Staff

alenaAlena Docena – Staff Writer

“East Bay born and raised Oakland Athletics fan… up until the age of 8 that is. Piece of advice: DO NOT take your child to a San Francisco Giants game as their first ever baseball game if you’re trying to raise them to be a diehard fan of another team, you just can’t win!

I played first base in high school because of my love for JT Snow, I was selected as the Giants Social Media Correspondent for the series against the White Sox and was asked by Bruce Bochy to partake in batting practice; if it were’t for my open toed flip flops I might have made the roster.

I live, breathe and bleed orange and black and wouldn’t want it any other way… sorry, dad!”

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Audrey Bigelow – Staff Writer/Social Media Coordinator

“I am a born and bred Northern California girl now living halfway between SF and LA, yet I’m trapped in Dodgers territory. My love of baseball was born at Candlestick Park in the late 80’s/early 90’s and has only gotten stronger. I cried when the Giants missed the playoffs in ’93 and I will never forget how devastated I was. I watched the last 3 innings of Game 4 of the 2002 World Series from the right field standing area for free and finally got to live the dream of seeing my first World Series game with actual seats in the stadium in 2014. Live every day like you’re Hunter Pence!”

erinwildErin Wild – Staff Writer

“Born and raised in the Midwest, I became a baseball fan when I was a kid listening to Cincinnati Reds games on the radio with my Grandpa Harvey. I went to my first ball game when I was in my early 20’s where I saw the Indians at Jacob’s Field (now known as Progressive Park). In 2001, I went to my first Giants game, which was one of the postponed games because of 9/11. Ironically, the ticket date showed 9/16, which is my birthday. I fell head over heels in love with the boys in the Orange and the Black. Now that I live in the City by the Bay, I try to get to as many ball games as I can during the season. Ever since that October day in 2001, I have never regretted becoming a Giants fan.

I believe baseball is like life: each day is a new day to redeem yourself. The rest is pine tar.”

markoneillMark O’Neill – Senior Staff Writer

“I am a retired middle school teacher from the Laytonville Unified SchoolDistrict, a Vietnam-era veteran and San Francisco Giants fanatic, living off the grid atop a mountain in Northern Mendocino County, on an organic farm run by two of my sons.

I approach life with an upbeat frame of mind and it carries over into my coverage of the Giants. For me winning is not the most important thing; baseball is. Something happens in every game I watch, that I have never seen before, and I want to share my observations with others. I am living the dream of experiencing a three-time World Series Championship Giants team, which stacks up with the best of all time. Great success!”

11201140_10206853198112623_7136224066134083441_oMarcos Cabrera – Staff Writer

Marcos Cabrera is a writer based in Salinas, CA. His work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and the Marin Independent Journal. In grade school, he was the only kid in class with two Croix de Candlestick buttons.

 

melfelkMelissa Felkins – Editor

“Kentucky Bluegrass bred. Avid San Francisco Giants fan and not-so-closeted Pittsburgh Pirates fan. AT&T Park is my second favorite place on earth, the first being Scottsdale Stadium during Spring Training. Halfway through visiting all the MLB stadiums. Fueled by Coca-Cola and Chuck Taylors.”

 

1929802_35414325260_5157_nNick Vezmar – Staff Writer/Technical Coordinator

“I am born and raised in the Bay Area. Baseball is my passion; I follow it, invest in it, eat it, drink it and just take it all in. The Giants are my team, from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.

I was raised to believe that hard work is the key to success, and if it comes easy then you’ve half-assed it. I write because I love writing, and I hope those of you who read my writing at least tolerate it. I am not a professional, first and foremost I am a fan. I am a fan of sports, but mostly I am a fan of the Orange and Black.”

rodRodrigo Villagomez – Staff Writer

“Born, raised and currently living in Stockton with a 10 year career in the United States Army sandwiched somewhere in the middle. I have been a Giants fan since I was in diapers thanks to my dad and his love of the orange and black. Won’t lie, cried like a baby after the final out of the 2010 World Series. I have had the privilege of working for the MiLB Stockton Ports (affiliate of the A’s I know, but have seen the SJ Giants numerous times when they came to town) as the Director of Fun and Games. I love the game of baseball and talking about all aspects of what makes it America’s pastime.”