Google+

The Epicenter of the Earthquake Last Night Came From the San Francisco Civic Center!!

 

Yes, those San Francisco Giants fans SOOOOO wanted their team to be at home last night, but – hey – in the end, does it matter? The partying, the screams of joy, the rocking of that civic center… Frankly, you could feel it all the way to New Mexico! It felt like Aerosmith was back in action and giving these fans the concert of their lives. But there was no music – just a baseball team that won their second World Series in three years!

 

Oh, yes! The Gants did it! Last night seemed to be the only game where Detroit showed up, as the Giants swept the series 4-0.

 

The night was cold, the wind was absolutely whipping but the team – and I say team because with the Giants there were no superstars who were begging for the camera, just good men who worked their behinds off and came back again and again and again during this playoff season to take the big prize back to their amazing fans in San Fran – this team never said die!

 

When Sergio Romo struck the very last Tiger out, his face was filled with a wealth of emotion that could probably be seen from outer space. The whole team raced to him and the tears were flying as fast as the champagne was popping, celebrating the fact that the greatest thing about this baseball season was that the Giants absolutely, unequivocally deserved the World Series title.

 

This makes seven for this team who was counted out months ago. They were looked at as if they were nothing more than a stepping stone for other teams on the ladder of success. But thankfully, their strength brought them to the Show and brought them the ultimate joy last night.

 

Yesterday showed a great deal of big plays and big games for a variety of teams in the NFL, but everyone has to agree that Romo’s face will go down in history as the happiest you’ll ever see this year.

 

Some of the special moments included Ryan Theriot, going hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year’s series, singled softly into right field to open the 10th inning; Brandon Crawford sacrificed, Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home.

 

No surprise, Pablo Sandoval – the hero who hit three home runs in Game 1 of the Series – was selected MVP. He was 1 for 5 in Game 4, but – like the rest of this great team – when one fell behind eight others jumped up. Santiago Casilla got the final out of the ninth but, as I said before, it was Sergio Romo striking out Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, when all heck broke lose and the Giants emptied the bullpen and dugout to celebrate.

 

Detroit did actually make a serious effort to win this game – hoping they could bring the Series to all seven in order to show that since they swept the Yankees, they could certainly come back and get the gold from San Fran. Cabrera took that dream and ran with it for Detroit in the third, as he produced a  wind-blown, two-run drive. This was the very first time San Francisco had trailed since losing Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, but they made sure that it wasn’t a spot they would be in for very long.

 

And when it all came down to it, the well-known “closer” for the San Francisco Giants, Sergio Romo, recorded the last out and San Francisco began to quake.

 

It was in 2011 when Romo became the fifth reliever to throw nine or more consecutive perfect innings, and he retired thirty straight batters in 10 innings over a wide span of fourteen games. In fact, his 2011 skill-interactive ERA remains the best of all Major League relief pitchers for the season. This whole year, Romo did not even allow an earned run until May 17th and to say he performed exceptionally well throughout the 2012 post-season is a true understatement.

 

In the final inning last night, he struck out three straight when it was all on the line after scorelessly closing Game 3 the night before. His three pitches are becoming legendary in the world of baseball, with a slider that sits 75-79 mph used against right handed batters, a two seam fastball sitting 90, and a change up used against left handed hitters. But his most amazing moment in this World Series battle will always remain the second the Triple Crown went down, the Tigers coach marched into the locker room and San Francisco’s second World Series in three years became an absolute reality.

 

Congratulations San Francisco! This is one fan who hopes that in the Super Bowl this year she can say that again, when the 49ers retake their spot at the top of the NFL food chain!

 

This Moment in Sports Brought to By:  Be First Media Group

 

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

REQUEST INFORMATION

Entertainment

For movies opening August 18, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 18, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Hitman's Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) negotiate a dangerous gauntlet en route to the Hague where he's set to testify in 24 … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Nazis Coming to Your Town? Who You Gonna Call? The Klanbuster!

  Daryle Lamont Jenkins The “Charlottesville” Interview with Kam Williams Nazis Coming to Your Town? Who You Gonna Call? The Klanbuster! Since 1988, activist/journalist Daryle Lamont Jenkins, aka "The Klanbuster," has dedicated his life to monitoring the movements of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. In 2000, he co-founded One People's Project [https://www.onepeoplesproject.com/], a watchdog organization which … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

  How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar  by Edwin Evers When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”   You might think that a guy who makes his living with a rod and reel and who’s always looking for ways to tweak a lure or find a stronger knot would spend a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

College Football Arriving Soon!

  College Football Arriving Soon! by Amy Lignor   Ask any college football fan and they will tell you that it seems like an eternity waiting for the season to begin. But, have no fear, the kick-off to the college season is almost here, with Colorado State and Oregon State hitting the field on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET. On the same day, fans of Oregon State and Colorado State will see an active match-up, and Portland … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

  Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation by Amy Lignor   Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness stunning landscapes, mixed with amazing history, while dining on acclaimed regional cuisine and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance your home, you need to do it ASAP. If choosing to wait too much longer, homeowners across the … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Business

Umbrella Insurance: The Safety Net You Need

  Umbrella Insurance: The Safety Net You Need by Amy Lignor   The realm of insurance is just about the most difficult maze to get through. Each and every day it seems the financial and insurance industries are changing. What is not changing, however, is the fact that lawsuits fill up the courts more and more – lawsuits that award cash to third parties even if you don’t happen to have that cash saved. More and more, the words “umbrella … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans... Many [Black] political leaders emerged … [Read More its Good for You...]