Some may not wear the colors of their rivals. Others will root for their team, and every other team that is playing their rival on that given day. These are phenomena that outsiders may not quite understand, but to fans, they make total sense.
Where can all of this come from?
Read about our Host of the Week, Samuel Roland, followed his father's footsteps in becoming a Giants fan.
Tell us the story of becoming a Giants fan.
Growing up in NYC, my father was a NY Giants fan and so, although they were already in SF by the time l was born, l naturally followed my fathers footsteps and since l was very young have always been a fanatical Giants-Giants rooter (baseball and football). And what a time to be a baseball Giants fan with this kind of lineup:
25. Bobby Bonds. RF
23. Tito Fuentes. 2B
24. Willie Mays. CF
44. Willie McCovey 1B
16. Jim Ray Hart. 3B
2 Dick Dietz. C
22. Hal Lanier. SS
14. Jesús Alou. LF
27 Juan Marichal. P.
It is possible that Alou batted seventh and Lanier batted eighth, my memory is not so good anymore (thanks Google).
What do you love most about going to Giants games?
I love the adrenaline rush and emotion l feel and the high when they win, particularly against the LADs and most especially when they beat Kershaw!
What's your favourite Giants memory?
My favorite recent memory at games where l was present at the ballpark was #1 sharing the June 7, 2019 victory with you and Eve! Also enjoyed the come from behind after being down like 11 runs against the As and the game where both MadBum and Posey hit grand slams in another victory some years ago.
What was the hosting experience like?
I have enjoyed each of the hosting experiences. One important aspect is my ability to titrate amount and specificity of info that l provide to the desires of the guests.
Give us a helpful tip that only locals know about when going to a game.
It’s a blast! I highly recommend it.
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