The Giants Win the Pennant. Again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

3 elimination wins on the road in Cincinnati.

3 elimination wins in the NLCS.

And we're back in the Series.

Ideally I'll have time tomorrow for a more detailed post; my look at the history of SFG in the World Series will go up at the other place and I'll link to it at the very least - but for now I'll say this; I picked us to lose to the Reds in 5; I picked us to lose to the Cards in 7.

I'll keep going.

We lose to the Tigers in 7.  There's no reason to think Zito beats Verlander in either game 1 or 5 (anyone can beat anyone, but it's an enormous mismatch, an all time mismatch - I'd have to run the numbers but I'd bet Zito is an all time bad game one starting WS pitcher) meaning we need to win 4 out of the other 5 games to take the series.  4 out of 5 is not the side you want to play.

It's close, both teams are sub 90 pythagorean win teams, making it the second worst WS in history; you can't call either side more than a slight favorite.

But honesty compels me to pick the Tigers.

Not that I care even a tiny bit.

The Giants Win the Pennant.  Again.

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