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Monday, October 4, 2010
Back On Top
Todays post is dedicated to the National League West Champions for the 2010 season, The San Francisco Giants. This is the first time the Giants have won their division since way back in the 2003 season. This is the seventh time Los Gigantes have won their division since the creation of the three divisions in the American and the National League. The Giants now begin the journey to the 2 successive peaks on the post-season odyssey as they attempt to capture their twenty-first National League pennant and their sixth world series championship. Now for a little history; The franchise which was originally known as the The New York Gothams in 1883, became the Giants two seasons later, and then subsequently moved to San Francisco in 1957 ripping the hearts out of thousands of fans in the tri-state area. After playing a few seasons at Seal's Stadium, the Giants began a near 40 year tenure at Candlestick Park in the San Francisco Bay area. Following their first 4 decades on the West Coast, the Giants began play in what is now known as AT&T Park in the 2000 season. The Black and Orange made it all the way to the World Series in the parks third season on a wild card berth, but fell short to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Giants have a long list of famous alumni such as: Willie McCovey, Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Mel Ott, Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, and of course the somewhat frowned upon home run king Barry Bonds. The fitted pictured, I picked up on a trip to San Fran a few years back when i went to see the afore mentioned AT&T Park. The Fitted is the primary official on field cap of the Giants which has a black crown and brim with the interlocking S and F in Giant Orange representing San Francisco. Another classic cap which is easily attainable, and will always look crisp on your dome.