Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, who blew away the Rangers with fantastic pitching and even terrific hitting. It’s the 19th pennant for the Giants, and their 6th World Series title. It’s the first time that my childhood favorites have won it all in my lifetime, and I celebrate their achievement. Say Hey, Stretch, and the Dominican Dandy are, I’m sure, very proud of this team, as should be all their fans and the city of San Francisco.
Oh, and to top off the magic of the Giants’ season, the most valuable player of the Series is shortstop Edgar Renteria, a guy who had three stints on the disabled list this year, regained his starting job in the playoffs, and became only the fourth player to have the game-winning hit in the decisive game of a Series twice (the others are Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, and Yogi Berra, pretty good company to be in). Edgar’s a former Brave, and he was a favorite of mine in Atlanta. He’s a class guy on a class team, and I’m tickled for him and all his mates.