Back in 2010, as the San Francisco Giants finished their first game in their first appearance in a World Series this decade, I wrote about what a long road it had been as a fan of the team for at least four decades. There had been lots of good times, I saw many great players, but the team could never quite go all the way. I was just happy that they made it to the big show a second time during my life.
Then they went and won the World Series in 2010. Pretty much dreams fulfilled.
And then they won it again in 2012. Icing on the cake.
And now they have done it again in 2014. I am not sure what to say at this point. How much happier could I possibly be?
It was a great series. Kansas City played well and it was tense down to the last out in the final inning of the seventh game. But when Panda got under that foul ball, it was all over.
What else can I say? See you again in 2016?
As I stood in the front yard listening to cheers and fireworks going off, there was agreement between my neighbor… who is about my own age… and I that there was a time where we thought we would never see the Giants win the World Series. For long time fans of the team, there have been difficult years.
And now I am writing a second post about that very thing coming to pass.
The conversation was curtailed by him setting off a strip of 100 firecrackers, which hurt my ears and sent the cats diving under the bed.
The win was not as sweet as it was last time, but it was still good. Very good.
Now, about the Cubs…
The Giants have done it at last. They haven’t won a World Series since they were in New York, back in 1954.
I’ll even post their current logo.
As I said last week, I had two baseball hopes. I have now lived to see them both.
Now maybe I’ll throw my support behind the Cubs. They last won a World Series in 1908. That’s a pretty long dry spell.