Before the snark becomes too much to bear, I must offer my sincere congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning the World Series. Never have I seen a more likable bunch of ball-playing dudes completely defied the odds for so long.
As someone who took up the Giants cause in the not-so distant past, I grew instantly familiar with the "TORTURE" theme. Not so much because of one-run games and persistent nail-biterly qualities of the Giants wins, but the long line of head scratching moves executed by the Giants front office.
Mistakes compounded mistakes which gave way to revelations. It's the American way, really. The exemplary draft record and a keen ability to prevent runs & rack up improbable two-out rallies are the stuff of championship drives, and we just saw one of the greatest dashes to the finish of all time.
So go forth and riot, Giants fans. Enjoy this sweetest of victories. But don't say I didn't try to warn you. The Sabean plan isn't for the faint of heart or weak of constitution. Sometimes, you need everything to break your way. When it does, it makes every bottle to the eye worth it, and there's no real debate. Congrats to the Giants and their fans. And congratulations to Brian Sabean, the drunk who successfully rode the median home safe.
Image courtesy of Sports Illustrated.