Originally written on Nation Orange  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The writing’s been on the wall for months, but it just now finally happened: the San Francisco Giants are no longer the reigning champions of Major League Baseball. That distinction now belongs to the Boston Red Sox, who are 26th on our “if the Giants can’t win it, this team should” list . . . but hey, at least it wasn’t the Yankees, Cardinals, or Dodgers, right? We can at least be thankful for that. Barry Zito is no longer the most recent surprise World Series hero, and Pablo Sandoval is no longer the reigning World Series MVP – that title is now held by a man of similar stature and power, David Ortiz. It was fun while it lasted, Giants. 2012 – just like 2010 – was a magical year, and even though 2013 was a little bit of a face plant, we at least got to ride the high of being the World Series champions throughout the season. Finish with a losing record? No worries, reigning champs. Get no-hit by the Cincinnati Reds? Who cares, reigning champs. Lose the ...
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