Pundits are having a hard time figuring out what to make of the San Francisco Giants' recent World Series win. Nobody is arguing the team didn't deserve the crown; but when a team wins two championships in three years, it arouses discussion of the d-word.
Linebacker "Honey Badger," 2011 Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu, was arrested on a marijuana charge along with three former LSU teammates. Mathieu was kicked off the team in August for failing drug tests.
The Giants and the Tigers definitely won't be able to blame any lackluster performances on where they shack up.
I never thought we would be here. Maybe the Giants expect this kind of thing. They've been to the World Series recently. Good for them. But WE deserve this now. We are better.
The San Francisco Giants have been here before. We all know that once you taste that victory, it's hard to get it out of your mouth. Two years ago, the Giants won the World Series. They are back again, but this time facing Detroit.
If you are lucky enough to have tickets to the World Series, here is some orange inspiration. I must say that sports and logo apparel has come a long way; there are many chic options for showing team support. Go Giants!
The Giants beat the Tigers 8-3 in game 1 of the World Series last night. Pablo Sandoval joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit three homers in a World Series game. Game 2 is tonight in San Francisco.
Detroit's Game 1 pitcher Justin Verlander was asked if he's dating model Kate Upton, he said "I'm not confirming or denying anything."
No matter what the outcome, Detroit will come together once again, cheering on its Tigers. And perhaps that's the most important thing.
I like that a team wins or loses together. No one person carries a team, no one person takes credit for their success. As they say, there's no "I" in "team." Baseball proves this point, every game, and that's really cool.
It seems almost intentional that the end of the presidential election season runs parallel with the end of the Major League Baseball season. Or is it just the happy, coincidental convergence of two of our most identifiable pieces of American life?
Do you remember where you were when it was announced that Prince Fielder signed with the Detroit Tigers? Me too.