Tonight the National wild card winner San Francisco Giants have captured the National League Pennant. Next Tuesday they face the plucky juggernaut of the wild card winner in the American League, absent from the playoffs for 29 years, the Kansas City Royals. This is what makes baseball great. This is why baseball is so American. Upstarts win.
In the American League the A’s looked so strong only to be eclipsed by the Angels who had the best record in baseball at the end.
We even had hope for the Seattle Mariners right up to the last day of the regular season. But no one could stop the Royals, a loose, calm and collected team.