I had no expectations of a sweep but it is nice being on the side of dominant team. The Giants hit their stride exactly when it was needed most and they came away with the championship. It is amazing that 2 out of 3 years the Giants have won the World Series.
Michael I think Ryan owes you a tall strong drink at your favorite watering hole.
One thing I think we need to really focus upon–Sergio Romo is a first generation American w/ lots of relatives in Mexico, made good and a wonderful success story. As we know, the Democratic Party has a better record with folks like Sergio and his family, it’s just the way it is. This is one of the examples of San Francisco Values that we are talking about. Brawly CA., south of the Salton Sea, a toast to you!
I wouldn’t lean too hard on the San Francisco values angle.
There isn’t a player on the team who was born in San Francisco, and the average major leaguer wouldn’t live anywhere near SF if he wasn’t paid a lot of money to do it for half the year.
The only guy in uniform with a strong San Francisco connection is pitching coach Dave Righetti. Bonus points to anybody who knows who his father was. Extra bonus points if you know his father’s nickname. (No Googling allowed!)
Dave Reghetti was born and raised in San Jose. So I think Brandon Crawford who was born and raised in Mountian View has just as much of a “local Connection”. The Crawfor family are season ticket holders and you can see the Crawford Family Brick over by the McCovey statue.
Born in Mountain View but also: “Crawford grew up in the Bay Area in Pleasanton, where he starred at Foothills High School, and has been a Giants’ fan as long as he can remember.” — Detroit Free Press
Oh, and I am going to guess that since Dave’s nickname is “Raggs” his Father’s might be “The Towel”???
Dave Righetti’s connection to San Francisco and its long baseball tradition is through his father, native son Leo “Legs” Righetti, who played shortstop for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast league for many years.
The Giants almost left town for Florida 20 years ago this fall. In its coverage of what was supposed to be the final game at the Stick, The Chronicle ran a picture of a sad little boy who attended the game with this parents. That boy was Brandon Crawford.