Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/6/12
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...
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