Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sleepless and loving it

Yeah, it took me longer than usual to get to sleep last night.
I buzzed with happiness and excitement after the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS defeated the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, 9-0, to win their 22nd NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT and fourth in my lifetime.
It has been a magical postseason for my lifelong, favorite baseball team. Six times the Giants faced elimination with a loss, and all six times San Francisco won to play another day.
Last night was no different.
The Giants stood tall against a rapidly withering Cardinals team, scoring runs off St. Louis' starting pitching, fielding well and pitching to perfection.
It worked. San Francisco outscored St. Louis, 20-1, during the final three games of the National League Championship Series.
San Francisco's dominance seemed complete. As Bernie Miklasz wrote in today's ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH:
"All you need to know is this: In the final three games, Giants starting pitchers Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain combined to drive in three runs. That’s right; in winning the last three the Giants got three RBIs from their pitchers. The Cardinals’ ENTIRE TEAM had one RBI in the last three games. Mortifying."
It wasn't mortifying for this Giants fan. Except when I realized it would take ages for sleep to come!