The World Series between the two league champions of Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers of the American League and San Francisco Giants of the National League, starts later today.
This will be the twelfth World Series I’ve watched. I got into baseball through
one of my mates who’s also a fan. In 2002, we travelled along the East Coast of
America, watching games in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. We
also spent a day at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York where I
took my first and last swing in a batting cage.
I tend to support National League teams in the World Series but more
importantly ones that are original members of their league and haven’t switched
cities. The San Francisco Giants began as the New York Giants playing at the
Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan before switching to the West Coast along with
the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957 so that rules them out. Detroit on the other hand
have played in the American League since its inception in 1901. Go Tigers!