Originally posted by ace49ers:
Well done to the Giants it was great watching the series. Not really a baseball fan but when you start hearing about the SF Giants among the 9ers media coverage you cant help but take a look and see what all the fuss is about. That fielding is well oiled and the pitching showed up a more powerful Tigers pen going by the commentary. the more nimble Giants basemen were telling against the Tigers heavy hitters who seem out of sorts in fielding.
By game 4 and that last pitch even I was fist bumping and jumping off the couch, winning is infectious and I hope it rubs off with the 9ers and these Giants know how to celebrate.
SF now a baseball town?
I think SF has become a baseball city now. It was a football city for so long, but the combo of the Giants winning titles, and having a great stadium guaranteed to keep them around for decades is swaying the interest. The 49ers "leaving town" isnt sitting well with people in the city anyways.
The World Series ended up being the results of a flawed Tigers team that lost momentum, running into a speeding Giants train of momentum. They have some great players, but they have a terrible bullpen, a terrible bench, and play awful defense. Probably the worst combo of those things on a World Series team, and it was exposed. The Giants out-hit, out-pitched, out-defended, and out-managed the Tigers, all while punching them right in the mouth out of the gate unexpectedly.
in hindsight I should have been more confident going into the series, considering the circumstances of the way the Giants caught fire against STL, and how the Tigers got overconfident sweeping the Yankees and sitting around for a week. I guess I was just setting my expectations low to prevent heartbreak.