October 29, 2012

Giants Sweep Tigers to Win World Series: Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run with two outs in the 10th giving the Giants a 4-3 win and their second championship in three years. Pablo Sandoval was voted World Series MVP.

posted by justgary to baseball at 02:22 AM - 14 comments

Copied from the huddle:

It's about now that Dr John Evans usually informs us of how many days until pitchers and catchers report.

posted by owlhouse at 04:45 AM on October 29, 2012

It's a bit more difficult to estimate this year; reporting dates will be earlier for some due to the 2013 WBC. But I did ballpark it on Twitter last night before this thread was posted.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:11 AM on October 29, 2012

Wish the end had a bit more drama (and a Tigers win, just for sentimental reasons), but what a crazy postseason that was. The infield fly call in the Atlanta-Cards WC game, all 4 LDS series going to 5 games (including that Cardinals comeback from 6 runs down in Game 5 against the Nats), all of the Yankee drama, San Francisco winning 3 straight elimination games in 2 straight series (and then sweeping the next), the Tigers sweeping a series and then being swept -- it was just crazy.

Congrats to the Giants and some great performances from surprising sources such as Vogelsong and Zito.

posted by holden at 10:13 AM on October 29, 2012

Every time I saw the name "Vogelsong" on the screen, I thought it was that terrible pitcher from the Pirates from the mid-2000s. He had a ~6.00 ERA and absolutely useless on the mound. I remembered he got cut by the Pirates (a sure sign your career is over) and disappeared.

Imagine my surprise when I looked it up and it was that terrible pitcher from the Pirates!

posted by grum@work at 11:30 AM on October 29, 2012

Congratulations to the Giants. While I honestly believe that the Giants are watching baseball on television after the first round if Johnny Cueto didn't get hurt, the fact is that he did get hurt. Instead of Cueto-Arroyo-Latos-Bailey-Cueto, the Giants got to face Latos-Arroyo-Bailey-Leake-Latos. Not quite the same. No crying or excuses, though, and injuries are a part of the game. The Giants showed a hell of a lot of character in every one of their series and deserved to win it all.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:21 PM on October 29, 2012

Leyland let the season get away from him by using a lefty specialist to face righthanded batters with the season on the line and good righthanded pitchers available to him, with nothing to be gained by doing so. It was the first egregious managerial mistake of the World Series, and when Scutaro delivered the RBI single that gave the Giants a 4-3 lead they preserved in the bottom of the 10th, it was the last.

posted by justgary at 03:23 PM on October 29, 2012

Buster Olney: The early 2013 @BovadaLV World Series odds: Detroit 6-1, Yankees 7-1, Giants 10-1, Nats 12-1,TEX 12-1,Angels 12-1, PHI/STL/CIN/ATL all 14-1.

posted by justgary at 04:32 PM on October 29, 2012

Musings in search of Oliver Stone from amidst the path of Hurricane Sandy:

NY Giants win Super Bowl in 2008

Yomiuri Giants win Japan League Championship in 2009

SF Giants win World Series in 2010

NY Giants win Super Bowl in 2012

Jacksonville Giants win ABA Championship in 2012

SF Giants win World Series in 2012

In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne children to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown... Genesis 6:4

For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth... Genesis 6:17

posted by beaverboard at 04:36 PM on October 29, 2012

The Yomiuri Giants are leading the Japanese championship series.

So it could be Giants (NY)/Giants (SF)/Giants (Y) as simultaneous champions.

posted by grum@work at 06:00 PM on October 29, 2012

What do they call the Japanese championship series since World Series is already taken?

posted by bender at 06:19 PM on October 29, 2012

#1 Happy Beisuboru Fun Winning Show?

posted by LionIndex at 06:53 PM on October 29, 2012

Congratulations to San Francisco's players, coaches, staff and most importantly (for SpoFi) fans.

Hated to see the Tigers lose it, but the Giants absolutely deserved the win.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:29 PM on October 29, 2012

Short Video Recap of Series

posted by justgary at 11:46 PM on October 29, 2012

What do they call the Japanese championship series

It used to be simply the "Japan Series". I don't think it has changed, and since the Japanese are a very pragmatic people, there's little likelihood they would change it. I actually got to a Japan Series game in 1975, when the Hiroshima Toyo Carp won the title.

posted by Howard_T at 03:04 PM on October 30, 2012

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