Ok, so this guy gets it. My buddy Pete sent me this amazing blog post on RocketShoes.com entitled “A Love Letter to the San Francisco Giants.” This is basically what I’m trying to say, but he did so much more eloquently.
I was in Boston for the 2004 World Series, the first time the S won it in 86 years. They won 7 games in a row, coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Yankees and then sweeping the Cardinals in four straight. Granted, the Cardinals never walked four straight batters in a row (3 of which on 4 straight pitches).
And with that as my baseline for a city’s energy level during a world series, I have to say that San Francisco is even more excited going on 56 years. The main difference is that everyone in Boston was so pessimistic — always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Here, it’s the exact opposite. Everyone has known all year long, this team was special. I’ve loved watching these guys — they’ve been a hoot!
The sox were so injury plagued this year, I never felt like I knew the team — especially being that it’s hard to catch the games out here on the left coast… In any event, I loved what this guy had to say.. it’s true every word and you can feel it in the air.