The MVP - Most Valuable Panda - sat in the interview room and smiled.
A trophy, another World Series ring and the best nickname in baseball all were his.
Pablo Sandoval, the Kung Fu Panda, was voted World Series MVP following the San Francisco Giants' sweep of Detroit. He hit .500 with three home runs, a double and four RBIs in 16 Series at-bats.
''I was ready for the moment,'' he said after a 4-3 victory in 10 innings Sunday night. ''It's just an incredible moment you're never going to forget.''
This Panda works with maple, not bamboo.
Sandoval got the Giants off to a powerful start by hitting three homers in the opener against the Tigers, becoming the fourth player to accomplish that feat in a World Series game.
He made his big league debut on Aug. 14, 2008, and earned his nickname just a month later. That Sept. 19 at Dodger Stadium, Sandoval scored from second on Bengie Molina's first-inning single off Greg Maddux, leaping sideways to avoid catcher Danny Ardoin's lunging ta...