Hometown Heroes

My Facebook feed looks as if it has officially become the twitter feed for the San Francisco Giants. Every single one of my Bay Area brethren have made a pledge of allegiance to the black and orange this week. Bandwagon? Slightly. Annoying? Mildly. Do I love it? Oh, certainly.

AT&T Park Marquee

It doesn’t matter if you’re a sports fan or not, you’ve got to admit there’s something special about a team that shuts out their opponent 9-0 after coming back from 2 games down in Game 7 of a NLCS title game. Well, I guess if you really can’t stand sports I might have lost you somewhere in that statement. Just think of the best comeback from behind EVER, and that might put a smile on your face.

Both the DiploMan and I aren’t huge sports fanatics, in fact, I am more than he is. Which is a little surprising, given that he’s very athletic and even more competitive. But we are big fans of team effort, of camraderie, of hometown spirit, of the underdog, and of celebrations. We’ve found that it’s important to keep these things in mind, especially while living abroad. And yes, I guess to be cheesy, it’s important in life and marriage too. Which is why we were hootin’ and hollerin’ from our beds at home (while watching TV, get your minds out of the gutter) as that last pop fly was caught last night. Rooting for your hometown is really the best.

Also, I’m going to go ahead and cause a stir, and say that they have the best ballpark in all of the Major League:

AT&T Park

Do you have a favorite team? Who do YOU pledge allegiance to?

2 thoughts on “Hometown Heroes

  1. As a DC-area native, I am a Nats fan, but only mildly so. Things got a little more interesting this playoff season until they blew it!

    AT&T Park is really cool. My husband and I went to a game there last summer. I was disappointed that the Coca Cola slide was only for children.

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