Monday, November 1, 2010
The Giants Win the World Series!
For the first time since 1954, the Giants will be bringing home the World Series championship trophy. Tim Lincecum was nothing short of masterful going 8 innings, while giving up one run on three hits, two walks, and ten strikeouts. Cliff Lee, his Texas counterpart, was nearly as good, but he made one big mistake--the three run home run to Edgar Renteria in the seventh inning.
The Giants won on the strength of pitching, defense, timely hitting, and tremendous managing by Bruce Bochy. Every move that Bochy made not only worked, but seemed to be rooted in logical thought. (A rare occurrence for most managers.) I've always thought that managers lose games for teams, not win them. Bochy proved, in this series, that my thought process isn't always right. If the postseason counted towards the year-end awards, he'd easily win the NL Manager of the Year Award. He probably still deserves it anyway.
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants and their fans on their improbable win. You deserved it. It was an amazing, unpredictable ride.