In all honesty, I am still in shock. I am writing this while watching the World Series victory parade so I know it must be real. Prior to 2010 I had come to grips with the fact that I may never see a World Series victory from the team I had been following since my birth in 1971. I was hoping for some good teams, some playoff appearances and hopefully a couple Hall of Famers along the way. The thought that the SF Giants would win 3 World Series in a 5 year span is just unbelievable. I hope everyone gets to experience this some day (preferably in another sport).
Quick story. Last Saturday I had to fly to Orlando, FL (from the Los Angeles, CA area) for a work conference. My company has a huge hub in the Kansas City area and I ended up attending this conference with a few Royals fans. We joked leading up to the conference that as long as it didn't go 7 games we would be fine because the conference ended on Wednesday and we had flights to our respective homes Wednesday evening. I had a lot of fun watching games with some good baseball fans and going through the emotional ups and downs of the series and what ended up happening - game 7. I joked with my wife before leaving that if it went to game 7 I would stay over an extra night and on Wednesday morning I got a text stating "Are you still coming home tonight?". After being away for 5 full days and nights I couldn't pull the trigger so to the airport I went. We had a layover in Denver and I actually got to see the first 2 innings so I boarded the plane at 2-2. I bought Southwest's wifi for $8 and jumped onto ESPN.com on my iPad. I opened up the Game Center and, after about a 20 minute delay for boarding and connection, I was able to watch pitch by pitch play-by-play and 30 minutes before we landed I took a victory stroll down the center aisle. I was so excited I came home and stayed up well past midnight watching the tape of the game.
I couple weeks back I bought a box of 2014 Stadium Club and at some point I will share the highlights of the box break. I have to say the photography was the best of just about any set I can think of. I don't know if it was worth the sticker price but it was a great break and I hope to put the base set together (If you have any extras, let me know). I thought I would share the cards from 3 of the most prominent Giants from this year's World Championship team.
I am hoping we break the cycle and at least get into the playoffs in 2015 but even if we don't, I will bask in the glory of 3 in 5 years. Go Giants!!!