BREAKING: SFGiants Win World Series
November 2, 2012 § 2 Comments
Ridiculously late post on the Giants winning the World Series. The post comes on the heels of contact highs and public transportation lows during the second championship parade in three years. Haters cannot wait to fill up Giants fans’ goblets with haterade.
By now, all the tropes have been discussed.
San Francisco is a weird baseball town. MUNI buses have been destroyed. Mijita serves good drinks. San Francisco serves more than hot dogs and old car tires, which is apparently bad. San Francisco doesn’t hit home runs. If Kate Upton doesn’t have a chance, surely the San Francisco Giants do not have a chance vs. Justin Verlander. Justin “100 mph fastball” Verlander. Justin “property of Pablo Sandoval” Verlander. Really misguided predictions. Giants are lucky. Giants aren’t lucky, Giants hit smart (from a guy who dissed San Jose State while discussing Penn State). Barry Zito. Tim Lincecum, out of the bullpen. MUNI buses and new open doors.
You know the story though, or at least I think you do. Pablo Sandoval, Justin Verlander. Man vs. Bear. I’ll take Bear. Defense from native son, Brandon Crawford. Hunter “Ridiculous” Pence. Greg White and LF defense. Barry Zito, staff ace. Buster Posey, NLDS MVP. Who has it better than the San Francisco Giants? Not Melky. Ryan Vogelsong. Matthew Thomas Cain. Sergio Romo.
But perhaps the funniest thing I’ve read about the World Series that I’m afraid no one else has read? Grant Brisbee’s World Series prediction. The man who runs the Giants blog on MLB SBNation runs out a prediction contrary to everyone else’s (link works now).
No Game 5, no Aretha Franklin singing in Game 5, no Game 6, no Game 7, no Jose Valverde (LOL), no second Justin Verlander start. No sense of normalcy that would determine that the San Francisco Giants are unfit to be world champions. After a four game sweep of the Detroit Tigers, a shutdown of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder (a combined 4-for-27 with 8 K’s, 2 GIDP) and ample amount of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, people still disagree that the Giants are the best team in the league.
But you know what? That’s alright. Their words won’t change the fact that Hunter Pence is a really crazy dude. Won’t change the fact that Tony Bennett can sing a mean song about San Francisco. Won’t change the fact that Barry Zito cooks a mean avocado omelet. Won’t change the fact that Mike Murphy makes one hell of a clubhouse manager. Won’t change the fact that Jaymee Sire has a really great job. Won’t change the fact that Marco Scutaro slaps. so. hard. Finally, won’t change the fact that their team, Detroit et al. did not win the championship. The San Francisco Giants did.