The magic totally lasted. Congratulations to the darling, if bad-haired, 2010 World Champions, the San Francisco Giants!
Javier Lopez was quoted as saying “now I can shave!” and I am crossing my fingers that Brian Wilson will follow suit. I will be much more enthusiastic rooting for my NL team next year if the beards disappear. I also want to thank everyone who’s read and commented this year. It’s been my first year blogging about baseball and using MLBlogs and what a fun time it’s been. Hugs to you all and I’ll try to share some pictures of holiday desserts throughout the off-season to keep us all warm as we wait for next spring. I’m planning to re-hash the 2010 season and then blog sporadically through the off-season. Sporadically may turn into every day if something important and Barry Zito-related happens. You have been warned.
That’s right, fear is just the beginning.
Anyway. Bad timing to stop rooting for the Giants much? I was sad to see the series end in five and sad to see the Rangers lose, but I’m also happy for the Giants. Happiness is not usually expressed by crying through the ninth inning, but I’m honestly just a little sad for the 2010 season to be over. It’s been a long and weird and wonderful year in and out of baseball and I’m so glad I’ve had a chance to get to know the Rangers better. Still, it’s fitting for the Giants to come out on top. They’re weird and wonderful and this was their year. Not Time quite yet.
But can it be Time next year? That was the greatest marketing slogan since “This changes everything. Again.” Actually, I think that iPhone 4 slogan came after “It’s Time” was coined, so my sentence is chronologically incorrect. In any case, since I’m sure there have been a lot of people quoting and linking to both versions (the original and Ashkon’s) of Don’t Stop Believin’, I set out to find a theme song for the 2010 Rangers. Yes, I know they lost but they still deserve a song. And no, I did not record my own version. So I found “When It’s Time” (so subtle, the title) which is obviously not perfectly fitted to the Rangers, but it feels like the team and this whole World Series to me. Let’s just make the song the 2010 World Series anthem.
Dear Rangers and Giants,
It’s time to tell you something. I love you.