius. Giants fan since I could remember my first thought, Warriors too, and Chicago for everything else sports-related. Love numbers and everything about them. AT&T Park is my Disneyland.
I am a born and bred Northern California girl now living halfway between SF and LA, yet I'm trapped in Dodgers territory. My love of baseball was born at Candlestick Park in the late 80's/early 90's and has only gotten stronger. I cried when the Giants missed the playoffs in '93 and I will never forget how devastated I was. I watched the last 3 innings of Game 4 of the 2002 World Series from the right field standing area for free but I'm still waiting to go to my first World Series game with actual seats in the stadium. I hope that day comes sooner rather than later! It's been hard for me to love any Giant more than I loved JT Snow but Hunter Pence is making a strong case. It's all about heart, hustle and love for the game!
Dixon was born and raised in the SF Bay Area and has been a lifelong fan of the San Francisco teams. As a fan of baseball, Dixon prefers the traditional National League small ball approach. In fantasy, he loves the mashers.
19, Northern California native and I've been a hardcore Giants/MLB fan since I could remember. Freshman in college. Pro-sabermetrics. Not a fan of batting average, RBI, counting statistics. I live in a world where Chipper Jones is better than Derek Jeter and you can still be a good hitter if you have a bad batting average. Enormously opinionated that it gets me in trouble sometimes. Yes, I'm Pro-BarryBondsShouldBeInTheHallOfFame and Pro-IfYouPutOneCheaterInYouHaveToAllOfThemIn.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Erin grew up listening to the Reds with her Grandpa Harvey. Indians fan by birth, Giants fan by choice. The rest is pine tar.
I'm a Bay Area native who graduated from Loyola Marymount University. I pull for the hometown Giants and am a general baseball fan too. If you want to know more about me, I'm on Twitter @MattJ2345. I only ask you keep questions relatively clean and in the strike zone for our younger crowd's sake!
Originally from NY, moved to the Bay Area in October 2005. An extremely opinionated Giants fan who loves the game of baseball. Also an amateur photographer and an Ironman triathlete with a busy day job. Started my first fanzine at the age of 15 and never looked back.
My name is Neil, and I've been a Giants fan since birth in 1989. I was born into a baseball family where my parents were season ticket holders at Candlestick Park for years where I spent a lot of my childhood, and got a huge portion of my very first childhood memories from. I've played baseball (and now softball) my entire life. I've always been on winning teams from little league to Babe Ruth to high school. Almost all of those teams being championship winners. I was lucky to be on a high school baseball team that won the State Championship all four years I was there, which helped to open the door for me to play one year of college ball before I started having to work full time, then went on to playing softball (where I met the love of my life), started writing my own personal blog, then I "got discovered" and now I write about the Giants for Golden Gate Sports and Around the Foghorn.
Chirag was born and raised in San Jose, where he currently lives. His love for the Giants began early in life. Rumor has it that even his diapers were orange and black. A Pharmacist by career, he feels his other job in life is to follow the Giants.
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