What a cool NLCS.
Last night's game was loaded with just gorgeous pitching, gigantic haymaker home runs that staggered each team each time it happened, some pure guts (how much respect do you have for Adam Wainwright, throwing all those breaking balls when... well the rumor at least was his elbow was killing him), and in the end the home team gets to go ga ga.
Think of all the big names who weren't there.
No Kemp or Kershaw. No McCutchen. No Harper.
And now think about Michael Morse, who's homer off Crazy Sidearm All Star Pat Neshek tied the game in the 8th.
In all the playoff games so far, he's had 4 at bats. 2 hits. And one of 'em goes out off one of the best relievers of '14.
He took a bow, too.
And Travis Ishikawa, who started off this year in Pittsburgh's minor league system and got dfa'd.
Picked up by the Giants in late April and almost retired.
That guy gets to hit the 3-run winning homer that puts the Giants in the World Series.
What an awesome game baseball is.
I wish I could remember the exact first time I ever saw the photo that I did the above painting from.
Surely on a Cubs site somewhere, making fun of the Cardinals.
I've seen it, or read the word "moran" easily a hundred times since.
The picture was actually taken at a protest in St. Charles, MO.
You can read about it here.
And we can all watch the Giants play the Royals next Tuesday in Kansas City.