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As you may know, I LOVE Major League Baseball. For a girl, I'm EXTREMELY passionate about it, and watch and attend MANY games during the season. My kids laugh at me for telling them to support the hometown team, The Arizona Diamondbacks. "Where are they now?" my son asks. Good point, but as a fan of the GAME, I think it's totally ok to have many teams that you follow, and it's important to follow the team where you live, even if it's not your favorite!
That said, I also have to say that this is one of the best times of the year for MLB. The playoffs and now the World Series are fabulous to watch! If you follow baseball at all, you know that this year has been one of the most fantastic playoff seasons in history. Each and every game was exciting and many of them came down to the last game for the series to be decided! Now here we are ready for Game 3 of the World Series, aka "The Fall Classic", and what a series it's been.
I am a San Francisco Giants fan. My sister lives in San Francisco, and we go to the games whenever possible.
I am fortunate to be able to see the Giants in Spring Training in Scottsdale, as well as watch them play when they visit Chase Field and the Diamondbacks. While the Giants won the Western Division for the National League, many did not expect them to be in the World Series. They were down 3-0 in the NLDS verses the Cincinnati Reds, and yet came back to win that series. Next they faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. Again they were forced to come back after being down 3-1 and they won that series as well. So here they are in the World Series, but this time they are up 2 - 0! Many people are STILL counting them out, even after all of the grit and heart they have shown thus far. For me, whether they win or lose (although I'm a BELIEVER) I will support them all the way. That's what being a baseball fan is all about! You can't be a "fair-weather" fan, you stick with your team and stand behind them win or lose!
I can't wait for the rest of the series, and I'm going to be cheering on my SF Giants dressed in my SF Giants shirts and my SF Giants earrings. Yep, I have the earrings too! And the only bad thing about the World Series is that this signals the end of the season for 2012. What am I going to do until March?