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Discussion: Congratulations SF

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Oct. 29, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Congratulations SF
I want to extend my sincere congratulations to my friends and brothers to the North for a well deserved Championship by their San Francisco Giants. Nice job by a class team.
Oct. 29, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
They certainly have the chemistry most teams long for!
Oct. 29, 2012
Mulewhipper
54 posts
It just goes to show you what can be accomplished when everyone is on the same page, pulling in the same direction...anything is possible.
Winning any kind of championship is a team accomplishment...don't let anybody tell you different.
The Giants were a shining example of that.
Everybody contributed!! From the front office to the bat boy.

Oct. 29, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
217 posts
LOL------I thought this was a thread about "Shannon Fence" Softball from Ohio going to 55 Winter Worlds in a couple weeks.

Congrats to the Giants

Can't believe baseball is over, seems like playoffs just started.

If Major League Baseball was the NBA, we'd still maybe be in the first or 2nd series-------NBA takes way too long.
Oct. 29, 2012
stick8
1261 posts
Being from Detroit and as a Tiger fan I can say we were beat by a better team. I don't really buy the excuse of a five day layoff. To me these guys are paid professionals that have played over 162 games since April. If that doesn't prepare you then I don't know what does. During the 5 days off the team worked out and played scrimmage games against their minor leaguers, it's not as if they sat around and did nothing. It's a disappointing end to the season. And it's especially humbling watching the Giants celebrate on your home field. The Giants won on great pitching and great defense plus being able to manufacture runs--example being the winning run in last nights game.
Oct. 29, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
217 posts
Stick: Great points, and well said!!!!!

Try being from Cleveland (like me) and waiting for the Tribe to win a World Series.

We have been ahead of the Tigers two years in a row after 60 days though :) It's the other 120 days that kill us :(
Oct. 29, 2012
stick8
1261 posts
17Black I sense something internally wrong with the Indians. Why else would they fire their manager (Manny Acta) with a couple weeks left in the season? Something was wrong not to wait until after the season. Hiring Terry Francona is definitely a plus. He'll turn that team around. They need to shore up their pitching. Even thought their closer is a bit outlandish he's right when I heard him on an interview say they gotta spend some money to get some established free agents.
Just a view from across the lake!!
Oct. 29, 2012
Fabe
Men's 50
209 posts
It was cool to watch a TEAM that all the experts never gave a chance to win...actually win! Reminds me of a Hawaii Team that no one heard of winning the 50s AAA in Vegas...AllRight! Aloha, Fabe
Oct. 30, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
217 posts
Fabe: Congrats on winning 50AAA-----Great Job!

Stick8: Just my opinion, Indians owner has to go.

Attendance stinks, nobody really on the roster for the Indians you'd really want to pay and go see. Obviously Indians fans will come out if you put a good product on the field, like the 400++ sellouts in a row a decade ago.

Minor league system is dry of major league ready talent. Used to be one of the best in the Majors, just a couple years ago.

We either have to penny up and get a couple free agents to make a run at the division, which will help sell tickets, which can bring in more $$$ for better players. The Dolan's don't run the team like that.

Just winning early doesn't help Indians attendance as reflected in the last two years. First place both years for a couple months. The fans know we don't have the horses to keep it going for six months though.

I like Francona, don't like his out clause though.
Oct. 30, 2012
stick8
1261 posts
Your probably right on all counts regarding the Indians 17Black. Perhaps Chris Perez was right when he blasted the organization for not going out and spending money on free agents?
I agree with you regarding minor leagues. A strong farm system is imperative to any clubs success. That's how you build an organization that stays on top for years--unless it's the Yankees-then you just spend spend spend--lol.
What is Francona's out clause?
Oct. 30, 2012
jsheeran
Men's 50
41 posts
Francona's out clause is if the President and GM get fired then he can get out of his contract early. Francona would have been nice in Detroit, but that damn Leyland keeps hanging on.
Oct. 31, 2012
stick8
1261 posts
Well, at least one more year Jeff. Personally I think Leyland should send the Chicago White Sox a big Christmas present for their late season collapse allowing the Tigers to win the division.
Nov. 1, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
981 posts
As some one Born and raised in SF I am very proud of our Giants... Great team ball all season.. We have a nice core group of talent that plays team ball!
Nov. 1, 2012
Capt Kirk
400 posts
As a long time Giants fan, it took them 56 yrs win their first World Series (2010) since 1954, they seems to have defied the odds by winning the world series twice in the last 3 yrs. I was pulling for all of the Giants, but Marko Scutaro exemplifes grit.
Capt
Nov. 1, 2012
Capt Kirk
400 posts
IS: As a long time Giants fan, it took them 56 yrs to win their first World Series (2010) since 1954, they seems to have defied the odds by winning the world series twice in the last 3 yrs. I was pulling for all of the Giants, but Marko Scutaro exemplifes grit.
Capt
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