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I've never liked the Giants, maybe because they steamrolled the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series.

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jamie

Durham, NC

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Nov 1, 2010
 
I'm a longtime Giants fan, and I have to say this is all very exciting. Even if there are people that seem to be cheering all the time, it's because they're excited. If they don't know much about baseball then they're learning. Hell I was seven years old getting upset and excited over everything when I started watching baseball. I know these people are not 7 years old, but you can never be too old to start loving a great game. As for being a team of interchangeable parts, personally I think that makes them all the more endearing. There are guys possibly at the end of their career or are at least seasoned veterans getting their very first chance at playing in the postseason, at the same time there are people like Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner, Lincecum and Cain who are just at the start of their very promising career in baseball. Cliche but true there is a new "hero" every game. Hero in the sense of getting the big hit, pitching a great game, etc. The team isn't centered around one big name, there's no "Josh Hamilton" on the Giants. If the bases are loaded with two outs, who would I want to be batting? With this team I could take any of the starters even a few of the pitchers. As for your criticism of "The City" itself, I can't comment on that, I've never lived there and live far enough and visit it so little, that I still admire it. I'm not sure how you figure that people are pretending to be artists, poets or bohemian outcasts. What defines any of those things? As for calling it Frisco, I hate it too. It's lazy and annoying, it's like calling California Cali, but if you want to see it as a case of people being pretentious, I suppose you could wrongly interpret it as that.
Jay

Pleasanton, CA

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#2
Nov 1, 2010
 
Ew, this entire article is just disgusting. Honestly, how much do you actually know about San Francisco and its true inhabitants? What hasty and vast generalizations that are littering this fluff trash article are way off base.

Btw, they just won the World Series.

Get the hell out of here.
Koalabear2525

United States

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#3
Nov 1, 2010
 
they won
Koalabear2525

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Nov 1, 2010
 

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lets vote for Jerry Brown Barbra Boxer Lynn Woolsey and no on 19
Doctor Lasorda

Mill Valley, CA

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#5
Nov 1, 2010
 
Tommy, you don't hate the Giants. You LOVE the Giants. And you hate yourself, because you love the Giants.
Brookelyn

Long Beach, CA

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#6
Nov 1, 2010
 
I would just like to say that I love the comment you made about Moon Man Minton. Hes my father. I sent him what you said and he finds it hilarious and charming. I think they should really make a flavor one day. haha. Thank you.
Marvin C Gentz

San Lorenzo, CA

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#7
Nov 2, 2010
 
I knew it would happen!

The San Francisco Giant Hippies annihilated

The Texas Ranger Radical Conservative Right Wing Bastards!

And they did it while those two Jail Bait Presidents and Dubya's whiney wife pretended that they enjoyed that Black Man singing God Bless America!

I knew it would happen because........

"The Dirty "effen" Hippies Were Right". This is the title of a video documenting the rightness of the Hippies in detail.(If you have any difficulty downloading the video, try misspelling the word "effen".)

San Francisco Rocks, now more than ever.

Peace!
gregory zaste

Ukiah, CA

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#8
Nov 2, 2010
 
i love it. you couldnt be more right. its funny how so many people have become giants fans in the last week. no one cared until they heard the giants were in the world series and winning. now only if we could get the raiders fans to shut up and put the jamarcus russel jerseys in the garbage.
Uhmmm

Hayward, CA

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#9
Nov 2, 2010
 
Im so tired of hearing about fair-weather Giants fans. It's an exciting time and in these kinda times people want to participate. So what? The more the merrier. Those of us who have put in the time in the trenches with the Giants should be happy to have fellow fans share our torture. I've been suprises these last few weeks with how many folks want to talk baseball with me. I love baseball and our team is now the WORLD SERIES CHAMPS. I want to scream that from the rooftops. The more people with me the better! Grown adults are entitled to support whatever they want! Especially if it's the Giants. VIVA LOS GIGANTES!
Fast Eddie

Ukiah, CA

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#11
Nov 2, 2010
 
Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, the only thing that keeps you from being the man most likely to be assassinated at high noon in front of the ugliest court house in California for the ludicrous article you wrote for today is the stupidity of it and the delusion of the editors that it will sell newspapers. While it's obviously "Tongue in Cheek" it goes so far against our local sprite and pride that I cannot wait to "accidentally" slosh a cup of McDonald's coffee on your laptop in an effort to keep you from more vile blathering about our cultural icons. I suppose your next target is the 49ers.
Fast Eddie

