Tim won it for the Giants PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 November 2010 16:48

Tim Lincecum, two-time Cy Young awardee and the number one pitcher of the San Francisco Giants, won it all for the bay team – its first major league baseball championship since 1954. Tim, it is said, is half Filipino, giving the Filipino-San Franciscans great reason to celebrate a victory that came in the land of the Red Necks. It wasn’t easy for the Giants having to come from behind in the regular season to earn a slot in the National League. They had to overcome a late charge by the San Diego Padres and the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers to make it to the world series. They did it in fleeting fashion as in the glory days of Willie Mays.

The Texas Rangers came into the world series in American League like the Trojans, sneaking past the vaunted New York Yankees in five games with ace pitcher Cliff Lee on the mound. Ryan Nolan, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and now the majority owner of the Rangers, almost had his first world series title had it not been for the hot bats of the Giants and Lincecum’s sliders and fast balls to go with his change ups. He came to the world series throwing his curve balls like the Spartans threw their lances into their enemies’ hearts – swift and deadly. The Rangers were left stranded on bases most of the time, just like the Mexicans holed up in Rio Grande while attempting to cross the famous river onto the land of the free and of the brave.

Tim should be named the league’s MVP, after all, he won it for the Giants. By the mastery of his gifted right arm, he cast of a giant shadow in the Lone Star state in clear view of George W. Bush. The Bay Area is as happy as can be. AT&T Park will be lighted up again, brighter than it was as when Sir Paul MaCartney performed there last July. The Giants are no longer “Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts’ club band,” but a “band on the run”. It was “Yesterday” when the Giants took a “Long a winding road”. “Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”

Go, Giants! Go Pinoy!