Archive for November, 2012

This blog post has been long overdue. Thanks to the hectic-ness of school, midterms and Delta Zeta, I have yet to have the chance to sit down and write this. If you know me, you can probably guess what this post is going to be about. If you don’t know me, well, let me enlighten you: this post is dedicated to none other than the San Francisco Giants.

My last post in regards to Orange October was on the day of Game 3 of the NLDS. We took the game that day to force Game 4 and continued our winning streak to move on to the NLCS. This may have seemed like a miracle for onlookers, but for the real Giants fans, it’s just the typical outcome of the torture ball we all know and love. Now moving on to the NLCS, the Cards took three games from us in the first four games. Again, it seemed like all was lost. I watched every game with exasperation and in annoyance at the ESPN pre-game show as the announcers talked about how my team sucks and that we had no chance of making it to the World Series. Nothing was more gratifying than proving those guys wrong.  Our bullpen took down the Cardinals in Game 7 with a 9-0 shutout to take us to the World Series.

I had watched the first four innings of Game 7 before having to attend our weekly Delta Zeta meetings. As Ritual chairman, it was my job to set up the room for the meeting. It was also my job to set the highest example, which meant no checking of scores on my Sports Center updates. As you can imagine, I was full of anxiety that night. The few of us that are Giants fans bolted up the stairs straight after our meeting to catch the end of the game. We were so overcome with joy that we ran around the house screaming in excitement over our victory, and completely neglected the fact that the new members were having their meeting right downstairs. (For that, I apologize!)

This World Series was a little dry but that didn’t make it any less “sweep.” Heading into the World Series, I was, again, forced to listen to ESPN talk about how the Tigers were going to dominate the Giants and what a “terrible” team we were. All I could think about was, “can we please get KNBR to announce the games?” and was most definitely tempted to mute the TV and put on sports radio, as I did for a few of the NLCS games. In 2010, only 6 out of the 28 ESPN sports analysts predicted a Giants win. This year, only 5 out of the 28 analysts stuck behind us. Jim Caple was the only one who predicted a Giants win in both years. Clearly, he is the only real ESPN expert here (and a believer of the magic!).

The joy and satisfaction of another World Series trophy is unfathomable for some. But for me, it takes the cake all the way to the next season. (Speaking of which, is it 2013 yet? Only 21 more weeks until next season!) You bet I proudly wore my orange and black all around San Diego. I proudly spent way too much on championship merchandise. And I proudly posted a million obnoxious statuses and live tweets. It is an honor to be able to live alongside the magic that is the San Francisco Giants.


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