What a Bummer!

Tell me you thought the San Francisco Giants were going to rebound from a 0-10 loss last night. Tell me you thought Madison Bumgarner was going to throw five innings of shutout ball in relief, on two days rest. Tell me you thought the Kansas City Royals weren’t going to do anything past the second inning.

Tell me you thought the Giants were going to the playoffs, much less World Series champions, when the Dodgers swept them three in a row in San Francisco in late July.

The San Francisco Giants are the World Series champions for the third time in five years. Tonight they defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in a classic. Bruce Bochy, having brought two teams to the World Series is now a certainty to go to the Hall of Fame as a manager. The MVP is … wait … Madison Bumgarner. What a stunner. Three wins, including that relief appearance for the ages. At first, Bumgarner wasn’t that sharp, but when he got zoned in, it was over. Check out the bootleg video before it gets pulled, where Bumgarner gets a pop-up with the tying run on third:

Grown men can act like that.

And when Bumgarner got those Colorado keys from the frumpy Chevrolet dude, it was the first time I even saw him crack half a smile.

As for the Royals, they were awesome as well. They played a great series. This game and series was a dogfight. Ned Yost,  the manager of the Royals, was gracious in defeat. He said what is so true in these games: A foot here, six inches there, the Royals win. They didn’t back down at all, they just didn’t have enough to win it.

Let’s hope the Royals cheapo ownership gets the message and retains their key guys instead of acting like a farm team.

Like we predicted earlier, the World Series was terrific. Great, clean baseball. Baseball is back, can’t wait till it starts up again.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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