One ‘Giant’ family forms at ballpark

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s AT&T Park was jam-packed Wednesday night as fans from all around came together to support their favorite team. Covered in orange and black from head to toe, fans of all ages cheered with enthusiasm in hopes to help bring home a victory.

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Gabriella Guerrero and her son, Davel Rios, 9, joined more than 40,000 fans at the Giants game earlier this week. Photo by Ellie Bowden

“I have been a Giants fan since I was a little boy,” said Larry Pacini.

The Giants’ baseball organization has a long history of  a dedicated fan base, forming a large community. Following Giants baseball has become less of a hobby and more of a lifestyle. Many families hold season tickets that are passed down from generation to generation to keep the traditions alive.

“I have been going to Giants games for as long as I remember,”  fan Sarah Strausser said. “I wouldn’t miss one for the world.”

Along with the team itself, the fans have fallen in love with the stadium and all it has to offer. Lots of great food, an upbeat atmosphere and a scenic view of the San Francisco Bay are just some of the ballpark’s features.

“This is the most beautiful ballpark in the U.S.,” baseball fanatic Gabriella Guerrero said.

The fans support does not go unnoticed, either. The Giants’ organization incorporates multiple themed nights to celebrate its fans and their diverse cultures and background. Some of these themes include: Irish Heritage Night, Filipino Heritage Night and College Night. The recent Giants-Milwaukee game featured Italian Heritage Night.

“I love the Giants,” said  Timmy Eisenberg, 7. “I’ll be a fan for the rest of my life.”