Thursday, October 16, 2014
Your National League Champion San Francisco Giants
You can add Travis Ishikawa, Michael Morse and Joe Panik to the annals of Giants history, "Unlikely Heroes" wing.
And now we head to the World Series that all the experts predicted on the eve of the play-in games, the San Francisco Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals.
This will be interesting, and fun. I can't work up a lot of hatred for the Royals, because I always liked them when I was growing up, and George Brett remains one of my all-time favorite players.
The Royals are white hot right now. But so are the Giants.
There was a time when I could have written up a position-by-position analysis for the Series, but that time is long past. I watch the Giants almost every night, but it's been years since I've been able to talk with any assurance about players that I don't see on a regular basis. I know very little about this Royals team and these Royals players.
What I do know is that they swept us in Kansas City in early August, although I don't recall thinking at the time that I was watching a World Series preview.
Three in five years. At my age, that probably means that I've given up any right to complain about the outcome of my favorite teams in any sport.
Here's hoping we bring home another trophy.