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World Series Fever Abounds on Campus

You hear it when you’re waiting for your morning class to start. You hear it when you’re walking through the University Union and you hear it when you’re grabbing lunch at the Bistro. There is definitely something on the minds and in the conversations of the Cal State East Bay students: The San Francisco Giants.

For the first time since 2002, the Giants find themselves in the World Series, and it’s no secret around campus. The increased appearances of the colors orange and black being worn by many students tell the story. With a good portion of the campus population being locals, it’s no surprise why CSUEB has caught this World Series fever.

CSUEB student and lifetime Giants fan Sarah Abrams has done her part to contribute to this hype.

“I was walking through campus wearing my Giants shirt one day, and six or seven students must have stopped me to say ‘Go Giants.’ It’s nice to have fellow Giants fans wave at you and smile, or just start a conversation with you,” Abrams said.

The Giants have not won a championship since 1954 and have not done so since moving to San Francisco from New York. In the mind of Abrams, this 2010 team is more than qualified to end the drought.

“The Giants have been trying to get past the Barry Bonds-era and the past few years have been rebuilding stages for the team. They have a balance of young talent and veteran leadership, and just by watching them play, I can sense they have a good clubhouse vibe. I believe in this team and I know they have something good brewing for their fans,” Abrams said.

CSUEB student and lifetime Giants fan Osvaldo Rivera also shares this same passion about the team.

“I was very disappointed when the Giants lost in the 2002 World Series and I wasn’t sure when they would get another shot at the championship. Eight years later, I’m ecstatic about the situation. I have a good feeling that the Giants can do it this year.” Rivera said.

In the midst of midterms and hectic schedules, CSUEB students have found an escape with this recent surge of Giants baseball. Whether it may be catching a World Series game after class in the Pioneer Heights dormitories, conversing with other students and staff, or just wearing an orange and black Giants hat around campus, various students have been open to show their support for this San Francisco Giants ballclub.

“It brings good community among fans and it’s great to see the campus and the Bay Area as a whole, come together,” said Rivera.

The Giants will have to defeat the Texas Rangers in order to secure the first baseball championship that the city of San Francisco has ever seen.

Many students and staff agree that the San Francisco Giants of 2010 are something special. The hype is evident throughout the campus and the confidence in this team is nothing short of spectacular. Without a doubt, fans have been waiting for this for a long time.

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