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A deep-rooted reason to root for the Giants -- or the Royals
A deep-rooted reason to root for the Giants -- or the Royals

must confess something. I live in San Francisco, home of the Giants, who just won the World Series. And I'm proud. This is really odd. I have no interest in baseball and only dimly know that it doesn't involve slap shots or birdies. The last time I attended a baseball game (involuntarily), Jimmy Carter was president. I don't know the names of any of the Giants players except for Willie Mays, and it wouldn't surprise me if he's retired by now. But despite that, I felt fleetingly glad when they won the pennant, and downright happy that they beat that other team in the Series (which, thanks to some online sleuthing, I can say with confidence is based in either...

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