It’s interesting to learn from fans why they chose the team they root for. That’s where the conversation with our teammate Sierra started. “I was in San Diego in the fall of 2006 going to school, and I noticed that all the baseball fans were either pulling for the local team, the Padres, or the Giants, since a lot of San Franciscans were living there. No one seemed to be rooting for the A’s, who were in the playoffs. I was from Sacramento, where the A’s Triple A farm team, the Rivercats, played,” Sierra explained. “I saw them play a lot when I was a kid.” Since both the A’s and she were from Northern California, it made sense for Sierra to pull for the Oakland A’s. The pieces all came together, and that’s how Sierra became a committed Oakland Athletics fan. Read more →
Fans of Major League Baseball have been voting for the players they want to see in this year’s All Star Game for the past several months, and this past Sunday the starting lineups (and reserves) for the annual tilt, which this year will be held in Miami on Tuesday, July 11th, were announced. I’ve been waiting to announce my choices for the starters until now so that I could offer a side by side comparison with the fans’ selections. So how did I do? Were my choices similar to the players the fans selected? Read more →
After growing up as a Mets fan in New York City, Soosh moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 to attend Cal Berkeley and stayed in the area after he got his degree. He’s still there, working for a tech company, and is still a Mets fan. “I love my Metsies and I’ll take all the bad times with the rays of sunlight in between,” he said.
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