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Peter The Hegemon
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I was rooting for the Royals, but, man, what can you say about Madison Bumgarner? I fully expected him to come back and pitch on two days' rest...but maybe for two innings.

The guy has now pitched 36 World Series innings in his career, and allowed one earned run. One!! Sick.

Anyway, great game tonight...congrats to the Giants.
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Sandoval and Pence both could've/should've won the World Series MVP in any other year, but my god, Bumgarner is an absolute beast. You got the feeling he could've thrown shutout innings all night long if he'd had to. And just think, Gordon is one of the few guys in the speedy Royals lineup who COULDN'T have scored on that misplayed ball in the outfield. If Escobar or Cain or Aoki hits that, we might still be in extra innings.

"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball

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After two hours, the Civic Center area of SF is finally quieting down now.

As a Giants fan, I am ultra pleased that Bumgarner was Super Cena this week.

The Royals made excellent opponents. Even down to the final pitch, I was in fear of them homering and winning right there.
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Bumgarner was a big story of this entire postseason. Before the Wildcard Game, my opinion of him was that he was a quality #3 guy, maybe a #2. My opinion has improved, obviously.

He's now had a pretty good sample size of postseason pitching with a 7-3 record and a 2.13 ERA. Look closer at that and he's 4-0/0.25 in the World Series with three championships.

(all praise to, of course)

Another guy whose stock has improved is Bruce Bochy. He'll arguably get some Hall of Fame consideration, now. 4 NL pennants and 3 World Series Championships. Not too shabby, especially in the modern era (roughly 1993- current).

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I was hoping that the Royals could pull it off, but once Madison B got in the game, it was lights out. Superb job by him and the Giants.

Oh, and Daniel Bryan liked it too.


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I don't think anyone outside of Giants fans weren't rooting for the Royals. What a great run and fantastic story.

But Madison Bumgarner did something I've never seen last night. Just instill absolute confidence he was gonna do it, and would for as long as he needed. In the era of pitch counts and micro managing exactly how the stars are treated, both he and Bochy said to hell with it. Even though the team I rooted against won, I can't help but tip my cap to one of the most mentally and physically tough young ballplayers I've ever seen. What a show.

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When he was asked about how long he thought he would go, and his answer was "until I couldn't get guys out" that tells you what kind of competitor he is. He would have done a Sabathia with the Brewers, throw until your arm falls off, to get that ring (although the Brewers obviously never got it).

Nothing but respect for the Giants.
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I'm from New Orleans and went to all the Super Regional Tulane-Rice games. This was quite the topic down here a couple of days ago. I haven't seen many worse choke jobs than this one. They just folded like a tent.
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