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Texas vs San Francisco

Posted by keithosaunders on October 24, 2010

Everyone once in a while the good guys win and you remember why you like to watch sports.  There can’t be a more compelling matchup then these two talented and extremely likeable teams.  Sure, Yankees vs Giants would have been classic, and hopefully FOX would have seen it in their hearts to air some old footage, but the Yankees pitching this year was a cut below.  Perhaps they really are aging, but I’m sure they’ll retool and be back for next season.

The Phillies fans are miserable and do not deserve a winning team.  Pat Burrell was being interviewed and all of a sudden an audible boo could be heard from the remaining Phillies fans — they were booing the Giants who were exiting the field to celebrate in the clubhouse.  Burrell was aactually taken aback and said “I don’t know what they’re reacting to…”  As much as I hate the Yankees, their fans would never have done something so bush league after a defeat.

How can you not like these teams?  Texas is young, aggressive and plays with fire.  They take the extra base, pitch their asses off, and have plenty of pop between Hamilton, Cruz, and Vlady.  The Giants are more offensively challenged, but every game a different player seems to deliver the clutch hit.  Whether it’s Cody Ross, Juan Uribe, Burrell, or somebody else, there’s always somebody who steps up.  You can’t help but feel happy for Aubrey Huff, who seems like  a great guy, and will be going to his first Series.  With Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum dueling in game 1 we have an incredible matchup to look forward to.  

Texas has never won a Worlds Series in their 39 year history; 49 if you include their stint as the Washington Senators.  The Giants have won five Series, all in New York, the most recent being in 1954.  One way or another this year’s winner will hail from a city that has never had a championship.  As of now the Mariners, Nationals, Astros, Padres, Brewers, Rockies, Rays, and Rangers have never a title.  The Mariners and the Nationals are the only two teams never to have competed in a World Series.

For me, the good news is that both of the teams I rooted for made the Series.  The bad news is that I can no longer complain about small market teams not being able to make the Series.  Well…I’m sure I can find a way, but now is not the time.  Let’s have a beer.

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7 Responses to “Texas vs San Francisco”

  1. bkivey said

    Happy to see the Rangers and the Giants play in the Series. I do believe that the two best teams made the cut. I had a couple of dogs in the playoff fight: Tampa Bay (lived there for ten years) and SF (lived there in the mid-80’s). I’d like for SF to win but I predict Texas in six.

    Blair

  2. verdun2 said

    A number of teams have never won the World Series. Only Seattle and Washington haven’t been to a Series. v

  3. verdun2 said

    I’d like to add you to my blogroll, but have no idea how to do that. I don’t remember how I got the other ones there (my age is showing). Any ideas?
    v

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