words // Brandon Richard
After effectively sitting down batter after batter with his signature slider, Sergio Romo bravely hurled a heater in the direction of baseball’s best hitter, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera didn’t whiff; he didn’t ground or fly out. He simply watched as the 89 mph cheese hit Buster Posey’s mitt. Once the leather met leather, the San Francisco Giants were officially back on top of the world.
In one of the most remarkable postseason runs of all-time, the Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers last night to capture the 2012 World Series. Before Romo went to work in the bottom of the 10th, it was DH Ryan Theriot who crossed the plate in the top following a clutch single by 2B Marco Scutaro. The series-clinching run broke a 3-3 standstill that had lasted since Giants C Buster Posey and Tigers DH Delmon Young both went yard in the 6th.
When it was all said and done, 3B Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval was named World Series MVP. No arguments there. Sandoval hit .500 in the World Series with eight overall hits and a three home run performance in Game 1. He also displayed his surprising agility, making several run-saving plays at third.
This is the second time the Giants have won the Fall Classic in three seasons. When we look back on this run, we’ll remember the 2012 Giants coming back from 2-0 in the NLDS and 3-1 in the NLCS. We’ll remember the brilliance of Sandoval and Scutaro. We’ll remember Hunter Pence’s crazy eyes and pregame rallies. We’ll remember Barry Zito’s redemption. We’ll remember what it was like to watch a team that was just destined to win.
Congratulations Giants fans, and to celebrate, we have World Series Champions gear from Majestic, New Era and Nike available for you today.
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