With all apologies to Meat Loaf for the admittedly ripped off title,
after watching the best hitter in baseball barely move as the third
strike crossed the plate to end the 2012 baseball season, my mind turned
to what seems to be the question of the day in sports and I wondered to
myself what the legacy of the Giants will be in this current era. At
this present time, I believe it is premature to place the dynasty label
on this group. Frankly, it’s a word thrown around very haphazardly and
should only be reserved to the truly exceptional times in which a team
has had sustained excellence. Over the past 25 years, only two teams can
legitimately classify themselves as such.
The Yankees of 1996-2000 with
four World Championships cannot be disputed as the dominant
organization of this era. I would also argue for the Braves despite the
fact that their fourteen year run of divisional dominance only netted
them one World Series. A couple of bad weeks in October s...