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The San Francisco Giants are 2014 World Series Champs!

2010, 2012, and now 2014 World Series Champs!

2010, 2012, and now 2014 World Series Champs!

And what a game 7 it was!  The final score ended up being 3-2…very fittingly a close one for what’s been a close, back-and-forth series.

Why I’m a SF Giants Fan

I became a passive Giants fan when I moved to the SF Bay Area in 2007.  After finally going to a game at AT & T Park, I began to really like the Giants.  Then, after watching the Giants clinch the 2010 World Series victory on a huge big screen in front of SF City Hall with ~ 10,000 other people, I became hooked on the Giants…an official fan.  (for the record, I sat much closer to the big screen than the pic below)

SF City Hall watching the Giants with 10,000 others.

SF City Hall watching the Giants with 10,000 others.

Then the Giants won the World Series (against Detroit) again in 2012, further solidifying my luv.

But this year’s win was something extra special for me.  For some reason, I really got into baseball this year more than I ever have.  While living in the Bay, I watched almost every Giants game, either on TV or in person.  Doing that, you can’t help but get attached to the team and the outcome.

Likewise, earlier this year I got to go watch pre-game batting practice live, right on the field!  That’s something not many people ever get to do, so I was stoked!  Meeting Hunter Pence was also a cool experience that day.  What a nice (and tall) dude that Hunter is.

So anyway…after being so invested in Giants baseball this year, it was so very cool to see them come out on top.  Especially considering they ended up barely making the playoffs as a wildcard team.

Yeah….I’m kinda stoked :)

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World Series Game 7 Tonight…Baseball Doesn’t Get More Exciting than THIS!

Even if you never watch baseball, tonight’s a night you might wanna tune in.

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180 or so games throughout the year have come down to just this one.  The best-of-7 World Series between the SF Giants and KC Royals is tied at 3 games apiece…making tonight winner take all!

Of course I’m hoping the Giants come out on top.  Nothing against KC, in fact since Bo Jackson played there, they’re ok in my book, but my favorite baseball team is hands down los Gigantes de SF.

I’m also hoping Auburn Alumn Tim Hudson has a good outing tonight…he deserves it.  But I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner (aka Mad Bum, aka Snot Rocket) come into the game early, even though he’s only had 3 days rest.  He’s simply been unstoppable this year.

If you’ve got nothing else going on, tune in and check it out and…

Let’s go Giants, LET’s GO!

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Last night I was experiencing some serious sports overload…if there was such a thing.

Auburn started at 6:30 pm and the SF Giants started at 7:00 pm.  I ended up recording them and going back and forth, as to not miss any action on either side.

Although South Carolina and Auburn were tied much of the game, in the end Auburn prevailed! 42 -35.

And despite trailing the Kansas City Royals 4 – 1, the Giants came back to win 11 – 4!  (the best-of-7 series is now tied 2 – 2)

So with both my teams winning tough games…it was a good sports evening :)

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Auburn vs South Carolina

Unless a loved one is dying, I’ll be tuned in to the Auburn vs South Carolina game this evening.  Well, even if someone is dying, what are the odds I could help?!  And given I live quite a few hours from most of my family, they probably wouldn’t even know if I stayed to finish the game first, before driving to their aid.  But I digress.

Auburn needs to win this game pretty solidly to, after the loss to now #1 Mississippi State, re-solidify the fact that we (yes we) are serious about being a National Championship contender.  The reality is that at least a couple one-loss teams are likely going to be in the 4-team playoff this year….so it might as well be Auburn!

War Eagle!!

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Tim Hudson pitching tonight for SF Giants :)

In case you’re not aware, the World Series (of baseball) is happening.  The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1 between (my beloved) SF Giants and the Kansas City Royals.  Tonight is Game 3…and the starting pitcher for the Giants is my homeboy, Tim Hudson.

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Ok, let me clarify… Huddy, as they call him, has no idea we’re homeboys… but we have so much in common we’re homeboys by default.

8 things Tim Hudson and I have in Common

  1. We were both born in Columbus, Georgia
  2. We graduated high school and are ‘from’ (sweet home) Alabama
  3. We both went to Auburn University (maybe even at the same time) – War Eagle!
  4. Tim calls Peachtree City, Georgia home…I used to race BMX in Peachtree City
  5. Tim has pitched for the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland A’s…those are two of my fav non-Giant teams
  6. The SF Giants is our favorite baseball team
  7. We are both followers of Jesus…that’s cool
  8. We are both “old”…I’m ~ 1.5 years more ‘seasoned’ than he

See, it’s almost like we’re brothers from another mother.  Seriously, the fact that he went to Auburn, alone, makes me wanna pull for him.  Plus, he is a really nice, humble dude, which I love to see in an athlete.

I honestly didn’t know anything about Tim until he came to the SF Giants this year.  And just so happens I’ve followed baseball more this year than any other, so he became my favorite player right away early this year.  (Hunter Pence is a close 2nd as my fav.)

Cool historical fact, he’ll be the 3rd oldest pitcher to make his World Series Pitching debut.  In other words, he’s lucky to be getting there at his age.  Hudson has pitched quite a bit in the post-season (i.e. with the Braves), but his team has never made it to the World Series….till now!

Anyway, here’s hoping Tim Hudson AND the SF Giants do well tonight!!

LET’s go GIANTS!