There are few kinds of loyalty as fierce or as unwavering as that of a sports fans to their favorite team. Whether it's baseball, football or hockey, sports teams in America enjoy their own particular brand of hero worship. If you've ever found yourself wondering why these fans remain so loyal, year after year, the story of Sheyla Aucar, our host of the week and a loyal fan of the Giants, might clear up a bit of the mystery for you.
Tell us the story of becoming a Giants fan.
I became a SF Giants fan back when I was a child. I would go to the Stick with my family and watch games with them. And ever since then, I have not thought of ever changing teams. Win or lose they will always be my heart. Even if it is cold or rainy I stay till the end of the game. The passion I would see in people growing up is what made me the passionate fan I am today.
What do you love most about going to Giants games?
What I love most about going to a Giants game, is that I feel the sense of unity, hope and excitement from other fans that it will be a good game.
Why did you sign up to be a host?
I signed up to be a host because I wanted to show my love for my SF Giants. Also, I wanted to show the passion that we as fans and as the team have to succeed. The quirks and rituals that we have, win or loose. We are all a family and I wanted to share that with other people, show them, instead of telling them.
What was the hosting experience like?
My hosting experience has been great. Had a guy from Australia, and he was so into the game, wanting to know the rules, asking questions, really enjoying the game. It made me excited to host more in the future, and to meet other people from other parts of the world and from the US.
Give us a helpful tip that only locals know about when going to a game.
Two tips during the game:
A) The Marina gate is the easiest way to get to the Garden under the scoreboard.
B) The Lefty O'Doul gate is the easiest way to get to the museum at the gate ( ticket needed to the game) and up the stairs where there is food and barely any lines.
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