I rarely talk about the game itself. My love for baseball happened to start with cards and my love of collecting. I enjoy watching games, and I played as a kid.
That said, the Giants were my first home team, and even living in Georgia I've made it a point to see the Giants in Atlanta and San Francisco multiple times. I reignited my interest in the A's when they started their "Green Collar" campaign, and I still have interest in the Tigers and Braves.
I've been keeping an eye on things more this past week or so. The A's are shot. Will they ever have a chance of success again? I suppose they could still pull out a winning record. While the Indians and White Sox are still pretty close, the Tigers are holding court over the AL Central pretty well. The Braves are a long way from first in the NL East, but have about as good a hold on the wild card as the Tigers do in their division.
What about the Giants? They're my home team. I live in San Francisco, and they're the reigning World Champions. They've gone 2-8 in their last 10 games and are only half a game up on the D-Backs. They're beginning a series against the Pirates, who have lost their last 10 games. Odds are, they'll break that streak against the Giants. Meanwhile, the D-Backs are going up against the Astros, the worst team in baseball (sorry, Sam).