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Rob Neyer thinks that the Giants are worthy champions:

It’s fair to be surprised that the Giants won in five games. Historically, most World Series have lasted longer than five games. It’s fair to be slightly surprised that the Giants won the World Series at all, because most of the numbers suggested that the Rangers were the slightly better team.

Anyone who is shocked by the 2010 World Series hasn’t been paying attention, over the years. The Giants were a very good team that played better than another very good team over the course of five games. If they play another five games next week, everything might be different.

They’re not going to play another five games. This one’s over. The great majority of Giants fans have never seen their team win a World Series. No Giants fan has seen their team win a World Series since moving to California more than a half-century ago.

Now they’ve got one. And as anyone who followed the Royals in ’85 or the Twins in ’87 or the Reds in ’90 or the Cardinals in ’06 will tell you, the only thing that matters is getting one. All the rest is details.

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1 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2010 10:39 am


2 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2010 10:45 am

Ok this is so weird. I commented on the Taxi Driver post yesterday. It didn't show up. I tried again this morning - my point was THAT important - and again it didn't show up. I went back and copied and pasted and it said it was a duplicate comment.

Just to see, I tried the same comment in this thread and it didn't show up here either. But as is apparent, this comment is appearing just fine. What's the deal?

3 Eric McCauley   ~  Nov 2, 2010 11:30 am

[2] I had the same problem yesterday. A, is something up with the site?

And about the Giants: Of course they're worthy champions. The won the division (with Jonathan Sanchez, no less, beating the Padres, who were really good for a long stretch), then dispatched three really good teams. In fact, it's pretty safe to say that they kicked the Rangers' asses all over the place.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 2, 2010 12:18 pm

Sorry guys, been having some difficulties with spam and non-spam being detected as spam. Trying to figure it out. Hang in there. Thanks for understanding.

5 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2010 1:23 pm

Every time I type the name of the director of There Will Be Blood, it gets blocked (or something)

6 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 2, 2010 1:38 pm

Really? That sounds like a spam-filter I'd actually create! But, damn, sorry this is happening.

7 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2010 2:16 pm

[6] Haha. Yeah it's really happening. But if you are hating on There WIll Be Blood then it's all academic since I'll never visit this blog again.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 2, 2010 2:45 pm

7) Jeez, pretty song words, LOL. Whatever happened to live and let live? I've never seen There Will Be Blood. It'd be the first PT Anderson movie I liked though I've heard good things about it.

9 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2010 3:08 pm

[8] I responded to this once but it didn't make the cut, haha

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