Life has never been better for San Francisco Giants fans. Beautiful stadium. A fresh banner flying over McCovey Cove. Every single game accessible online regardless of where you live. A 2012 squad recently picked by Sports Illustrated to win the NL pennant.
How do sports fans choose their teams? Usually it's geography. Or the team your Dad likes. Sometimes it's finding the right bandwagon. Like the Atlanta Braves fan from Wyoming or the New York Yankees fan from Palo Alto.
In any case, there's something about our teams that keeps us coming back. What is it?
It's not wins. If it were, explain to me how the Chicago Cubs and the Yankees have equally passionate fan bases.
And it's certainly not stadium food, or Dodger Stadium would have cleared out years ago. We pay money, tune in and spend ridiculous amounts of our disposable time with our team.
What do we hope to get out of it?
The Giants' community of fans is as strong as any in baseball. Giants hats can be seen across the country as Bay Area faithful continue to support the home team.
What are the things that keep us coming back?
Here are 10 reasons why being a Giants fan makes spring and summer the best time of year.