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On Top of the World

The count was 3 and 2 to Texas Ranger’s Outfielder Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth inning on a warm night at the Ballpark at Arlington on November 1. The fearless Giants’ closer Brian Wilson stood on the mound with the Giants leading Texas 3 to 1, ready to make a pitch at history. Wilson delivered strike three and history was made! The Giants won the game and were now World Series champs, defeating the Texas Rangers in five games. Players and coaches stormed out onto the field to celebrate the first World Series title in San Francisco history (The Giants last title came in 1954 when they played in New York).

“Wow, this is sick. We’re the World Series champions of 2010!” said Giants pitcher Matt Cain to the SF Chronicle.

Physics Teacher Mr. Robinson, who was watching the game with friends and family jumped in the air and shouted, “They did it! . . . I can’t believe it! I calmly walked into the kitchen and opened the champagne, and then went back outside where everybody was still cheering. I then proceeded to give my brother-in-law a big hug (he has season tickets right behind mine) and poured half the bottle on his head. Everybody cheered. I poured the other half on top of my own head (minus a few sips!)”

San Francisco’s World Series performance was quite impressive. They entered the series as underdogs, as well as having the task to beat Ranger’s pitcher Cliff Lee, who stifled opposing hitters throughout the entire playoffs. But he fared different against the Giants, as he took the loss in Game one and five of the series. After two quiet offensive performances by San Francisco, the Giants’ bats came alive against Texas as they scored 29 runs in the five games. Leading the way was shortstop Edgar Renteria, who was named World Series MVP, hitting  .412 in the series with six RBI’s and two homeruns. Renteria’s second homerun was the deciding factor in game five as it proved to be the game-winning hit for San Francisco.  First Basemen Aubrey Huff also came up big, adding a homerun and four RBI’s in the series.

“It’s unbelievable!” said Renteria to sfgiants.com, on being named MVP.

Although the hitting was a major factor in the series win, nothing would have been possible without the talented arms in the Giants’ rotation and bullpen. San Francisco’s starters and relievers combined to post a 2.45 ERA with 31 strikeouts in the five game series against Texas. Leading the way was Ace Tim Lincecum who won two out of the four games for the Giants to go along with 13 strikeouts. Starters Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner each added winning shutout performances in games two and four respectively. The bullpen was also lights-out, giving up only three earned runs in 10 innings pitched. The pitching staff carried the team from day one in spring training to the final out to win it all! Like they all say, “Pitching wins championships,” and that’s exactly what the men in orange and black did.

Now that all the parades and festivities have come to an end, the Giants’ staff and players have the 2011 season on the radar. The Giants will look to add some players from the free agent market, but most importantly keep this team intact. Some of the key pieces from this championship winning team will now become free agents, The two most important being infielders Aubrey Huff and Juan Uribe. Although both want to return to the City by the Bay, they will demand hefty contract raises, and are also being targeted by many other teams. Although I and my other baseball colleagues across the country think at least one, if not both will resign, a repeat will never be out of the question. When you have arguably the best pitching staff in all of baseball, there is always a good chance to win it all. Robinson agrees stating an old baseball saying, “Good pitching beats good hitting.”

But for the time being, the San Francisco Giants are World Champions, and nothing could be better.

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