The San Francisco Giants have come back from the brink of defeat against the Detroit Tigers to take home the World Series title with all the glory that could be expected of a team that absolutely smashed it at the last possible moment.
It was a tense day to be a Giants fan. Given that the Giants had come perilously close to walking away from the opportunity empty-handed in their prior matchup against the Cardinals, it seems like a gift from above that they were offered the opportunity to do what they do best. As the game continued, hardcore fans forgot to blink and casual fans peeped over their partycasino.com laptop to watch history taking place.
"I'm numb, really," said Bruce Bochy, the manager of the Giants. "The fact that we've won two World Series in the last three years. This will sink in, but right now, I'm kind of speechless on that."
It's difficult not to be speechless, but the fans have definitely gone against that. Cheering fills the streets, many are happily getting stoned, starting fires to warm themselves around, and tipping cars over in the street. It's an odd environment, and it does make you wonder what the Giants fanbase would've done had they lost, if this is how they celebrate.
While it was in the spirit of celebration, there were some that seemed to take their approach a little too far towards simple civil unrest. One man interviewed by SFGate was wearing an orange Alameda County jumpsuit, stating that "It's a two-for-one kind of outfit. If they win and I get good and crazy tonight, I'm all ready to go to jail. They don't even need to change my clothes."
So, congratulations to the Giants - but commiserations to anyone working the clean-up job in San Fran this week.