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Wait, What? The Giants Win the World Series Again?

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.

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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?

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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?

 

Giants Win The World Series… Again!

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

Giants Win The World Series!

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.

Me and the Giants

I’m not much of a sports fan, a fact that tends to make me the odd male out at family gatherings and such.

But at one time, long ago, I spent a lot of time at Candlestick Park watching the San Francisco Giants.  Way back when their logo was something like this:

Thanks largely to my aunt and my grandmother, I went to a lot of Giants games in my youth.

It was a hard time to be a Giants fan.  Not that it is ever really easy.  But I got to see a lot of great players.  I saw Willy Mays get his 3,000th hit.  I saw Willie McCovey play his last professional game at home. (A double header, where he got a double that brought in the run to win the first game.  Then, in Giants style, they lost the second.)  I’ve been to two All Star games, including the last one that was held at Candlestick Park.

And over the years that I was a fan in good standing, a member of the Giants Boosters, and a regular attendee at games, I always wanted two things.

I wanted to see the Giants win the World Series and I wanted to see a cross-bay World Series between the Giants and the Oakland A’s.

I got to see the cross-bay series back in 1989.  But the Giants got stomped.

When the A’s are good, they are really good.  And when they’re bad, they’re really bad.  That year they were good.

Of course, the less said about the 2002 World Series the better.  So close.

Now however, for only the third time in my life, the Giants are actually in the World Series.  And they got into the playoffs on the last game too.

So now we’ll see, will my childhood desire to see my favorite team win the World Series finally come to pass.

They certainly looked good in the first game.  11 to 7 is a pretty strong win.

Oddly enough, the last Giants game I actually went to, they also won with 11 points.

Now they just need to win three more games.