We'd watch the game when it was televised.
The giants fielded a team like this:
- Jesús Alou
- Tito Fuentes
- Matty Alou
- Tom Haller
- Jim Ray Hart
- Hal Lanier
- Juan Marichal
- Willie Mays
- Willie McCovey
We all thought the Giants could do it that year, but we were denied. My father said that Horace Stoneham thought that second would make more money -- so that's where the giants would be. My father and Uncle Pat might take us to a game -- to the bleacher seats. But my uncle Ralph -- He always had box seats. First base line, behind the dugout. He used to bring about a six pack of beer to the game in a long tube he slung over his shoulder. He'd drink that and more ... ummm ... and then drive us home.
We cheered the Giants on year after year.
I remember the night games at Candlestick. The wind. The cold. The extra innings. When the stadium was empty. When it was full. We followed the score and we watched. And we waited. For years.
But I never remember winning the World Series till now.