Monday, October 22, 2012

Giants have already reached a unique level of come backs

Soon the Giants will be playing Game 7 of the NLCS.
And if you thought that was going to happen a few days ago, you are a liar.

Hell, if you thought that when the Giants and Reds were tied going into extra innings of Game 3 of the Division Series, I would demand evidence.

The Giants have played five games where if they lost, they would be eliminated.

And because they are still playing, they are clearly 5-0 in those games.

They surpassed the 1981 Dodgers, 2003 and 2004 Red Sox and last year's Cardinals who all won four do or die games.

(2003 was not a typo. The 2003 Red Sox won three elimination games against the A's and Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees. Had Grady Little managed Game 7 a little differently, they would have had five.)

Only one team ever won six elimination games in the same post season: The 1985 Kansas City Royals wiped out 3-1 leads against the Blue Jays in the ALCS and against the Cardinals in the World Series (with a little help from Don Denkinger.)

A win tonight would have the Giants match the Royals.
If the Giants go on to the World Series and fall behind the Tigers, 3-1, how could any Giants fan be nervous?

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:53 PM

    So I couldn't help but notice the obligatory add-on of Don Denkinger giving a hand to the Royals in game 6 of the '85 World Series. I expect it from butthurt Cardinal fans and lazy sportswriters, but you're neither, so the only thing I'm left with is you simply don't know how it all went down. This link should give you a very good blueprint for what happened:

    Oh, and then there was game 7. Cardinals had their chances, they blew it, Royals won. The end.

    Now there is one last thought as to why you tossed in Denkinger's name. You hate the Cardinals, their fans, and you get off on riling them up. If that's the case, bravo. F the Cardinals and their self-proclaimed greatest fanbase.