Baseballs World Series Always Delivers Drama
One of the greatest sporting events of every, and any, sporting year kicks off tomorrow in baseball’s annual World Series. The best of seven game series will see the San Francisco Giants take on the Detroit Tigers.
San Francisco secured there place in the World Series with a dramatic seventh game comeback win over the cardinals. The Giants were 1-3 down to the St Louis Cardinals in the National Championship Series, they won games five, six and seven on pain of elimination; securing a stunning comeback. The Giants battered the reigning champions 9-0 to win Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on Monday
Their victory in this fashion was all the more ironic as St Louis were the comeback kings of last October, themselves forcing a seventh game in the 2011 World Series with a stunning walk off homer, in an unforgettable sporting moment.
But baseball has a new comeback kid.
The Giants needed similar heroics to even get to the NLCS in the first place. They lost both home games in their division series against the Cincinnati Reds. They again had to win their remaining games on the threat of elimination.
Perhaps no sport can match baseball in its ability to so frequently conjure such tales of heroics. Especially in October. And the main event still lies ahead. This is the Giants’ second appearance in the fall classic in three years.
The Giants will face Detroit in World Series Game One in San Francisco on Wednesday night. They’ll face the pitching machine that is Justin Verlander. A man rightly feared by opposing fans for his dominance on the mound.
The Tigers will go into the series favourites, in part due to Verlander’s pitching. Though they’re no slouches with the bat. They come off a sweep of the New York Yankees, annihilating the Yanks 4-0 in the American League Championship Series.
But the Giants became only the second team ever to win three consecutive elimination games twice in the same postseason. They’ve been described as cockroaches; they just won’t die.
Baseball’s unpredictable postseason has delivered another classic fairytale.
Can the comeback kids go all the way?
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