Okay so back to the Giants. Let me be perfectly honest if you could not tell by my tone, but I hate the Giants. They broke my heart two years ago, falling into the playoffs late and a stupid black-dyed beared man (who will not be named) crushed my heart. This time? A similar Giants team, who have a good pitching staff but a lineup full of nobodys won the World Series by going through teams who basically rolled over for them. Starting with the World Series, the Tigers disappeared. They were shut out twice by the Giants in 4 games, matching their previous total in the 162 game season. Miguel Cabrera, the 2012 Triple Crown winner, who struck out looking for the final out, was atrocious in the Series. Him along with Prince Fielder were silent and the rest of the offense followed suit. The Cardinals were up 3 games to 1 and lost the last three games of the series to the Giants. The Reds were up 2 games to 0 and lost the next three to the Giants. The Giants, dare I say may be the most undeserving and luckiest team to ever win the World Series. You may disagree with me, but it just seems that every single thing worked in their favor and sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Ryan Vogelsong is not a good pitcher. With all of his minor league and even Japanese stints, he couldn't keep a job in the majors, and Joe Buck and TIm McCarver were making him out to be the second coming of Cy Young. Simply put, the Tigers offense was asleep. And they picked the worst possible time to fall asleep. Detroit now has a few months to think about their performance and come back next season ready to avenge that terrible sweep.
The 2012 baseball season was just a disaster. The best team, in my opinion did not win the ultimate prize, and that is not satisfying to me. I am optimistic for the 2013 season, pitchers and catchers reporting, and being in Philadelphia with Phillies fans for opening day.
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