The San Francisco Giants, a team built on good pitching and timely hitting, will be in the World Series against the A.L. champion Texas Rangers. While the Giants won several pennants when they played in New York, they have not won since they moved west back when I was still in knee pants. The Rangers have never played for the world championship, so one way or the other, something's got to give.
The Giants beat the allegedly superior Phillies in six games, when Juan Uribe broke a tense 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the eighth inning with two outs.
The Giants have broken my heart several times in post-season play throughout my lifetime, starting with losing a Game 7 back to the (still) hated Yankees in 1962. But does Matty Boy come crawling back, time and time again? Of course I do, hypothetical question asker. That goes without saying.
This is our year! Go Giants!
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