Ukiah, CA

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#12
Nov 2, 2010
 
Gregory your as full of it as Wayne. Rehash of the game the night before throughout the season along with analysis of what to do for the upcoming games including next season is a daily event at my favorite locally owned coffee shop on Talmage near the railroad tracks. If you can find your way to it your welcome to join us.
Rastawoman

Vacaville, CA

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#13
Nov 2, 2010
 
Just shows what a hick you are Tommy. We here in SF don't refer to SF as "the City". When one is in Ukiah, one says I'm going down to "the City" and people know you mean SF. In SF we just call it San Francisco. I am proud of my city and extremely glad I left Ukiah. I am basking in the glory of the Giants being world champions this morning. I am happy to celebrate with my fellow herb smoking, gay, straight, multi-ethnic, flamboyant, working class, white collar, bearded, bald, dreadlocked young and old San Franciscans and we're having a blast!.

Since: Oct 10

Ukiah, CA

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#14
Nov 2, 2010
 
Pot smokin freaks beat tough Texans.....Haaaaa, Haaa Tommy.

Castoffs and Misfits.....

"But I had faith, and I had hope, Thankfully the Padres choked"

Let Timmy Smoke.....Fear the Beard. Giants win it all....Huff Daddy, Posey, Uribe, Renteria, Blackbeard.....

Giants win it all.....suck eggs Dodgers.
great

Ukiah, CA

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#15
Nov 2, 2010
 
I sure do love reading TWK's words. It's always so funny, and mostly right. It's crazy how nobody cared about the giants the first week of the season, now it seems we have an over abundance of fans and baseball experts. Screw all the new giants fans. Hopefully we don't see you next year!
Jake Deep

Healdsburg, CA

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#16
Nov 2, 2010
 
I was 3 years old when I went to one of the first games in Candlestick Park back in the late 50's. I had tears in my eyes last night because they had finally won it all 53 years after moving to San Francisco. So you can take your opinion and put it where the sun don't shine.
Todd Senior

Redwood Valley, CA

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#17
Nov 2, 2010
 
Reading this article made me take a step back and reflect. You see I grew up 12 miles from Dodger Stadium, I bleed Dodger Blue. For most of my life I have hated the Giants. Some of what TWK writes is true. There have been Giant fans that have been relentless these last few weeks, I did'nt even know they were fans 6 months ago. With that being said, I do know alot of people who are diehard Giant fans. Weathered the conditions at Candlestick, the earthquake series, etc. They have waited a long time. So I have to say "Congratulations to them and the Giants." It doesn't matter how you do it, they did it. My hats off to them. Enjoy your day, you have earned it.
This is why we call ourselves fans, we can disagree but the one common thing is baseball!!!!!!
AlFusco

Ukiah, CA

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#18
Nov 2, 2010
 
This time you have gone too far Tommy Wayne Kramer! Just when I was beginning to believe that you were something besides a brain damaged old hippie, along comes an article demeaning the Giants and baseball itself. Say what you want about San Francisco. It is a beautiful city run by a circus of clowns, but baseball?.....shame on you.

To paraphrase "Field of Dreams:" The one constant all through the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steam rollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This game is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was could and could be good again.

I`m sorry you missed that, and that you could not share it with your son. Perhaps if you had been able to do so, you wouldn`t be quite so bitter. Try to build a better attitude Tom. People will come.
mytwocents

San Lorenzo, CA

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#19
Nov 2, 2010
 
Are you serious? Go to Texas or NewYork if you want to root for another team and trash the Giants. Maybe you are the one who doesn't know baseball. Matt Cain is the most tenured player on the Giants Roster. He was drafted by the Giants and came through thier minor league system. Players like Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey are all products of the Giants scouting and minor league systems. The reason this team won this year is because they are a "TEAM". Rather than a collection of players bought by the highest bidder these are players who root for each-other and play the game the way it was supposed to play. I am proud to be a Giants Fan and have been proud through the last 5 plus years of losing seasons. It is an honor to have such a great team and such a great city right in our back yard. I bleed Orange and Black and take offense to your entire editorial. I am shocked the Journal would even print this junk.
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Martinez, CA

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#20
Nov 2, 2010
 
I am not a Giants fan but I think this is an exciting time for a local team to make it to the World Series. Who cares if people are out rooting for a local team for the first time...the more fans, the better. As for San Francisco....No city or town is any better or worse. They all have their great views and eye sores.
Giants Fan

Ukiah, CA

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#21
Nov 2, 2010
 
Shut ur mouth fool u just pissed the SF Giants won the seried

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