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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS! 2012 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!October 28th, 2012Congratulations to Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and the entire Giants Team and Organization!
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"You can judge the dog in the fight, but you can't judge the fight in the dog." Mitch Williams on the 2010 World Series.
"That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards."
"Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades." Frank Robinson.
"No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball." Casey Stengel.
In Memory of Snoopitu 8/8/99 to 4/21/12
Posted by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740)
Edited by: Tommy Parrill (@DearTommy)
There is one thing in this world that everyone has in common. We all have opinions. If you are somewhat of a baseball fan, then you have an opinion of Zack Greinke. Some believe that he is an amazing talent and others believe he is overpaid. But I think he is a punk that was never told no, and complains about everything.
Jackie Robinson integrated professional sports and became a symbol for America.
His number, 42, is the only number retired throughout all of baseball. 42 the movie is his story.
The national sport of baseball has symbolically represented America from the organized crime generated dive that the Chicago Black Sox took in 1919 and in the war effort of World War II.
HERE’S AN UPDATE TO OUR WORLD SERIES RING RAFFLE OF 2011.
World Series Ring Raffle to benefit Giants Community Fund
Tiffany & Co. has generously donated a ring to be raffled off with proceeds benefitting the Giants Community Fund. The Giants World Series Ring Raffle offers fans the chance to win a 2010 World Series Championship ring, identical to the rings given to Giants players and coaches. The ring will be personalized with the winner’s last name. Continue reading
Okay, I’ll say it. I’m not ashamed to admit that one of my very favorite baseball moments of all time was the Opening Day Ceremonies on April 5, 2011, following that glorious 2010 World Series Championship win . The game was between the San Francisco Giants and the St Louis Cardinals. So today was just the icing on the cake for me. The same teams were playing, and the championship flag was again being hoisted above the park to remain for the entire 2013 season so that all who crossed our threshold could see what a magical place they had entered.
But today, instead of being at the game, I was watching from my comfortable chair, all decked out in orange and black, with a box of Kleenex and a paper bag (to dispose of the used tissues) nearby. And I did pretty good until they introduced the Cards Manager, Mike Matheny, and the crowd broke into near hysteria in support of this fellow, another of my very favorites. And I lost it, never to fully recover for the rest of the ceremony.
I’m not sure why I was so emotional today, but it probably had something to do with the affection the Giants fans feel for their team, and the entire organization for that matter, but also for anyone who has anything to do with the Giants! The crowd cheered just as loud for each of the St Louis Cardinal players who were former Giants as they did for the current Giants themselves. It’s been a long dry spell, this post, post-season, and finally today, after five months we have our kids back home ready to dance around the mound, and the plate and the field. ”It’s the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you” ……..as if I was singing the song to each of them individually as they walked out onto the field. Continue reading
*Romance defined: …….. emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized.
- “There’s a great article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel today written by one of our favorite sportswriters, Mark Purdy, in which Mark boldly claims that baseball is not romantic. “Cram the Romance” he says.”
Last night I posted from Youtube my very favorite baseball video that included the lyrics. It started out as a great song written by John Fogerty entitled “Centerfield” and evolved into a video that’s been viewed over one million times. I challenge anyone to view this great ditty, full screen, with volume up, and not relate it to the definition of romance as defined above.
Okay, maybe it’s because it’s opening day and the A’s and Mariners are playing right now, as we speak, followed by the Giants and Dodgers at 1:00PM on the telly and not one darn thing will get done at my house today. At least not in the way of Monday morning chores, that type of thing. As far as romance and my hubby are concerned, it sometimes revolves around baseball. (See you in October sweetie!)♥
Take a look at the Mark Purdy article, “Giants, A’s Could Do it Again”, and see what you think. Great article Mark ~ just happen to disagree with some of it.
Lyrics to John fogerty’s “centerfield”
Well, beat the drum and hold the phone – the sun came out today!
We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field.
A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.
Oh, put me in, coach – I’m ready to play today;
Put me in, coach – I’m ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.
Well, I spent some time in the mudville nine, watchin’ it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the mighty casey struck out.
So say hey willie, tell ty cobb and joe dimaggio;
Don’t say “it ain’t so”, you know the time is now.
Yeah! I got it, I got it!
Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all – a moment in the sun;
(pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!
I’ve run this before but it’s my all time favorite baseball video so it just seems appropriate to use it to start off another baseball season. Thank you God for giving us John Fogerty and these wonderful classic shots of baseball history, courtesy of Youtube and “Cowboy Lyrics.com“.
Tip: Use full screen and turn up the volume!