What a great season it's been!
Tonight our beloved San Francisco giants take on a team in the Texas Rangers that is just as World Series starved as they are. It's been 55 years for the Giants since they last won a world series. The Rangers? Well they have never won a world series.
As I stated in an earlier post, the 2010 Giants team has been my favorite team out of the three World Series bound Giants teams that I have had the opportunity to see in my lifetime. Maybe it's because I started this blog this season but I think it has a lot to do with the personalities on this team as well.
The way we follow our team has changed. I live in Southern California. Right in the middle of Dodgers and Padres territory (funny how all of those Dodgertown signs seem to have disappeared after the season.). I only get the Giants on TV if they are playing the Padres or Dodgers. I also get them on the rare day that they get a national game. Yet I feel like I know more about this year's team than I have in years past when I could watch practically every single game on TV. The combination of SFGiants.com, Twitter, MLB Network, and the many blogs dedicated to the Giants all have made me more in tune with what is going on in the world of the Giants.
Go back to 1989 which was the first season that I followed the Giants and I got maybe one game a week on TV, listened to the radio for the other games, and had the game recap and box score to get the inside scoop on the Giants. That was about it. Well I did get to stay up and watch them on the news once in a while (I was only 13 after all!).
So again, this is the day that we have been waiting for. The Giants will take on the Texas Rangers tonight at 4:30 our time. It has been a great ride and there were many times this season that I thought this day was going to be coming another season. But it's here and we have areal shot at winning this whole thing despite what all the pundits are telling us. So get ready and find, comfortable seat, grab your favorite beer, and enjoy some Giants World Series baseball!
Giants in 6!