Giants have successfully played same scenario
If you're a San Francisco Giants fan who is exasperated by the team's lack of offense and continuous string of razor-close, low-scoring games, and currently in need of nerve pills, blood pressure medication or any other source to help you survive the current "torturous" season, then take a pause and reflect on the Giants' 2010 ride to the World Series title.
Being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan, I wrote earlier this season about how so many fans were worried, or having negative vibes, about their World Series champions heading into the 2011 season opener.
I had expressed my euphoric feeling that since the Giants won San Francisco's first World Series, I had the most pleasant feeling of serenety and didn't need to wonder and worry anymore if the Giants were ever going to win a World Series.
Since opening day, the Giants have been mostly in first-place in the National League's West Division, but San Francisco is now being pressured by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who recently slipped past them into first-place, and the two teams will probably battle to the end. Then there's the challenge from those big, bad Phillies in Philadephia, and it's all turning into bad news for Giant fans, who are starting to panic.
But to me this isn't all bad news, it's good news, because the Giants are playing out the same scenario that won them the World Series.
Last season San Francisco had plenty of struggles, but the Giants made some key trades and acquisitions down the stretch, rode the strength of their pitching, and produced opportunistic offense en route to winning the World Series.
This season the same scenario, though with different players mixed with familiar ones, is in place, and hopefully it, and I believe it will, all leads to another triumphant ending. Ciao!