It’s October, one of the best months for a sports fan. Football, hockey, Basketball, and most importantly, Playoff baseball. That’s right, it’s World Series time, and my beloved San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals.
I’m excited because my team is playing for the championship for the 3rd time in the past 5 years, Noelle is excited because it means baseball season is almost over.
Seriously, I have the best wife, she let me watch all 4 Giant’s playoff games while we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii. Where ever we went, the Giants were with us, including when we were watching the sunsets. Just me, my wife and the giants…romantic right?
|Yes, we watched the sunset while streaming the game|
So it’s the Royals and the Giants, which promises to be a great series. Both teams are built very similar, emphasizing strong pitching. The Royals got to the World Series by sweeping every team that they played in the playoffs. Until Tuesday, they hadn’t lost a game in the postseason. They beat the A’s, Angels and Orioles to make it to the big show.
The Giants took a similar road to the playoffs, beating the Pirates in the wild card game, then beating the Nationals in 4 games (One of which was the longest game in postseason history), and then the Cardinals in 5. Both teams were wild card teams, meaning they were the lowest seed.
The last time two wild card teams played for the championship was 2002, when the Giants played the Angels. It was the year of the rally monkey.
The Giants lost in the 7th game, I’ve hated monkeys ever since.
|I hate this monkey with a passion|
As the first 2 games have shown, we are in for an exciting series. The Giants took game 1 and the Royals came back to take game 2 to tie the series 1-1. The series now moves back to San Francisco for three games.
The city is going crazy. Giants hats, flags, and t-shirts are everywhere. Police escorts for the player buses are happening every 2 hours. We’re pumped to watch the Giants go for their third championship in the best park in the MLB.
|Nothing beats AT&T on a sunny day
The rest of the United States, including California don’t share the same optimism that we do. In fact, the entire country is rooting for the Royals to win.
|Giants don’t even have their home state|
But that’s okay, because we like being the underdog. More importantly, we like a good series, which this promises to be. So grab a beer, make some hot dogs, and watch a game this weekend! All games are on Fox at 8pm EST, 5pm Pacific.
And my prediction, Giants in 5 games (just because I really want to see them win the series at home)