Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The World Champion San Francisco Giants Are Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

The SF Giants defeated the Texas Rangers by a score of 3-1 and are bringing the World Series trophy home to California for the first time since they moved there in 1958. Rookie catcher Buster (great name for a catcher) Posey put it this way...

"It's crazy to think with all the great baseball players who have come through San Francisco, there hasn't been a World Series championship. The beautiful thing about the organization is, you've got guys like Will Clark here. You've got J.T. Snow here. You've got Shawon Dunston here. When we get back to San Francisco, we'll have Willie Mays and Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry. The list goes on and on. It's so humbling to have won the first World Series in San Francisco. It's unbelievable."

Perfectly said, Buster. Tim Lincecum went 8 full and tamed those "hot and heavy" Texas bats allowing that one run on three hits while striking out ten. He was immense. The MVP of the series was shortstop Edgar Renteria, who hit the game winning tater off loser Cliff Lee, who really only made one mistake...to Renteria. He even called it. Here's SF outfielder Aaron Rowland...

"He (Renteria) told Andres he was going to hit one and he did it. He Babe Ruth-ed it, I guess."

Matt Cain is the longest tenured member of the world champions and he said this...

"Wow, this is sick. We're the World Series champions of 2010."

Get used to it, Matt. I can only imagine the utter joy when the team comes back home. The parade has already been scheduled for tomorrow. Here is the official blurb from the San Francisco Chronicle...

"The Giants' victory parade will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Montgomery and Washington streets and go southbound on Montgomery to Market Street before continuing west on Market to Civic Center Plaza. After the parade, Mayor Gavin Newsom will present the team with the key to the city on the steps of City Hall. The parade will replicate the route taken by the team when they came to San Francisco from New York in 1958."

And so the 2010 Major League season comes to an end. For us Red Sox fans, injuries and more injuries became the lead story day after day after endless day. It was a great year, a coming out year, for Clay Buchholz, another good one for Jon Lester and the season became a showcase for all the young Boston talent who we'll see in the years to come. Injuries, at least that many of them, are unfair but they're part of the game. There is nothing anyone can do now except make sure everyone comes back 100%. Good things will follow, that I promise.

It's been fun and I want to make sure you realize I'm not going anywhere in the off season. Daily posts will still (God willing) be the rule. Click on this post's title for all the coverage from the San Francisco Chronicle. I look forward to an injury free 2011. As always, take care of yourselves and BE WELL. My friends, I'll see you.


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