Put The Exclamation Point Next To The “D,” For Dynasty That Is
Major League Baseball has a new dynasty and it resides on the west end of the bay. Now the San Francisco Giants hold the feat that four decades ago, their junior circuit counterparts on the east end of the bay enjoyed. If you look at it, the Oakland Athletics of 1972 through 1974 held the distinction of winning three consecutive World Series titles.
Now San Francisco gets to call winning World Series titles routine, and it’s fun, isn’t it? Dumb question, of course it is.
However, the biggest challenge came from the Kansas City Royals, who took the Giants to seven games and pounded them to a 10-0 defeat in Game 6.
Who would have thought, wasn’t this supposed to be the Giants claim to fame, after a Game 5 win in shutout fashion, then the Royals response in Game 6 seemed that Kansas City had the stars aligning for a title.
Perhaps if Madison Bumgarner had not come into relief, who knows, but one thing is for certain, Bumgarner could retire now and have an excellent shot at the hall of fame.
Including Game 7, going 3-0 in the series, yielding only one run and that came in the first game.
Then there’s Bruce Bochy, who has come to prove that he can manage anywhere. In 1995, he arrived in San Diego, two years earlier, they were a team that lost more than 100 games. In his second season with the Padres, they finished in first place in the NL West and Bochy claimed NL Manager of the Year honors. Two years after that, the Padres embarked on the World Series.
With the three World Series titles in five seasons in San Francisco, Bochy has a spot in Cooperstown awaiting him.
I guess the “D” word now holds true for the Giants. They are a dynasty, team of this decade. And now with the baseball season having come to an end, sorry but think winter.
In the case of the Giants, think dynasty.