My dislike, which has grown into hatred, of the giants isn't an arbitrary thing, there is logic behind it. As a kid playing Babe Ruth ball, our coach always taught us "Baseball is s TEAM sport, it's not about a player's personal stats, you do whatever it takes to make your team look good, and hopefully, for the team to win".
The giants were always a collection of individual stars, and there were some great ones...But they didn't play as a team. Mays, Marichal, McCovey, Cepeda, the real Bonds (Bobby)... and others in future years continued this practice. Why do you think they won few LCS and never won a World Series? It wasn't for a lack of talent.
And when you hear these bandwagon fans squeaking about "We won two World Series in 4 years"... remind them that NO, they've won two World Series in 55 years. 1958 through 2013.... two total World Series. THEN remind them the Oakland A's won THREE IN A ROW, and have only been here for 45 years... oh, and that we won a FOURTH... and while it might have been 24 years ago, it was a 4 consecutive game win OVER THEIR giants.
I started attending A's games in 68 as s teenager, continued through my college years and up to the early 80s, took a few years break, and rejoined them in 88 and have stayed loyal until today. This included through some very lean years, like 1979-1981.
Point of all of this? I have friends who were coworkers that were giants fans, and when we started playing final Spring Training games against each other, we would go to the Coliseum and to Candlestick to watch games. I've been to 17 MLB parks and dozens of MiLB parks... I've never been asked to leave or ejected... Except from the Stick.
At a game in 1990, 4 of us in A's hats and 6 in giants hats went to a game, sitting on the 2nd deck. A's were up by 5 in the 6th, and we were cheering as another run scored. A giants fan sitting behind us didn't like us cheering in their stadium and he knocked my A's hat off my head. I turned around, looked at him and said "that was uncalled for"... And he dumped a beer on me. If I had ignored it, things probably would have been fine (in his eyes) but not in mine. I stood up again, grabbed him by the shirt and belt, and threw him two rows down in front of us. I was pitched out of the park by security, and never returned to the Stick and have never set foot in ATandT.
These punks weren't 'New World' bandwagon giants fans, these were old school die hards, and they were the same thugs that start fights in the Coliseum and beat up on A's fans over the past 3 years at ATandT.
So next time you think about telling me you're a "Bay Area Fan" or you wear a split cap, or you wear your colors in OUR stadium to watch us beat your team in a CLASSIC Baseball Stadium? Just remember this: