I grew up in Livermore California and for a while as a kid was a fairly serious San Francisco Giants fan. As I recall I started following the team in 1963 (prompted by the Giants 1962 World Series near miss). After a few years I gradually lost interest. The Oakland A's arrived in 1968 and at some point I shifted my primary allegiance to them. In recent years I haven't followed either team much. Still I watched the last couple of innings of the World Series and was glad to see the Giants finally win.