Show Me The Giants
January 20, 2012 2:06 PM Subscribe
Research help: Hope me understand the world of the SF Giants baseball fan.
posted by BlahLaLa to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (32 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not much of a baseball fan but for a work project I need to come to an understanding about the world of obsessive SF Giants fans.
So, for instance, I know about the cove outside the stadium where kayakers hang out to catch balls, and I know about the player who's like a panda and the one with a beard, but that's about it. What else are Giants obsessives into?
-- What do Giants fans argue about these days?
-- What songs do they sing, or what sayings do they say? Special cheers?
-- Are there special things they eat or drink?
-- Are there special stadium traditions? (I remember when I lived in San Diego there was a certain mentally challenged stadium worker who went up and down the aisles selling newspapers, and at each Padres game when he sold his last one he'd get a big round of applause from the crowd. Anything like this for the Giants?)
-- Is there a particular souvenir or fan item that people at the stadium or watching from elsewhere would have? The giant finger thing? Those little towels that people wave?
Basically I'm so unknowledgeable on this topic that I don't know what I don't know (Thank you, Rumsfeld), so if there's a blog or website I should be reading, please clue me in.
Thank you, baseball fans.