Vogelsong and Posey, pitcher and catcher ... basically responsible for winning everything. Buster Posey played every playoff and world series game except one. He's the one calling the pitches, and he's VERY good at his job ... besides that, he hits home runs quite often. He didn't play at all last year due to a broken foot from being slammed at home plate.
The guy on the left with sunglasses looking like he's holding a flag, is Pablo Sandoval, Panda Bear to his fans. He's holding the World Series MVP trophy. In game one ... three times up, three home runs!!! In 2010 he didn't get to play in the World Series ... he made too many errors, many said due to his weight. So he lost 50 pounds and came back swinging!!! Bottom right with red hair ... pitcher Matt Cain. Threw a perfect game ... first time in 45 years of baseball history. Next to him in the sunglasses, my favorite Barry Zito. With a $127 million contract, his pitching went downhill and he didn't play in 2010 either. At the beginning of this year he completely changed how he throws the ball ... and was responsible for the winning game that got them back on the road to winning the World Series. So many stories about these guys ... it's what keeps me going back every year.
Pretty bad pictures taken of my TV with my phone ... but better than I would have gotten in San Francisco!!! Finally, our old friend Tony Bennett came to sing the famous song we hear at the park every single time the Giants win a game ... "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Can you believe it???? This man is 86 years old and still sounds like he's forty.
When Buster Posey stood at the podium three years ago and said "lets do it again!!", no one really thought that would become a reality. The three west coast announcers, all radio and television personalities including the great Vida Blue, admitted that not one of them thought the Giants would be here ... and yet here they are again ... because they played for the name on the front ... not the name on the back. An amazing diverse group of men ... it's been my pleasure to know them!!!