The San Francisco Giants have ended 56 years of tortured hippie fan tears, as they overcame the tyranny of the Texas Rangers and won the first World Series in the West Coast history of the franchise. The Giants topped the Rangers 3-1 in Game 5 to take the Fall Classic 4 games to 1. Tim “The Freak” Lincecum pitched an 8-inning masterpiece, fanning 10 and outdueling Cliff Lee once again, while World Series MVP Edgar Renteria added another clutch hit to his November highlight reel with a 3-run homerun off of Lee that sealed the deal for the Giants. Meanwhile, the Rangers can return to Arlington knowing that they gave us one hell of a story for the ages – Ron Washington’s love of cocaine.
So now as we sit and wait for winter meetings to commence in the beautiful and exotic city of Orlando, Florida, we can discuss where we think Cliff Lee will end up and whether or not the Rangers will have the financial wherewithal to keep the star in Texas, or if Lee will end up in pinstripes as many are predicting. But that’s pretty boring, if you ask me, and I’m a man who can really appreciate a good championship celebration. I guess what I’m saying is – I want to see some rioting, San Francisco.
Flames and criminal mischief after the jump…
This riot’s a bit tame for those of us who appreciate the Philadelphia and Detroit varieties a little more, but the real story of chaotic Giants celebration isn’t in the details of demolition, as much as it’s in the hipster nerdishness of San Fran. How do you know that your riot is officially lame? It becomes a trending topic on Twitter. Even more, Giants fans were checking into the riots on Foursquare, presumably before they finished their bong rips, poured their pomegranate chai lattes into their thermoses, slipped on their Conor Oberst t-shirts and then rode their fix-speed bikes to throw hash bricks through the window of the Internet café. Actually, San Francisco sounds kind of fun.