I posted this on my other blog in 2010.
During the parade and celebration today (in case you haven’t heard, the Giants won the World Series!) I thought of my Dad. Don Dwyer was a die-hard Giants fan for 42 years but he died in 2000, ten years too early to ever witness a world championship.
Dad loved baseball. In his youth he read all of the Ralph Henry Barbour books about Baseball Joe and when I turned ten he gave them to me and I read them, too. For the first 48 years of his life my Dad was a Seals fan. His father took him to Recreation Park to see his first Seals game when he was eight years old. Pretty soon he was going to a game just about every Saturday. And when the Seals were away he would go and watch the Mission Reds play.
He used to reminisce about the times when his Uncle…
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