It took over 50 years for the San Francisco Giants to earn their first World Series title in 2010 and they’ve been able to do it again in 2012 and 2014. Three World Series rings in five years is something special and we’re very proud of what these guys have been able to accomplish. Whether you believe that is the making of a dynasty or not, is the matter of opinion, and a debate that we won’t get into. Regardless, there is something magical about the city of San Francisco, the Giants, and the month of October.
However, getting to the World Series has been anything but easy for the boys in orange and black. In the three years that the Giants have won it all, they never had the best record in the majors and weren’t favored to win in the postseason. Somehow, they’ve been able to pull it all together when it matters. While the group of guys on the field has changed here and there over those five years, the core group has remained mostly the same. This has really made the Giants feel like family to the city of San Francisco rather than just a baseball team. Bruce Bochy and the rest of the organization have been able to put together a group that wants to win together and wants to play hard for each other.
It’s so amazing to see a group of guys play so well together and have so much personality on a team. Seeing all the Hunter Pence signs was always entertaining and made us laugh quite a bit. There’s the huge following of Pablo Sandoval fans who are always dressed to impress in their Panda gear. Michael Morse seemed to always be running on premium octane and loved to get the crowd into the game. Buster Posey never seizes to amaze, although his postseason performance wasn’t the typical Buster, we sure do love that guy no matter what he does! Then there’s Madison Bumgarner a.k.a. Mad Bum. The country boy from North Carolina, who we’re not sure if he’s even human, had one of the best pitching performances in a World Series that we may ever see. He was absolutely phenomenal wasn’t he?!
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The Giants got into the postseason this year by winning a one game, win or go home, wild card playoff game. Once again they weren’t favored and, of course, other than Giants fans, nobody picked them to win. They beat the Washington Nationals and then the St. Louis Cardinals, and it was on to Kansas City. Even after falling to the Royals 10-0 in Game 6, we could still hear “Don’t Stop Believing” playing in our heads. To be a part of a World Series Game 7 is an honor to even be a fan and we’re so proud of what the Giants were able to accomplish. It was a great series that we will not soon forget.
A great group of ball players, a Hall of Fame manager, and a location as beautiful as AT&T Park, we just can’t say enough how lucky we are to be Giants fans in the great San Francisco Bay Area. Peninsula Auto Body would like to thank the Giants for being so resilient and playing such great baseball. Three world series rings in five years!