The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions once more. After fifty years in the Bay Area without a single title, the Giants have now won two championships in the last three years. San Francisco claimed their franchise’s ninth title Sunday night with a 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Tigers, sweeping a beleaguered Detroit team that scored just six runs in four games.
Following heroic performances from Pablo Sandoval, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong in Games 1-3, Marco Scutaro and Buster Posey took the spotlight in Game 4. Posey’s two-run home run in the sixth briefly gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, and Scutaro’s RBI single in the 10th drove in the World Series-winning run. Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles asks Giants fans to savor this season and really let it all soak in, because there's no telling when it will happen again:
This might not happen again in your lifetime.
That's not a downer. That's not cynicism. That's just how this weird game works. When the Giants were oh-for-San-Francisco, you knew that baseball wasn't a socialist collective. This wasn't a matter of lining up to get your ribbon every 30 years. There's so much more to it. A team needs talent and circumstance, but in exactly the right combination. Decades can go by without that combination. Centuries, even…
This might not happen again in your lifetime. But it's happening right now. Again. Don't take it for granted. Between the perfect game, the impending MVP, the Dodgers/Giants rivalry coming out the right way, the comebacks in the division series and championship series, and the World Series, this has a great, great chance of being the best season of baseball you'll ever watch. This is why you watch. This, right now.
Enjoy. And thanks, Giants.