Hey sports fans!

My foray into sports journalism began in the 1980s. I spent nine years as a Sports Director for several different FM radio stations around NorCal where I covered the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. (I also hosted a one-hour Grateful Dead show on Saturday nights, but that's another story.)

In 2009, I started 22gigantes.com, a San Francisco Giants blog, as a fun way to stay up on all the latest happenings with the Orange & Black.

In 1970, at age 6, my pops took me to my first Giants game. I've been hooked like a fish on crack ever since.

My all-time favorite players are: The Three Wills (Clark, Mays and McCovey), Vida Blue, Mike Ivie, Jack Clark, Darrell Evans, Matt Williams, and Bill "Mad Dog" Madlock. (I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Johnnie LeMaster junkie, too.)

These days, I've got a 7-year-old son myself. Poor kid's an even bigger Giants fan than I was at his age.

When I'm not obsessing over the Giants, I'm usually hanging out with my gorgeous wife, barbecuing a tri-tip, drinking a glass of Two Buck Chuck. Many days you might find me hiking with my dog, Will, somewhere along the American River.

I love getting other people's perspectives on topics that interest me, and I truly look forward to your comments here at Bleacher Report!

Troy Nelson

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  • SSJ Mamba posted 2127 days ago

    SSJ Mamba

    All you do is rant.

  • Scott Dailey posted 2210 days ago

    Scott Dailey

    Hi, Troy -- Enjoyed your piece on Giants who "went to hell and back." Wanted to let you know that the Polo Grounds were in Manhattan (in Harlem), not the Bronx.