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A ‘giant’ game for the fans

SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants faced the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park for the third time in the series on Aug. 7, Nik Burns was there. Burns, who has been going to games since he was a child — “They’ve been my favorite team since the womb,” he says — is a big fan of…

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‘I love coming to the games’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — People float around outside choosing between hot dogs and chicken fingers, while the stadium erupts into cheers behind them. The game is the Giants vs. the Brewers, and most everyone has the Giants insignia on their hats and sweatshirts. Iza Bertram, wearing a Giants T-shirt, said she’s a fan because, “My husband is.”…

Giant fun for San Francisco baseball fans

There were many different types of fans at the San Francisco Giants game this Wednesday: those decked out in their orange and black jerseys, those there to relax and spend time with their family and even those who work to make the customers happy. They all have a one-of-a-kind way of enjoying the ball park…

Low standings? Fans don’t care

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have sunk to the bottom of the National League standings.  The team is going through a bad year with injuries and poor performances by usually reliable players. The Giants are really in a slump, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the fans. “Doesn’t matter how bad…

Why are you a Giants fan?

SAN FRANCISCO — People float around outside choosing between hot dogs and chicken fingers, while the stadium erupts into cheers behind them. The game is the San Francisco Giants vs. the Milwaukee  Brewers, and most everyone has the Giants insignia on their hats and sweatshirts. Iza Bertram included. She has a Giants logo displayed on…

Why pick a team?

SAN FRANCISCO — In every sport, there are people who pick a certain team to support throughout the season, or perhaps throughout their entire lives. This is true for baseball, as well, and was never more apparent than at the Giants vs. the Brewers game last Wednesday night. People dressed in sweatshirts and hats proudly…

Sports column: Giants slump persists

Back-to-back World Series titles in the 20th century have not been the norm in modern baseball, and the San Francisco Giants for the second time in four years are experiencing that once again. The Giants early in the season had been in contention for a division title, but a prolonged slump that began around the beginning…