Well. Wow. What to say? It was just me and my dad at home when the Giants clinched but we had the radios on in my room, his office and the room in between so that we wouldn’t miss a moment while we walked back and forth. And there was lots of hugging and a few tears (those were mine) when the Giants clinched. I was actually pretty mellow the whole game, surprising for me and I did not flatiron my hair or make brownies, though I did chew an undisclosed amount of gum. Those are my three ways of dispelling nervous energy- what are yours? I will need them a lot in these coming weeks.
I adore this photo. Just had to include it.
Of all the fantastic articles and great quotes published in the last 24 hours, this part of Andrew Baggerly (San Jose Mercury News) was my favorite by far…
For the first time since 1971, the Giants clinched a postseason berth with a victory in their final regular-season game; Juan Marichal pitched a five-hit complete game that day at old San Diego Stadium to make the Giants NL West champions.
“Yeah, but he didn’t hit a triple,” said Jonathan Sanchez, chin raised.
I think that triple was so perfect for the last game of the year and the clincher because it really speaks volumes about the team. I’ll admit, it always worries me when a hit by the pitcher or Aaron Rowand, for example, wins the game. Because I wonder, If we’re relying on these unreliable hitters to win, what will happen when they do the expected, and get out? I’ve basically come to terms with just being how the teams is and it works. My new name for the 2010 Giants is “The Kaleidoscope Team”. The definition I got on the internet for kaleidoscope is, “a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes.” Isn’t that so the Giants?
I’ve also always marveled at how much a team comes to resemble its city, though most of the players and coaches are not even from the city. But the Giants are just like San Francisco; diverse, a little quirky, but at the same time successful and classy. The Yankees are a lot like NYC. No explanation needed, on that.
Corny as it may be to include a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, a giant red bridge is kind of indicative of this beautiful city.
I’m proud of being a fan of the kaleidoscope team and living in the kaleidoscope city. Let’s take this show on the road and display to the world how San Fran does things.